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Clean clothes inside a drawer.

Welcome back to the blog for The Grand Estates in the Forest! It might be September, but it’s never too late to get your spring cleaning on! Aside from your typical daily or weekly chores, the concept of spring cleaning basically means a deeper clean as seasons begin to change. Considering how it’s nearly fall, now is the perfect time to try implementing the below tips in your apartment here in Conroe, TX.

We liked the advice given in the book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up. These principles work great in any room of your home, especially the closet! These tips, adapted from the book, come from One Kings Lane. The site says, “First, put your hands on everything you own, ask yourself if it sparks joy, and if it doesn’t, thank it for its service and get rid of it. Second, once only your most joy-giving belongings remain, put every item in a place where it’s visible, accessible, and easy to grab and then put back. Only then, Kondo says, will you have reached the nirvana of housekeeping, and never have to clean again.”

She gives 8 tips for cleaning up. One of those is folding your clothes instead of hanging them: “Rather than folded in a cubby or hanging in a closet, Kondo thinks a lot of our clothing would be better off (or as she’d say, happier) folded in a dresser. I hadn’t been using a dresser at all before, but now, having begun with four overflowing closets, I was down to enough clothing to fill one closet and one dresser. Pulling from the tops, pants, and scarves now destined for the dresser, I started folding using Kondo’s special technique.” A tutorial on the folding technique can also be found on One Kings Lane.

Respecting your belongings is also a huge part of this technique. The site says, “Kondo asks that you consider your clothing’s feelings: Are they happy being squashed in a corner shelf or crowded onto hangers? Are your hardworking socks really thrilled to be balled up? It had sounded out there when I read it, but suddenly my clothes looked totally miserable.”

What tips do you have for cleaning out your apartment or dealing with your clothing? Share your thoughts with the rest of the community by leaving a comment. Thanks for reading!

Disclaimer: The Grand Estates in the Forest is not located in or part of The Woodlands® development. The Woodlands® is a registered trademark of The Woodlands Land Development Company, LP.