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Organize Your Denim With a Hanging Shoe Bag

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Elleinad Spir got fed up with the pile of avalanching jeans and thought to buy a hanging shoe bag to hold her jeans. Upon seeing this simple solution, it was one of those “why didn’t they think of that before” moments. The denim fits perfectly in the shoe cubby. It’s easy, clean and very organized. Especially if you have many pairs of jeans, and keeping them all in sight makes for getting the most out of them. Trust me… living in tiny apartment sharing a closet with my husband and with half my clothes are under the bed, it’s easy to forget what a girl has. Especially when it comes to telling the different dark rinse jeans or the black jeans apart.

For those who have no room in our closets… there’s always folding jeans like a professional and  labeling the jeans in the stack. But for those of us who can’t fold, the hanging denim bag will do the trick.

How to Fold Your Jeans Like a Professional

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

This post is by Alyson Woods from Alyson is Neat. We bonded over out college jobs and retail folding experiences. Here she shares some secrets for organizing and storing your denim

When I was in college, I had my dream job. Well, a dream job for an 18 year old… I worked at The Gap. The only reason I got the job is because I said in my interview, I have wanted to work at The Gap since I was 16. How can you say no to that?

Through my time there I went through countless training seminars on the aspect of denim. I would also spend entire shifts re-organizing our denim collection. I have a lot of experience folding jeans to make them look amazing. Now, I want to share that with you. Just follow these easy steps, and you will have a killer stack of denim that is viewable and pretty!

1. Smooth jeans flat

2. Fold in half

3. Fold the bottom of the jeans to the yoke seam

(the upside triangular seam on the back of your jeans)

4. Fold leg down past the crotch

This will create a little bit of bulk in the fold. Also, if you like, fold in the crotch and tuck under the legs. (If space is a problem, omit this step, but yours jeans will be rather flat).

5. Fold again, and flip over!

You are done!

I demonstrated how this well-executed fold looks when sitting in a cabinet (um yes, I did this in my kitchen). The folds are thick, and so if space isn’t really an issue for you, this fold is perfect. You get a large viewing area of your denim.

However, if space is an issue… I will show you how I store my jeans. I have two small closets in my bedroom and dedicate one entire closet to winter items and a hanging shelf. I set my jeans with the waistbands on the outside, because if I can see the brand, I can identify the pair of jeans.

If you have any further questions, or would like some advice on how to organize your denim, feel free to leave a comment down below or send me an e-mail.

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