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.


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

Marie Kondo Fold 1





Marie Kondo Fold 2







Marie Kondo Fold 3







Then fold in half leaving a small gap at the top

Marie Kondo Fold 4







Fold in thirds

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

Marie Kondo Fold 5







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

drawer before marie kondodrawer after marie kondo




drawer before marie kondo 1drawer after marie kondo 1







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


Advice ; To take or not to take that is the question

In today’s society we are constantly conflicted with choosing between old home remedies and items vs new modern medicine and modern gadgets. This is by no means a post to tell you which method is better than the other, but merely to point out home remedies and items that I have come across in this past month. That worked out for my kids and I. I am sure you have heard about or even used one or all of these home tips before please let me know in the comments below.


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The Avontuur(Adventure) of price beating.

I am a part of a very fantastic female group/forum on facebook called Lady Hacks, where we share,tips and advice.We also encourage each other and help to empower one another.

For the past few months,we have been discussing one topic in particular and it has come up almost every month round  about pay day.

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How to start a blog – Part One

19th of July will signal the one year mark of in the loop with coco.

It has taken me a while to get to the point where I am and I am not even a little bit close to where I long to be but I will keep pushing because I am a hustler lol.

I have a very big personality as many that know me will tell you,and I started this blog to express my views and keep me out of trouble because sometimes my passion for a certain topic comes off like I want to be a know-it-all or a very violent person lol(I’m not I promise).

In the loop with Coco logo

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2 minute DIY light switch decor

I finally got the chance to watch Fashion Bloggers TV on E! yesterday which I have wanted to do in forever(and couldn’t because the guys and their sports rule the TV lol). I always knew that by watching it I can only get great tips/advice from it and this was definitely true.So what I took away from yesterdays episode was that if you are going to be taking great videos and photos you have to have 1 of two things ;
1. A room with plenty of natural light.
2. Awesome lighting(which at this point I don’t have).

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