I have a bone to pick with Marie Kondo. The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up is great and all. Clearing out clutter really can be freeing. Living a more minimalist lifestyle can be liberating. Blah blah blah.
But I’ve learned the hard way that there is an exception to that rule: Do not donate your vintage pieces.
When I look back at posts like this one from several years ago, I am reminded of the vintage wedding dresses and leather skirts and sequin blazers I wore and loved and subsequently donated in a fit of KonMari-ing.
And you know what? I wish I’d shoved them to the back of my closet instead.
My kids’ baskets and baskets of toys, on the other hand? I couldn’t possibly KonMari those fast enough.