Add to GuideAsk a Question
To Top

Organizing Underwear

Category Clothing
Keeping your underwear organized will ensure you can find the pair you want when you want it. It can also help keep you underwear separate from other in your household that might have similar underwear. This is a guide about organizing underwear.
Ad

Solutions

Share on ThriftyFunThis guide contains the following solutions. Have something to add? Please share your solution!

2 found this helpful
February 9, 2009

When you have 3, 4 or more children all the same sex and close in age it can be difficult to keep underwear and socks sorted and in the correct drawers. We all know about "Hand-me-Downs". Dealing with them can be helpful if you use a permanent marker and put 1 dot it in the waistband or tag of the underwear for the oldest child.

When they pass it down to the second child, you add another dot. Add a third dot for the third child, and if they are still not worn out you can keep passing it down just adding a dot to indicate which child's pile and drawer each item would go to. Socks can be marked on the bottom. Makes life in the laundry room much easier!

Source: My mom. Learned this as she raised six children born in 10 years.

By K. Kahn from Ft. Collins, CO

Ad
Comment Was this helpful? 2
Anonymous
February 10, 20090 found this helpful

Great idea! I have to tell you it turned a light bulb on when I read this tip! I always cut the size tags out of mine (they make me itch) and I never can remember what size to buy again so now I'll dot the size on the waist bands with my next purchase ;-) Thanks!

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
Read More Comments

June 15, 20040 found this helpful

When my kids were little, I had four within 5 years, the last three were girls. As the girls started wearing panties, I put their initial (very small) in the back right under the elastic. I used a black magic marker. This made it easy for them to tell front from back and saved me time when I was folding and sorting laundry.

Ad

By Karen

Comment Was this helpful? Yes
October 23, 20040 found this helpful

My mother-in-law had 4 boys. She would use a different color of thread for each person's socks and underwear.

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
Read More Comments

February 2, 20090 found this helpful

If your underwear doesn't have sizing tags, it's a very good idea to label them yourself. It makes it easier for you to know where to place it, in which child's drawer it belongs. I personally like to use puffed paint to size them. It's great to use assorted colors. Make every size a different color, so the children, even the little ones, choose their size by seeing their color. Puff paint never wears out, it always lasts.

Ad

By Yitty from Spring Valley, NY

Comment Was this helpful? Yes
February 3, 20090 found this helpful

This sounds like a great idea. I don't have trouble with underwear, but I have always wanted something to mark socks. I have a terrible time matching socks with the person. I have tried permanent markers but they wash off in the laundry. I'm gonna try your method.

Thanks for posting

Reply Was this helpful? Yes

September 14, 20040 found this helpful

I organize kids socks and underwear so they don't get bunched up together. I use the bottom half of plastic coke bottles or liter bottles of other soda to do this. You can see through them, and they keep the drawer neat.

Read More...

October 17, 20040 found this helpful

Overhead, above our washer and dryer, I had my husband install a shelf that runs the entire length of the washer and dryer. On this shelf I placed five mini laundry baskets the ones that are usually 10" x 12". I labeled each basket with a name each person in our family.

Read More...
Ad
Related Content
Categories
Organizing ClothingOctober 26, 2011
Guides
Underwear on Clothes Line
Removing Stains on Underwear
Woman with a Leg Cast
Underwear to Wear with a Leg Cast
A pile of women's underwear.
Organizing Your Underwear Drawer
A cut dog sitting in a basket of clean laundry.
Dog Ate Underwear
More
👔
Father's Day Ideas!
👒
Mother's Day Ideas!
Facebook
Pinterest
YouTube
Contests!
Newsletters
Ask a Question
Share a Post
Categories
Desktop Page | View Mobile

Disclaimer | Privacy Policy | Contact Us

© 1997-2017 by Cumuli, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Published by .

Generated 2017/04/26 22:10:52 in 5 secs.
Loading Something Awesome!