Wow!

I enjoyed this book immensly.

Fold each piece of cloething into simple, smooth rectangles.

  • Every piece of clothing has its own 'sweet spot' where it feels just right.
  • Fold your socks in 1/2 or 1/2 + 1/2. Do not ball them up. Your sock drawer will look amazing.
  • The key is sto store things standing up rather than laid flat.

Don't scatter storage places - all items of the same type belong in the same place. You must designate a spot for each thing. Make separate storage spaces for each family member.

Clutter is caused by a failure to put things away where they belong. Storage should reduce the effort needed to get items out.

Use vertical storage - avoid stacking.

In Your Closet

Arrange your clothes so they rise to the right.

By category, coats would be on the far left, followed by dresses, jackets, pants, skirts, and blouses.

Sorting Order

  1. CDs or DVDs
  2. Skin care products
  3. Makeup
  4. Accessories
  5. Valuables
  6. Electrical equipment and appliances
  7. Household equipment
  8. Household supplies
  9. Kitchen goods/food supplies
  10. Other (space change, figurines,etc)

 

Bibliographical Information

The Life-changing Magic of Tidying up

Publisher: Berkeley : Ten Speed Press, [2014]
Edition: First American edition.
Copyright Date: ©2014
ISBN: 9781607747307

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