Patty checks in from her new bedroom.

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Patty checks in via Skype™ with Peter and Oprah from her spotless master bedroom. She says Peter's knock on her door has changed the way her family sees their home. "Before, I thought uncluttering was just about cleaning your house, but it's so much more than cleaning," she says. "Raising my children with the right values and teaching them to care about the things that we have—that's important to me. And so now I look forward to making my bed every day because it's just another lesson that I'm teaching them."

Patty says her sons had asked her to do laundry the morning of the makeover because they could no longer close their hampers. "When my son came home after the makeover, he thought the place looked like a hotel, and he was so proud of it [he] wanted to sleep in our room," she says. "[My sons] wanted to make their own beds."

With Peter's help, Patty says her house has truly become a home. "Before, it was a collection of stuff in a box. Now, it is a place where we live together and enjoy each other and we have peace together," she says. "We're sleeping better. We're getting more time to spend together. It's just a much more pleasant, calming, peaceful, sweet place to be that embodies the soul of our family, our marriage and our relationship with each other."

Peter says anyone can create a home like Patty's. "We dressed that room, with almost no exception, with things that were already in the house," he says. "Your house has things that you love, but they are covered in all the clutter. Remove the clutter and then honor and respect those things that make your heart sing."
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FROM: Oprah's Clean Up Your Messy House Tour
Published on February 19, 2009

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