Whenever I teach clients how to do the Kon Mari Folding Method, I always reassure them that they do not have to memorize it because there are a lot of helpful videos online. But it can be overwhelming because there are so many videos of other people showing how they apply her method.
Personally I prefer to watch Marie Kondo herself, and I like vidoes that are straight to the point. No long intros. So I’ve curated my favorite, most useful #KonMariFoldingMethod videos below! Enjoy and let me know if I am missing anything and if you have any questions – in the comments below or on my Instagram!
BASIC FOLDING METHOD
This is the very first Kon Mari folding video I ever watched. I used to HATE FOLDING so much! Why because no matter how neat you fold, the moment you pull something out, the entire thing gets messy again. But when I saw this, I realized how GAME-CHANGING and LIFE-CHANGING it was. Fold your stuff so they can stand! When you pull out an item, the rest stay standing. SO NEAT! (Pun intended!)
HOW TO FOLD UNDERWEAR
Underwear drawers are the messiest! So much tiny little things jumbled up. But no more! She shows how to fold socks, tights, panties and bras!
FOLDING FITTED SHEETS
This is THE HARDEST thing to fold you guys. Whether you have a tall drawer or cupboard or a slim drawer, be sure to maximize the height! Smaller folds for slim drawers and bigger folds for tall drawers. You can also roll, as long as you can see each item, and nothing is on top of each other.
You can also see how I did my own beddings here:
KONMARI FOLDING ILLUSTRATED
If it’s still not clear, these illustrated version might be super helpful! I find it so helpful that I always refer to it! It also shows how to fold briefs and boxers!
HOW TO FOLD BABY CLOTHES
Baby clothes are too tiny to fold like the stuff above, so including here this helpful video that I used when DiploBaby was younger.
FOLD EVERYTHING EXCEPT…
According to Marie Kondo, you must fold everything you can with a few exception. Stuff that really don’t do well folded in my experience are:
- Work tops and bottoms
- Silky Blouses
- Coats and Jackets
- Filipiniana and other national dress
Always hang left to right: Big to small, dark to light. According to Marie Kondo this is very relaxing for the eyes. And it’s true!
HOW TO FOLD REUSABLE TOTES
We all have a tendency to hoard reusable totes, but did you know that unless it’s 100% cotton woven bag, these reusable totes are actually made of PLASTIC. Yikes. So I’ve stopped accepting these greenwashed reusable totes and just try to bring my own. I created a video for how to declutter and organize them on my IGTV and you can view it here:
BONUS: BAG IN BAG TECHNIQUE
These aren’t clothes but bags go hand in hand with clothes so I thought I’d show you how awesome her technique is for tidying bags. This really helps lessen the volume and space that bags take in our closet, while keeping up their shape & helping them breath. (meaning: no molds!)
Hope you found this post helpful! If you have other questions that you would like me to answer, please let me know in the comments below or on my Instagram!
WHAT’S NEXT TO DECLUTTER AFTER CLOTHING/FASHION?
What’s special with the Kon Mari Method is there is a specific order of categories to declutter – going from the easiest to the most difficult categories to declutter.
It’s important to follow this order so you can exercise your decluttering or “spark joy” muscles so that by the time you get to the sentimental items, you have had a lot of practice already. If you start with a difficult category, there is a tendency to just give up & stop.
Please feel free to share this blog post with anyone you know might be struggling with decluttering & need a good place start! Don’t forget to tag me @undiplomaticwife on social media, when you do! Thank you so much!