If the KonMari method isn’t for you, we found a quick, efficient way to clean and edit out your closet during this period of quarantine.
Having nothing to do one afternoon, arguably because we have a lot more time on our hands now, I decided to do something I had pushed back for a while: clean out my closet. Surely we’ve all heard of Marie Kondo’s method. However, I wasn’t sure if it was for me, as I found it slightly time consuming. The KonMari method that took the world by storm would require you to do steps such as the following: tidying everything all at once, visualization, feeling each item, and determining if they “spark joy,” and so on. While I would love to do this one day, I just wanted to focus on my closet, at least for now.
Thankfully, I came across a video by a makeup artist I follow, Violette. In The Closet Editing System, she works with stylist Allison Bornstein for a quick, efficient way to organize her closet. Here are their tips:
Step One: The Regulars
Take out all the items you wear on a daily basis.
Step Two: The Nevers
Mull over the things you never really wear, and then take it out.
Step Three: Categorize The “Nevers” Into 3 Groups
After identifying your “Nevers,” categorize them into the following groups:
- No – I wouldn’t wear this anymore.
- Not Now – Items I’m not using at the moment, aka seasonal pieces.
- How? – I still like this, but I’m not sure how to style it.
Step Four: The Revival
Use some of your “Regulars” to style your “How?” pieces.
Step Five: Categorize
Filter in back the pieces you pulled out. Organize by category and by color.
See the full video for yourself below: