In case you’ve been living under a stack of toppled newspapers, you could hardly have failed to notice that the KonMarie method is all the rage. Marie Kondo has been teaching people how to fold and tidy for several years but the world has hit peak KonMarie since her series dropped on Netflix. Her catch cry is ‘does it spark joy?’. Tidying and decluttering is at such a fever pitch across the nation that charities have asked people to STOP DONATING their goods as they are overwhelmed with ‘stuff’. By going op shopping, you can help ease the load.
I’ve written before about ‘stuff’. In particular, about ways of conscious donating so you are not contributing to the pressure already placed on charities and op shops in particular. Read about it here.
I’ve also talked about how we stopped buying ‘stuff’ in our household, quite some time ago. Having said this, we do still need things from time to time. We try to re-purpose or repair where we can and buy second hand when necessary.
I am here to tell you that there has never been a better time for op shopping. There is so much of everything dripping from the racks and tumbling from the shelves of every op shop across the country. Clothes with the tags still on. Clothes in real people’s sizing.
Homewares that have never been opened, let alone used. All things that have clearly not sparked joy. It’s an absolute bonanza.
So, shoppers, zero wasters, fashionistas and homemakers – get out there and get op shopping! Put some money in the coffers of community organisations and save something from being diverted to landfill.