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post #21 of 34
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Originally Posted by D&S Mom View Post
I like the show "Neat". It's on HGTV Canada and Life network sometimes I think. She really addresses the emotions behind clutter.

I agree completely!! That one is so much better than the other shows like it.
Helen really works WITH people. I want her to come to MY house, but, alas, she's only in Toronto (I looked up the website).

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post #22 of 34

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I don't have TV, but I've seen these when visiting family. The thing I always find strange about these shows is that the rooms look unbelievably messy. I know there are people out there who are TERRIBLE packrats, hoarders, and just plain dirty, but it really looks like they will put clothes and other items around in strange places just for dramatic affect. If someone were to make a pile of clothes, usually, they will put them somewhere on the side so they can still move in the room, not string them up like lights between bookcases, unless they are really *that*bad*.
post #23 of 34
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I like the show "Neat". It's on HGTV Canada and Life network sometimes I think. She really addresses the emotions behind clutter.
Yes! She also addresses personal style, like people who pile things up getting a literature sorter so they can pile in an organized way, or when she talks about visual learners.
post #24 of 34
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I don't have TV, but I've seen these when visiting family. The thing I always find strange about these shows is that the rooms look unbelievably messy. I know there are people out there who are TERRIBLE packrats, hoarders, and just plain dirty, but it really looks like they will put clothes and other items around in strange places just for dramatic affect. If someone were to make a pile of clothes, usually, they will put them somewhere on the side so they can still move in the room, not string them up like lights between bookcases, unless they are really *that*bad*.
I do agree - I wonder what the show tells them sometimes, because they have mess everywhere. I mean, my living room has things strewn about now, but if someone was coming over I would at least pick up a little, kwim?
post #25 of 34
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Originally Posted by BinahYeteirah View Post
I don't have TV, but I've seen these when visiting family. The thing I always find strange about these shows is that the rooms look unbelievably messy. I know there are people out there who are TERRIBLE packrats, hoarders, and just plain dirty, but it really looks like they will put clothes and other items around in strange places just for dramatic affect. If someone were to make a pile of clothes, usually, they will put them somewhere on the side so they can still move in the room, not string them up like lights between bookcases, unless they are really *that*bad*.

Yeah, I've seen homes that bad. I own a cleaning company and also offer services to help straighten/organize. I've seen homes so bad they have dead things rotting in rooms that they can't even find under the piles( someone had a dead cat in their laundry room but couldn't find b/c of the mess ).
post #26 of 34
A dead cat???? Wow! That's very sad.
post #27 of 34
While they are unrealistic (in terms of the help, $ etc), I find those shows very inspiring, esp the ones that force people to think about why they're keeping stuff. I like the sorting, and prioritizing.
post #28 of 34

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I do agree - I wonder what the show tells them sometimes, because they have mess everywhere. I mean, my living room has things strewn about now, but if someone was coming over I would at least pick up a little, kwim?
I think they tell them not to clean up, for sure. Still, sometimes I have seen these shows and the family will have a large breakable object in an obvious pathway, or the clothes that are strewn around look a little too random. It's like they come in to do the before shots and say, "This won't do! It's much too normal looking in here. Get some dirty clothes out and put them on your fish tank..."
post #29 of 34
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Yeah, I've seen homes that bad. I own a cleaning company and also offer services to help straighten/organize. I've seen homes so bad they have dead things rotting in rooms that they can't even find under the piles( someone had a dead cat in their laundry room but couldn't find b/c of the mess ).
Can I just say :Puke? I believe it; I really do. I haven't seen many of these shows, but most are not on this level, I think.
post #30 of 34
For you Peter Lovers!!!!
post #31 of 34
In most of the shows I've seen the house is very clean, but filled with crap. Are these people dusting all their piles on a regular basis?

I believe that the people are clutter horders, but the show obviously cleans and stages the clutter for the show.

Although I did see one where they did have to clean and spray the basement because of all the rat and mouse droppings.
post #32 of 34
I wonder if sometimes people find out they are going to be on the show, so they start tossing other stuff (maybe the other persons stuff )in there(the room being handled) as well to know that it will be dealt with.
post #33 of 34
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I love Clean Sweep too. I shudder to think of what I would get rid of for Peter
I shudder to think what Peter would make me get rid of....:

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I really like how clean sweep does the sorting and then when you have to decide what to put back, they have a rack the size of your closet (for example) and you can easily see really how much you can keep.
I need to do that with my closet...I'll never be a size 8 at Express again... but there they sit..

My issues with getting rid of things is purely emotional...I had no issues, none whatsoever helping my mom move 2 Novembers ago with 6mo old dd in a sling tossing stuff left and right....some of it was mine, some of it wasn't but she left packing her house to 3 days before the move...I am still sad about some things that got left behind (my old toy box i saved for my kiddos) but don't miss alot of it....

Maybe that will happen with me when we get ready to move this summer....hoping..well, DP is hoping more than I right now....But he loves me and knew I was a big ol pack rat when he met me.....
post #34 of 34
On these home makeover type shows, I always think it looks nice when the camera makes a quick pan in the "after" shots... but I wonder what closer inspection would bear?

When I paint a room, I prime and paint two coats at least. I meticulously tape and the cutting in and edging takes a long time... but my paint jobs look awesome. People compliment me all the time.

I volunteered for a community service project once, where a whole bunch of people came in and repainted a lady's house for free. Well, it got done in one day, and made a good initial impression, but up close it looked like HELL. The trim had drips, there were uneven spots on the walls, paint got on the floor, etc.

The people that owned our house before us did something similar (probably to get ready to sell). They picked lovely colors, but did a sloppy, fast job. It showed nicely when we looked at it, but once we moved in we realized that we had to repaint EVERY SINGLE ROOM to meet our personal standards.

Anyway, what's that saying? "You can get it done fast, well, and cheap -- pick two."

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