Interestingly, the way that Kondo suggests we fold our clothes is exactly the way my grandmother taught me when I was little. Of course I didn’t continue to fold this way because I had TOO much clothes. After the purge though, here is what we look like:
Ah, the power of upright folding! And these pictures were taken without any preparation. I have been a Kondo-er for about 6 months.
And here is my gorgeous closet! long to short, up towards the right
What I really like about Kondo too, is that it’s not a philosophy per se. It’s just a step by step way to “tidy.” I’m not surprised that it is often lumped with minimalism, and I’m sure that many Kondo-ers end up becoming minimalists, but that is not the purpose of the method. It’s not about throwing things away either. It’s about understanding what brings you joy. Seriously, life-changing. Try it!