Tidying up With Marie Kondo: How I went from 3 fully stacked drawers to 2 neatly stacked ones

A few years ago I heard about Marie Kondo and her legendary way of tidying up, I must admit my ass was waaay to lazy to embark on that journey(also working full time will have you doing the bare minimum). Thanks to Netflix SA though I stumbled across her new show Tidying up with Marie Kondo and so has quite a few more people on my Facebook news feed and we are all obsessed.

Marie Kondo

So obviously I’m the most paranoid , hardest believer in conspiracy theories lol so there are a few things that are part of the process that I’m not really comfortable with and I skip those parts. Namely greeting the house(this is something Marie does say is mainly for her) and thanking the clothes – I thank God everyday for the blessing of life, clothing,shelter etc so I don’t find it necessary to thank each garment of clothes. She also mentions that you should only keep the clothes that spark joy, becausewe are not very materialistic \ superficial people we do not place that much importance on clothing, so we simply just took out the clothes that we no longer wanted or didn’t fit anymore.

The first step is too take out all your clothes and throw it all in one pile, start sorting it out what you want to keep and what you want to let go.

Marie Kondo Clothing PileFOLDING THE MARIE KONDO (KONMARI) WAY

From this point we sorted and started folding. Marie Kondo advises that we pick up each item and hold it to feel if it “Sparks Joy” as mentioned above, clothing doesn’t really spark joy for us but when I was done sorting, there was suma klomp sparks of joy lol. Joy filled me because I could donate some of the clothes to those who need it and joy for Zoë because she wants to start a business and in order to raise funds she has decided to take half of it and have a yard sale this Saturday.

First fold your clothing item to create a rectangle

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Then fold in half leaving a small gap at the top

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Fold in thirds

If your item can stand on it’s own, you have done it!

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Using this method to fold means you don’t have fold lines in your clothes, because you aren’t stacking the items on top of each other there is no pressure on the item and thus no fold lines :) You are also packing the clothes in a file drawer type of way ( I took it a step further and packed it according to colour) so when you open your drawer you can immediately see all your items,so no need to scratch everything out just to find yuor favourite top.

Below are some of the before and after pics

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I am inspired and so excited to be on this journey and excited to see how creative I can get lol, next up the pantry.

Have you heard of Marie Kondo and the KonMari Way before, let me know what you think in the comments below.

Peace and Love

Coco

Monkey Town: Monkeying around with the kids

About a week ago my sister (my kids are so lucky to have an awesome aunt like her) and I went  Monkey town in Somerset West with the kids, as a belated birthday present for Zoe.

MONKEY TOWN

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Take pics like a Pro Photog with the new Huawei P20 Pro

I know you guys have been waiting a while for this , but I has a few things to do or confirm before I did this post.The Huawei P20 pro has impressed me thoroughly and below I share all my favourite bits about it…Can you guess which feature I loved the most?

Huawei P20 pro midnight blue
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1 Pants 2 Looks:Looking stylish on a budget

I only get dressed when I go out. Since I have entered the journey of self employment getting dressed has literally been the last thing I worry about, when one of my friends popped in(I was wearing track pants and a tee) he reckoned, “dis n wonder jy het nie pajamas aan nie.” Lol the hustle is real and hardly has time for dressing up. Most days I finish all my work wearing PJ’s then go shower and get back into a fresh set of pjs lol. Continue reading “1 Pants 2 Looks:Looking stylish on a budget”

JHB:My First Aeroplane trip and stay at Jackals Creek Golf Estate

Last year December we hosted our first beauty expo in Johannesburg, (one of the many firsts’ I experienced on this trip.) This was the first time I booked accommodation in JHB for myself and also the first time in my whole 29 years and 8 months on this planet that I was to take a flight to anywhere,so needless to say I was nervous as a mother lol…

AEROPLANE

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Say Goodbye to wash day blues with the new LG Smart Inverter

Hi Everyone!In November I received an email asking me, if I would be keen on testing out and reviewing The New LG Smart Inverter washing machine.Let me tell you I was stoked! I didn’t even let a moment pass before I responded. I have never owned a brand new washing machine. The ones I have owned were always second hand.Having a big Family is no joke ya’ll.If you hate the dreaded laundry basket or have the wash day blues when it’s that time,please read further.

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Space Staion at Canal Walk Shopping Centre: Avontuur Adventures

Hey everyone! It’s the start of the school holidays and the return of the dreaded question mom,dad what are we going to do this holidays? We were fortunate to be invited to the pre-opening of the Space Station at Canal Walk, last night and were we excited!

space station

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Tessa’s Bakery comes to town

A couple of weeks ago ,I was sitting at my desk minding my own business when my manager asked me, if I would like to cover the launch of a new bakery, I asked her to forward me the mail and when I opened it, I was so glad that I was the one that got asked to cover the amazing media launch of Tessa’s Bakery!

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