Ah, homes. Apartments. Even dorm rooms and bedrooms. They get messy.
Sometimes, you don’t even know where to start when cleaning. There’s just so much clutter on the ground that sometimes organizing and cleaning up a home seems impossible to do. I know for years trying to keep my apartments in check has been hard, mainly because I didn’t know how to make good use of the small amount of space that I had. But that was before I discovered home shows – specifically, home shows that make me want to get my life in check. So that’s why these are the best shows to head into with the new year if the organization and cleaning up your life is your goal.

Tidying Up With Marie Kondo
There’s a reason why I mentioned this twice already. Tidying Up with Marie Kondo walked so any organization out there now could run. After its breakout season in 2019, the show has become one of the best ways to inspire new organizers to get started on their clutter. The show is hosted by Marie Kondo, an organizing consultant from Japan, and the creator of the KonMari method – which means that you gather all of your belongings together and if it “sparks joy,” you keep it. If it doesn’t, get rid of it. It sounds so simple and yet her method is one of the best ones out there to get started on keeping your house clean and tidy.

Okay, admittedly, Hoarders doesn’t teach you how to organize. There are tips and tricks in there, but Hoarders is to motivate you to organize. It’s nice when you can get that actual help but when viewers see homes like the ones that are featured in this show, it makes you never want to keep a spare receipt again. These are the victims of compulsive hoarding disorder, where you are so attached to items it impairs your sense of organization.

Hack My Life
Remember life hacks? Even if those were a trend, they can very much be used in your regular life, and that’s what Hack My Life is there to teach. Running for four seasons, the series was hosted by Kevin Pereira and Brooke Van Poppelen, and the goal was for viewers outside of the show to share their life hacks on social media sites like Tumblr, and then they would bring it forward for the world to see through the show.

Bea Organized
When it comes to smaller spaces, this is one of the best shows to turn to. Bea Organized talks about the simple ways in which your little spaces can be organized, from the inside of your desk to your closet to hacks from the Dollar Store that you can use - I bet she could even find some way to organize this closet.

What to watch after tidying