6 Steps to Perfectly Organized Drawers You’ll Really Love

Do you love a good organization system? Do perfectly aligned, color-coordinated drawers make you happy? If you aim to be organized but haven’t figured out how to get your dresser drawers looking their best, we have the folding method for you!

For immaculately organized drawers that show all your clothes at a glance, try folding your clothes the Japanese way.

If you’re a fan of organization or decluttering, then you may have heard of the Japanese folding method. According to this method, we’ve actually been folding our clothes wrong this whole time. If you haven’t had the chance to read about this popular new way of folding, we’ve got the breakdown for you.

You will need some handy drawer organizers to achieve these perfect drawers. But trust me, the end results are worth this small expense. An adjustable drawer organizer or canvas drawer cubes will both work to help keep your clothes in order.

There are a few steps involved in folding your clothes into perfectly the Japanese way. It may seem like extra work at first, but once you get the hang of it, you won’t want to go back. And the time you save getting ready will make up for any time you spend folding.

Japanese Folding Guide

Want to fold like the pros in no time? Follow my infographic guide!

Folding t-shirt in Japanese way pin

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    Here are the steps:
  1. Lay a shirt out flat
  2. Fold one side in halfway and fold the sleeve back
  3. Repeat Step 2 with the other side (It should look like a rectangle)
  4. Fold the bottom ¼ of the shirt up
  5. Fold the top ¼ of the shirt down
  6. Create a small rectangle by folding in half


You should now have a smartly folded rectangle that will fit neatly into your drawer organizer.

Repeat this method with all your shirts and stand them upright in the organizer. Now you can see all your shirts at a glance when you open your drawer! No more rooting through stacks of wrinkled shirts trying to find the one you want.

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