How does it look a month and a bit later?
I put off putting most of my laundry that’s been cleaned since then away until today. 🤣
The top wire basket is full of clothes that can be worn again. I need to get better about putting away the barely worn items and definitely need to just put things in the laundry basket more often! (My outdated scarcity mindset truly reaches every area of my psyche.)
That being said, I really love it. It’s so nice to finally know where every piece of clothing is! As much time as the KonMarie folding method takes, it is so helpful and makes it so easy to see which item of clothing you are grabbing.
I linked a Marie Kondo YouTube video for you; I used photo diagrams I found online from her book ‘Spark Joy: An Illustrated Master Class on the Art of Organizing and Tidying Up.’
I donated a TON of clothes when I moved, and had even more to give away once I completed this project.
One thing I want to mention is nostalgia. It is ridiculous how difficult it is for me to get rid of certain things because of memories associated with it. When going through my clothes before moving I had to be pretty harsh with myself, but there were definitely items that came to the new place that didn’t need to. Now that I have everything paired down, there are still some items that I don’t wear (/won’t fit in my dressers) that I have allowed myself to keep for nostalgia alone. Included are several pieces of high school era clothing (kilt, shirts, grad dress). I’m happy with this solution. They are in a bin under our bed so I am able to access them when it’s time to remember, but they are out of the way and not taking up space.
For me, it’s important to give myself the freedom to do things like this. It creates balance for until I’m ready to fully release.
For those of you who are feeling disorganized in your space right now, I hope this helps you feel less alone and gives you some ideas for how to start and complete your next project. (And PLEASE know that there are 2 column walls in my kitchen that are half painted, and have been for some time now. It’s an extremely slow process because I just don’t always have capacity to work on it! And that’s okay. Balance, remember?)
Thanks for following along!