When I blogged about organizing all my clothes using the method outlined in Marie Kondo’s The Life-changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing, I promised an honest accounting of the results one month later. Well, yesterday was one month and I’m very pleased so far. I have noticed a bit of backsliding on my part: a recent t-shirt gift just got shoved into a drawer with some leggings and today I took a purse strap that I’m not using right now, but I want to use later and folded it neatly and put it with my belts because I just couldn’t think what else to do with it.
Still, check out these photos of the current state of my closest and drawers.
On the whole, I’m very pleased. This really has been a system I can keep up with and folding has become second nature to me. It actually is just as easy to fold the clothes correctly and put them in their place as it is to cram them willy-nilly into wherever I can fit them.
The KonMari method continues to get a lot of buzz online and elsewhere. Here are some interesting resources I’ve seen recently:
- “discard anything that doesn’t spark joy”
- KonMari: How to “develop the instinct for what really inspires joy”?
- The Economics of Tidying Up
More on Midlife Rambler
- THE LIFE-CHANGING ART OF TIDYING UP – USING THE KONMARI METHOD TO SPARK REINVENTION
- ORGANIZING MY CLOTHES THE KONMARI WAY