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If you have been watching the news or scrolling any of your social media feeds, you more than likely have heard of the name Marie Kondo! She is a Japanese organizing consultant and author, who wrote the book “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up” which is sold in 30 different countries and is a national best seller! It didn’t take long before I was instantly hooked on her methods.
- We got rid of anything we did not love or like Marie Kondo says “anything that does not bring you joy!”
- We also got rid of anything that was worn out, had stains or holes. I was kind of amazed at the stuff I was able to throw out! You never know what is lurking in the dark corners of a closet. Yikes!
Marie Kondo would tell you to pile everything on your bed before starting and only put things back that bring you joy! This is the pile that didn’t make the list! I am positive that even though these things no longer bring me joy, they are sure to bring joy to someone else! When I think of it like that, it makes it much easier to let it go!
Here is what our closet looks like today…..
My husband and I each get one side of the closet. We also each got one rack for shoes, and the wicker baskets store our underwear and socks. Other than that we each have 3 dresser drawers for things like pants, sweatshirts, tank tops and undershirts. That is pretty much it!
It is so simple, so clean, and I absolutely LOVE it! I wish I would have done it a LONG time ago! Now when I get up in the morning the only things that I have to look at are the things that I love and that bring me joy! I feel SO much less stressed by the decision of what to wear in the morning, which leaves me more time to focus on what matters!
Another thing about Marie Kondo that people seem to be going CRAZY over is how she folds her clothes! At first I will admit I was a skeptic, but once I tried it I found it was kind of soothing. I also loved how it looked and functioned! Even my husband said “this is awesome!”
Here is what our drawers look like…..
This is my husbands drawer of t-shirts…
Here is a pic of my tanks and t-shirts….
I LOVE how you can see everything so clearly! Kind of like a file cabinet! I can just grab what I need without messing up or going through the whole stack! I also noticed I seem to have more room in my drawer this way!
In the next set of drawers we have our pants. I decided to stack these normal and keep them to a minimum. Here is a pic….
The last set of drawers is where I decided to keep our sweatshirts, sweatpants, and gym shorts. I have always thought that folding a hooded sweatshirt was sort of like folding a fitted sheet! Yikes! However with Marie Kondos method they all look neat, they are all visible, and are super easy to access!
Here is a pic of my husbands drawer….
Here is mine….
In case you are wondering how I folded everything, here is a quick tutorial! I only have step by step pictures but I hope they help! (Note: I do fold them slightly different than Marie but they still look the same in the end!)
Here is how I fold the sweatshirts….
T- shirts are folded the same as sweatshirts except without the sleeves or hood!
Here is how I do tank tops…..
That is pretty much it! I hope I have inspired you to finally get your closet organized once and for all! I promise, you won’t regret it!
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