TIP | FOR WARDROBES THAT DON’T MAL­FUNC­TION

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For cup­boards the start­ing point of the KonMari method is tackling items by cat­e­gory and not by lo­ca­tion.

The first cat­e­gory to tackle is clothes. This can be fur­ther sim­pli­fied into items like dresses, tops, shoes, and so on. By clas­si­fy­ing every­thing to­gether, you can see how much stuff you re­ally have. It is im­por­tant to de­cide what you want to keep in your life. If you fo­cus on what to throw away, you will lose sight of the real pur­pose of tidy­ing. The best cri­te­rion for choos­ing what to keep is to see if it sparks joy when you touch it. Do­ing your ‘joy check’ is the most ac­cu­rate way to fig­ure out of what you should keep.

Next step is ap­ply­ing the unique KonMari way of fold­ing to each of your clothes (left). Ap­proach fold­ing like origami; make a rec­tan­gle and the item stand on its own. Ver­ti­cally folded gar­ments stand up un­aided and en­sure you’re able to see each and every thing in your drawer with­out hav­ing to lift a fin­ger. You can use shoe boxes to divide up your draw­ers/shelves into man­age­able sec­tions.

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