By now if you haven’t been swept up in the magic of Marie Kondo’s Netflix series and KonMari-ed your life, you’re probably not going to.
But the good news is that you too can benefit from the surge in spring (or rather, summer) cleaning that Tidying Up with Marie Kondo has brought about.
Similarly, if you got rid of all the non-joy-sparking items from your wardrobe and house and would like to replace some, you’re in luck.
Because the phenomenally popular series has led to a surge of people selling their unwanted items online and donating them to op-shops.
And as the saying (sort of) goes… one person’s non-joy-sparking trash is another person’s joy-sparking treasure.
Missed the hype, somehow? Here’s the Netflix show’s trailer:
The CEO of St Vincent de Paul told the Sydney Morning Herald that the charity’s Vinnies stories in western Sydney had seen a 38 per cent increase in donations in the first few weeks of January compared to the same time last year.
Meanwhile, people who would like to make a little cash from their clearing (and seriously, after all those hours of tidying, it does feel like payment is needed) have turned to online sites like Gumtree to sell their unwanted clothes, shoes, furniture and Tupperware.