Hanes has teamed up with Bethenny Frankel and Michael Moloney (who I met last year) to encourage America to Clean Out Their Drawers. I SO NEED TO DO THIS!!!!!!!!! My drawers are like Jack in the boxes. Seriously, it’s like a horror show.
Hanes wants us to rid ourselves of the ragged, the worn, the ridiculously uncomfortable and the out of style. You know, like the socks my husband refuses to throw out… the ones with more holes than fabric. You MUST have a few of those too????
Michael and Bethenny have created tips on how to streamline the process and replenish with the right items.
- It is as easy as 1, 2, 3: Cleaning out your drawers doesn’t have to be stressful. Just make three piles: toss, keep, and donate!
- If you have not worn it in a year, you probably never will. If you have bras and underwear that are hanging on by the last threads, it is time to let them go. Let me give you a hint, when the wires are popping out everywhere and it hasn’t fit in three years, it’s time to put it out of its misery, and yours.
- Mornings made easier. Does your morning routine consist of digging through piles of underwear in search of a “decent pair”? If you’re nodding your head yes right now, it sounds like you need to clean out your drawers. The first step of getting organized is simply knowing what you have!
- You have to see it to wear it. Make sure you can see everything in the drawer. There’s no use keeping it, if it’s buried way in the back. If your drawers are looking bare when you’re done, it’s time to go shopping! Replace those old clothes with brand new Hanes, the comfiest innerwear and socks around.
- Donate, donate, donate! Think about all of the items you bought and never wore. Give them to reputable organizations like Goodwill® to help to fund their job training programs that help millions of Americans find jobs each year.
- It is as easy as 1, 2, 3: Cleaning out your drawers doesn’t have to be stressful. Just rummage through your drawers, then reduce, reuse and repurpose!
- You’ve gotta start somewhere. Taking control of your drawers is a great place to start when launching an organizational overhaul of your life. Cleaning out your drawers will actually save you from those stressful situations like frantically piling clothes into the closet when an unexpected visitor drops by.
- Make it a habit. You can do this one of two ways: either purge as you go (bra made you miserable all day? Don’t put it back in the drawer!), or designate a time each year to go through your drawers and closets. Spring cleaning is a perfect opportunity to tackle this project.
- Fight the fear. Women in particular tend to hold onto underwear, bras and socks that they don’t wear because they’re afraid that they’ll have nothing to wear one day (like on laundry day!). Make a list of what you’ve purged and replace it with new items that accomplish the same objective, but fit you infinitely better.
- Make it count. Why not get rid of all of those extra items that are taking up space? No one wants to throw away perfectly good clothing, so donate your gently used clothing items to Goodwill. That way you’ll get organized and help someone else in need.
LOVE IT! Making it a habit has got to be the best tip on the list! The more you get used to doing something, the more likely it will actually happen. To learn more about this initiative, visit Hanes’ Facebook page.