Clear the Clutter by Taming Your T-shirts

Clear the clutter by taming your t-shirts today.  This is another small step toward better organization and less frustration in your life!


T-shirt drawer - after!


The 80/20 rule suggests that we wear 20 percent of what we have 80 percent of the time.  That means there are probably A LOT of extra shirts in your drawer just taking up space. Use yesterday’s scale of usefulness and pare down the amount of t-shirts that are cluttering up your drawers and then store them in a way that is easy to access.


Here’s what you can do:


*Determine which shirts you always wear, sometimes wear and rarely or never wear and put them into piles.


*Fold the “always” shirts into thirds, and file them in the drawer.  Group by color. If you have extra room left, you may want to include a few of the “sometimes” shirts as well.


*When you want to select a shirt to wear, it is easy to scan for colors and styles without pawing through piles and making a mess.  This makes selecting shirts and getting dressed both easier and quicker.  Double bonus!


*For now, hold on to the rest of the “sometimes” and “rarely” shirts.  I’m going to give you a few ideas for what you can do with them – especially if there are a few that you no longer wear but tend to hold on to for sentimental reasons.  Look for those ideas over the next few days.


Until then, whittle away at those shirts…

T-shirt drawer - before

…and fold and file them for better organization and easy access in your drawer!


T-shirt drawer - after!
Extra tip: To keep the rows of t-shirts in line, you could also use drawer dividers from For about $20, you get two spring loaded dividers that accommodate a 12″x18″ drawer.


🙂 Robin

Thanks to for this great idea!  I also liked Darkroom and Dearly‘s drawers, too.

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