Another strategy is to not own more clothes than your drawers can hold.
What about tshirts on a shelf. There is no way to easily get to the anything but the one on top. Any neatness gurus got some good ideas?
That second video on how to fold a t-shirt is fine, if you’ve got all day to fold t-shirts. I don’t. I came across this video about 12 years ago, and have been folding my short-sleeve t-shirts this way (except with one extra fold) ever since. Once you really get the hang of it, you can literally (and I literally mean literally) fold a laid-out t-shirt in 3 seconds.
If you have a lot of t-shirts stored in a drawer vertically, won’t pulling one out also pull out (or at least half-pull out) the two shirts on either side of it?
Also, this doesn’t have much use for me because unless it’s a special occasion, I just pull the top shirt off the pile.
You can go to hell, sir. You can go straight to hell and not pass “Go” and not collect 200 t-shirts.
Well, my wife “doesn’t work” and stays at home with the three kids. This sound appropriate. I’ll suggest it to her, and see how she responds!
UPDATE: [nursing a black eye] She took that rather well, all things considered.
Clean laundry goes on the bottom, so I can always take from the top. A big help when the room is dark and you’re trying not to wake the sleeping baby. Not much help with color combinations, though.
If you were curious about that KonMarie book, I bought and read it so you don’t have to. Ready? Here is the content of the entire book: get rid of most of your stuff and then the stuff that remains will stay neat. Maybe it could have been fluffed out to an article in a magazine. But reading the book was like reading the same sentence slightly rephrased several hundred times. It was pretty cool seeing her fold the T-shirt though.
Exactly. Pick up the pile, put the clean shirts underneath. That way all shirts get worn, eventually. And since I only ever wear jeans, no need to worry about colour combinations.
I love the sincere conviction in many of these how-to videos. Amaze your friends and change your life with these simple techniques! Come to our seminar! I saw this one this morning, and really feel like I know too much about coat-hangers at this point.
So was this segment fimed in a “How to Be a Good Baby-voiced Housewife” class?
That was actually quite informative! And I wasn’t even mad about the auto-play commercial first, since it was so cute.
Color combinations are easy. Techie t-shirts are almost all black, which goes with everything. Hippie t-shirts are tie-died, which goes with everything. Most of the other shirts also go ok with blue or black jeans.
Ah, but: sweaters.
Yeah, that’s the way you do it. KonMarie’s method is wrong in every direction. Takes too long. And also puts the front of the t-shirt on the inside, where it’s more likely to get wrinkled, and also prevents easy identification of which t-shirt it is without unfolding it.
Vertical storage is a fine idea, but Art’s got a better folding school here.
Thanks for posting this. I didn’t use this particular technique, but since you had posted it, this weekend when I was organizing my drawers I remembered that they have all these videos showing how to cleverly fold things. I decided to look up a technique for folding panties, and I discovered that the technique can be used for any kind of clothing. I folded everything in my drawer - sweaters, slippery tech clothing, shirts,panties - everything except pants - using this method. I ended up with a bunch of lumps and I love it. I’ve never been able to truly organize my exercise clothing. And big items like sweaters always seem to overtake the drawer. But now I have these sturdy little lumps that are clearly defined even for the things that like to lose their fold, and I don’t have to stack them any special way.
Here’s the technique: For shirts, skirts, and sweaters it works best to start with the bottom (wider) end. Sometimes I have to play around with the width of the three folds depending on the size of the garment.
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