A few weekends ago, I cleaned out, organized, and refolded all my clothing in my dresser. I decided to do this because I received an email from ModCloth asking me to rate a recent purchase. I recall ordering the Now or Nettle t-shirt back in August, but I don’t recall receiving it – or did I? Did I receive the t-shirt and shove it into a drawer? I don’t know so my Sunday became the search for the Now or Nettle t-shirt.
I researched dresser re-organization on youtube so I could find the best way to fold clothing. My search lead me to videos on the book: The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese art of Decluttering and Organizing written by Marie Kondo. There are so many examples on the KonMari way that I didn’t get the book, although I’m considering it because the book discusses finding joy in the things you own and how to let go of material excess. I can definitely use this advice.
Anyway, I watch the video How to Fold Shirts by Aileen of Lavendaire and off I went emptying out drawers and re-organizing. Sadly, I only took one before photo, but maybe that’s a good thing so I don’t reveal how messy my dresser drawers were
Here is my before t-shirts drawer. I simple fold and pile one on top of the other. I can’t find a thing!
Below is the after – all nice and re-folded. What a difference – right? Now I can see all the t-shirts that I have and simply select one. No more digging!
I even did re-folded my underwear and I’m glad I did because, first I have a lot of new underwear, but I keep wearing the ones that should have found the trash bin long ago, and second, I found a $100 bill! Seriously! I must have stashed the money in the drawer as I don’t like to carry large bills on me and totally forgot about it.
Next, I cleaned out my stretched-out bras. This isn’t how Ms. Kondo folds bra’s, but this works for me.
Similar to my t-shirt drawer, I organized my pajama’s too.
Also did my tanks and shorts.
The last drawer that I organized was my scarves drawer. This took me a while as I really needed to purge quite a few scarves. I made one pile for my newer scarves and a second pile for the older ones. I had to admit that the older scarves were worn to death. When I was working, my corner cubicle was so cold that I was always wrapped up in a scarf. I am happy to donate the older scarves as I’ve moved on from the corporate world.
I will say that it took me some time to fold my laundry. I had to un-fold a few items to see how I folded them, but now I’m a folding pro and I will never go back to piling clothing on top of each other.
Now the real question is .. did I find the ModCloth t-shirt that I ordered? And the answer is nope! I think the t-shirt never arrived so I sent an email to ModCloth and we’ll figure it out from there.
Next on my list: the closet. I think I’ll be buying that book after all.
Has this post inspired you to organize the KoniMari way?