How To Fold Jeans To Maximize Drawer Space
Keeping your favorite pair of jeans close at hand makes mornings easier. You lose precious moments digging through a cotton bin or drawer. Who wants to skip their trip to the coffee shop because they lost 10 minutes looking for pants? Folding your jeans the right way not only makes finding the right pair easy, but it also keeps your closet looking sharp in general. Here is the secret to folding your jeans and how to maximize drawer space:
Folding Jeans Efficiently
First things first: the way you fold your jeans will make or break your organization scheme. A sloppy pair of jeans will always throw off any plan for maximizing storage. There are a few ways to fold your jeans efficiently, but perhaps the most recommended is this:
- Fold your jeans in half length-wise. In other words, fold one leg on top of the other and align the top of the jeans.
- Fold the jeans again so that the bottom cuff sits just below the back pocket. The bottom of the jeans will now be the knee portion.
- Fold the knees up to the bottom of the pockets.
- Fold the jeans in half one final time.
Alternatively, you can replace steps 3 and 4 above with:
*3. Fold the jeans in thirds (fold the top half down to the middle and the bottom half down to the middle).
Stacking Jeans in Your Closet
When you fold your jeans efficiently, they will stack nicely in most drawers or on a closet shelf. Because they are folded so tightly, you may be able to fit two stacks in a single drawer. If you find that the tower of jeans is beginning to fall over, consider alternating the orientation of the jeans in the stack. Place the top of the jeans facing you at the bottom, then facing away for the next pair, and so on.
Standing Your Jeans in Your Drawers
If you fold your jeans using the alternative method as described above (folding them in thirds as the final step), the jeans will be able to stand alone in your closet drawer or shelf. With the middle fold on top, the two sides serve as legs to hold up the folded pants. This method is becoming increasingly popular, and it allows you to see all of your jeans at once even when they’re folded.
To stack jeans when they’re folded this way, line them up horizontally on the bottom of your drawer (as opposed to on top of each other). When you open the drawer, you’ll be able to see the top fold of each pair and can easily grab and go.
Folding jeans in half and throwing them on a shelf doesn’t cut it anymore. Folding them more compactly means you can maximize your drawers/shelves and stop fighting with a messy stack of pants every day. Need help designing the closet of your dreams? Contact Closet World today to get a set of drawers, shelves, and hanging bars that will make organizing fun and efficient.