I don’t know about you, but I’m glad to see 2015 go bye-bye, and I have very good feelings about 2016. One of the things I’ve noticed having visited several thrift stores (5 actually) over the past few weeks is that there is not a whole lot of donated stuff out in the stores quite yet. I have a feeling that the usual year-end donations at thrift stores around the country have not been processed and put out on the shelves yet. This poses a serious thrifting dilemma, but is also a blessing in disguise.
I read somewhere recently that retail sales were down over the 2015 holiday season and that some of it can be attributed to the book I mentioned in a previous post, “The Magic and Life-Changing Art of Tidying” by Marie Kondo. You can read my post about the Marie Kondo Method. It has really created a phenomenon where people seem to be buying less “stuff” and I think that is a very good thing. But, this also poses a problem for those of us who like to go thrifting because that is where you find the “good stuff.”
Here’s a snapshot of my “tidy-ed” sock drawer using the KonMari Method. It really is so much neater and easier to find things now. So, here’s to Marie and here’s to a year of continuing to let go of what no longer serves us and bringing in all good things!
I am wishing you all a very happy, healthy and peaceful New Year! And, here’s to a little less stuff!
Happy Thrifting (Maybe),