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The best way to fold clothes.

The best way to fold clothes

The best way to fold clothes and organize your closet will save your time and money. When you can find what you are looking for you save time in the morning getting dressed. When your closes are organized you save money. You will be able to see clearly all the clothes you have and decide on what works and what you do not need.

Organizing a closet is easy if you could put aside two hours to do this. In the end we donated several large bags of clothes, which always feels nice.  And it feels amazing to walk into a perfectly organized closet every morning 

To be honest I just did this manly because the floor of my closet was dirty. When I took all the shoes out to clean I could not stop organizing.


How long should you keep your clothes?

My theory has always been to get rid of anything you have not worn in two years. Most likely if you did not wear it in two years you are not going to wear it.

Matching hangers look great. I never was able to do this.

Finally, develop a system for keeping your closet clean and organized! Commit to folding and re-hanging your clothes every single day. And when you buy something new, take the time to evaluate whether there is something you can get rid of before placing the new item in your closet. The one-in-one-out rule is a great one to follow!

MARIE KONDO’S FOLDING TECHNIQUE Is the best in the world. Follow these tips to fold your clothes and you will love opening your drawers and closets.



While studying this video you will learn the best way to fold clothes

What you should get rid of in your closet

Quality over quantity is the goal. Of course if it does not fit or has a stain or hole out it goes no matter what. 

Knowing the different steps to folding clothes neatly makes keeping clothes wrinkle-free. It also makes keeping your drawers and shelves neatly organized.

Think about what your closet currently looks like. 

Is it over packed with sweaters, jeans, scarves, and handbags? 

Are there piles of shoes and clothes stacked up on the floor? 

It may even be filled with items that don’t belong, like books, DVDs or old toys for your childhood! 

Now think about how long it takes to pick out something to wear.

I know how hard it is to get rid of stuff but does this stuff give you joy? When purging, ask yourself, “Could someone else use this?” Knowing that I am donating my stuff always makes me feel better.

The Benefits of Marie Kondos's Folding Techniques

The best way to fold clothes is a learned skill.

When you get around to organizing and cleaning your closet there are some important  things to decide on. First, you will want to think about the amount of space you have. Secondly, you will need to decide how much clothing you are keeping. At this point, you can decide what to hang and what to fold. You’ll be amazed at how little space clothing takes up once it’s folded the KonMari way!


Mastering the Art of Organization: Tips and Tricks by Marie Kondo

There are a few basic principles behind the Marie Kondo Folding Method. Try storing your clothes vertically. When we fold our clothes and stack them in a pile, it can be very difficult to get to an item at the bottom of the pile. By folding and storing clothing vertically, it will stay more organized. Consequently, it is easier to retrieve the item you want to wear. As a bonus, items folded like this also have fewer wrinkles! Basically you want to start by folding the item into some sort of rectangle. Fold in any straps or places where the item is irregular. Once you have it in a rectangular shape, you are then going to fold it into thirds. Fold one end in, and then the other. Watch the video above to see how common items are folded and you will get the idea. 

Should you hang or fold jeans.

The amount of drawer space and vertical hanging space in your closet will influence your decision. I have tried many ways and they always look the best folded on a hanger or hung from a pant hanger. There’s no such thing as wrinkle-proof jeans. Jeans can develop wrinkles just like all garments
Folding your jeans, of course, will result in creases. Assuming you leave your jeans folded on a shelf for multiple consecutive days, they may develop wrinkles. By storing them on a clothes hanger, your jeans will be less likely to develop wrinkles. When stored on a clothes hanger, you can see all of your jeans displayed neatly in your closet.For example, you won’t be able to distinguish between bootcut and skinny jeans if they are folded.

With that said, you don’t have to use a single storage method. You can store some of your jeans by folding them, and you can store other jeans by placing them on a clothes hanger.


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Benefits of Using Baskets for Bedroom Organization

  1. Containment: Baskets provide a designated space for storing items, allowing you to group similar things together. 

  2. Easy Access: Baskets make it convenient to access your belongings. You can simply reach into the basket and retrieve what you need without rummaging through piles or digging into drawers. 

  3. Versatility:  They can be used for storing clothes, accessories, books, electronics, blankets, and more. With the right basket, you can customize storage solutions to fit your specific needs.

  4. Portability: Baskets are portable and allow you to carry items easily from one area to another. 

  5. Aesthetics: Baskets can add a decorative touch to your bedroom while keeping things organized.

Why you should not use baskets in the bedroom

  1. Visibility: While baskets can help contain items, they can also limit visibility. If you need to quickly locate an item a more open and visible solution, may be more suitable.
  2. Size and Space: Oversized baskets may take up too much space and end up filling up with stuff you never use. On the other hand, small baskets may not hold enough items and end up taking up valuable space in your closet. 
  3.  Baskets can become a dumping ground for miscellaneous items that you never use. Establish a system to categorize items within each basket and regularly review and declutter them to maintain organization.
  4. Over-Reliance: It’s important to assess whether you genuinely need the items you’re storing in the baskets or if some can be discarded or donated.

The best way to fold clothes and organize your closet is simpler than you thought.

How to fold sheets the easy way

After straightening the edges, insert your right hand in the corner and then fold the side down to create a rectangle. Lay the sheet down with the folded edges facing up. Fold the fitted sheet into thirds lengthwise, and then fold into a square.

Assess all the Storage Space in your bedroom.

the best way to fold clothes

The best way to fold clothes

Any organizing system requires trying it out to see if it needs adjustments.

  • Determine what makes sense for each drawer or shelf. Make sure you organize under your bed also. There are some nice wooden drawers to buy with wheels that work great and look nice too. You can store not only shoes but sheets, towels and blankets under your bed.
  • Decide how you want the clothes to fit in the drawer or space.
    • How vertically deep is the drawer or space? This impacts how you fold it.
    • Will you line up your clothing across the drawer or from front to back? This may impact how you fold the clothes.
  • Try folding the item to see if it will fit neatly.
  • Make adjustments to how you fold the item if needed.



The best way to fold clothes is easy peazy once you practice

Why it is important to declutter the whole bedroom while you are organizing your closet.

Decluttering the entire bedroom, including the closet, is important for several reasons when organizing your living space. 

  1. Efficiency: By removing excess items and creating a sense of order, you can efficiently organize your closet. I find I could easily access my belongings, find what I need, and make decisions about what to keep and what to discard.

  2. Visual Appeal: A cluttered bedroom can create visual chaos and make it difficult to focus on organizing a specific area like the closet. When I tidy up the entire space first I can create a more visually appealing environment that makes me feel calm and relaxed. 

  3. Space Optimization: Decluttering the entire bedroom helps you evaluate the available space and make better use of it. Sometimes, I find items that belong in the closet don’t even belong there. 

  4. Decision-Making: When decluttering the entire bedroom, you will notice it forces you to make decisions about each item and evaluate its usefulness. This process helps me develop a  mindset toward my possessions and makes it easier to decide what should stay in the closet and what should be removed. 

  5. Maintenance and Longevity: Organizing your closet is not a one-time task but an ongoing process.  When everything has its place, it becomes easier to keep the bedroom and closet tidy over time. The decluttering process also encourages you to be mindful of new items that enter the bedroom. 

Cleaning up the bedroom and closet truly brings me happiness. Write to me and let me know if it bought you joy when you have finished the task. 

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