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Let’s talk file folding!

Updated: Oct 27, 2023

Answer this question.

What is the first thing that comes to your mind, when you hear “Marie Kondo”?

Let me guess, it’s either “Spark joy”, “Netflix” or “The folding lady”.

Could that be?

Well, that last one, the folding thing, that’s what I wanted to talk about today.

Save space, money, and time with Marie Kondo's folding technic.

Let me get straight to the point: Folding your clothes KonMari® Style will save you space, money, and time.

What do I mean with “folding KonMari® style”?

I mean, folding them like that ⬇️

Nothing to wear in the morning?

You know how you ask yourself why you have “nothing to wear” almost every morning?

Well, this could be because you have too many clothes.

And/or because you find most of them “meh”.

And if that’s the case, you know what’s the solution, don’t you?

Psst! It’s decluttering!

But, it also could be that you can’t actually see what you have.

All your clothes are hanging in an overcrowded closet, and it's a fight to death with the hangers every time you want to pull out a piece.

Or you mostly have drawers, and you just throw your clothes in it.

Or you do fold your clothes, but there are stacked up on top of each other, and it’s just a pain every time you take something out, or put back in.

Or all of the above.

Now, if you fold your clothes KonMari style, you will:

1- Gain space

That’s merely physics, folded clothes, specially vertically, take less space.

Wenn I konmari-ed my home, we emptied a whole PAX-Closet from the Swedish-place-with-the-blue-and-yellow-logo.

2- Save money

You have a better overview of what you have, it’s easier to build outfits, so no need to buy new pieces.

At least not from a space of missing something: We all have our favourite brand and clothing crushes, but that’s obviously different. 😬

3- Win time

A better overview also means you see what is available to you when you’re getting ready.

No more looking for things and getting frustrated first thing in the morning.

Multiple 15 min by the 365 days in a year and let’s say 60 years of an adult life, and you will see that those moments of looking for things do cost you A LOT of time. (228 days to be exact. That's right!)

"But I hate folding"

Now, I know what you’re thinking: “I hate folding. Most boring task on Earth.”

Let me tell you something. I hated folding. Before Marie Kondo's book, I took that as far as having all my clothes hanging. And by all, I mean ALL OF THEM, like even my t-shirts.

But after reading Marie’s book, I tried. I thought: “Let’s try, if it doesn’t work, I can still roll back.”

And you know what? The benefits were so instant and amazing that there was no turning back for me.

So, what do you say? Will you try this?



PS: If you need information on how to fold things, there are numerous tutorials on YouTube, some from Marie herself.

PPS: Know someone else who might need to read this today? Do them a favor and forward this article to them 🤗

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Nazanine Eslamdoust | Professional Home Organizer | Decluttering and Organizing services in Hamburg

Providing professional home organizing, decluttering, packing & unpacking, and many other organizing services in and around Hamburg, Lüneburg, Kiel, und Lübeck.

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