“Tidying Up” Craze Reaches Thrift Shops
Good news for those of you who are avid thrift store shoppers. The Netflix series “Tidying Up” has more people donating their clothing and selling them to consignment shops.
“Because of the show, people are looking for places where they can bring their items and resell them,” says the Franchisee of NTY Clothing Exchange in Maple Grove Erin Hente. “Having this as an option has been great we’ve got people in here all day long dropping stuff off.”
Elissa Utes is a big fan of thrift shopping. She recently watched the Netflix series “Tidying Up,” which revolves around the idea of only keeping what brings you joy.
“Definitely whether it brings me joy was huge,” says Elissa. “I had gutted my closet about two months before I watched the show. Then I went through it again and I had two huge garbage bags full of clothes again to donate. So it really did make me decide am I really going to wear this? It might go in phases over time you look at something and realize you’re not wearing it and you just donate it.”
Thrift Shops Seeing and Influx of Items
Shops like Erin Hente’s offer customers an opportunity to make some money off of their old items or donate the ones they can’t sell.
“We partner with From Me to You that offers a clothes closet to individuals who have potentially lost everything,” added Hente. “They may be homeless and are looking for something to help get them through until they get back on their feet again.”
Which makes customers more inclined to bring what doesn’t spark joy to places like NTY Clothing Exchange in Maple Grove.
“I feel terrible throwing things away when they still have purpose,” added Elissa. “So donating them makes me feel better.”
Getting Rid of Things Creates Clarity
Those who have been inspired by the show say tidying up their own space turns out to be just as satisfying.
“It’s a weight lifted off your shoulders,” says Elissa. “You walk in to a clean and tidy space and it just gives you so much more clarity.”
Clarity by tossing out what doesn’t give you joy, and making room for what does.
“You look at things in different light and you feel like I don’t really need that It doesn’t bring me joy I just have it,” added Elissa. “Once you can kind of clear that out you just see things that make you happy and that’s great.”
For more information about NTY Clothing exchange you can visit their website.