How to Store Every Pair of Pants

How to Store Every Pair of Pants

September 3, 2021

When it comes to closet organizing, tops tend to get a lot of attention. After all, there are endless rules for hanging, folding, and storing everything from blouses to sweaters, tank tops to tees. While stowing shirts appropriately is undoubtedly important, it’s a mistake to neglect bottoms when arranging your attire. From jeans to dress pants, here are some of the top tips for protecting your favorite bottoms:

Fold Jeans and Athletic Bottoms

If your current closet organizing scheme involves hanging all your pants, the odds are you’re not using your space to its best advantage. Rather than filling your clothing rod with jeans and sweats, opt to stow these casual bottoms in drawers and on shelves. As a bonus, knit pants tend to hold their shape better when folded as opposed to hung up. For best results, fold athletic pants in half lengthwise before folding them into thirds. You can then stack similar items together.

Hang Dress Pants

While it’s fine to stack your jeans and yoga pants, dress pants should always be hung in the closet. Doing this prevents them from winding up with creases or wrinkles that will necessitate ironing. For best results, avoid hanging wool, silk, or linen pants by a belt loop, as this can cause them to stretch. Instead, fold these delicate pants in half lengthwise and then drape them over the bar of a hanger. Save space by stowing pants on a low bar while using the higher one for tops.

Stow Shorts in Drawers

Summer is shorts season, so it’s no surprise that many of us are looking for ways to store our cut-offs and Bermudas more efficiently. The good news is you don’t have to hang up your shorts. Simply fold them in half vertically and stack them in a drawer or on a shelf. When the weather cools down again, don’t hesitate to move shorts and sundresses to another closet or a plastic bin under the bed. Doing this lets you make room for sweaters and other bulky winter wear.

Roll Up Leggings

Many of us live in our leggings these days, donning multiple pairs over the course of a week. If you’re looking for a better way to store these supremely comfy bottoms, then start rolling. Simply fold a pair of leggings in half lengthwise and then roll them from ankle to waistband. You can stow the rolls in a dresser drawer or a basket. Not only does this technique help prevent stretching, but it also allows you to find the perfect pair at a glance, saving you time on the way to the gym.

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