I know, I know. Your pajama drawer seems like the least of your organizing worries. But once in a while we need to tackle an easy organizing job for immediate gratification. And this one is it. Here are some easy tips on how to fold your pajamas and organize them.
We’re going to do couch potato organizing while you watch your favorite TV show. That way it won’t seem as much like a chore. But when you’re done with your show, you’ll also be done with your chore.
So, let’s get started. Grab your entire pajama drawer. Turn on your favorite TV show. Sit down and let’s get to work.
Sort out any pj’s that don’t fit, are damaged, are stained or you don’t love. Put those to the side. Later you can go through and separate out the ones to donate.
Take your first pajama set. Lay the pants out and fold them in half with one leg on top of the other.
Then fold the pants in half so that the hem meets the waist band. Set the pants to the side.
Grab the pajama top. Fold one arm and about 1/4 of the shirt.
Fold the other arm and the other 1/4 of the shirt in.
Fold the shirt in half .
Place the folded side of the shirt on top of the folded side of the pants.
Take the waist band side of the pants and fold them in 1/3 of the way.
Then fold it again so that it makes a neat roll. Now your shirt and pants are folded together in a neat compact roll. No losing the top from the pants in the drawer. Do digging through the drawer to find 2 pieces that match.
Simply file the pajama rolls in your drawer so that the fold side is up. You can easily see everything you have and your drawer will stay neatly organized.
My son prefers to have his pants folded separately from his shirts. We’ve been folding and filing his pajamas for 6 months now. My son is responsible for putting his clean clothes away in his drawer and he’s been able to keep his drawer this neat all the time. Really. It works.
Not only does it keep your drawers neatly organized, but you’ll be surprised how much more room you’ll have by filing instead of stacking.
Now you’ve been able to organize your pajama drawer during the time it took for you to watch your favorite TV show. So you weren’t wasting time watching TV, you were working. Want to watch another show? Go put this drawer away and grab another one on the commercial. Hurry.