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On the Road-Atlanta Dorm Room Messes
The next installment of Oprah's Clean Up Your Messy House Tour aired this week and as usual it's caused a huge interest in decluttering and organizing homes across the country. Oh - also this time with the car decluttering, people are also asking how they can keep their cars clean and organized.
The show was great fun to shoot in Atlanta. Jack, Joe and Kevin could not have been more surprised when we turned up at their fraternity house at 6:00am. The room really was as bad as it looked on TV - and the smell was just as back as you can imagine! The great thing was that they were totally into getting the room in shape. One thing that didn't make it into the Oprah Show today was the boys talking about how they now felt more adult in the space and how it made them realize that they aren't "boys" any longer. I thought that was huge realization for them to come to and really made me proud of the work that they clutter crew is achieving.
Shooting the show in Chicago was pretty funny - especially the surprise we pulled by bringing the cluttered SUV from Knoxville to the Harpo studios. Oprah was totally overwhelmed by the amount of stuff in the car and for a moment I thought she was going to continue right on walking and disappear off stage!!
For me, it was great that the show demonstrated that if you just get started, and make consistent efforts, that you can declutter your home and your life. I think that's pretty cool.
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