The Art of Keeping Your Barre Clothes Tidy

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 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.

Lord knows we all need a little workout drawer organizational help - or at least more space to stuff our new leggings from accidentally forgetting to skip the month on  .  Make sure to go thru all of your workout drawers at one time and urge from all of them.

Lord knows we all need a little workout drawer organizational help - or at least more space to stuff our new leggings from accidentally forgetting to skip the month on . Make sure to go thru all of your workout drawers at one time and urge from all of them.

STEP 2 HOW TO FOLD KONDO STYLE

Learn how to fold, because you’ve been doing it wrong this whooole time. 

BARRE TOPS:

☑️ 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.

how to fold a barre tank top

☑️ 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.

Fold in the first side

Fold in the first side

Fold in the other side.

Fold in the other side.

☑️ From here, fold the shirt lengthwise in thirds, pressing smooth

Fold the bottom third up and press smooth

Fold the bottom third up and press smooth

Fold down the top third and press smooth.

Fold down the top third and press 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!

A perfectly folded, Kondo style workout top 💕

A perfectly folded, Kondo style workout top 💕

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?

LEGGINGS

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.

how to fold leggings Marie Kondo style

☑️ Fold leggings in half lengthwise.

organize your leggings drawers

☑️ Fold the bottom up to the top (ankles to waist) and press smooth

How to fold your barre workout clothes

☑️ Fold into thirds, bringing up the bottom third up first.

Marie Kondo your leggings

☑️ Fold over the top third so you have a little perfect rectangle. Now you're ready to stack into your drawers! 

Spring clean your leggings with Marie Kondo folding

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.

You can Kondo all the things - bras, GB tees and tanks, and leggings

You can Kondo all the things - bras, GB tees and tanks, and leggings

 
 
 

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