I first heard about Marie Kondo, a Japanese organizing consultant, a few years ago when reading one of my favorite blogger’s book reviews. I was curious… but I didn’t give in to decluttering. When her show, Tidying Up, came out on Netflix, I did a poll on Instagram to see if I should watch… you guys said yes!
I think Marie is a little crazy, but her methods were needed in one place in my house: my closet organization. When Gordmans reached out to me to collaborate on a post about home organization, I knew exactly what I needed to do!
When I moved into my home, the master bedroom closet had a plastic shelving system. I removed that and my dad built me custom shelves/racks, specifically for what I had. I didn’t keep the shelves very organized, though…
Marie taught me that nostalgia is not your friend. I can honestly say I don’t own anything more than two years old (aside from my beloved Tri Delt attire – haha). A lot of this has to do with my past and my minimization mindset (more on that here), but it felt good to go through everything and not procrastinate cleaning.
When I headed to the Gordmans in Fremont, I found everything I needed to tidy up my closet. It needed some breathing room, so I grabbed baskets, bins, and my favorite – velvet hangers. I snagged a letter board because my closet needed a joyful message 😉
This refresh makes me want to keep things uncluttered from now on! There is a definite difference for a minimal spend. Gordmans is an off-price retailer. Off-price retailers buy excess inventory from department and specialty stores, then sell it at greatly reduced prices. For shoppers, that means exceptional deals on designer and name brand fashion and home décor. I can’t believe I was able to transform my closet with a few key items and the art of decluttering.
Have you done the KonMari Method on any rooms in your house? I’d love to hear!
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