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.
The success of her show also has one unforeseen side effect — people have been heading to thrift shops, Goodwills, used bookstores, and libraries to donate their unwanted items.
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!
Many places like Fairfax Library in Fairfax, Virginia have taken to their social accounts to encourage the donating behavior.
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.
"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.
See you there.
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