Lifehacks From Marie Kondo: An Effective Way Of Arranging And Folding Clothes
July 11, 2019 12:37 By Fabiosa
No other nation is as conventional as the Japanese. They have been passing on and carefully preserving their unique traditions for centuries. When it comes to organizing things, Marie Kondo’s quick and very practical method became a real discovery for westerners. Japanese believe that every object has a “soul.”
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Any woman of the house knows how hard a task it is to teach her family members to maintain perfect order in the wardrobe or closet, and to abide by the same rules herself after an exhausting day filled with worries. Perhaps we can all take cues from Japanese women in this matter because they won’t go to bed until the house is as tidy as a hotel suite.
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Marie Kondo, the girl who launched her own organizing consulting company at the age of 19, is recognized as the world's main coach in the art of tidying up. She has written a great of works on this topic, and her instructive YouTube videos on folding lifehacks are breaking all records.
The main concept of the Konmari method is dividing things into categories and a philosophical notion of “feeling.” In Shinto, the traditional religion in Japan, things can get tired, make noise, and possess a “spark of joy.” By the way, if you don’t feel joy looking at an object or someone’s gift, don’t keep it in the house, but gift it forward or throw it out – this thing will only spoil the energy in the house.
So, you need to go through things on your shelves and in your closets.
Here are a few tips on what to do with the things that remain:
- all clothes should be in one closet so that you know exactly what you have and avoid impulse buys;
- you can neatly arrange clothes on hangers from the longest to the shortest;
- clothes on shelves should be ordered: tops and blouses should be stored separately, and the same goes for pants and skirts;
- give preference to the vertical storage of clothes;
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- socks and tights deserve respect – roll them up;
- there should not be boxes with large brand names on the shoe shelf – it is “noisy.”
The main technique of folding any item of clothing from socks to tops and pants by the Konmari method is to fold it twice – two-thirds and another third. If you do it correctly, it will stand on the shelf itself.
You will no longer have to rummage through piles of clothes to find your favorite pair of ripped jeans or a checkered shirt because everything will be on display, and your wardrobe that didn’t fit into the entire closet, will take just one shelf. See for yourself!