2023 04 01 5 00
Stacy and her mom Dianne bought the house 9 years ago as a primary place for Stacy and a secondary home for Dianne. Dianne lives there for part of the year. The clutter started immediately when Stacy moved from her large apartment to the small house. Although she downsized her living space, her things did not.
2023 04 02 7 00
The clutter started 8 years ago when the Herrera family first moved into the house. They never entirely unpacked and put away their belongings. But over the last 6 years the clutter has spun out of control. Alexis was fed up of no one pitching in to clean, so she stopped cleaning altogether.
2023 04 02 8 00
Nash & Carlisle Family
Sharon and El constantly bicker over who’s to blame for the clutter. Sharon says El is to blame for his huge clothing collection and El says Sharon is to blame for her need to keep multiples of everything. Sharon grew up in the Bronx and holds onto things out of fear of poverty while El grew up on the south side of Chicago and holds on to items to symbolize how far he’s come. They use bathrooms, closets and rooms to store belongings, calling it their “dirty little secret.”
2023 04 02 9 00
Julie and Paul are too busy working opposite schedules and attending the kid’s extracurricular activities to do the housework. During the day Paul is a personal trainer and at night he is a bartender. Julie spends her days working at a non profit organization. The house was last clean 4 years ago when they’d invite people over for parties. When Paul started bartending at night, the parties stopped and so did the cleaning.
2023 04 02 10 00
Sara & Paige have always been more like friends than mother & daughter. Sara wishes Paige would clean up her room, but Paige thinks her mom is a hypocrite as her room is just as messy. Paige thinks fighting over clutter is stupid and both want to live together harmoniously.
2023 04 03 6 00
Patrice grew up in the house, which she inherited along with the belongings of her mother and her grandma. Jacques views the house as a frat house: someplace to eat, sleep, shower and leave. Patrice and Jacques want to make the house their own and reflect their tastes as adults.
2023 04 04 5 00
Donna is a decorator who sees beauty in everything which she considers a curse because she can’t let go of anything. Her ex-boyfriend and best friend Bob is frustrated because she is burying herself among her “treasures.” Bob feels she will never have a successful business and be single forever if she doesn’t change her ways.
2023 04 04 6 00
Ron & Vicky married in 1982 (the last year they decorated). The house has clutter from floor to ceiling. Ron is in denial about hoarding problem. Ron feels his wife, Vicky, and daughter, Tracy, refuse to clean and gang up on him. Ron & Vicky’s marriage is very strained because of the clutter.
2023 04 05 5 00
In this special episode, host Lisa Arch pays surprise visits to five past Clean House families to see if they've kept their homes clean.
2023 04 05 6 00
Bryant's deceased parents left him the house and he holds onto furniture out of sentimentality. Jess wants Bryant to let go and make room for her. Bryant lives like a bachelor (friends over anytime, clothes on floor, chaos). Bryant feels Jess is guilty of holding onto clutter too.