I’m not exaggerating when I say I’m REALLY excited to start this challenge. I actually got a jumpstart on it about a month ago, but I’ve been waiting till now to move forward. So far, I’ve cleaned out *some* of our dressers (but we still have a long way to go).
KonMari Method Step One: Clothing
We’re starting the challenge just like Ms. Kondo suggests: by organizing all of our clothing.
So, here’s how to do it:
- Each family member should clean out their own clothing unless they are unable for some reason (too young, etc.)
- Give each family member a separate area for sorting through items.
- Take ALL (yes, all) of your clothing items and put them in one space so you can see how much you’ve accumulated.
- Sort through each item, one by one. Decide if it brings you joy or not. If it does, fold or hang it and put it away. If it doesn’t, toss it into your donation pile.
- As you’re folding items, use Marie’s special technique. (Don’t worry; this gets easier the more you do it. And it really does make everything look neater.)
- Don’t forget to sort through your accessories and shoes, too. Download the free printable below to make sure you stay on track.
- Don’t forget clothing you keep in storage. If you switch items out seasonally, you’ll need to pull out storage tubs and sort through that stuff, too. We have a huge assortment of extra clothing for foster care, so this step is going to be a challenge for me. But I know it will be worth it!
You can follow along with my Instagram stories as I organize. I’ll also post an update here before next week’s challenge. Let me know if you have any questions! Happy spring cleaning!