I’m the only person living in civilization who hasn’t seen Tidying Up, the Marie Kondo show on Netflix, or read her book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, but I’ve been familiar with her clothes folding method for a few years.
Being familiar with the folding method didn’t equal actually using it until recently. I don’t even have a good reason why I didn’t do it earlier.
But, a few months ago, I worked the KonMari magic on my sock drawer and it snow-balled from there. Socks led to underwear which led to workout tops & bottoms which led to shirts and then my entire dresser was KonMari-ed.
I saw what a difference it made in my own dresser, that I started folding my kids’ clothes using the KonMari folding method too.
It is the way to go.
Here’s the thing: If you fold your clothes at all – and by that I mean, if you do anything other than live out of baskets of straight-out-of-the-dryer clothes – there is no reason not to fold your clothes using the KonMari method.
It doesn’t take any more time than a “conventional” folding method. How do I know this? Because I timed myself folding clothes my old way and using the KonMari folding method. Lame, I know. But I’m here for the people. And my research proves my point. The difference in an entire load of clothes was seconds.
Benefits of KonMari Folding Method
Maximizes Drawer Space
More clothes fit in your drawer this way. I’m not exactly sure how the math works on this, but it does.
This was my husband’s drawer BEFORE using the KonMari folding method.
And this is the same exact drawer with the same exact amount of clothes AFTER using the KonMari folding method.
In addition to being able to fit more clothes in your drawer, you can also more easily access those extra clothes.
See Everything in the Drawer
You are more likely to wear clothes that you don’t have to dig for. Folding your clothes using the KonMari folding method means that you will actually wear the clothes that you buy.
Requires No Special Equipment
You don’t have to buy anything to make this change.
Do you want a clean, organized space without spending money? Start here. This is a fast, easy change you can make that costs ZERO dollars.
That’s the ‘Why’. I will leave the ‘How’ to the experts. To learn how to fold your clothes using the KonMari folding method, check out these great instructional videos.
What are your thoughts? Do you fold your clothes this way? Have you noticed a difference? What’s your reason for not folding using the KonMari method? Inquiring minds (and by that, I mean me) want to know.
P.S. Check out how I organized my kids’ dresser BEFORE using the KonMari folding method (this is making me realize that I should do an updated post on this…..)