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Spring has sprung, and with the new season those thick undergarments might be starting to feel a little stuffy. Spring cleaning isn’t just about scrubbing every room of your home until it shines, it’s also a time to declutter your life and belongings.
Let’s be honest, most of leave our underwear drawers to fill up until there’s hardly room for a stray sock. Here’s why every woman should spring clean this neglected drawer in their room, and how to fill it with lovely essentials for the warmer months.
First things first, pull everything out of the drawer so you can begin the big sort out. If you can’t make a pair from your socks, stop storing them in the hope that the long lost partner makes a late return. Do you really need to save those holed pants and misshapen bras – when was the last time you wore them?
When you start filtering through your belongings, you’ll soon realise how few of the contents of your drawer you ever wear. No doubt you’ll rediscover a few lovely pieces of underwear that have been hiding right at the back.
Once you’ve gotten rid of the clutter, what are you left with? You want to find a balance between the everyday essentials such as cotton pants, and t-shirt bras, and more feel good pieces of lingerie such as lacy underwear, stockings and padded bras.
This will depend largely on your lifestyle – if you work 5 days a week, do you have enough (un-laddered!) hosiery to get you through the week without running out of tights? If your underwear collection is lacking in these areas, you're going to need to update your drawer.
Now that the evenings are milder, that super-thick nightwear might be a little stuffy. Of course, thermals and thick pyjamas will come in for next winter, but to make space you may want to store them away for the spring/summer months along with your winter coats, scarves and gloves.
Instead, invest in a short sleeved, cotton nightdress that will help you breathe easy in bed.
Meanwhile, warm weather means more of our bodies on show. A few key items of shapewearcan transform an outfit, and give you the confidence you need to wear what you want in this season. From better control for your tummy to shapewear that will smooth out any uneven skin, there are plenty of designs to choose from.
It doesn’t take long to sort out your underwear drawer, but once you’ve whittled down the contents you’ll be amazed at what a difference it makes when getting ready in a morning.
Filter down your socks and knickers to the key basics you use on a daily basis, and a few more special items for those evenings out and important occasions where you want to look and feel your best.