Good new year to everybody! We’re starting this year by going back to basics and organizing and simplifying one place that you see every morning: your undies drawer.
If your underwear drawer has been neglected for too long, you might open your drawer to four cute pairs and twenty spares. Let’s simplify that.
So how many pairs of undies are nice to have? I’d say, maybe twelve?
I used to have 30 so that I could wait 30 days between trips to the laundromat. Clothes tumbled in huge gas dryers for seventy-five cents per load while the Geraldo show blared on small televisions mounted high on the walls. Tired women held toddlers on their laps, and if you were lucky, you could claim a folding table. The hot air and scent of fabric softener wafted out the open doors and down the sidewalk. Oh, that sweet day when I moved into an apartment with a washer/dryer connection!
Assuming that you can wash clothes at least weekly, you don’t need too many extra pairs. If there’s one place in your home that is most suited for the “one in, one out” rule, it’s your underwear drawer.
Today we have an assignment.
We’re going to remove the underwear that is stretched out, droopy, saggy, or with holes. Too tight, too big, or might have fit had not the elastic given way years ago. If it’s itchy or it doesn’t stay where it’s supposed to, it has to go. It’s job is done.
I want you to open your drawer and find pretties that fit you properly. You don’t need to keep the extras that are past their prime.