When it comes to storing your bras, it's not always as simple as just tossing them into your top dresser drawer and calling it a day. You've probably read somewhere or been told not to fold your bras in the middle because it can mess with the wiring and overall bra shape. But, following the general do’s and don’ts takes up lots of space. That's why we've put together 13 bra storage hacks for easy storage solutions!
The mystery of how to store a bra properly can be resolved by first dividing what you own in two categories: soft cup and molded cup bras. You can fold the first kind but the latter requires a little more special treatment.
There's actually several space-saving tricks and they're not too shabby for something that you can DIY (at least most of them).
In a way, molded cup bras are easier to store because they have the same similar shape and structure. All you have to do is line them up together with the cups leaning into one another. This might take up some major space, but unless you're a bra hoarder and you have multiple bras, you can likely fit them all into one drawer.
Customizable drawer dividers are usually a long plastic strip of panels that can be cut anywhere, depending on the length of your drawer. They can be attached perpendicular to each other so you can customize the size and shape of each division.
If you're really keen on maximizing the space of your drawer, this one allows you to restrict your bras in a rectangular space and still have plenty for other pieces of lingerie.
If you don’t want to spend money on dividers, start with what you have and put shoe boxes in the drawer to divide up the space. It's also fitting as most shoe boxes already have the shape and space to keep a few bras.
Tip: If you’re looking for something a little classier than a shoebox, look for stationery storage boxes instead. Some are even built with dividers, so you separate your bras within them.
This one doesn't require you to use up drawer space or put another bulky box into your cramped up closet.
Just take a hanger, slip one cup through the center of it, and let the middle of the bra where the cups meet hang from the bottom.
You can hang multiple bras on one hanger as well!
Putting shower rings on a hanger instantly lets you hang multiple bras right after you wash them in the shower. It's the same concept as the previous method, but this saves more space than using just the hanger.
Attach the shower rings to a hanger, and then attach one bra to each ring by clasping the bra. This method also makes it super simple to rearrange the rings into a different order on the hanger!
Mini rods can be found in bathroom and kitchen sections of home and furniture stores.
Attach one on your closet door and instead of small towels or kitchen utensils, hang your favorite underwire bras on them.
Use the same organization as with hangers and drawers: hang from the middle of the bra, then line them up so that the cups are cupping each other.
This one requires a little effort but results in an aesthetically-pleasing display. The best hanger to use is a wooden one with a top hook that rotates. The idea is to hang the hangers on each other vertically, Barrel of Monkeys style.
If necessary, screw in another hook on the wood for the next hanger, then hang the topmost one on your closet wall, door, or rack. Hang your good push up bras with underwire as you would t-shirts and voila! You have a beautiful DIY bra display.
You probably already have this at the back of your door where you put your keys, coats, scarves, and other essentials. Coat hangers have plenty of hooks that are placed next to each other.
Just put one of your padded bra straps on one of them and hang the other on the next few hooks after. Don't forget to fasten the clasps so nothing is hanging loosely; otherwise, it might stretch the elastic too much, and that might cause your straps to fall down the sides when worn.
Jewelry organizers are much like your coat hanger, though most are made with intricately-patterned wires and hooks. You don't even have to completely re-purpose them for your bras. If you already have one with necklaces hanging on it, try just adding your sultry-looking bras or your lacey bralettes to it for a customized look.
Tie and belt organizers are parallel hooks that are longer than what you might find on a jewelry organizer. Also, since these are typically for men, the designs are much more minimal. Because the hooks are longer though, you can hang your bra from its strap or from the middle of the band when clasped.
Storage organizers are really multifunctional if you disregard labels and think outside the box!
The shoe organizers we suggest are ones that are made of soft fabric and can be hung either on your closet rack or door.
Put bras through the open side and line them up sideways to maximize the length of the pocket space.
If space isn't an issue, put your bras on hangers one by one and dedicate a whole rack just for them. This is more for decorative purposes, but at least they're still stored the right way.
You're probably used to seeing this with polaroid pictures à la Tumblr bedroom décors. Fully embrace the hipster ways and recreate the scene with your bras in your bedroom or closet.
This is a rare one in lists of bra storage ideas but it works. Just make sure to clip the clothespins either on both straps or the middle of the band if your bra doesn't have straps.
Related: Making a Bra a Strapless One
Most of these bra storage solutions are easy and doable with things you already have. Sure, you could also buy lingerie cases, but that’s more for safekeeping bras while traveling than for actual home storage. You can “hack” your way to more space while correctly storing your molded cup bras as recommended.