KonMari Method – My Hanging Clothes Purge!
Do you struggle with storage, organization and simply having “too much” STUFF?! Me too!!
Well I think the answer to our problems has arrived…
I’m excited to share a look at the KonMari Purge Method – My Dresser Purge with you! If you’re not familiar, the book “The Life-changing Magic of Tidying Up” is the #1 New York Times best-selling guide to decluttering your home from Japanese cleaning consultant Marie Kondo takes readers step-by-step through her revolutionary KonMari Method for simplifying, organizing, and storing.
This is a NEW series I am doing on my own “Personal Purge” of my clothing, accessories, jewelry, books, etc… and my plan is to post at least one video/blog post per week on my progress. I hope you try out this method and share YOUR progress with me!! We can DO THIS!! So check back each week and see how I am doing!
Snag your copy of the KonMari Method Book “The Life-changing Magic of Tidying Up” here: http://amzn.to/1a1BJCr
The Amazon Description of the book:
“Japanese cleaning consultant Marie Kondo takes tidying to a whole new level, promising that if you properly simplify and organize your home once, you’ll never have to do it again. Most methods advocate a room-by-room or little-by-little approach, which doom you to pick away at your piles of stuff forever. The KonMari Method, with its revolutionary category-by-category system, leads to lasting results. In fact, none of Kondo’s clients have lapsed (and she still has a three-month waiting list).
With detailed guidance for determining which items in your house “spark joy” (and which don’t), this international bestseller featuring Tokyo’s newest lifestyle phenomenon will help you clear your clutter and enjoy the unique magic of a tidy home—and the calm, motivated mindset it can inspire.”
A little about the author:
“Marie “KonMari” Kondo runs an acclaimed consulting business in Tokyo helping clients transform their cluttered homes into spaces of serenity and inspiration. With a three-month waiting list, her KonMari Method of decluttering and organizing has become an international phenomenon. The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up is a best seller in Japan, Germany, and the UK, with more than two million copies sold worldwide, and has been turned into a television drama for Japanese TV. She has been featured on more than thirty major Japanese television and radio programs and in the Sunday Times, Red magazine, You magazine, the New York Times, USA Today, NPR’s Here & Now, Slate, Family Circle, and the London Times, who has deemed her “Japan’s preeminent guru of tidiness, a warrior princess in the war on clutter.””
Please see my blog post titled “KonMari Method – Introduction” for more on her method: http://trendingtami.com/2015/04/konmariepurgeintro/
My Hanging Clothes Purge!
So I am continuing my journey to “happiness” and my new “lifestyle” by tackling my BIGGEST and most DIFFICULT purge yet, HANGING Clothes! In Marie Kondo’s book she says you should complete one CATEGORY all at once, so ideally I should have done my dresser, two closets, and brought up my coats and accessories. But, I think Ms. Kondo didn’t know just how much STUFF I have, lol!
I did see her state in a blog that if doing one big category all at once seemed overwhelming you could create sub-categories and work on it that way. So that is what I did. I purged my Hanging Clothes from my TWO closets in this purge.
It took me about 7 hours on the first day and then about 2 1/2 hours the next day to complete this project so I feel that this sub-categorization is the best way for me to complete my clothing since it is such a HUGE category for me.
The BEFORE + AFTERS
Here are a few pics of my two closets before I pulled everything out!
I pulled out all of my Hanging Clothes from my two closets and here is my HUGE pile to sort! Of course my cats had to get in on the action.
My Husky Halo decided to help too, once there was some room on the bed…
After about 9 hours of sorting (and trying on many items – I don’t think I was supposed to do that), here is my DISCARD pile and DISCARD rack of brand new clothes I am going to sell! How in the world did I end up with so many brand new clothes I wasn’t wearing?? Perhaps I now see I am a SHOPAHOLIC?!
And, here is the final KEEP pile! As you can see I PURGED a lot! Cats still helping…
This is how everything looked put back in closet #1! On the left side of the first pic is all of my dresses, skirts and a few bathrobes right by the wall. In the second pic I have capris and leggings and my Golden Tote clothing on the top rack and short sleeve shirts, long sleeve shirts and then cardigans on the bottom rack.
Here is everything put back in closet #2 – note that I still have to PURGE purses in this closet and organize my shoes! I have all of my dress pants and jackets on the top left rack, all of my dressier tops and a few sweat suits on the lower left rack, and on the right rack are all my vests and coats (so happy to have my coats out of the basement)!
WOW…this I feel went very well! Please watch the video below for full comments but I am really feeling this KonMari Method is working! I never thought I could get rid of so many Hanging Clothes!
Total Items: 531 !!!!
Total Keep: 228
Total Discard: 273
So that means I got rid of 51% of my STUFF!!
To further break it down, here are the numbers by category…
Vests – Total = 9, Keep = 7, Discard = 2
Blazers – Total = 18, Keep = 11, Discard = 7
Dresses – Total = 47, Keep = 23, Discard = 24
Skirts – Total = 17, Keep = 5, Discard = 12
Capris/Leggings/Dress Pants – Total = 28, Keep = 20, Discard = 8
Sweaters/Cardigans – Total = 41, Keep = 23, Discard = 18
Tops (tanks, short sleeve, + long sleeve) – Total = 333…wtf?!, Keep = 157, Discard = 176
I am sure I could narrow these categories down even more but I think this is great for now AND I was able to donate 3 1/2 large garbage bags of clothing to the Salvation Army + I have an overflowing rack of brand new clothes to SELL!
Next purge will be my Purses, Totes, + Wallets! Keep checking back to see my progress on my purges!
Check out my coordinating video where I speak about the KonMari Method and my own personal struggle with all my STUFF! Be sure to listen for “Tami’s Secret” which will give you EXTRA entries into the giveaway!
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