Wow. Did I really write/say that? Yep. Totally did. Read on dear friend, read on.
So I recently (like 5 days ago) got unlimited internet access which is HUGE. As in, saving $75/month and no more overage HUGE. I am ecstatic.
To celebrate I am taking an online course that I signed up for (after probably having one too many glasses of wine) about minimalism for families. Now, I am into simplicity and thriftiness and making things easy but I am not a full fledged minimalist. This is one of the things that my time away confirmed for me. (I suppose I need to update the description of this blog… ) Anyway, being thrifty, I didn’t want to waste my (wine soaked) money and decided to watch the course I bought. In the part about clothing it links to a YouTube video on how to fold your clothes using the KonMari method. Watch it here if you like:How to fold the KonMari way. It’s got nice music and no one talking to you. I like that.
But then. I noticed there are about a zillion videos that actually show Ms. Kondo explaining her method and I watched one. And then like 10 of them. All I can say is, just watch the one with the music if you want a unique and efficient, if obsessive, way to fold your clothes. Don’t bother with the weirdness of “feeling” and “loving” your clothing. Don’t be “showing affection” to them either. Because if it is not a criminal offense, it is at least a psychological one that requires medication. IT’S WEIRD.
There is one video of Ms Kondo on Ellen that is entertaining and worth a watch for a quick laugh. HERE. But I recommend watching THIS one instead. Because, QUADRUPLETS. And this woman‘s nervous laugh is funny. And folding clothing is not.
Listen people, your stuff is your stuff. Most of us have excessive stuff that could probably benefit someone else in need. Maybe give some away. Or a lot. We are ALLOWED to like our stuff, even have stuff that we *think* makes us happy (actually stuff never does, but whatever, keep thinking that), however, fondling your stuff and showing it affection is awkward at best and psychological at its worst. We have enough anxiety and worry over what we are doing wrong. Folding your clothes shouldn’t be one of them. Throw your socks in the drawer. Go wild and fold over the tops, ruining them forever. Lay your clothes flat or mash them into a ball. Whatever floats your boat. Hang onto that concert tee just because your first ex boyfriend wore it and you think you can still smell him. Or that picture you made when you were two. Sure that black blob is “art.” Just please don’t be having a romantic relationship with it. Or, if you do, just unfriend me ok? I won’t say a word…
Good luck with your closet.
(In case you are wondering, I fold my skivvies and color code them in the drawer. Same with my camisoles that are rolled up and placed black in the front row, colors in the back. 2 drawers for socks, one for work and one for just being warm (I DO fold over the tops all psychotic like). My clothes are hung from longest to shortest by type-tanks, tee’s, long sleeve, jackets, dresses. I lay out my clothes every night for the next day, even on the weekend. And usually I have outfits chosen for a week in advance. Because THAT’S not crazy at all…)