Do any of you have one drawer in your room that just makes you absolutely crazy? No matter how hard you try, you just can’t keep it organized and you can’t ever find anything in it.
That was my workout clothes drawer. Yup, I love to exercise and am pretty obsessive about it, so I have a whole drawer dedicated to my spandex pants, capris, and shorts, sports bras, tops, tank tops and then anything I wear over all that stuff to stay warm in the winter like fleece pants and some long sleeve shirts.
Yeah, I know that’s a lot of clothes for one drawer. And I felt the pain of how much stuff was in that drawer every time I would try to find what I wanted to wear.
Over the years I have tried a lot of different methods to keep it less cluttered. Things like rotating the seasonal clothes to a different drawer, folding and refolding to create stacks that should stay where…But nothing has ever really worked.
To tell you the truth, I really didn’t think the KonMari method would work either, but what did I have to lose? I was spending 5-10 minutes a day pulling everything out of my drawer to find the one article of clothing I needed!
Marie Kondo Organization
Overall, the KonMari method is about decluttering your home by deciding if an object “sparks joy” inside you or not.
I don’t know about you, but not many things in my home spark joy in me but I still need them. So I don’t know that her methods will work for everyone.
BUT, her folding method is what I am focusing on today. She has a different way of folding and stacking clothing vertically instead of horizontally.
I know, I was pretty skeptical too, but I tried it anyway.
The KonMari Folding Method
Something had to change in my workout drawer. I just couldn’t take it any longer! So what did I do? I got this hair-brained idea to run to the dollar store. That is where I get a lot of my organizing containers!
I walked out with 4 clear plastic containers. And guess what, at that point, I didn’t even know if they would fit in my drawer. Because I really don’t have it all together, and when I get a hair-brained idea, I usually just run with it and hope for the best!
Lucky for me, all four containers fit! It was actually kind of amazing…I probably should have gone and bought a lottery ticket or something right then!
Instead I pulled everything out of my drawer and started folding each article of clothing into a little square that would fit in my new bins.
Voila! It seriously looked really good. I could see all of my clothes, see which ones I wanted and then pull them out quite easily.
But I was worried about things falling over as I began to remove more and more clothing pieces for use and wear.
So Does the KonMari Folding Method Really Work?
2 weeks after doing the KonMari folding method in my workout drawer, I decided to do it in some of my other drawers because it is absolutely AMAZING!
Who would have thought that just folding something a little bit differently could totally change the amount of drawer space you have and how you use it?
The KonMari folding method is legit! And even 2 legit 2 quit (yes, I know I’m a nerd) which is why I am working on some other spaces in my room now. I may even carry it over to my kid’s rooms! We’ll see, they may not be able to maintain it, but if they can, it would be a great solution for their messy drawers as well!
I may not have a KonMari home, but I will definitely have KonMari drawers!
But Wait! What About KonMari Maintenance?
Maintaining the KonMari Folding Method is actually no more labor intensive than folding your clothes normally. And since you can see everything in the drawer, you don’t have to dig around trying to find the one shirt at the bottom.
Therefore, this method or folding really saves you from having to continually refold the clothing you mess up in your drawers!
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I hope you try it out in your own home!
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I would love for you to comment whether you have tried out the KonMari folding method and what drawer you have used it on!
Thanks for reading!