Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Clean House

All weekend D and I watched Clean House on the Style Network. The crew comes in and removes the clutter out of the house; sells their stuff at a yard sale; and at the end, they use the funds, match it and uses it towards redecorating the family's home. We were appalled at how other families lived with so much clutter. They showed an episode of the family with the WORST mess ever. This one family had five garbage bins of stuff, and kept trying to put stuff back into the house. I have to say, after seeing that episode, I feel so much better that our place isn't so bad.

It inspired us to clean up our apt some more. Again I went to Ikea and bought a bigger craft desk. Did laundry, got rid of some boxes and clutter (stuff we didn't need anymore). And tossed a whole mess of stuff. After multiple rounds to the trash bin, our place is now clutter free! Everything we have now has a home.

I'm super excited that now I have a desk to do all my crafts and sewing. I can't wait. Now I need to start signing up for a sewing class. There's so much room now that Teddy was super excited to run around the living room several times hoping I'd chase after him.

I'm thinking about submitting my BIL's house to the show. He lives alone, three bedrooms, a formal dining room, a kitchen, dining room and living room. EVERY ROOM is full of stuff. What? Computer parts and I have no idea what else. You can barely sit in his living room. We can't stay there whenever we're visiting up north. It's terrible. Sorry BIL but you really need help.

Home is now sweet.


WeezerMonkey said...

I want to go on Clean House or Clean Sweep, so someone else will clean our mess and design our place for free.

But then I'd be really embarrassed to have our dump on national TV.

dapotato said...

yay! i love purging. this should motivate me to do it, but it's not.

you should submit BILs' if you know he won't be offended. i always have to change the channel when those surprise shows show up at someone's doorstep, and they're visibly embarrassed/not wanting to be on national tv in that precdicament.

winnie said...

I love purging too! I get a great sense of accomplishment afterwards.

California Girl said...

I love clean spaces. Since we have recently moved into our house, it is pretty clean (except for the corner of our bedroom - heh). It makes SUCH a difference.

I want to learn how to sew. That is awesome.

R said...

That show is a trip! I'm a recovering clutter-aholic so I know what it's like to be free of it. I'm going to have to take another sweep this weekend after reading this. ;)

wan-nabe said...

oh man, i know that feeling - it's awesome when you finally get around to organizing your stuff! having a space to do your thing is the best ever. hell, you've seen my office.

amber said...

clutter and i are super enemies. goodwill, on the other hand, is my bff. :)