After I finished sorting through my clothes the KonMari way, I tried folding and storing her way and my way. In deed, her way is better because her way:
- Ends up with a cleaner presentation (not showing folds and sort by colors are part of cutting down visual noise)
- Keeps the spots for items removed (if you fold it right, it should stand on its own, which means when you take one item out, its place remains opened for restoring.)
How to fold the KonMari way
This video is in Japanese, but it’s by far the most instructional one I’ve found. Below, I’ve listed the important points in the video: (hopfully my translation is not too far off)
- Smooth out your clothes, infuse your love and gratitude into the item.
- First fold in half but keep the end unlayered, then fold in third so it’d stand up on its own.
- When folding long sleeves, distritube the thickness before folding.
- Note: in other videos, she mentioned that if it’s smaller you don’t have to fold it exactly the same way but never ball up your socks!