KonMari Style of Clothes Folding

One of the best ways to declutter your home is to fold your clothes properly. It will help you in always keeping your drawers declutter and well organized. The KonMari method of folding clothes is considered as the best as it allows you to search for your pants and shirts without messing up an entire lot of clothes. In this write up you will know about the methods of folding different types of clothes in Marie Kondo style including Marie Kondo folding shirts, Marie Kondo folding sweaters, Konmari folding pants, etc.

 

Who is Marie Kondo?

Marie Kondo is a Japanese tidying up expert and the writer of The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing' a bestseller book. The strict approach of Marie Kondo has helped people tidying up their homes with minimum efforts.

 

Benefits of folding clothes in KonMari style

The KonMari Fold
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Before discussing how to fold different types of clothes in KonMari style you must know its benefits.

  • You can easily declutter your drawers and closets.
  • You can pare down your clothes in your closets and drawers so that you can easily choose to wear them whenever required.
  • You can get dressed quickly in the morning when your clothes are well organized in your closet or drawers
  • You can get a lot of space for adjusting other things if your clothes are neatly organized in your closet. 

 

Method of file folding clothes

Marie Kondo has introduced a file folding method to fold as many clothes as you want. By following the KonMari method of folding clothes you can easily organize your clothes in a very limited space as compared to the space required to hang them. In this method, all types of clothes are folded in a small rectangular shape, regardless of their size and shape, so that they can stand individually. 

 

Using the KonMari method to fold different types of clothes

 

KonMari method to fold shirts

KonMari T-Shirt Fold
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While using the method of Marie Kondo folding shirts you will have to follow the following steps:

  • To start with folding a shirt you should lay it flat with its front side up
  • Now fold one of its sides towards the center of the shirt
  • Now fold its sleeve backward
  • Now fold the shirt's other side toward its center and stop a little before the center
  • Now folds the sleeve of this side back
  • Now fold the top part of the shirt toward its bottom but no up to the edge of the bottom
  • Now fold the folded sided of the shirt towards its bottom again
  • Now fold the shirt again on its leftover bottom edge to give it a rectangular shape like a file.

Your shirt is ready to stand upright. 

 

KonMari method to fold a full-sleeved shirt

KonMari Long-Sleeved T-Shirt Fold
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  • To start folding your shirt with full-length sleeves you should lay it flat with its front upward
  • Now fold one of its sides across to the center of the shirt and lay its sleeve flat
  • Now fold the sleeve on the shirt's folded part and lay it flat
  • Now fold the sleeve again on the shirt along its folded part
  • Now fold short's other side across its center but stop a bit before reaching its center and lay its sleeve flat
  • Now fold the second sleeve back on the folded part of the shirt and lay it flat
  • Now fold this sleeve again flat on the shirt along its folded rectangular part
  • Now fold the shirt from its top to meet its bottom but stop somewhat before reaching its bottom edge
  • Now fold the folded part of the shirt again towards its bottom but stop where you have already stopped its first fold
  • Now fold the remaining part of the shirt over it to give it a file like a rectangular shape

Your shirt is ready to stand upright.

 

KonMari method to fold sweaters

KonMari Thin Sweater Fold
Image source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IjkmqbJTLBM

Marie Kondo folding sweater method is just like folding a full-sleeved shirt.

  • To start with folding your sweater you should lay it flat with its front upward and sleeves spread on its sides
  • Now fold one of its sides to its center and spread the sleeve across and lay it flat
  • Now fold the sleeve back on the folded part of the sweater and lay it flat
  • Now fold the sleeve flat along the folded part of the sweater
  • Now fold the other part of the sweater towards its center but stop a bit before its center and sleeve flat on the other side
  • Now fold the sleeve back on its folded side and lay it flat
  • Fold the sleeve flat on the folded part of its side
  • Now fold the top of the rectangular shape of the sweater towards its bottom but stop a bit before its bottom edge
  • Now fold the folded top of the sweater again toward its bottom edge where you have left it earlier
  • Now fold the bottom edge over the folded sweater to give it a rectangular shape like a file

Your sweater is ready to stand upright.

 

KonMari method to fold pants

KonMari Pants Fold
Image source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IjkmqbJTLBM
  • Marie Kondo folding pants method starts with laying out the pants flat with their front upwards
  • Now fold the pants half in their width to stack one leg over the other
  • Now fold the seat of the pants over its legs if it sticks out
  • Now fold the pants from its ankles to its waistband but stop a bit before reaching the waistband
  • Now fold the folded part of the pants again toward their waist
  • Now fold the leftover part of the pants towards their waistband on the folded pants to give it a small file like the rectangular shape.

Your pants are ready to stand upright 

 

Similarly, you can use the KonMari method introduced by Marie Kondo to fold other types of clothes in your closets and drawers including shorts, camisoles, T-shirts, socks, underwear, and bras. It will help in organizing your closets and drawers more efficiently. It will help you in making enough space in your drawers and closets to adjust various other things in them along with improving their looks.

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