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Drawers For Women Are Stupid

The title of this post is about as accurate as it gets.  We’ve had a matching bedroom set for several years now, the insides of the night stands, dressers, etc all look the same = rectangle boxes to pile things into.  I know for many, this works out nicely.  It ‘works’ for Mari, and it has sort of worked alright for me.

One day, will trying to organize my underwear drawer, I get frustrated.  No matter how nicely anything is folded, organized, stacked, combined, or otherwise arranged, the first time I have to look for a specific item or get something that isn’t on the top – everything topples over into a mess of panties.  F R U S T R A T I N G.

Some of this, I know is because I have certain things for certain things.  I have underwear specifically for working out, for different styles of dress, for sexy time, it happens.  This is the same drawer I keep bras in, so figure in sports bras, sexy time, plain, pretty, etc.  There is just a lot in here that isn’t feasible as a pile.

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So I’m starring down this box on rollers and decide to dump it all out.  I can see, in my mind, how I fold things and try to organize every time.  Some ideas come to mind. I  could use some plastic bins/totes  to put certain things in.  How ever, in my experience, those waste more space than they use. This is mostly due to them not sitting flush to each other – so no go.

Another option is to use some form of baggies.  Something about this just didn’t work for me.  There is no way I can see myself digging to the bottom of a bag just to find something I was really looking for.  So, no.  I needed another option.

Then it came to me.  I actually already had the answer.

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I just needed some wood!  Sorry, but I had to crack a wood joke some where.

Since I already knew how I liked things set up, it was really just a matter of cutting the pieces to fit.  Since these planks were left over from another project, I didn’t even have to spend money on them.

So I thought about it.  Bras take up almost the whole space from front to back, but only a few inches wide – so I start there.  The, I just need a small space for straps and those weird clip things that hold the straps in the back, and extenders.  I’ve a little of all of that but not enough to make a fuss over. Next, I needed a main section for my usual every day under attire.  Then lastly, I needed two spaces for my active wear undies and one for the seduction gear.  I actually ended up with a pencil, marking the lines on the bottom on the drawer, and cutting.  Using simple wood screws and a small drill bit for guide holes, the drawer came together:

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Its inverted in the above photo, but that was the result.  The planks I had were a little taller than the edge material but there wasn’t a clearance issue so I let it go.  Now this was a lot less dumb than what I started with and certainly more functional.  Its also easy to undo, should I need to adjust it in the future.

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Finished product, yay!  This actually ended up freeing a lot of of space, more than I appeared to have before.

About Ashley Young

I'm a North Carolina transplanted girl reaching my 30's. A few years ago, I procured my first DSM that would eventually mature many of my skills. This website is dedicated to the stories, adventures, and lessons that the car has brought to me over the years.

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