You may have heard of Marie Kondo; the Japanese Guru who’s inspiring people all over the world to live minimally and organize every single thing in their possession. Gonna be frank with you, I heard about Kondo method through some sorority sisters in college and swore her off when I heard something about “putting love through your palms as you fold your clothes” or something like that 🤔. Instead, I decided to keep every single birthday card since my seventh grade birthday party. Don’t call Hoarders yet. 😜
Today, I’m here to swear off my previous swearing off of Marie Kondo's innovative method because I need it, and you need it; we all need Marie; for the athletic wear drawer. Yes, the drawer that you are currently trying to stuff 15 pairs of leggings, 20 tanks, and five million free shirts in. I know I can’t be the only one here. So let’s go over Marie Kondo’s method– barre style via Lacey.
STEP 1 PURGE
Marie Kondo says if you touch it and it doesn’t bring you joy, get rid of it. I.e., anything that is a gift that you don’t like, things that have never been worn, things that give you a bad feeling about how you appear in them, etc. GET. RID. OF. IT.
STEP 2 HOW TO FOLD KONDO STYLE
Learn how to fold, because you’ve been doing it wrong this whooole time.
☑️ If you’re folding a GB tank or shirt, lay it front side up, and spread it out with your palms. This is where you communicate with your affection to your object through your palms. If you have no affection left, just flatten out the shirt with your palms.
☑️ Then, fold each side in to about the neckline and fold the sleeves (if it has them) as one to lay over the crease, and smooth out the shirt.
☑️ From here, fold the shirt lengthwise in thirds, pressing smooth
☑️ Then fold in half and press flat. Making sure that everything is nice and compressed, the shirt should be able to stand on its own. Magic!
You should be able fold all of your shirts and have them stand in your drawer. This also helps when you have a specific shirt that you want to wear but can’t find it. Why are they always at the bottom of the drawer?
Same idea here, babes. Check out how to make your leggings into a tiny little free standing rectangle as well with these easy steps.
☑️ Lay the leggings facedown and smooth them out. These are some go Lacey's fave from Victoria's Secret.
☑️ Fold leggings in half lengthwise.
☑️ Fold the bottom up to the top (ankles to waist) and press smooth
☑️ Fold into thirds, bringing up the bottom third up first.
☑️ Fold over the top third so you have a little perfect rectangle. Now you're ready to stack into your drawers!
I don’t know about y’all, but I’m actually pretty stoked about organizing my drawer. It’ll be pretty tubular. I’m going to communicate extra love to my Cali shirts. But to be real, I’m going to communicate it to my shirt that I caught a game once; the only time I exhibited true athleticism.
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