Last week, I read The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo. This is one of the first times I've actually read what I would consider a "trendy" book while it's still trendy, by the way. I usually don't get to them until a few years later...
I got rid of a big pile of stuff that's still usable (on the left below), and a smaller pile of old bras and unmentionables that will be trashed (on the right).
The other big theme I noticed for the KonMari method of organizing clothing is folding. Fold everything! I like having some things hanging, but I was able to clear out two drawers of our dresser for Jesse to use, and I put most of my stuff in my three drawer bin in the closet.
Drawer #1: Socks and underwear. I kind of like how the socks look all folded together (aside from mine being not-so-white any more), but that seems like more of a hassle than the stack I had them in before, so I don't know if I'll keep them that way.
The average KonMari organization takes 6 months according to the book. No idea how long it will take here, but I'm going to keep going with it for awhile. The idea is that once you go through everything once, and purge a lot, you don't have to do it again ever, because seeing things so neat and tidy makes you want to keep it that way. I'm game to try it!
Jesse was even inspired by my cleaning up, or maybe by my folding all of his workout shirts to see them fit in a drawer, to go through some of his clothes too. (He went through them and got rid of about half of them, but then hung them back up).
Next up, little boys clothes and little girls clothes! Stay tuned...