Metro Detroit woman turns her clutter into cash using KonMari method
ROCHESTER HILLS, Mich. – By now, you've probably heard about the KonMari craze -- a method of tidying up started by a world-renowned tidying expert.
The method became so popular, it's even inspired a series on Netflix.
Monique Walk's friends describe her as a neat freak, and she's fine with that reputation.
"It kind of, like, makes me itch when stuff is junky," Walk said.
Walk is a 25-year-old Beaumont nurse who loves "Tidying Up with Marie Kondo."
For those who don't know, Kondo is a professional organizer who became an overnight sensation when she wrote her book, "The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up."
The bestseller inspired a movement known as the KonMari method -- a minimalist approach to tackling all the clutter you have in your home, one category at a time.
Kondo suggests starting with clothing by putting all your clothes in a pile. If something doesn't spark joy, you get rid of it.
That's exactly what Walk did.
"I think it's a great idea," Walk said. "It is definitely refreshing for me especially if I am not using these things."
Walk said it's nice to get rid of things because they can bring someone else joy. She brought her clothes to Clothes Mentor, a consignment store in Rochester Hills.
Resale stores are reporting a boom in business since Kondo's show debuted on Netflix in January. Many of these resale and consignment shops offer cash on the spot -- just remember to check the policies of the stores before deciding where to bring your clothes.
Local 4 is looking at ways to unclutter your life. You can find Local 4's resource guide here.
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