Like the rest of America, I’m hooked on Tidying Up, the new Netflix series where Japanese organizational expert Marie Kondo helps people clean up their messy-ass houses.
And also like the rest of America, I’ve purged half of my shit using Marie’s trademark Konmari system. I took to Facebook Live earlier this week for a tour of my newly-organized closet.
So far, I’ve donated, given away, trashed or recycled:
- 37 shorts
- 18 undershirts
- 24 gym socks (because I’m so fit)
- 32 boxer briefs
- 27 pairs of shoes
- 11 swimsuits
- 81 t-shirts
- 34 dress shirts
- 13 sweaters
- 13 winter coats (Texas “winter” coats, that is)
- 1 tuxedo (because even thrift store shoppers need to dress up occasionally, right?!)
- 1 caftan (yes, you read that right)
- Plus a lot more…
All told, three GIGANTIC bags and three GINORMOUS boxes of clothes have already left the Koch house.
And as required by the Konmari method, I showed my gratitude to each piece, wished it well and hope it sparks joy for someone else.