So, I guess you’ve heard all about Marie Kondo and the KonMari Method. I’ve always tried new ways to organize and a firm believer that more clutter = more stress, so I’ve always tried to stay organized.
Having three kids doesn’t always make it easy. Sometimes decluttering and a new way of organizing takes twice as long and can be more stressful than the way you’ve always done it.
Have you watched Tidying Up on Netflix? Watching some of those families makes me stressed! Marie Kondo wrote a book a few years ago called called The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing.
I had several friends rave about her methods, so I had to watch at least a few of the episodes. It’s a best seller and on my wishlist (hint, hint to my hubby).
Watching those people declutter and organizing their home makes me feel so overwhelmed. I doubt most people have time to go through their home and do what she’s saying in a month or two because most of us have lives. For her method to work, you have to make a lifestyle change that can take years to really perfect.
The one KonMari Method step you have to start today
My kids were complaining they couldn’t find shorts or a long sleeved shirt. My one son kept saying he only had 2 pairs of pants. No one could find anything.
Sometimes they had shirts in every single drawer. No wonder they couldn’t find anything. Mornings were stressful and something had to be done.
There’s nothing wrong about picking out some things that work for your family and I found one of her methods that I love. I was very skeptical at first and it seemed like a daunting task, but I changed the way I fold the clothes in our drawers. That’s it. I didn’t organize our closets differently or even the sock and underwear drawers. I did shorts, pants, shirts, and PJs.
It took some trial and error and there was a small learning curve with the folding, but it didn’t take long. Here’s a quick video of Marie doing some folding.
It was a lot of work at first and I was so scared that all that work would end up piled on the floor and messed up the next day. The results have been AWESOME!
All the drawers in our ENTIRE house are still folded correctly and the kids (and me) love it. Mornings are smoother, they are wearing clothes they haven’t worn in a long time because they can actually see them, and now they can find more than two pair of pants.
One of the bests parts of this one decluttering method is that it didn’t require me to buy ANYTHING! You can do all this for free without being supplies or bins.
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