I started a new round of uncluttering my life: I will takle again clothes, but also my craft project stash. Today, I will talk to you about my underwear box though.
About three years ago, when everything seemed to fall apart and my life was thrown over, I really got into minimalism, or how I prefer it: simple living.
It started out easy enough: I planned to go to Australia, so it made sense to get rid of most of my stuff. First the furniture. Now I own only a mattress, a desk and a chair and that’s about it. Step by step more parts of my life got involved. I got rid of most of my books. (momox! Love it!) I sorted through clothes, old hobbies and thought about what I really wanted to keep: knitting yes, painting no (for now 😉 ).
And when Australia didn’t happen, I actually enjoyed my new life style and kept on going.
This year, I feel it is time again for me to reassess my belongings. For one thing I feel ready for a next step, but there is also a relocation in the making. Furthermore, for some belongings one needs time to process the farewell. Or, at least, I do. So, this time I will have another go at clothes, mementos, documents, but also at my crafting stash (and all those started projects!).
As a part of the Popsugar Reading Challenge, I started reading Marie Kondos “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying”. I was especially impressed with her folding principles of clothing. I do not own a wardrobe, all my clothes live in a box, so proper folding is vital. Have a look at Juju Sprinkles wonderful sketched overview of the KonMari folding method. (That is what the uncluttering method is called, based on the authors name.)
One thing I wanted to takle first is my underwear box. Holy chaos!
I thought long and hard how to best resolve this and found a perfect solution for at least my panties chaos: Box pouches! You can find at least 20 nice tutorials on the web, so I will not include another one here. 🙂
I used some of my fabric scraps from other projects, which I have a lot of. So far I’ve sewn 4 boxes which contain 8-9 panties and are enough for my stash. Now I am thinking about one more for sneaker socks, which also should fit in. Basically, you need not even a weekend to finish them and I also would recommend this as a project for beginners.
I have two ways of putting the panties in, after folding them the KonMari way: horizontal, which is the easier way to fill the box and you can squeeze one more in, in my case 9 panties, and vertical, where I can see all of the content the box contains. These days though, I prefer the horizontal way.
Now have a little peek into my panties box pouches and happy uncluttering. 🙂