How to Spring Clean Your Lingerie Drawer
It’s official – spring has begun! Spring has always been the best time for a good sort out, and if you’re finding yourself with more time on your hands than usual, organising your lingerie drawer is a great, productive way to while away an afternoon.
Tackling your lingerie drawer may seem daunting, but the task is more than worth it and you’ll feel great once it’s done. Plus, having a spring clean will allow you to take note of what you already have and what you need, leaving you with room for some gorgeous new pieces – as if you even need an excuse!
To lend a hand, we’ve put together our top tips for spring cleaning your lingerie drawer.
Bra Fittings Are Key
Did you know 80% of women in the UK are wearing the wrong bra size? Wearing the wrong size leaves you lacking in support and can be uncomfortable. As well as not feeling great, a badly fitting bra won’t do your body justice and isn’t the best for body confidence, so finding the right-size is a must for eliminating physical and confidence issues. You’ll be amazed how much of a boost you’ll feel once you’ve got your sizing right!
A professional bra fitting with one of our in-store experts is the best way to find new lingerie that fits you like a glove, however, you can also measure yourself at home to get an idea of whether your current sizing is accurate. Our handy guide on How To Find Your Perfect Bra Size talks you through all the steps to get your measurements spot on. Trust us, you’ll wonder why you didn’t do it sooner!
How to Organise Your Underwear Drawer
Now comes the hard part – sorting through your beloved lingerie drawer. As with any form of organising, the best thing to do is sort your existing pieces into piles: keep, donate, or throw away.
Keep lingerie that makes you look and feel great
Anything that still makes you look and feel great should go in the keep pile. Try your lingerie on as you go to make sure everything still fits – that fancy lingerie set you’ve loved forever may look stunning sat in your drawer, but if it's no longer supporting you or doesn’t fit properly, it’s not worth keeping. It can be difficult saying goodbye to your old favourites, but if it’s not doing you any favours, it’s time to get rid!
Feel free to keep hold of any particularly special pieces that hold great memories - for example, a bridal lingerie set - but consider storing it safely elsewhere, away from your everyday lingerie options. Anything you aren’t keeping can then be sorted into two further piles – donate, or throw away.
Donate newer bras that you aren’t keeping
Bras that just don’t feel like ‘you’, or that don’t fit perfectly but you’ve only worn once or twice, should go into the donate pile. There are a range of women’s shelters and charities who take bra donations, so you can rest assured your pieces will be helping a good cause. This pile is reserved for bras that are in new or excellent condition only – any bras that have been worn extensively, or any knickers, shouldn’t be donated.
Throw away underwear and older pieces
Any old knickers or thongs, or bras that have seen better days, should go in the throw away pile. Be brutal here – we know it can be hard throwing away pieces that you’ve loved, but you’re really just creating room for some new favourites. Let them go!
Out With The Old, In With The New
So, you’ve organised your lingerie drawer and got rid of older or ill-fitting pieces – now is the perfect time to replace them. We told you the sort out would be worth it!
Once your underwear and lingerie drawer is organised, you’re in the perfect position to see what needs replacing, or what you think you’re lacking. Had to get rid of that sexy black lace set that made you feel your fiercest? Time to treat yourself to a new one.
Make an inventory of what you have, what you need, and what you’d like. A well-organised lingerie drawer should have a variety of options for different occasions. A multiway bra is ideal for day to wear, ideal to have on hand if you love asymmetrical or off-the-shoulder styles, while push up bras are great for an instant lift and confidence boost. And of course, everyone needs a sexy lingerie set or two in their life (or three, or four, or five – you get the picture!). If you’re looking for inspiration for your next haul, our range of lingerie guides are packed full of practical advice on the latest trends, and how to find styles that will make you feel as fabulous as you look.
Look After Your Lingerie
Once you’ve got your lingerie drawer and all your favourite pieces organised to perfection, you should consider how to care for your lingerie. The right care can keep your favourite pieces looking and feeling their best for much longer.
Did you know, for example, that the washing machine and dryer could be slowly ruining your favourite bra? Or that your washing powder could be destroying your delicate fabrics? Our guide on How To Take Care Of Your Lingerie tells you all you need to know to keep your bras and underwear feeling as luxurious as they did the day you bought them.
Now you’ve spring cleaned your lingerie drawer, why not take a peek at our full lingerie collection? From your everyday essentials to erotic sets guaranteed to spice things up, explore pieces that will have you looking and feeling your most confident, sexy self.Shop All Lingerie
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