Ken & Tess

‘Tidying Up With Marie Kondo” On Netflix Is Changing The Way I’m Folding Clothes

Tess's Drawers

I recently discovered the Netflix series “Tidying Up with Marie Kondo” and my drawers will never be the same.

My sister-in-law turned me on to this show, then, after hearing more and more buzz about it – and hearing that it was “changing lives” –  I HAD to check it out.  So I  logged in to Netflix, signed up, watched one episode, “Tidying with Toddlers,” and it was AWESOME!

I watched it and realized that there was a better way for me to encourage my 5-year old to help put things (clothes) away.  Although I didn’t EXACTLY “play by the rules,” I started with one drawer in my bedroom, emptied on my bed, and went to town.  I MASTERED the folding method Marie taught and although I admit it may now take a little longer to fold my clothes, I will now have LESS CLOTHES TO FOLD!

I “thanked” about 10 colored shirts for “their service,” and placed them in a TO DONATE stack.  I then started on a second drawer and realized I do not need 25 white cotton tees to wear under my 10,000 hoodies.  Bye bye to most of those!  Although I cannot say that all the shirts I kept “sparked joy” when I picked them up for consideration, the ones I kept were for a reason.  Mostly personal.

SO, just my two-cents on “Tidying Up with Marie Kondo”… I am looking forward to cleaning up my family’s space.  After I get through the clothing, it’ll be on to the kitchen then the dreaded home office.  THAT room will be the death of me if I don’t do something about it.  Stay tuned… it may be a while, but if I get to that office soon, there MAY be some “Before & After” pictures.  In the mean time, CHECK OUT MY DRAWERS!!!!  Well, ONE anyway.  SOME things are sacred!  Peace out… off to “spark some joy!”