|Scarves on the left, t-shirts on the right|
I read a decluttering article in the May 2014 Red magazine recently in which Japanese author Marie Kondo was quoted. Her bestseller The Life Changing Magic of Tidying has just been translated from her native language into English. Of course I have already ordered it from the library.
Among other things, she talked about folding your clothes to stack ‘vertically’ rather than in piles. Marie says not only can you see every one of your garments at once, but they don’t wrinkle as much as there isn’t weight on top of them. As soon as I got home that night I took out all the clothes from one drawer and then refolded as she suggested.
|Winter and long-sleeve tops|
I had so much more room in my drawers and could see all the colours so nothing gets missed. I found tops at the bottom of the pile I’d forgotten about, and it wasn’t too long ago that I decluttered my drawers.
Here are some photos of my old-style drawers here. With my new enthusiasm I even emptied out one other small drawer with all my scarves in and put them in with my t-shirts. I had already been folding my scarves that way so I could see all my different ones, but hadn’t thought to do it with my other clothes that were in drawers.
Here is a link to a tiny part of the article on the Red magazine website here.
I can’t wait to receive my library order. I wonder what other fun things Marie has up her sleeve. I’d also love to know if you are now going to your bedroom to refold your clothes OR are you thinking ‘that Fiona really needs to get a life’.
|Home lounge wear and pjs|