KonMari Purge Method – My Dresser Purge
Yeah, it looks all pretty and pristine on the outside…but just wait until you see what is lurking inside!
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 Dresser Purge!
So I decided to begin my journey to “happiness” and my new “lifestyle” by tackling my dresser! 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 underwear, socks, bras, swimwear, lounge wear and pajamas. And, all I can say is BOY I am glad I did it this way!
It took me over 4 hours to complete this project (and I didn’t dilly dally either!) 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
Ok, so I dragged everything out of my dresser and put it on my bed. As soon as I did the cats came out to “play in the laundry” as they usually do. It is quite shocking to think that this all came out of one dresser, lol!
After 3 hours on the project everything is sorted! The DISCARD pile is on the LEFT and the KEEP pile is on the RIGHT.
Here is DRAWER by DRAWER showing the before and after!
UNDERWEAR Before + After
BRA Drawer Before + After
SOCK Drawer Before + After (turned into Sock + Bathing Suit drawer)
PJ + Lounge Wear Drawer #1 Before + After
PJ + Lounge Wear Drawer #2 Before + After
WOW…this I feel went very well! Please watch the video below for full comments but I can say that my dresser drawers have NEVER looked better! I even got the surprise of having an EMPTY drawer which I think I will use to store my exercise clothes when I get to that category.
Total Items: 430
Total Keep: 198
Total Discard: 232
So that means I got rid of 54% of my STUFF!!
To further break it down, here are the numbers by category…
Underwear – Total = 208, Keep = 100, Discard = 108
Bras – Total = 43, Keep = 21, Discard = 22
Socks (pairs) – Total = 71, Keep = 31, Discard = 40
PJ/Lounge Wear TOPS – Total = 46, Keep = 20, Discard = 26
PJ/Lounge Wear BOTTOMS – Total = 44, Keep = 17, Discard = 27
Swimwear/Cover-ups – Total = 18, Keep = 9, Discard = 9
Could I get rid of a few more underwear and lounge wear! YES, I am sure…but at a minimum I will from now on do a one-in one-out method so it never gets that bad again. And, NO, I had no idea I had that many underwear, LOL!!!
I can’t wait to dive into my closets but I am EXTRA scared about doing those as I LOVE clothes! Check in next week to see my progress on my closets!
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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I am very happy with the KonMari Method so far! Stay tuned to see my next KonMari PURGE!
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KonMari Method Book “The Life-changing Magic of Tidying Up” here: http://amzn.to/1a1BJCr
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Shirt – A crappy shirt I will be purging from Kohl’s, lol!
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