How to Fold Socks Like a Marie Kondo Pro!

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We’ve all been there. You’re in a rush and you need to put the washing away, so instead of taking the time to pair up your socks the whole pile just gets shoved into the drawer whilst you pray it closes. We’re all guilty of it at some point, and we curse our previous selves when we return to the sock drawer and have to spend 20 minutes searching for matching socks. At this moment, you know your drawer organisation is not up to scratch and you’ve never taken the time to learn how to fold socks properly. So learn how to fold your socks like a pro as we share all you need to know about the Marie Kondo folding technique.

How to fold socks like a Marie Kondo pro

What is the Marie Kondo method?

Marie Kondo has created a worldwide trend using the Japanese art of decluttering and organising. She has written four books exploring the art of organisation, and has sold millions of copies around the globe.

Live a joyful life

At the heart of the Marie Kondo philosophy is a focus on living a joyful life. As a result, the Marie Kondo - or KonMari - method encourages people to organise their lives by keeping only things that speak to their hearts and spark joy. 

If an item that you own doesn’t bring you joy, then it’s time to let it go. The KonMari method encourages you to take each item individually and question whether it inspires joy within you, and whether there’s any sentimental value that moves you. This should help you decide what to remove from your life.

Organise by category

One of the revolutionary aspects of the Marie Kondo method is her recommendation that we should organise by category rather than location. When we start to declutter the house, we tend to focus on one room at a time. 

Marie Kondo recommends that we should focus on categories first, so address your clothes, then books, papers and mementos in that order. These items should be gathered from each room before moving onto the next category. If necessary, subcategories should be introduced too.

Ikki Ni

In Japanese, ikki ni means ‘in one go’, and it’s an idea that Marie Kondo believes you should be applying to your organisation. Rather than tidying for an hour a day over a two week period, you should tidy up in one go. 

It’s believed that employing ikki ni will help to change your mindset during organisational tasks as your brain remains focused on the task at hand.

How to fold your socks with the Marie Kondo method

One of the most popular elements of the Marie Kondo method is her folding technique. This folding method focuses on folding clothing items in a way that allows them to stand upright within drawers. There’s more rolling and fewer folds, as a higher number of folds leads to an increased amount of wrinkles. 

So, here’s five simple steps you can follow if you’re looking to learn how to fold your socks like a pro: 

  1. First, make sure your socks are sorted into pairs.

  2. Take a pair of socks, and lay one on top of the other. 

  3. Fold the toes of both socks inwards. The toes should now be approximately an inch away from the top of the socks. 

  4. Now, take the bottom of the socks and fold them into the centre. 

  5. Finally, fold the socks in half so that you have a rolled pair of socks that can stand upright. 

The Marie Kondo method posits that if you learn how to fold your socks in this way, you’re saving space in your storage areas whilst also granting your clothes the respect they deserve by touching and appreciating them during careful folding techniques. 

Why not try this method with your socks next time you’re putting a wash away? The best part is that this technique works on everyday socks as well as bed socks and thicker hiking socks. Learn how to fold socks properly, and save yourself some storage space, whilst reconnecting with your wardrobe.


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