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Keeping your house clean can be a real challenge, regardless of whether you’re a collector or simply too busy with work and chasing your kids around. Having a lot of stuff can make even a clean space appear cluttered. These programs can assist you in regaining your enthusiasm for decluttering.
My family has a history of hoarding, so I understand how stressful it can be to have clutter take over your home. Watching documentaries and reality shows about hoarders and people with unkempt homes has given me plenty of inspiration to get my own place in order.
We’ll start you off with something a little more lighthearted because some of these shows are quite graphic and disturbing. Instead of scaring you into cleaning, the goal is for you to feel motivated to do so.
1. Tidying Up with Marie Kondo
Tidying Up with Marie Kondo has become a recent TV phenomenon in the clean home category. Even though the KonMari Method isn’t being discussed as much as it was a year ago, many people are still putting what they’ve learned into practice.
While cleaning up, homeowners learn how to decide what items bring them joy and what items they should get rid of. Clutter-free living can be achieved by filling your space with things that bring you joy while also living a more minimalistic lifestyle.
First, I took everything out of my closet and dresser drawers to see what I liked on the show. That’s how good this show is: I emptied two trash bags’ worth of clothes.
Tidying Up has only one season available on Netflix.
2. Clean House
Clean House is the show for you if your house is a shambles and you want it to look tidy. It ran for ten seasons, with actress and comedian Niecy Nash as host for most of that time.
In addition to her work on Reno 911!, Nash brought a unique sense of humor to Clean House, which energized and energised the audience. Nash helps people get rid of things they no longer need by going to their homes.
Some of the rooms they clean get renovated as well, giving the owners something to be proud of afterward. In the end, they use the money they make from selling the things they want to get rid of to redo their house.
Cleaning and redesigning your home can be inspired by watching Clean Houseif you’re sick of the clutter. In addition to USA and Oxygen, it’s also available on NBC and SYFY.
3. Clean Sweep
Although the show Clean Sweep only lasted two seasons, it had a positive impact on viewers’ ability to let go of clutter. People are encouraged to go through their stuff on this show. There are then three piles: things to keep, sell, and throw away. Of course, the keep pile is frequently overflowing with unwanted items, resulting in hilarity.
Cleaning up the mess is similar to what happens on Clean House: after everything is put away, the house is remodeled and the “kept” items are brought back in. A newly-renovated home always astounds and delights its new owners.
This show, unfortunately, went down a rabbit hole of the early 2000s. No episodes of TLC are available to stream on the network’s website, and the show isn’t licensed anywhere. It’s so hard to come by that it’s not even available on DVD.
Some of the more popular episodes have been uploaded to YouTube, so you can look for them there.
It’s safe to say that many people have been inspired to clean out their homes by the A&E series Hoarders, which debuted in 2009.
Hoarders, on the other hand, focuses on people who have a serious problem with clutter and hoarding to the point where their lives are jeopardized.
Unfortunately, the reasons behind hoarding are still a mystery. People who are predisposed to this behavior, on the other hand, are usually provoked by stressful situations. Growing up in poverty, a history of abuse, or a death in the family are just a few of the things that can have an impact.
There is a distinct difference in the tone between this show and the previous recommendations when it comes to clutter and cleaning. It’s not uncommon to find disgusting things like rotting food, maggots, and even dead animals in the houses that I’ve seen in this area. With its “scared straight” approach to decluttering, this show delivers exactly what it promises.
When the team goes to a new house, they look at the hoards and try to help the owner save their house or avoid fines, depending on the situation at hand. The show usually intervenes after the city has issued an eviction or fine notice to the hoarder.
A time limit is usually placed on their ability to clean up after themselves. There’s a lot more tension in the show now, and the plot thickens as everyone scrambles to save the house.
Occasionally, the show is able to assist those in need, but this is not always the case. After watching it, you’ll be compelled to get rid of things you’ve accumulated.
Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime all have the show Hoarders available for streaming.
5. Hoarding: Buried Alive
Watch more episodes of Hoarding: Buried Alive if Hoarders isn’t enough. TLC’s Buried Aliveran premiered in 2010 and ran for five seasons, essentially continuing Hoarders.
Attempts to understand the psychology of the hoarder are one area where the shows diverge. When compared to the first series,Buried Alive places a greater emphasis on this aspect while downplaying the drama associated with bailing out the house.
This show is likely to inspire you to not only declutter your home, but to reevaluate your relationship with your belongings as well.
Even if your house is a complete and utter shambles, you might find some inspiration in watching one of these shows. No matter your level of hoarding or collecting skills, after watching a few episodes you’ll be itching to get your house in order!