Tidying

I’ve been reading about the phenomenon that is Marie Kondo, a Japanese tidying expert.  She has taken the world by storm from all accounts on the internet.  I have been trying to simplify my belongings for months but I keep buying more stuff.  At the moment I am housebound and cannot drive, so this has given me the time to sort some drawers.

The first one I tackled was my tea towel, kitchen towel and bib drawer. Unfortunately, I didn’t take a before picture, but it was semi tidy and everything stacked on top of each other, which meant that I tended to use the top towels over and over again.  Here is the ‘after’

 

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The Kondo method loves rolling items.  The little dribble bibs didn’t roll too well so they stayed flat.

My next drawer was my undie/sock one.  I did take a picture of the stuff in it but not in situ, on the bed after I had emptied it.  Here is the ‘before’

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Here is the ‘after’

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I threw out a fair few things as well.  The Kondo method says you have to thank the item for their service before throwing them out.  I didn’t go that far, I just chucked.  She also recommends using boxes within drawers.  I had a couple of empty shoe boxes that I used. It does feel really good and I can’t stop opening the two drawers and having a look!  The next one is the t shirt drawer.

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