Bizarre new trend sees department store shoppers tidy up stores for FREE

A bizarre new trend sees regular shoppers ordering stores like Kmart, JB Hi-Fi and Aldi for FREE… but not everyone appreciates it

  • Shoppers tidied up the mess and mess in department stores
  • Many called the activity “therapeutic” and calming to do
  • But customers have complained about the unsanitary nature of ordering without gloves










A surprising new trend has taken over Kmart, JB Hi-Fi and Aldi stores across Australia and it’s busy staff who are sure to appreciate.

A regular customer took to a Cleaning and Organization Inspiration Facebook group to show off the progress she’s made cleaning up a messy section of stationery.

‘Anyone else go to their local Kmart and clean up big piles of chaos? Because it’s the same,” she wrote. “My ten minutes of therapy, I could do this all day.”

A woman took to a ‘Cleaning and Organization Inspiration’ Facebook group to show off the progress she’s made cleaning up a messy section of stationery

Survey

Have you ever tidied up a department store?

  • YES, it’s so therapeutic 28 voices
  • NO, I barely have time to clean my house 74 votes

“My daughter only works for Kmart to get paid when she does this,” one woman wrote.

“Just did the makeup section today,” one commenter wrote. ‘So much fun seeing all the nail polishes color coded.’

People were pleasantly surprised to learn that they weren’t the only ones cleaning up in their spare time.

‘I do this all the time! I never knew it was a common thing. . . the local ALDI really needs a hand.

‘Every time I go shopping at Woolworths I have to put away the fruit and veg,’ said one woman.

Comments saw more people sharing anecdotes about their storage experiences from different stores, including Coles, JB Hi-Fi and various retail outlets.

Surprising new trend shows shoppers are tidying up clutter at department stores for free

Surprising new trend shows shoppers are tidying up clutter at department stores for free

“I like to organize wood and craft letters into inspirational words,” said another. “But some people like to arrange them in other words.”

There were also several comments from staff members.

“Coming from someone who worked in retail you have no idea how much this actually helps,” they wrote.

But not everyone saw this woman’s helping hand as a godsend.

“We are in the midst of a pandemic,” one man wrote. “Stop touching everything.”

‘It’s unsanitary. We live in different times,” another wrote.