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How-To: Marie Kondo Folding
By Samantha Mulder, Buffalo Exchange Manhattan, and Seven Clark, Buffalo Exchange San Diego (Hillcrest)
Folding the Kon-Mari Way
Since its release, Marie Kondo’s The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up has taken the world by storm with its useful tips and tricks for cleaning out your closet and getting organized, a method which she refers to as “Kon-Mari”. For us, one of the greatest takeaways from the book was Marie Kondo’s folding method. This allows you to see everything you own at a glance, ensuring that each item has a chance to make it into your weekly rotations.
Behind Marie Kondo’s folding method is an origami-like precision. Each garment gets folded up into a neat little rectangular package that makes for a Tetris like fit. If you’ve never folded origami, not to worry: check out this handy visual guide for folding everything from socks and underwear to jeans and sweaters.
DIY Storage Solutions
If you still need a little extra space, why not hang your clothing from the ceiling? These DIY storage baskets are fantastic for storing denim in plain sight but out of the way. You can probably find everything you’ll need at your local hardware store.
2 attachment hooks
Crates or baskets
Sturdy ceiling hook
Use the zip ties to link your baskets or crates together. Make sure to pull tight. The larger zip ties are easier to use and you can cut away any excess afterward. Once you’ve completed this, weave the chain through to link the baskets, place attachment hooks on the ends of your chain to secure the chain to the baskets, then hang from your ceiling hook. You’re done! Now, roll up your denim (an excellent way to keep it wrinkle free) or use your Marie Kondo folding technique and place everything inside your new storage unit.