“I Marie Kondo-ed My Closet & It Changed My Life”

"I Marie Kondo-ed My Closet And It Changed My Life"

Tidying guru Marie Kondo and my magically-decluttered closet (Instagram: @mariekondo and Lisa Twang).

I’m not a hoarder, but I own a lot of clothes.  Over 300 items, to be exact, which is a frightening number to me. Like most people, I only get round to springcleaning once a year, when CNY rolls around and I feel the need to discard old clothes to make room for new ones. It’s times like this that one turns to tidying and organising experts like Marie Kondo, the Japanese sensation who wrote the bestselling book The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up (now a reality series on Netflix called “Tidying Up With Marie Kondo”).

My husband bought me The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up for Christmas, and I decided to put it to use while I tackled my ever-growing wardrobe. Tidying is a huge chore, especially for anyone with kids, but I really wanted to experience this “life-changing magic” for myself to see if it was really worth the hype. 

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Turns out, overhauling your closet does bring greater happiness – and a soothed conscience now that the Lunar New Year is almost here. Here’s exactly how I re-did my closet according to Marie Kondo (KonMari to her fans), and how it changed my life.