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How to Organize & Fold Jeans in Your Closet

Here’s how I organize, store and fold all of my jeans in my closet.

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Hi, guys. It’s Alejandra. And I am sitting here inside my closet and I promised I will do a closet tour sometime soon. It’s on my list. I have not forgotten. I know a lot of people have asked but I will get to it.

Changing & Updating Organizing Systems Based on Changes in Your Life

Today, I want to do a quick video on how I organized my jeans and my pants. I switched my closet around about eight months ago. It was functional before but now, it’s even more functional. And it’s more functional because some things have changed in my life like our habits change, our lifestyle changes, our hobbies change so naturally, we have to continue tweaking our organizing systems. So that’s the reason why I switched my closet because something tweaked in my life so I did tweak my systems.

Basically, if something changes in one area of your life then something in your house will normally have to change and if you don’t constantly update what’s in your house to match what’s going on in your life then the two are not going to align and there’s going to be clutter or there’s going to be something wrong or something broken in your system. That’s one way to explain it.

But OK, so something changed and I wasn’t wearing jeans as often. I wasn’t wearing dressy pants as often. I found myself never wearing a suit since I’m not in the corporate world anymore. I don’t really like have blazers or dressy stuff that I wear very often. So I switched some stuff.

Anyways, getting to the point of this video, I’m looking over here because this is what I changed. But let me show you exactly what I did. And actually before I show you, let me tell you that I’m not the perfect folder. I actually – I don’t strive to be the perfect folder. A lot of my clothes end up just getting thrown inside the drawer and that’s OK because as long as they get back to their home and they’re in somewhat of a folded manner, I’m OK with that. I’m not like – I’m not this big person who needs to fold everything perfectly like I don’t know anybody that folds perfectly. Yeah. Like as long the stuff gets washed, gets dried, gets folded, gets put away, I’m good to go.

On top of not being the perfect folder, I am also not an ironer. Like I tell Ed, Ed’s is my fiancé, I tell him, “If we’re going to buy new clothes or we’re going to keep clothes inside our house, we’re only going to buy a wrinkle-free stuff because neither one of us likes to iron.” Like in fact, I don’t know anybody who likes to iron.

Like if you like to iron, please send me a comment below and let me know why you like to iron because ironing is just like the biggest pain to me. So we don’t iron and we don’t fold perfectly but we’re OK with that. Like there are more important things to worry about in the house or there are more important things to keep organized in the house and yeah, we’re not going to worry about ironing or folding perfectly. Anyways, that’s my two cents on ironing and folding.

How to Organize & Store Jeans in Your Closet

So let me show you. This is my hot pink closet or hot pink floor on my closet. It needs to be vacuumed. So over here on the side of the closet, I used to have a double hang. A double hang is when there is a rod above and a rod below and there are like two stacks of hanging space. So I had a rod here and eight months ago, I installed all these drawers and you’ll never going to believe what I’m about to tell you.

Also on this side of the closet, I had all of my jeans and my pants hanging. And now, all of my jeans and pants are in a drawer. Can you believe that? So, all the stuff was hanging all right here. When I decided to fold them instead of hang them, they fit perfectly inside one drawer allowing me to store dressy tops, leggings, skirts and shorts, dressy boots, in addition to the pants.

So I was able to like literally quadrupled my storage space when I folded instead of hanging.

How to Fold Jeans

So now that you understand when you fold, you can store more stuff as opposed to hanging. This is the way I store all my pants and my jeans. I fold them in quarters. Let me show you. All right. So I fold them in half and then I fold them in half again and then I fold them in quarters and then I store them vertically inside here. I’m not going to put them back because one hand is holding the camera and other hand can’t put them in here.

How to Organize & Fold Jeans in Your Closet

How to Organize & Fold Jeans in Your Closet

So what I love about this is I just open the drawer like literally just open it and I see everything right away. Like it’s not – I’m not storing them – you know when you store stuff like that, like most people store jeans like that and they have like another pair on top of another pair and then they have to go like that and like that. And then like to get to the bottom pair, you have to like wiggle it out and then the whole top of the stack falls. There is none of that when you store them vertically like that. Do you see? Super easy. Super easy and easy to maintain.

So that’s what I did. I took my jeans off the hanger, off the rod, and I folded them in quarters and I put them in the drawer and you can see that I literally quadrupled my storage space. Super easy to do. It adds more storage to your closet and the way I’m storing my jeans and my pants is super functional. Although I don’t wear the stuff every day because I normally just wear like comfy clothes, although I don’t wear the stuff every day like it’s still accessible and I could still reach it and I could still grab it when I want to wear that stuff.

So anyways, that’s my tip for organizing your jeans and your pants. Feel free to try it and let me know how it goes. I’ll see you guys soon. Bye.


    Alejandra Costello
  • About Alejandra

  • Since 2008, organizing expert & certified life coach, Alejandra Costello has taught thousands of students in 132 countries how to get organized through her video-based training programs. Her YouTube videos have been viewed 100+ million times. Named 1 of the 5 most organized people in America by HGTV and "The Decluttering Queen" by Good Morning America, Alejandra's expertise has been featured in The New York Times, Oprah.com, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, Good Housekeeping, Family Circle, Woman's Day, Parents Magazine, and CBS. You can read more about Alejandra here or see our Press page here.


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