Now Is The Time To Hit Goodwill Thanks to Marie Kondo!

  • Goodwill in Houston saw a 22% increase in January, while Tampa’s Goodwill says they got five million pounds of clothes, furniture and more 

Marie Kondo’sNetflix special “Tidying Up” seems to be a huge hit, and apparently a lot of people must be following her tips for de-cluttering their homes. In fact, so many people are getting rid of things that don’t spark joy that since January, when the show debuted, Goodwill has reportedly been seeing a spike in donations. 

“We know that a number of our community-based Goodwill organizations have seen a year-over-year spike in donations in January that they attribute to Marie Kondo’s show,”Lauren Lawson-Zilai,a representative for Goodwill, shares. “We are seeing a steady buzz about the show on social media channels across the Goodwill network, and we thoroughly embrace the philosophy of reorganizing your closets and reusing your household goods!”

With 161 independent Goodwill branches, Lawson-Zilai doesn’t have overall official numbers, but it seems Houston saw a 22% increase in January, while other cities reporting spikes include Roanoke, Virginia, (20%), Washington D.C. (30%), and Grand Rapids, Michigan (16%). Tampa’s Goodwill says they’ve seen a 3% increase in donations, which translated to five million pounds of clothes, furniture and more in the month of January.


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