Pull up a comfortable chair, and pull out and empty a dresser drawer onto your bed. All you need for supplies are;
- Trash bags,
- Dust cloth, and
- Various size baggies.
One drawer at a time, sort through all the items in the drawer. Throw out everything that you don’t need or have not used in past 6 months. Especially the old cosmetics that have been opened and starting to dry out, as well as the gardenia scented talcum powder, and the bobby pins.
For the smaller items that you want and need to keep, use the baggies for the cuff links, the costume jewelry, and other smaller easy to misplace items. As you empty the drawer, take your dust cloth and clean the drawer. If you have tissue paper and want to, reline the drawer. Then you can put back the items you plan on keeping.
If you do this for 60-90 minutes at a time, you will probably be able to clean out and organize 2 drawers a day. It’s a great way to sort through all the ‘unmentionables’ that are worn out and should be tossed. However, you keep on wearing them just because! Only keep the good items that you will use and toss the others. Donate only good serviceable items, it’s not a donation if the charity spends money to throw them away.