This is how we fold our socks: the best methods for folding socks (KonMari). Busy mama guide for mamas in need of some zen in the home

I feel at peace when I pull out my sock drawer and see neatly filed socks and rolled-up tights.

I feel at peace when I pull out my sock drawer and see neatly filed socks and rolled-up tights.

Marie Kondo has slowly but surely changed my life. I've been able to de-clutter, clear out closet spaces, and bring zen into my busy life and home. Marie's KonMari method of folding clothes into neat and small rectangles has changed the way I store my clothes. Now I file and store socks and tights vertically. 

The KonMari method: Roll up tights into neat "sushi" rolls. Fold socks-- one fold for sort socks. Two to three folds for longer socks. Never ball up tights or socks again! Think flat rectangles. Think filing for storage.

The KonMari method: Roll up tights into neat "sushi" rolls. Fold socks-- one fold for sort socks. Two to three folds for longer socks. Never ball up tights or socks again! Think flat rectangles. Think filing for storage.

Balling up socks, rolling them then stretching the cuffs, tying tights into chaotic knots, or crumpling them are big no-nos in Marie Kondo's and my book. Even socks and tights need to breathe so they can "happily" serve our feet. I've noticed that since I've started folding socks, they've been less wrinkly after washes and actually feel softer than usual! 

So, busy mamas (and dadas!) out there, how do you fold and store your socks? Are they sad, little crumpled knots, rolls, and balls in your drawers? Maybe it's time to treat your socks and tights right and roll them or fold them!