Woman Goes Totally KonMari, Accidentally Donates Cat To Thrift Store

“The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up” must have had a big effect on this woman who donated her cat, hidden in her couch, to a thrift store.

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"I, I... just took a little nap and... where am I?" Via  KUTV News/Facebook
"I, I... just took a little nap and... where am I?" Via KUTV News/Facebook

Spring cleaning is a great time to clear out old clutter. But let’s slow down a little, people. Your cats will thank you.

One woman was a little to hasty to tidy up and inadvertently donated her cat to a thrift store last weekend, KUTV reports. Tiny One had been hiding in a couch when owner Rachel Barbee dropped it off at charity store Deseret Industries in Price, Utah.

Barbee didn’t realize there was a problem until her friend and couch-dropping-off partner Brittnie Arroyo saw a Facebook post on a private yard-sale page with a photo of Barbee’s couch… and her cat. It read: “Someone dropped a couch off at the DI and it had a cat in it. If anyone knows who (he) belongs to please come back.”

“I was like, ‘Oh, my gosh, that’s your cat — you have got to call. Rachel, your cat is at the D.I.’” Arroyo told the news outlet. 

2 million copies sold, 2 million people who better check their couch before they KonMari it. Via The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up:Japanese Art Decluttering, Organizing/Facebook

Two million copies sold, 2 million people who better check their couch before they declutter it. Via The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up:Japanese Art Decluttering, Organizing/Facebook

Tiny One should be pretty grateful for Arroyo. She’s the one who initially encouraged Barbee to bring the couch to a thrift store, instead of the dump.

Within a half hour of learning the cat was waiting along with the donated couch, the two friends returned to pick up Tiny One. So Barbee was able to clear some energy-blocking clutter but keep the important stuff.

Cats definitely “spark joy.” While you’re tidying up, hang on tight to them.

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