If you live in a dorm room, studio apartment, or even the smallest apartments, you may not have many drawers to work with. So if you find yourself running out of storage space for your underwear, it’s time to get creative and come up with another way to keep them organized.
The trick to organizing your underwear without a drawer is to create a dedicated space. You can use a paper towel rail, wire basket, or hanging shoe bag. Whether you hang your underwear on the back of your door or keep it in a closet, you want to make sure it’s in a place that’s right for you.
If you have enough space, consider adding a small shelf or stacking storage cubes to keep your underwear, socks, and other small items out of sight.
10 Ways to Store Underwear Without a Drawer
If you don’t have a drawer to store your undergarments, or if your drawer overflows and nothing seems to fit, there are other storage options. In fact, there are plenty of ways to store underwear without having to deal with another messy drawer!
Plus, there are also some super creative storage solutions for those of us who have small spaces but want to maximize storage space. If you’re running out of space in your drawers, it might be time to get creative.
Follow these 10 ideas to organize bras and underwear without a dresser.
1: Create a space in your closet for storing underwear
If you’re short on space and don’t want to dedicate an entire drawer to your intimates, try creating a space in your closet to store your underwear. This can be as simple as adding baskets or bins to an open shelf or using the space under your hanging clothes.
Use a set of bins or hanging baskets to create a designated area for your underwear, socks, and other intimate items. If you already have a closet with plenty of space, fill your organizer with folded underwear and socks or even stash them in clothes drawers.
How do you store underwear on shelves?
If desired, you can also opt for more decorative storage options such as magazine holders. You can also use the space above your clothes rail, if available. For example, hang shelves that can each hold several pairs of underwear. Or use hooks to hang individual pairs on hangers!
Organize underwear in Mason Jars
For those of you who are crafty and love mason jars, this idea might be for you! This tutorial shows you how to make a simple organizer out of two glass jars, twine, and clothespins. The result is adorable and absolutely unique!
2: Use clear bins for organizing underwear
Even if you don’t have a dresser, it doesn’t mean you can’t organize your underwear in style. Clear bins are an easy way to store and organize your underwear in your closet or bathroom.
The best thing about clear bins is that they come in a variety of sizes and styles, so you can customize how they fit into your space. Using clear plastic bins makes it easy to see what’s inside – which is especially nice when it comes to organizing socks, bras and underwear!
These bins are modern and chic, so they’ll match the rest of your bedroom decor while storing everything from bras to socks to swimwear.
In addition to underwear, you can also use these bins for other items. Store all your makeup brushes, cleaning supplies or pens and pencils in these clear bins that come with a top lid.
If you use these bins for your underwear and other small items like socks, try using 5 gallon canvas lined storage bins. The canvas lining protects all your items from scratches when you take them out of the bin. The larger size is perfect for storing more stuff, so you can get rid of all the clutter taking over your home.
If you store all your underwear in one room, consider using matching bins for each category of clothing, such as bras, socks, and tights. This will help keep everything organized and make it easier to find exactly what you’re looking for.
Buy ziplock bags to store underwear
If you’re really short on space, consider using Ziplock bags to store your underwear. They take up less space than boxes and bins and are also great travel organizers. This is also a good option for storing new underwear that you haven’t worn yet.
3: Using Under-Bed Storage
If you’re short on space to store your underwear, consider using an under-bed storage box. These containers are usually large enough to hold underwear for one person, but you can also use a larger container if you need more space. Just lift the lid of the container and take out what you need.
If you’re more ambitious, there are plenty of DIY projects that can turn old chests of drawers into useful under-bed storage.
Use a bed skirt with secret pockets.
Some bed skirts have built-in pockets (like this one) that are perfect for storing underwear and socks. If you can’t find one with pockets, sew some on yourself
4: Add pull-out baskets to your closet shelves
You can use a basket to store your underwear without using a drawer. Place the basket on a shelf or table and place your underwear in it. You can also place the basket on top of your dresser if you have space.
When you need to take an item out of the basket, simply remove the lid and take out what you need. If you want to keep your underwear out of sight, drape a decorative cloth over the top of the basket.
Use a wall mounted magazine rack
If you don’t have jewelry racks or they don’t match your decor, try a wall magazine rack. This clean design keeps your underwear hidden yet easily accessible.
Keep underwear in your shoecubby
If you have a shoe closet or closet, you can use the space at the bottom to store your underwear. Keep it visible and easily accessible by storing pairs in clear bins or plastic containers. You could even use this space for your nightwear collection!
5: Pin a Hanging Organizer
Organizers come in many different shapes, but they all have one thing in common: lots of pockets for storing small items. You can use organizers for underwear, socks, or other small items of clothing that you need to keep track of.
Another option for storing your underwear is to buy an over-the-door organizer. These organizers allow you to hang them over the top of any door in your home. They are also easy to install, making them a great solution for people who don’t have a lot of storage space in their closets or dressers.
Roll up your underwear and store it in a shoe organizer
If you think outside the box, there are many ways organizers are for other things that can be used to store underwear as well. These hanging shoe organizers are perfect for rolling up undergarments and storing them in pockets along the side of a closet or even the back of a door.
6: On top of your dresser
If you have space on top of your dresser, why not put it to good use? Stack your bras and place all your underwear in baskets that match your decor, or use them as beautiful decorations by elegantly folding them into triangular shapes and displaying them.
This may sound strange at first, but sometimes the best way to solve a problem is to look at it from a different angle.
If you don’t like showing your underwear out in the open, you can also just store it in a basket and leave it closed. This method is perfect for those who don’t have a lot of space to work with.
7: Underwear Organizer
This basic organizer is great for keeping your underwear together and not having them scattered all over the drawer. It fits in any drawer and keeps everything in one place.
Those who prefer to keep their underwear in a drawer, but don’t have enough storage space, may want to consider investing in some sort of organizer. With a simple pair of dividers, you can separate different types of undergarments, making them easier to find when you need to.
Stackable Drawer Organisers
If you have more than one drawer for your underwear, this stackable organizer is perfect for you! You can stack as many drawers as needed and they will fit snugly into each drawer.
8: Hang underwear on hanging jewelry racks
One of the simplest solutions is to hang your underwear on jewelry racks. You can use the top hooks to hang bras and the bottom hooks for underwear.
It’s easy, effective and it keeps things organized without taking up too much space. If you have jewelry holders that are not currently in use, this is an excellent use for them!
Hanging jewelry racks work well for storing underwear because they share the same basic concept as classic clothes hangers: a rod with clips (or hooks) attached to it. The difference is that these rods are very small and only fit on one piece of clothing.
You can hang them in your closet or elsewhere in your room, so this option is great for those who don’t have space or want to bring some order to their closets.
9: Get creative with hanging space
If you work with limited drawer space, consider buying hangers specific to underwear to store your intimates. These are designed to fit into bras, panties and even bathing suits while hanging in your closet.
You can also use clothespins to hang underwear from the inside of a door or the back of a bathroom cabinet. The inside of a closet is another good place to hang intimate clothing.
Using an over-the-door hanger with hooks makes this easy; just hang it over your closet door and hang your underwear directly by their waistband on the hooks
Make Your Own DIY Hanging Panty Organiser
Another option is to make your own hanging panties organizer. This is another example of how easy it is to organize things when you get creative with old things around the house!
10: Fold Them All Into A Box
You can also use a plastic or cardboard box with a lid to store your underwear. You can place this box anywhere in the room that suits you, for example on your dresser or underneath if there is enough space. If you don’t like the way the box looks, cover it with decorative paper before placing it in your room.
There are plenty of creative ways to store your underwear and nightwear in a small space or without a drawer. Wicker baskets and bins are perfect for storing your intimate clothes, as are trolleys and hanging organizers.
Even shoes can be transformed into a place to store your intimates, which is ideal if you have limited space in your closet.