PBS NewsHour

'Tidying Up' sells Americans on the joy of decluttering

Clip: 02/19/2019 | 3m 55s Video has closed captioning.

A popular Netflix show featuring Japanese organizing expert Marie Kondo encourages people to discard items in their home that do not “spark joy.” The philosophy emphasized in “Tidying Up” has inspired a decluttering phenomenon across the U.S., prompting an unusual flood of donations to secondhand stores and provoking questions about consumerism and waste. Rhana Natour has the story.

Aired: 02/19/19

Rating: NR

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