Drawer Organizers for Clothes

If you are looking for help organizing the clothes in your bedroom this post on Drawer organizers for clothes is just what you need.

A great tip to remember for how to organize where you store your clothes so they stay in their best condition.

Do you have a lot of clothes?

If your answer is yes (and who are we kidding, it’s definitely yes), then you need a drawer organizer as soon as possible. Because really, who wants messy drawers that cause us to have wrinkled and messy clothes?

Great news, I’ve got just the thing. In fact, I’ve got a whole bunch of things – different shapes and sizes and colors and materials – so you can find the perfect organizing solution for your needs. And because I want to make sure your drawers stay neat and tidy from now on I also have some tips that will help you to keep your drawers neat and organized from now on.

What is the best way to store clothes in drawers?

There are a few different ways you can store clothes in drawers, depending on your needs and organizing personality. To know your organizing personality, you only need to know what motivates you to put things away.

Do you prefer an easy setup? If so, then using baskets or plastic bins to toss items into might be a good approach for you to try.

Do you prefer a pretty setup? If so, then using a floral fabric-covered box that sits on a floating shelf might be better.

Once you have your style nailed down, you can decide how you want to organize your clothes.

an open drawer of messy cluttered clothes

How to Organize Clothes

There are a few different ways to keep your clothes organized. Here are the most common.

Organize By Type

You can keep your clothes organized by type, such as pants, shirts, pajamas, etc. This will help you to get ready more efficiently which can be helpful if you have rushed and chaotic mornings.

Organize By Season

You can keep things organized by the seasons where you live. Winter, Spring, Summer, and Fall. This will help if you live in an area where the temperatures vary significantly from day to day.

Organize By Color

You can keep things organized by colors and/or patterns. This will help if you are a visual person and like to see tour things in categories that make planning your outfits less stressful.

colored clothes folded neatly in a dresser drawer

Choosing the Best Drawer Organizers for Clothes

When it comes to choosing the right drawer organizer for your clothes, there are a few things to keep in mind.

#1. Consider the size of your drawers – You’ll want to make sure the organizer you choose fits snugly so that your clothes don’t end up in a tangled mess. Using a tape measure, write down the dimensions of each of the drawers you plan to find organizers for. This will make finding options that fit easier.

#2. Think about the material – If you have delicate items, you’ll want to choose organizers that are made of soft materials to avoid damage. Try to steer clear of wire organizers or wicker baskets.

#3. Consider your budget – There is a wide range of prices for drawer organizers, so it’s important to find one that fits both your needs and your wallet. Remember you do not need to purchase things, especially in the beginning. You can DIY an organizer using cardboard boxes.

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How to Make a Drawer Organizer

  • Decide how many organizers you need for your dresser drawer.
  • Find a few sturdy cardboard boxes that fit the sizes you are looking for.
  • Measure the depth of the drawer you are organizing.
  • Cut the height of each box to fit the drawer so you can open it without issue.
  • Reinforce the bottom of each box with additional tape.
  • Put tape over the cut edge of each box to give a smooth top to the sides.
  • Arrange the boxes in your drawer until they fit snugly without too much movement.
  • Fill with clothes.

Another option to use are baskets. Look at your organizing supplies and see if you have any baskets that will work in your drawer.

These temporary options will allow you to “test drive” a new organizing setup. After a month or so, if you find what you have is still working, you can reward yourself with new organizers for your drawers.

How do you know if a drawer organizer is working?

If you find clutter starting to show up on surfaces, that is a clue that the setup you have is just not working out as well as you had hoped. Also, if you struggle to find a top or other article of clothing, that is another clue.

If either of these scenarios happens to you, then you can tweak your setup and try again.

A few ideas are:

  • Try different drawer organizers. Instead of baskets, you can use drawer dividers.
  • Move drawers around. Maybe you will do better with jeans in your top drawer rather than socks.
  • Adjust how you have things organized. Rather than organizing by color, you may do better to organize by type.

Try another way and let things ride again. Continue until you find a solution that is easy for you to stick with.

Remember, the goal of organizing is to help you to find the clothes you are looking for quickly and easily. If you are still wasting time searching for your favorite top, that is a clue that you may want to streamline things a bit more.

woman putting a shirt into a dresser drawer

#4. Keep it simple -Many times, we tend to overthink our organizing setups. Meaning that we create way too many steps simply to put our things away. Here’s something to remember. The easier it is to use, the more likely you are to stick with it. As you learn more clutter-free habits, you can graduate to more elaborate setups if you want to.

Drawer Organizers for Clothes Options

Many of the following options will work in just about any drawer. As you read through each, ask yourself if this would work for you. If you say yes, you can go ahead and try it out. Remember to DIY a setup until you know what you chose will work for you.

Drawer Baskets

These work great because you can move them around easily. Use them to hold small items or items you tend not to fold, such as belts, camis, socks, or underwear.

Drawer Dividers

These work great as they allow you to keep items separate while keeping the most space available. Use the straight ones for jeans, tops, sweaters, or pants. Use the grid ones for socks and undergarments.

Sectional Bins

My favorite is the sectional bins that allow you to fold clothes in a way that lets you see what you have. This eliminates the need to sift through stacks of folded clothes looking for the top you need.

All in One Organizer

These are great because they are quick to set up and help to streamline an entire drawer in one shot. Use them for smaller items such as socks, leggings, scarves, undergarments, or pajamas.

Folding Organizer

These are great if you have a deeper drawer and want to see what you have in one glance. Use them for jeans, pants, leggings, tops, sweaters, shorts, or more.


These are great if you are short on space and are looking for extra room to store your clothes. Use Command Hooks on the side of a dresser to hold pajamas, a robe, belts, or scarves.

White relaxed striped shirt and red polka dot pattern scarf hanging on white modern hanger on white wall background.

Once you have each drawer organized there is one more step we need to cover. How to fold clothes to keep them from getting wrinkled.

Clothes Folding Tips:

1. Before folding clothes, be sure to smooth them out as much as possible.

2. For pants and jeans, you can roll each pair rather than folding. This will greatly eliminate creases and wrinkles. Store in a drawer vertically to easily see your collection in a glance.

3. Try not to overfill your drawers. Packing tightly can lead to more wrinkles. Instead, pare down what you are keeping in each drawer, allowing things to breathe.

4. Use drawer organizers to keep your clothes neat and tidy.

5. If you’re going to be storing clothes for a long period of time, be sure to use acid-free tissue paper between each item and store them in storage bags.

clothes storage in bags on a closet shelf

How can you keep your clothes organized?

Now that you have your drawers neat, here are a few tips that will help you to keep them that way.

Have a decorative hamper in your room to toss in any dirty clothes, keeping them off the floor and furniture.

Use hooks to hold things that are not can be worn again before washing. This will give your things more life while preventing you from hanging these things on furniture or doorknobs.

Reset a drawer each time you are in it. How it works: Before you close up a drawer, look to see that things are where they belong and folded neatly. If not, take a few seconds to correct any issues you see. This will ensure your drawers are always neat and tidy without much effort.

When it comes to organizing your clothes, drawer organizers can be a huge help. They come in a variety of sizes and shapes, so you can use them to store your clothes by type, season, or any other way you see fit.

Drawer organizers for clothes can make it easy to find the clothes you need when you need them, and can help to keep your clothes from getting wrinkled or damaged. So if you’re looking for a way to keep your clothes organized, drawer organizers are a great option.

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One Comment

  1. I think I have OCD when it comes to organizing mine and my husband’s clothes. I have my tops hanging up separated by warm and hot. Meaning I live in southern Arizona and our winters don’t get very cold. I also have them separated by color. My socks, jeans, underwear, bras, and shorts have their own drawers. My husband has separate drawers for his pants, and underwear. His shirts I have them divided between T-Shirts, Polo shirts, Long sleeved shirts, Hawaiian and sweatshirts. The T-Shirts are separated by color. Everything in drawers are folded without any dividers. Think I have OCD?

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