How do you like my title? Hopefully it’s not a complete turn-off. I had a lovely 3 day weekend that consisted of binging the last season of Game of Thrones, coffee, cooking and my bed. I had a long to-do list and absolutely none of it got done. (Well, except for my first obedience class with Nala, where she ignored my every word and proved beyond a shadow of a doubt how badly she needs an obedience class.)
Now, onto my title: after I’d watched the last episode of GoT twice, I was scrolling through Netflix for a new series to watch. I don’t know how Netflix knows that my dresser looks like an angry three year old stuffed it, but a show about ‘tidying up’ came on. It takes place in America, yet the main character, the famous ‘tidying lady’ speaks only Japanese, so everything she says is in subtitles and in the American homes she visits, she has an interpreter. Suffice to say, I was intrigued. I watched three episodes of “Tidying Up with Marie Kondo” and I too was ready to fold all my clothing into tiny squares, stand them up, and have neat drawers. But, I was scared. It looked simple enough but let’s be honest (I am, and I honestly suck at stuff like this) so I watched some YouTube videos until I thought I had it. And then I practiced. Here’s a video to get you started: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BQ1ZN5bbChA
I’ll confess that unlike Marie, I didn’t thank my clothes for all they had done for me, but I did find things that had been buried for months that I’d been looking for and things I knew I’d never wear again. I had no intention of folding clothes for 3 hours but hey, that’s what wound up happening. Afterwards I felt not only SUPER accomplished, but relaxed and ready to tackle a whole kitchen’s worth of cleaning and meal prepping. My weekend wasn’t a wash after all! I had no idea I could actually be able to see everything in the drawer at a glance and still have room for more stuff. And after the three episodes I watched this weekend, I doubt I’ll ever watch another. I sure am glad I stumbled onto it though, I’ve actually got the boys intrigued – they’re always looking for new ways to cram more stuff into their drawers. Try folding a few t-shirts and standing them up, let me know what you think in the comments and I’ll let you know if this is something I’m able to really stick with into the future.