Enable Ireland appeals for Marie Kondo fans in Cork to donate their unwanted items

Enable Ireland appeals for Marie Kondo fans in Cork to donate their unwanted items
Japanese tidying expert Marie Kondo brings her methods to Netflix with a series called Tidying Up With Marie Kondo.

Since her hit Netflix series launched in January, Marie Kondo has become a household name in Ireland. 

Her goal is the increase the tranquillity in one’s space and amongst one’s things. Cork people are embracing her de-clutter mantra and are tackling bursting wardrobes, overflowing cupboards and sagging attics. 

Now Enable Ireland’s charity shop in Cork is appealing to fans of the series to drop their unwanted items into their shop on North Main St and Oliver Plunkett St, where they will be sold to raise funds for Enable Ireland’s disability services. 

In particular, the charity loves to get donations of pre-loved quality men’s and women’s wear, handbags, shoes, accessories and homewear.

“It’s wonderful to see charity shops benefiting from the Marie Kondo message. Whilst an outfit or an accessory might not spark joy in you anymore, it most likely will do for someone else. It’s a win/win situation – the giver gets to downsize, the charity profits and the buyer gets a perfect look at the fraction of the cost of the high street,” says stylist and fashion expert Barbara Stack. 

Enable Ireland’s 21 charity shops nationwide generate funds to support services for 7,500 children and adults with disabilities in Ireland and rely on public donations for stock. They have provided disability services in Cork for over 50 years. They have children’s services in the Lavanagh Centre in Ballintemple and adult services in Little Island, Blackrock and Ladysbridge. 

Visit http://www.enableireland.ie for further information.

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