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Popular Netflix series about clearing clutter helping Vegas thrift stores

Posted at 11:25 PM, Jan 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-17 07:03:21-05

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — The Netflix show "Tidying Up with Marie Kondo" is being credited with giving a lot of people a sudden urge to purge.

Keith Copeland is the Director of Retail for the Salvation Army in Las Vegas.

"I think it’s awareness,” he said. “Totally -- just like what you are talking about with the show and other shows that are out there talking about cleaning up your home, cleaning up yourself, cleaning up your life.

But the people at the Salvation Army Family Thrift Store in North Las Vegas says it doesn’t matter who started the trend. They will just go with it and keep accepting all the gently-used stuff you're willing to part with.

“Cars, clothing, appliances, any household goods,” Copeland said.

Self and home improvement may be your motivating factor, while others see it as a both fashionable and environmentally sound.

And the Salvation Army is very much into its mission. It’s a mission you can help them with by donating or buying!

Their mission includes running a free 6- to 12-month adult drug and alcohol rehabilitation program. All of it is paid for through donations and items sold in the store.

"Everything that is donated and everything that is bought in our stores contributes to helping those folks get back and get their families back together,” Copeland said.

While clearing out your home helps fills the shelves at the store often what and how much of what they get is often seasonal or dictated by the economy.