Popularity of Marie Kondo's series 'sparking joy' for thrift stores
Marie Kondo’s Netflix series ‘Tidying Up’ has many people rethinking how they organize.
It’s inspiring people to get rid of all the “stuff” in their home that they don’t need.
According to Kondo’s website, she has six basic rules. Commit yourself to tidying up, imagine your ideal lifestyle, finish discarding first, tidy by category not by location and ask yourself if the item sparks joy. The decluttering guru teaches people to keep items they truly feel passionate about and get rid of the rest but don't forget to thank the item before giving it away.
The movement is helping people clear their space and “sparking joy” for some thrift stores.
The Chambliss Center for Children’s Thrift Store in Red Bank is benefiting from the popularity of the show. The store experienced a surge in donations in January and February which are typically slow months according to Communications Coordinator Alissa Miller.
Many of the recent donations have been high-end items.
“We actually had a pair of shoes that we think might have been Louis Vuitton a couple of weeks ago. They are not here anymore but we’ve had a lot of really good brands that have been coming through here,” said Miller.
The store is also attracting new customers.
“We have a lot of shoppers who have been coming through to see what people have been donating because of Marie Kondo so we've had a really great time with the show and we're hoping that people will continue to clean out their closets and think of Chambliss as they donate items,” Miller told Channel 3.
When you donate to the thrift store, 100% of proceeds from sales go to the Chambliss Center for Children to benefit the programs and families it serves in the community.