Trying the KonMari folding method

Thursday, March 23, 2017


I decided to overhaul my chest of drawers recently by using the KonMari folding method to organise my t-shirts, loungewear, pyjamas, and underwear. I know, I'm living life to the absolute max, but honestly it looks amazing and saves so much space. Yeah it's kinda time consuming at first, but if you keep it up it ends up saving you time later on. Does that make sense?

I started with my t-shirts. I have a looooot of tees - this drawer was packed and everything was creased because I'd folded it sloppily and stuffed it in. I used to pack my drawers so tight I'd have to yank them open which ended up with me breaking the sliding/ball mechanism on two of my drawers so they could no longer roll in and out. Despite still being broken, the drawers now open with ease because my t-shirts aren't clogging the space. It's so satisfying.

I buy most of my t-shirts from TK Maxx, Fat Face, Debenhams, and H&M.

P.S. Excuse that one white t-shirt at the back that has been rolled really poorly and is probably going to end up more creased than before. Never even noticed 'til I uploaded the pictures. Marie Kondo would be ashamed. 😂

Next I tackled my sock drawer.

This was nice to do because I always hated how this drawer was so full I could never find anything I wanted. All my socks were balled up and stuffed in here and some even fell behind the drawer because it was overflowing, so while doing this I did find a couple of pairs I hadn't seen in a long time. I also finally got round to pulling the tags off my Seasalt Cornwall socks (which I shamefully haven't worn yet, but I'm also kinda waiting for spring/summer so I can wear them with cute dresses and trainers).

Didn't photograph the other half of this drawer because it's just nicely folded knickers which I didn't really want to photograph and put on the web. But yes, on the other side I have pants and tights rolled up like little pieces of sushi and then my bras are wedged in the best they can because, yeah, they don't really fold.

I get socks from anywhere really, but my fave places to pick them up are Primark, Fat Face, and Seasalt.

Moving onto my pyjama drawer...

Pyjamas were harder to fold neatly because of the collars and buttons etc. but I managed to get them all in. Also I can't help but laugh at how my pyjama drawer looks like it belongs to a 12 year old. I don't think the pink bee PJ bottoms or the years-old cutesy Primark t-shirts help at all (I'm 23 honest), but they're pyjamas, y'know? They're well-loved.

Like socks, I pick up pyjamas from anywhere I can, but I prefer the ones from TK Maxx and Marks & Spencer.

I'm going to try so hard to keep my drawers looking like this for as long as possible. I really love it.

If you want to try this method, I recommend these links and this book, obviously.

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