I first heard about KonMari (there’s a book and a lot of people have written lots of blogs about using the techniques) on the instagram of a popular babywearing educator. I was intrigued but not enough to go look it up. Now that I am working on preparing for this eventual living in a RV thing, it keeps showing up. At first, I was afraid about getting rid of so much stuff, but now I am excited.
Today, I went through all of my clothes. I started by pulling them out of the closet and the two boxes I had been dragging around of things I don’t wear.
I went through each item carefully, putting what I didn’t want in the laundry basket. I folded my socks, underpants, and bras as I went and made stacks by category. I ended up with two boxes and a garbage bag worth of clothes to get rid of.
Then, with the help of my trusty toddler, I managed to get it all organized and put away without either of us getting hurt. I can’t follow the method exactly because I do not have drawers and am not going to buy storage containers until I have a RV to put them into.
I still think I have more clothing than I need, but it feels much less cluttered. I can actually see the sweaters I like! I think I will be able to get a few t-shirts in the summer because I don’t really love what I have. After I took this picture, I added a few pairs of pants from a pile I needed to try on. I also need to try on a bunch of bras to see what fits now that I am no longer breastfeeding. I did a little bit of color organizing but wasn’t quite ready to let go of how I have hung my shirts for the last 10 years.
Tomorrow, I will pull the boxes of baby clothes out of the basement and really go through them…