Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Standing Folded Clothes

In my last post I talked about tidying up vs. straightening up and how to store clothing properly -- according to Marie Kondo.  It was difficult to explain how to store folded clothes standing up -- the clothes standing up, not me -- so I took a few snaps to illustrate.

Jeans and shorts

better shot of the shorts

unmentionables -- sorry! But it is a good illustration of what I am talking about

t-shirts and a polka dot blouse - I have added more to this drawer today
It takes a bit of fiddling to figure out how to fold them to get them to fit in the drawer without essentially wadding them up into a little ball but it seems each piece of clothing has a way it wants to go -- a natural fold.  I have tried with dress pants that are slipperier fabric and I am not sure about that so I am thinking of just hanging those with the appropriate blouses as a set.  I have started on pajamas and have folded the two pieces together so they are stored as a unit.

So far so good.  I have put more things in the donation bag and am starting on a third bag.  As I fish through the closet I am realizing that I don't wear hardly anything that is in there and it is so smashed that I can't really see anything I have -- whether I wear it or not.  Hopefully by folding the clothes I will be able to see them more readily and have more hanging space.  Once I sift through the hanging clothes, I hope to have more hanging space.

It will be time to go shopping.  Hahahah!