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I am BACK!!! Yupp… it has been a while – a long while it seems – I missed blogging, but I had real life issues to sort out and just could not find the time to dedicate to the blogosphere.
Anyways, I am back with a quick (and cheap) D.I.Y. for keeping those bras you love organized and in shape – after all, you spent the money on them – and most bras do not come cheap – so you want them to last as long as possible!
When it comes to bras with molded cups, there are a few rules for properly caring for and storing them to ensure they last a good while.
- NEVER throw your bras, molded cups or not, in the washer – always hand-wash them with care. (Exception to this rule: No-wire, non-molded sports/yoga bras)
- NEVER fold your molded bras in half, forcing you to invert one of the cups into the other – this will alter/ruin the shape of the cups – sometimes causing permanent “dents” in the tip of one cup! Squished nipple alert! Have you ever seen a woman walking around and something looks just a little off in the tit area – well yeah, maybe she stores her bras incorrectly – eeek! (You can fold your non-molded bras in half with no worries)
- AVOID throwing your molded cup bras into that chaotic panty drawer – same dangers for those cups as rule 2.
- HANG bras or ORGANIZE them in a drawer properly – and when I say properly, I mean the way you see them in the lingerie stores drawers – like Victoria’s Secret – never folded in half or in a messy pile. You can also purchase bra drawer organizers, which included actual dividers.
Personally, I prefer to hang my bras – and recently, I had been looking at an easy way I can hang them all together, without having to buy something specifically for that purpose, so here is what I came up with – and I love it – it really is the perfect solution for me, so maybe it will work out for you too!
What you will need:
Wooden hangers – class it up a bit – I got 2 packs of 5 wooden hangers ($4 each) – make sure the shirt hangers you choose have grooves for straps.
Screw Eyes or Hooks – I opted for hooks ($2 total) , since they were out of screw eyes that were long enough (you want at least a 2 inch drop length).
Optional: Pliers – to close the screw hooks – essentially making screw eyes.
and of course BRAS!
Grab your screw eye/hook and a hanger.
Screw the eye/hook into the center/joint of the wooden hanger – it will take very little effort!
Using the pliers, close the screw hook – creating a screw eye.
Do the previous steps for each of the hangers, with the exception of the last one.
Hook each hanger onto another and add your bras! TA DA!
Now, I am not shy about having my bras out – they are pretty – so I have mine hung on the back of my door – plus they are now organized to perfection!
You can also double up on each hanger (bras can be placed back to back like this > d|b < bra – hanger – bra), if you are hanging yours in your closet or open space.
I now have an easy bra organizer – for up to 20 bras! All for $10 :)