Vertical Folding

 

 

IMG_4526I recently finished the book by Marie Kondo, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up.  In her book she advocated vertical stacking of all clothes.  Meaning not to lay your folded clothes on top of one another but vertically so you can see everything.  Wasn’t sure if this would work for me, but I spent some time this past weekend taking my drawers and shelves in my closet and lining up my clothes vertically.  I have to say, it looked good and really made you see everything you had.  It did not take up more space but rather gave me more room.

IMG_4525I used bookends to tighten everything up and create division.  I set to work on my dresser next.

IMG_4524Everything lined up neatly and when you open the drawer, you see everything inside.  Really impressed with new/old organization tool.  I’ll see how maintaining it goes and if the system stays in place.  I’m a big fan of function.  Sometimes organization can look pretty, but doesn’t work.  Stacking boxes come to mind.  They are nice to look at but so impractical.

Spring break is approaching and my next project is to organize my girls’ room.  We were recently looking at old photos and my youngest pointed out her bedroom in the background.  She was amazed at how neat and organized the room was.  I told her that when she was little, I used to clean her room for her.  I could tell she was wishing that were still so.  She’s off to Disney World with a friend for a couple of days and I plan to surprise her with a completely re-organized room.  She’s in middle school now so not sure how long it will last.

Happy organizing.

Rachel

 

 

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