100 Happy Days – Day 35: Pretty Folding

A month or so ago, I read an article from the New York Times called “Kissing Your Socks Goodbye.” It discusses the book – and process – of one Marie Kondo, who helps people de-clutter, re-organize, and make more lovely their homes.

I think I’d like to read her book, “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing,” but in the meantime I latched onto the roll-folding idea (a space-saver!) and the idea of only having items in your closet that “spark joy.”

I am naturally a pack rat. I always think things will be useful later. (Occasionally, they are.) But I am slowly getting better at being realistic about whether I actually use the things I have, especially in my closet.

I hadn’t planned to re-organize on this day, but somehow I started and then just went with it. I wish I had a “Before” picture – my closet shelf especially tends to be a place of tipping-over piles where T-shirts can get lost for months. Now look!

It is so easy to find a shirt in this drawer!
And these piles are totally manageable.

It is always a relief to have organized… but it never lasts as long as it should. Now I’m just hoping that this system will be easier to maintain.



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