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Tiny House KonMari: His Clothes

I have discovered something unexpected since beginning this KonMari journey: it's a lot easier to put away laundry now that my drawers aren't overfull anymore. This really hit home the other day when I was trying to stuff a seventeenth t-shirt of Chris's into a bin that only happily holds sixteen rolled up t-shirts and no more.

In The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, Marie Kondo makes it clear that you only declutter that which belongs to you. Many times, though, as other housemates observe the process, they climb on board themselves. At least, that's what Ms. Kondo says.

Well, on that day when the shirt just would not fit in the bin, I yelled across the house to Chris that he owned too many shirts, and the next thing I knew, he was in the bedroom with me deciding which clothes of his spark joy and which ones don't.


All told, he discarded a small pile and donated a large trash bag full of stuff to Goodwill, and I gained another drawer in the closet to fill with other things that need a home. I was very impressed with his ability to part with items that I expected him to want to keep, and I had to bite back the urge to keep asking him if he was sure.

Honestly? I think he's better at this whole decluttering thing that I am.



Posts in this series:

  1. Tiny House KonMari
  2. Tiny House KonMari: Why Tidy?
  3. Tiny House KonMari: My Clothes
  4. Tiny House KonMari: The Morning After
  5. Tiny House KonMari: Closet Before and After
  6. Tiny House KonMari: My Shoes
  7. Tiny House KonMari: Kids' Clothes
  8. Tiny House KonMari: His Clothes
  9. Tiny House KonMari: Books

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