Marie Kondo has definitely helped many people in keeping their closets clean. Shutterstock.

You’ve Gotten On The Marie Kondo Train

Marie Kondo’s book and ensuing series about tidying up and organizing your life has gotten millions of people excited about cleaning out their closets. She showed people that getting rid of junk is about more than simplifying your life; it’s about enjoying what you have. When her book and TV show became hits, thrift stores became inundated with used goods as people began to clean out their old junk en masse.

Marie focuses on encouraging people to hold onto the things that they truly cherish, and that brings them joy. Everything that doesn’t improve their lives in some way gets the boot. In going to a thrift store or a charity, those discarded goods can improve others’ lives.