The period of confinement also gives us the opportunity to finally sort through our closets, often cluttered by months of letting go .
And yes, already three weeks of #restezchezvo us, which gives us time to write you little articles. We would like to take this period as an opportunity to refresh our well-being. In our daily lives, we tend to forget to take time for ourselves...
So in two weeks, we: re-learned to cook (if cookies, pancakes, chocolate muffins, banana bread count), took the time to read (or tried!), tried a few internet yoga classes, washed down our plants more assiduously than ever… And above all, we were taken - like a good part of the French people - by the madness of tidying up. Cleaning is our way of celebrating spring at home. And for the past few days, what a pleasure to choose your clothes when you wake up (even if we're not going to lie to you, we tend to pull out the “comfortable outfits” pile... Oh, pajamas? Are you sure?)
Ready to tackle your dressing room? After having researched, having read Marie Kondo, aka the queen of tidying up, watching tidying up videos… We have listed all the tips that have helped us.
EMPTY YOUR CLOSET TO SORT YOUR CLOTHES
The first idea is that before storing, you have to sort and clean. So for that, we take out all the clothes and linens from the closet, and we put them somewhere where we can sort them. The perfect place ? The bed. You must then visualize three piles: “I sell”, “I give” and “I keep”. With a basic rule: what you haven't worn for a year must go in one of the first two (except specific outfits, such as evening or wedding outfits).
And of course, we dust off the shoes before putting them back in the closet!
USEFUL TIPS FOR RE-ORGANIZING YOUR DRESSIN G
- Store tights in freezer bags
- Compartmentalize using boxes (find at home, for now)
- If you are also storing your baby's clothes, arrange them by size.
- Cut plastic bottles to keep the boots upright
- Tie your scarves on the bottom of a hanger
- Store your clothes from different seasons (winter is behind us!) in vacuum-packed covers that can be vacuumed with a vacuum cleaner, if you have any on hand.
FOLDING, THE DELI CATE STEP
We bring together different methods for you to find yours:
- Marie Kond o method (our favorite)
- Method for those in a hurry
- Special shirts
Very important point, when you take out a folded garment, be sure to remove the entire pile from the closet, so as not to mix everything up. Otherwise, it is not given more than 3 days of life expectancy. And your closet will end up looking like a store at the end of the sales day!
STORING HOUSE SHEETS
This cupboard is often full. The sheets take up space, the towels get involved...
A first tip is to iron the sheets. Thus, they will take up much less space. Little extra tip: store the fitted sheet and the duvet cover in a pillowcase. No need to undo all your batteries when it's time to change the sheets! As for towels, we advise you to fold them in two or even three times lengthwise, and roll them up. Guaranteed hotel effect!
To conclude, keep in mind that this storage should be done two to three times a year, in order to keep a current dressing room and not come across pieces that have not been worn for 5 years and not know what they are doing. there again (“Really? I was wearing that?”). And above all, set a weekly summary storage to keep a closet and a well-ordered mind.
On your marks, get set, tidy up!