Konmari (kind of): Clothing

Ok so I scheduled a babysitter for the afternoon today now that our California Closet is complete and the master floors are in!

After reading The Life- Changing Magic of Tidying Up, I was dying to get going!

I’m realistic about the amount of clothing I own, so I really thought I’d get to tops only today. Maybe start bottoms. However, once I got going, I flew through almost all of it!

To set the stage, I wore comfy clothes and running shoes, instead of finery like Marie does. I also opted for the 90s music channel instead of silence or classical music. I’m not ashamed to say Wilson Phillips gets me going!

So I bopped, sang and rapped my way through maybe 3 1/2 hours of sorting, purging and organizing. I kept things that made me happy, that I wear. Not the things that I’ve held on to “just in case” or because someone gave it to me as a gift. Let’s face it, I have my favorites, my go-to pieces, and I tend to ignore all else.

The end result was 5 lawn and leaf bags chock full for poor Brian to lug downstairs so I can donate them. I’m left with only things that make me happy and that I’ll actually wear.

I love my closet!

The one section of hanging space was unfortunately too short for my tops to hang, so I’ll have to ask California Closets to come raise that shelf for me, but otherwise I must have purged the magic number because everything has a place. I can tell at a glance everything I own! And I don’t have any off- season clothes stored away! The only clothes I have elsewhere are my fancy dresses in the basement closet. I’m ok with that!

I even Konmari folded the clothes in my drawers!

Brian’s first statement was “yeah that’ll be like that for a day.” But I’m like, “no way! Do you understand how happy this makes me?”

I can’t wait to cart out the bags of donations and the empty bins and start on the next category: books!

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5 thoughts on “Konmari (kind of): Clothing

  1. Wow! This is great! I moved out of state going on three years ago and did a big “go through and discard” then. But I moved from a four floor house to two rooms with kitchen (not even an eat in one) and bath. I still have many boxes, but some are heirlooms and other family items that my kids have to decide on. I could definitely use one more bedroom. I share a mother/daughter house with my daughter and her husband. Ginnie Miller

    (In case you are wondering, I am a church friend of Dot Mikus. I have so enjoyed watching your family growing up) quadsmakeseven posted: “Ok so I scheduled a babysitter for the afternoon today now that our California Closet is complete and the master floors are in! After reading The Life- Changing Magic of Tidying Up, I was dying to get going! I’m realistic about the amount of clothin”

  2. You are hired! Love your closet, Gives me incentive. Love to everyone. We are heading to my nephew Jonathan’s wedding and then to Florida. Hope to get to see you soon.

    Sent from my iPad

  3. Looks beautiful! Makes me want to clean and purge in my closet….been keeping too many things that I’ll never wear. I love the floor you picked! I know I’ve seen something you put into your boots so they stand upright.

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