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    Marie Kondo's "Tidying Up" Has Apparently Sparked A Surge In Thrift Store Donations

    BRB, going to the nearest Goodwill.

    On Jan 1st. Tidying Up With Marie Kondo dropped on Netflix and has absolutely taken the world by storm.

    Kondo's unique style of cleaning and organizing is called the "Kondo Method." And it has people stacking their clothes vertically and getting rid of any household items that don't "spark joy."

    It has also sparked a ton of hilarious lighthearted memes and tweets.

    After watching one episode of Tidying Up with Marie Kondo on Netflix:

    The success of her show also has one unforeseen side effect β€” people have been heading to thrift shops, Goodwills, used bookstores, and libraries to donate their unwanted items.

    @AndreaLibman @MarieKondo Same! We just donated 4 huge trash bags of stuff at the thrift yesterday.

    This bookstore in the Chicago area recently posted an update to their Facebook page that they got two months worth of donations in two days. TWO DAYS!

    Facebook: ravenswoodusedbooks

    Many places like Fairfax Library in Fairfax, Virginia have taken to their social accounts to encourage the donating behavior.

    If you're getting rid of old books, Marie Kondo-style or otherwise, consider donating them to your local library! Many branches have Friends groups that put on book sales with donated items. Contact your library to see if they're accepting donations:

    While donations are up in many places, it's kind of hard to attribute the bump to the success of Tidying Up. CNN, which spoke to Goodwill's public relations and multimedia manager Malini Wilkes, reported that donations are usually up this time of year.

    KonMari'd my closet and I've got a whole load of stuff to take to the thrift store!!!

    "People have New Year's resolutions, people have time to get their boxes together, that kind of thing. Unfortunately, at the current time, it's too soon to determine the impact from the Marie Kondo show," she said.

    Only time will be able to tell, but if you want to go shop at a thrift store, now is the time.

    Me waiting for the thrift stores to fill up with all the good stuff now bc of this Marie Kondo Netflix special

    See you there.

    Me omw to the thrift store to scoop up the stuff Marie Kondo told you to get rid of: