Tidying Up TV show sparks joy for Winnipeg thrift stores
It’s called Tidying up with Marie Kondo — the renowned organizing consultant visits families to help them organize their messy homes and get rid of stuff.
And all that clutter is finding a new home, benefiting others.
Janice Howard is the manager of the Prairie Crocus thrift shop on Nairn Avenue. She says she has noticed a spike in donations since the Jan. 1 launch of the show.
“Our processing room went from a little bit of donations coming in daily to bags and bags of local items coming in,” Howard said.
She hopes the trend continues, saying that the donations allow not-for-profits such as theirs help the community.
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All that new inventory is also great for second-hand store shoppers.
Gaylene Peloquin is one of many people hooked on the new series.
“As soon as I watched the very first one, I started cleaning out closets and getting rid of things,” Peloquin said.
“I love how she says put all your stuff in a pile, go through it, and see what sparks joy in you and that was where it really got me.”
MCC Thrift Shop on Sargent Avenue has also seen a spike in donations. The manager there told Global News more donations means more clothes for thrift store shoppers.
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