Denim Mailbag: Organization, It’s in the Jeans

Oh dear, sorry for the pun, I couldn’t resist. I also couldn’t resist posting this genius submission from reader, Genevieve Roja. She’s a wedding planner, so coming up with a way to organize the old jean pile should be a piece of cake (good god, I’m full of puns today).

“This came about because all my jeans were sliding like a jean avalanche in my closet. It had been like that for weeks!” says Genevieve, “I wanted to do paper and thought this leftover twill would be better. And green! Fabric marker, pinned to denim, voila! Then again, this is also coming from the girl who has Polaroids of her shoes–all the friends poke fun at that.”

Yeah, jean avalanche, I totally have that action going on in my closet…here’s what my jean pile looks like on an ‘organized’ day. And that’s just the half of it, you can’t even tell what’s what here.

So how do you keep your jeans organized?

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  1. June 30, 2010 / 10:25 am

    I am so bad with storing my jeans, I tend to abuse them…woops.haha:)SarahD

  2. June 30, 2010 / 12:26 pm

    i’m almost embarrassed to admit this , but mine have half a closet bar to themselves. they hang accordingly grouped by brand rather than style. what can i say? it’s an addiction.

  3. June 30, 2010 / 2:20 pm

    I have them folded up like yours in order of how often I use them. So fancy jeans/party jeans -> work jeans -> casual jeans and then I have capris on the side. Admittedly it’s hard to keep them in a neat pile so I use Target cubes to store them.

  4. June 30, 2010 / 3:31 pm

    I have two pairs of black – pretty interchangeable so doesn’t matter what comes out first – one pair of blue that can be worn in public, one blue 501s, easy to spot and one 1970s number with high waist and blue as blue. AND THAT’S IT. OMG is it OK to have more than that? Is it late night shopping tonight?

  5. Jennine
    June 30, 2010 / 4:28 pm

    my republic, haha, i’m the same way.
    carrie, that’s amazing! i wish i had the room for that!
    jessu. you know that makes sense, for me it always ends up being a similar system.
    katiecrackernuts…oh my, it’s totally ok.

  6. July 1, 2010 / 1:13 pm

    I am lucky enough to call Genevieve a friend and it is quite true that she melds her boundless creativity with pin-sharp organization so wonderfully.

  7. July 1, 2010 / 9:27 pm

    Ca-ca-catie! You are too cute my dear! Right back atcha…

  8. July 5, 2010 / 8:59 am

    Cool! Sadly the perfect pair of jeans always seems to elude me… I have some pairs in my closet that I don’t even consider worth organizing… The one pair I do love are always being stolen by my sister. Isn’t that just sad? This post made me realize how much I really need a new pair of jeans, maybe I forgot since I wear shorts so much now.

  9. July 7, 2010 / 4:38 am

    this is brilliant 🙂

  10. July 7, 2010 / 6:20 pm

    oh, good one. i can actually tell my jeans apart by feel! usually t-shirts too. but more organization wouldn’t hurt.

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