Welcome to phase two of Unhoarding with Holabird! Hopefully you’re feeling happier and more energized now that you’ve lightened your fitness-gear load. If you need to take a moment of silence to honor the memory of your stuff, I totally get it.
Oftentimes people end up purchasing things they already have because those items hide in the bottom of drawers and in the backs of closets. Or folks get in a rut of wearing the same two or three things because those clothes are always on the top of the pile. This post focuses on how to organize and store your gear in a way that makes it easy to see and access everything you have. This not only helps you rotate through your entire collection so everything gets used, it’s a great visual reminder of all the awesome stuff you have.
If you haven’t yet been introduced to the Queen of Tidying, Marie Kondo, I highly recommend checking out her TV show, "Tidying Up." I love her method of “filing” clothes because it’s simple and easy to maintain. It may seem a bit ridiculous at first, especially when confronted with meticulously folding ALL your workout clothes at once, but I got hooked on this method as soon as I realized I’d never have to dig to the bottom of another drawer looking for a specific item again. Ever. I can literally see everything I own in each drawer as soon as I open it. It's actual magic and sometimes I open a drawer just to bask in how aesthetically pleasing it is.
There are hours of footage on YouTube detailing how to fold your clothing just right for filing, but the main point is to get your article of clothing into a rectangle and fold until it’s able to stand on its own. We've put together some visual aids for your most common items of fitness apparel below. Enjoy!