Whether you are pregnant or just had a baby, you will need to organize your lingerie into three piles: toss, keep and store for later organization. Jenny Altman of ILOVEAGOOD.com noted that it is important to be realistic about what deserves valuable drawer space. Here are some of her tips on how to get organized.
Toss: Anything that is torn, frayed, has wires popping out or has not been worn in two plus years should be tossed. Our sizes change often as we get older and have babies, so that tiny little thong and bra you once wore may never fit again. And even if they do (one day, far, far away) what are the chances you'??ll want to wear something that old. Clearing out space makes room for new purchases and that always feels good!
Keep: Bras, panties and camis that worked for the 3-4 months before your pregnancy will probably work right after pregnancy. Try to purchase your nursing bras at month seven or eight so they are a worthy investment. You can wear them towards the end when your breasts keep growing and after baby when you are nursing. Make these functional pieces the main feature of your drawer so that you aren't feeling guilty when you spot the lacey treat you once wore first thing in the am. It's a good thing, pregnancy, so get excited about what that porn-star size bra is telling you-a baby is coming!
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Store for later: If you have space, even just room at the top of your closet for a storage box, you may keep any bras and panties that you were wearing within the year before your pregnancy. They may fit again, so if you loved these items, spent a small fortune on them, or found them comfortable, hold onto them. BUT-proceed with caution. You are keeping them as a maybe, since they may not work post-baby. Make sure to re-visit the storage box within a year and see if it was worth keeping aside. If items don't fit by then, make a promise to yourself to toss them and buy some new goodies that will make you feel sexy and excited to wear.
Jenny Altman is a former Fashion Editor at Oprah and Lucky Magazine, who also recently launched, ILOVEAGOOD.com, a site dedicated to women's intimates.
For more information and tips from Jenny, please visit: ILOVEAGOOD.com
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