Our KonMari Adventure Results in Empty and Cleared Closet Space. So Magical!

Sunday morning, after reading a few chapters of Marie Kondo's book, "The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing," I threw all of our clothing including socks and undies (mine and my husband's) onto our bed. I took a deep breath before applying my interpretation of the KonMari method to our clothing.

First I threw out all the clothes that we couldn't donate and "no longer loved." Then I gathered a second pile for discarding and donating.

I folded the remaining clothes, clothes that we still love and wear quite often, into small rectangles using the KonMari method. Socks were folded as well. Stockings were rolled into sushi shapes. None of our socks will ever be balled up again.

 Stockings rolled into sushi shapes. Shorter socks folded into rectangles (just fold them onto each other: two folds for short socks, three folds for longer socks)

Stockings rolled into sushi shapes. Shorter socks folded into rectangles (just fold them onto each other: two folds for short socks, three folds for longer socks)

Using the KonMari method, I was able to fold our bulkier clothing such as our large panda jammies.

 Panda jammies folded nicely into compact rectangles using the KonMari method

Panda jammies folded nicely into compact rectangles using the KonMari method

After two hours of discarding, folding, and sorting, I literally cleared out an entire closet!

Phil Bae participated in this adventure through hiding in our piles of clothing and allowing me to practice folding by curiously and repetitively unfolding my folded piles.

The hubby says that he will continue to observe and admire how I fold clothes KonMari style. "You do it so well! I'll let you have all the fun," J. offers generously.