Filing clothes: how to fold your clothes like Marie Kondo
Who knew that we've been folding clothes the wrong way our whole lives? If you haven't heard of Marie Kondo yet, you'll soon be hearing a lot more about her.
Her book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up has got people around the globe pulling all of their clothes out of their wardrobes and folding them in a brand new way: basically, filing their clothes.
Marie Kondo's technique, known as the KonMari method, involves, among other things, folding clothes in such a way that they can be put back in drawers vertically instead of horizontally. This way, when you open your drawer you can see everything at a glance. Brilliant!
There is much more to the KonMarie method than the folding technique, (including showing gratitude for your possessions). Her book shows how to organise and simplify your home and your mind, once and for all. She is a proponent of not simply tidying what you have but actually getting rid of things that do not 'spark joy' for you.
To file your clothes, you will need to fold them in a certain way. Below are the instructions for folding T-shirts, jeans and underwear so that each item can stand up on its side and then be placed that way in your drawers one after the other, like files in a filing cabinet.
Click on the links above for a printable version that you can stick up in your laundry or wherever you do your folding.