The "Occasional Organization" Post: Folding Women's Size 12 and up Using the Konmari Method of Folding
How to Fold My American Womens Size Pants and Leggings, for Size 12 and Up
Folding pants using the Konmari method for larger American sizes came up in a Konmari Facebook group I belong to. So I posted this about how I do a konmari fold, since American size clothing runs bigger than Japanese sizes, you have to do some adapting. If you're not familiar with "konmari method" of organizing, I recommend reading Marie Kondo's excellent little book, "The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up."
First, I Have to Tell You Something: I'm an Organizing Nerd
I am way into organizing. I LOVE organizing and organization. I'm good at it, and I feel good when I'm doing it. I like to read books about organization and watch vlogs about organizing. Taking time to organize and get ready before jumping into a big project (like, say, putting on a three-day poetry festival) calms me and gives me confidence going into it.
I'm an organization nerd, and some day in the future, I think I will do this as a job, and I think I will like it a lot. I mean, half my job right now is organizing chaos and I don't mind my "work-that-I-do-to-make-a-living" job. I don't *love* love it, like I love blogging about arts and culture, and plus size pagan pinup fashion, but I am happy enough at my "muggle" job. It's a good one and I really like the people I work for. However, some day I will not be at that job. And the next thing I plan to do to make a living is be a home organizer.
So, on my arts and culture blog, I will occasionally have an "Occasional Organizing" post and talk about something to do with organization methods, whether it's employing the konmari method, or bullet journaling, or some book I'm reading on the subject. And on that note...
Adaptations for Konmari Folding US Size Clothes for Women's Size 12 Pants and Up
I wear clothes from size 12-18, depending on the clothing line. This is how I fold my leggings, adapting the konmari fold for larger American size clothes. This can also be applied to pants, if you konmari fold your pants.
I fold in half, so the pant legs are on top of each other.
Then I will fold about a third of the top of this fold in at the crotch area, to make a more typical rectangle (this is one adaptation.)
Then I put the hem to just below the waistband.
I fold up by thirds from the bottom...
...and tuck the waist fold into the last third of the fold...
and then I have...
my nice, sturdy little "Konmari Fold."