Mine is pretty nuts.
My workout drawer spills over to TWO drawers, and they are positively stuffed. When I do laundry, I canâ€™t completely close the drawers. Surprisingly, I purchased a very small percentage of my workout gear; most of my stuff are free race shirts, hand-me-downs from friends, and old workout clothes from the 1980s (thanks, Mom). And, of course, since everything is so disorganized, thereâ€™s also many socks with no pair, shirts with stains and holes, and shorts that are too-tight, too-shirt, or just too-worn out.
Hereâ€™s exactly how crazy my workout drawer
Two running skirts
Three bike shorts
Two bike jerseys
Seven pants, including one pair of fleece tights
Two long-sleeved shirts
Twelve race shirts
Three long-sleeved race shirts
Trust me â€“ I DONâ€™T need all that gear. I probably wear the same five outfits in rotation (i.e. whatever shirt, short, and pants are on top!). When I pulled out half of the items, I explained, â€œHey! I forgot all about this shirt!â€
After a callous slash-and-burn, I got rid of at least 1/3 of the gear â€“ Iâ€™ll admit, Iâ€™m pretty attached to many of the race shirts. Despite being too short, Iâ€™d NEVER toss my first half marathon shirt. I did, however, get rid of nearly everything that was too small. Thereâ€™s no sense in keeping shorts that I canâ€™t get into anymore.
But now I can close the drawers. And actually find socks with pairs. It feels pretty good.
So â€“ are you more organized than I am? Do you keep race shirts for sentimental purposes?