I finished up a little more closet clearing in January. I was enthusiastic about tackling my last few drawers after reading Brittany's blog http://www.thinandcurvy.com/2010/12/victorias-secret-bras-dont-even-fit.html. One of her suggestions was about checking your bra size every year or so especially if you have gained or lost weight.
I had been feeling annoyed with my bras and thought it was because I needed to buy new ones. After reading her blog I went and actually looked at the tags and found I have a collection of three different sizes in my drawer. Two of those sizes have the nagging fit problems she has posted on her site. It was great to identify the problem. I sorted and purged even more! I did decide to keep all three sizes because most of the bras were nearly new. But I put the wrong size ones in clear plastic bags in the back of the drawer in case I have another weight change.
Speaking of drawers.....I don't know if everyone else already has found this trick. I discovered it by accident last fall. I stack my t-shirts and sweaters in drawers. I try not to hang any of my knits even if they have the little ribbons to hold them up on the hanger. I cut those out so the don't peep out while I'm wearing the garment. Then I fold the garment onto a shelf or into a drawer to let the fabric weave rest between wearings.
The problem was that I wore either only the top few things in the stack or I would pull one out from the bottom and they all tumble onto their side. So, I thought.....what if I kept them on their sides?
They fit so much better in the drawer and I can easily see what I have in each color range. This simple trick has allowed me to combine some new layering ideas quickly. And it lets me see that I need more pink and probably can skip a few blues at my next thrifting day.
Of course, you still need to keep some things on hangers but anything that won't get all wrinkly works well like this. I have even changed my knit skirts and dresses to this type of storage system! So, am I the last person to figure this out? How do you store your knits?