Ok more organizational stuff today. I've been on this big cleaning and organizing kick. We live in a smaller house, at least smaller that we used to 8 years ago. Sometimes I feel overwhelmed by all our stuff and I have to evaluate the usefulness of our belongings. This involves going through all our junk which usually makes the house a mess in the process.
Then I get reminded of things that make me grind my teeth.
I hate having to do something over that I already did nicely the first time. Particularly, I hate folding T-shirts.
Why? It's not like it's hard or anything. I just feel like it was a huge waste of my time. I'd do the laundry and fold the clothes so the drawer would look something like this:
Then I found this tutorial from Get Simplified. The shirts are folded in the same way I was doing it before, except with the added step of folding them in half again. (Visit that site if you're curious. There's a video tutorial.)
Now the same drawer looks like this:
Notice how there is still room in the drawer! The way things were placed in the drawer before, the drawer just barely shut.
Now I don't have to worry about the clothes getting wrinkled or having to refold all the clothes in the drawer every week. You can see what shirt you want at a glance. No more rummaging around.
I thought it was so great I did my drawer:
Again, this drawer was so full it barely shut.
Then I did Blockette's:
So maybe folding the clothes like this is anal retentive. Ok. Yeah, but it is a huge time saver. I'm only folding the clothes once, I haven't had to rewash anything to get the wrinkles out and less AM whine from the munchkin. This leaves me more time to be lazy. Hooray!