I’m trying to get better about blogging at least three times a week, but I’m definitely swamped with my newborn. Every time I sit down to blog, he wakes up. Haha. I’ll get my timing back eventually, I swear.
Today I’m going to talk about the ‘Konmari’ system of organizing. I spent a year in Japan, and I love the language, culture, and the general aesthetic, which I find very unique. The author, Marie Kondo, wrote a book called ‘The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up.’ She has a method that keeps you so organized that evidently none of her clients have relapsed into chaos after she helps them. Sounds good to me! I organize my closet each fall/spring, only to find it jammed together and overflowing a month or so later.
I devoured the book and immediately set to work organizing my closet. The difference between her method and others that I’ve read, is that she has you ask yourself, “Does this bring me joy?” You hold it in your hands and look at it, and answer that question for yourself. I was pretty brutal during this step. Since I was still heavily pregnant, I kept all my maternity clothes, even the ones I didn’t like as much. I’ll be getting rid of them as soon as I can fit back into my regular clothes, anyway. I was able to cut my clothes in half, if not more. The only clothes I’m left with are ones I love to wear. Oh, and this has all my clothes, for each season. The only aspect that I didn’t perfect is that it’s supposed to be color coded, dark to light, and hung with the heavy stuff to the left and light stuff to the right. I came close.
She’s really into putting things into drawers. I tend to hang everything up, which takes up more room in my limited closet space. Down below you can see my lingerie drawer (what? I have no shame). She also likes to fold everything vertically, which saves space and gives your clothes room to breathe. I am proud to say that I reorganized my closet and drawers in February and March and I have not relapsed. Below are some pictures of what I accomplished.
It definitely makes getting dressed in the morning quick, easy, and stress free.
*I was not compensated for a review of this item. This is just something that worked for me and wanted to share with you all.