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Joy-sparking dream team Kristen Bell and Marie Kondo share how to organize your closet


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If you could choose any dynamic duo to come in and help you organize your busy life, who would it be? On the off chance you thought of Kristen Bell and Marie Kondo, you’re in luck. Both the actress and organizational guru are known for sparking joy everywhere they go—one through utter hilarity and the other via life-changing decluttering methods—and the two got together recently to share tips for sprucing up one focal point of your home: the closet.

After putting all your clothes in a pile, simply touch each item and decide what sparks joy and what doesn’t.

In the latest episode of Momsplaining with Kristen Bell on The Ellen Show‘s YouTube channel, they helped one lucky mama simplify her messy closet. Tackling your own overwhelming collection of clothing and odds and ends may seem terrifying, but it’s not if you use Kondo’s method: After putting all your clothes in a pile, simply touch each item and decide whether it sparks joy or not. If it doesn’t? You guessed it—it gets tossed (or better yet, donated). Also, remember to thank each article you decide to get rid of as you set it aside.

Use Kondo’s method of folding items in thirds to create a compact piece of clothing that can be easily stored standing up. That way, nothing is hidden.

After deciding what you want to keep, it’s time to organize rather than haphazardly throwing everything back into your closet and drawers—and a lot of that has to do with how you fold your clothes. Kondo said to “make sure you send a lot of love through your palms” as you use her method of folding items in thirds to create a compact piece of clothing that can be easily stored standing up. That way, nothing is hidden.

Ultimately, these tips can transform your closet from a garment hurricane to an organized oasis that’s easy to peruse. And when you’re facing a whirlwind day, at least you can start your morning on the right foot, in the right outfit. Unfortunately, you have to do that part all byyourself—Bell and Kondo’s schedules fill up fast.

Watch the full episode of Momsplaining with Kristen Bell below

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