Thanks to Marie Kondo, it's a great time to be a thrifter


    With the Marie Kondo “Tidying Up” craze sweeping the nation, consignment stores around the Salt Lake Valley have more than they can handle. (Photo: Ginna Roe / KUTV)

    SALT LAKE CITY (KUTV) — You know the saying. One person’s trash is another’s treasure. And consignment shoppers around the Salt Lake Valley say there’s no better time to be a thrifter.

    With the Marie Kondo “Tidying Up” craze sweeping the nation, consignment stores have more than they can handle.

    With the Marie Kondo “Tidying Up” craze sweeping the nation, consignment stores around the Salt Lake Valley have more than they can handle. (Photo: Ginna Roe / KUTV)

    “Lately we’ve just been having so much that we just don’t know where to put it,” Kylee Walker, assistant manager at Plato’s Closest in Bountiful, said.

    Bags and bags of used clothes are piling up behind the register, faster than employees can get it out on the store racks.

    With the Marie Kondo “Tidying Up” craze sweeping the nation, consignment stores around the Salt Lake Valley have more than they can handle. (Photo: Ginna Roe / KUTV)

    “We just have so much coming it that we don’t really have room on the floor to be putting it out,” Walker said.

    Plato’s Closet noticed the influx as soon at the Neflix series started taking off.

    “I don’t remember it being this busy last year, definitely not,” she said.

    With the Marie Kondo “Tidying Up” craze sweeping the nation, consignment stores around the Salt Lake Valley have more than they can handle. (Photo: Ginna Roe / KUTV)

    Mother and daughter thrifters Kory and Chandee Griffin say it’s making a huge difference in the stores.

    “I’ve been finding a lot better stuff than I did before,” Chandee said.

    “Everyone is bringing in better stuff because they’re getting rid of their stuff,” Kory added.

    With the Marie Kondo “Tidying Up” craze sweeping the nation, consignment stores around the Salt Lake Valley have more than they can handle. (Photo: Ginna Roe / KUTV)

    What’s old to some, is new to them. The two are finding joy in the consignment store’s wide variety.

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