How to Organize A Sock Drawer in 4 Easy Steps

How to organize a sock drawer in 4 easy steps is the subject of today’s post.

This quick project is an easy way to achieve a greater level of organization and the peace and relief that comes with it.  Now that fall is beginning to wrap-up and winter is creeping closer and closer, there’s no time like the present to get your sock drawer in order.  Grab and go convenience makes life easier and happier – even in your sock drawer!


Step 1:  Open up your messy sock drawer and dump the contents on your bed or floor.

Step 2:  Sort and purge.  Find matches for every sock; throw out any that are missing mates. Examine each pair carefully.  Toss those that are torn, worn or threadbare.  Save those that are in good wearable shape and place them into categories by color and use.  In this case, there were blue, brown and black dress socks and a few pairs of heavier hiking socks.



Sock Drawer - empty organizer...Step 3: Divide and conquer!  Assemble a diamond drawer organizer.  (This one is made of plastic and easily slides together to form diamond-shaped compartments.) Place the assembled organizer into the drawer. I ordered and used the Dial Diamond Drawer Organizer. It was easy to use and works great! At $14.99, it is an excellent value for the organization and relief it provides.




Sock Drawer - organized!!!Step 4:  Fill the organizer up with socks keeping like colors together.  For the hiking socks, I repurposed a narrow shoe box which took up the extra space in the drawer and gave me an easy place to store the heavier weight socks.



An organized sock drawer reduces “getting dressed stress” and irritation, and it makes putting laundry away easier as well.  Don’t underestimate the value of a few well-organized dresser drawers – seemingly little things like this really can and do make life happier!

What does your sock drawer currently function like?  How might this form of organization benefit you or a family member?


:) Robin

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Robin Bastian

Robin is a former teacher turned stay-at-home-mom turned professional organizer. She shares tips, ideas and encouragement for living a simpler, more organized life on her blog. You can find additional tips, ideas and encouragement by following her on Facebook, Google+, Pinterest and YouTube.

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6 comments on “How to Organize A Sock Drawer in 4 Easy Steps
  1. Margie Cole says:

    What a neat idea! My sock drawer sometimes spills over behind it causing much annoyance when that happens. :-)

  2. Robin B. says:

    That does sound aggravating! Glad this idea is helpful. Thank you for commenting, Margie! :)

  3. Robin B. says:

    A quick note regarding the drawer organizer…this one works best in a shallow drawer and will be most effective there.

  4. Annie says:

    Ok, I love this idea!! Our sock drawers are a total mess!! And then when you go to look for socks it takes you forever. Thanks!!

  5. Beth Wood says:

    Love this and it would really make my life easier with the girls’ socks!

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