Yesterday I stayed up late (past 1 AM) trying to master the new skills needed to do the Ranger Roll for best packing of clothes (please see video below). I managed to roll pants, shirts, sports shorts, and socks; dress shorts and underwear, however, did not work for me. I ended up adapting the concept for those two garments. For dress shorts, I still rolled them and used rubber bands to hold each short neatly tucked in. For underwear I modified the tucking step to make it work. It is not as neat or durable, but it still does the job.
|Dress shorts, rolled, rubber band|
|Sports shorts, rolled, tucked in|
|All shorts neatly stored in available cardboard boxes (to be replaced with appropriate cubes later)|
Learning to do the Ranger/Army Roll lead to videos on organizing clothes. This morning I bought some very inexpensive organizing cubes for my socks and such. I wish I had taken a picture of the before. But here is the after.
|Socks and underwear, neatly organized|
|Socks and underwear, neatly organized, drawer in place|
|More or less what the top drawer used to look like. This is my project for tomorrow.|
Why all the fuss about cleaning and organizing. It is a way to reset my mindset, not just about clothes and drawers, but also about other aspects of life. Just like I started with working on my finances, cleaning other areas of my life is a good exercise in discipline and tidiness.
TIPS & TRICKS
Fantastic clothes folding tricks. I cannot wait to use them the next time I travel!