Marie Kondo’s KonMari method for organizing your home isn’t a new revelation for 2019. It first made the rounds in 2014 when the Netflix star published The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up. The book made the New York Times bestseller list, and when Kondo’s Netflix series, Tidying Up With Marie Kondo, dropped on New Years Day in 2019, it was an instant success. A combination of Kondo’s catching personality, heartwarming stories and the simplicity of the KonMari method caused viewers to binge the show in droves. But with a single season of only eight episodes, Tidying Up may leave you wanting more.
As of mid-February 2019, Netflix has not yet greenlit a second season of the hit organizational show. But that doesn’t mean Marie won’t be back for more — the streaming service typically waits for all the data to be in before signing off on a second season.
While you’re waiting for the details to shake out, there are plenty other cleaning, organizing and home-improvement shows to tide you over. Here’s a look at five of our favorites.
1. CONSUMED WITH JILL POLLACK
Consumed is a Canadian show with a two-series run on HGTV. As of early 2019, both seasons are available for streaming on Netflix.
Like Marie Kondo, Pollack attempts to get families to part with stuff that no longer fits into their busy lives. However, her approach is far more extreme than Kondo’s. Instead of tackling things one drawer or item at a time, Pollack attempts to throw all the stuff — except maybe the kitchen sink — out of the picture.
Families who appear on the show are challenged to make it one month with minimal stuff. They are each allowed a few personal items as well as items that they have to share. Everything else is removed from the home and stored for 30 days. The families are reunited with their stuff in a storage unit at the end of the month and given a chance to choose which things they now want to keep. Viewers may enjoy seeing everyone, including kids, get in on the cleaning and decluttering action.
As an added benefit to viewers, Pollack and her team renovate the family’s home with new storage solutions to make it easier to organize the things they do decide to keep. Pollack also checks back in with families three months later to see how they’re doing with their new lifestyle.
2. DESIGN ON A DIME
If you’ve KonMaried your house after watching Tidying Up and you’re ready to get inspired for the next level, Design on a Dime may be the right binge for you. For more than a decade, HGTV has delivered this show in various formats and Amazon Prime customers can binge a number of the seasons for free.
Design on a Dime pairs three designers with homeowners who have a small budget but still want beauty in their home. Earlier episodes start with budgets as small as $500 with later episodes allowing for budgets up to $1,000 or even $2,500. Regardless of your budget, the show offers some great design tips for turning your newly decluttered space into a gorgeous sanctuary.
3. CLEAN HOUSE
Clean House is another show where organization and design triumphs over clutter. The show ran on HGTV from 2003 to 2011, and episodes can be streamed for free at Eonline.com
Clean House, which was hosted by Niecy Nash or Tempestt Bledsoe (depending on the season) takes a two-prong approach to home makeovers. First, the team works with homeowners to get rid of many of the items in their clutter collection. Those items are then sold off in a giant yard sale, which funds a low-budget remodel for the home.
Yard sale experts, designers and a handyman round out the crew to ensure all goes off without (too much) of a hitch. They work alongside homeowners to clean, paint and decorate the house once the clutter is gone, and you’ll enjoy some surprises such as seeing the homeowners receive gifts of furniture in their “new” spaces.
Shows that remake homes and leave people free of their clutter tend to be light-hearted binges that pull the heartstrings a bit while teaching some great tips. A&E’s Hoarders is a different bag of tricks. Episodes from the popular series can be streamed on A&E, Hulu, Amazon Prime and YouTube.
Since 2009, the show has been following people with compulsive disorders that cause them to hoard. It’s not a quick fix that involves 30 days of living without stuff or a yard sale; the show brings in psychologists as well as cleaning and organizing specialists to help these people take their lives back. It also funds therapy for the participants for half a year so that the healing that begins on the show can continue after the crews leave.
While the show is about ending a hoarding habit and cleaning up a living space, viewers are less likely to get DIY cleaning tips here than on the other shows on this list. What they do get is a reality check on how quickly clutter can overtake a space and inspiration to clean their own clutter.
5. MASTER THE MESS
Master the Mess is a newer show than the rest on this list and perhaps the most in line with the concepts Marie Kondo presents in Tidying Up. Reese Witherspoon produces the show with organizational experts Joanna Teplin and Clea Shearer to help people reclaim their closets, cabinets and other spaces. You can stream Master the Mess via DirectTV or AT&T.
The ladies and their crew visit homeowners and leave spaces stylishly immaculate and fantastically functional. Obviously, it’s not always as easy as it sounds, but the Teplin and Shearer take it all in stride. You’ll love watching this one for the fun, laughter and premium organizational tips that you can use in your own home.
6. CLEAN SWEEP
Clean Sweep is a TLC show that ran for two seasons. It’s a no-muss, no-fuss show about removing the clutter and upgrading the look and feel of your rooms. As of February 2019, Clean Sweep episodes are available for streaming on Hulu.
Professional organizers Peter Walsh and Shelli Alexander work their magic to help people sort their stuff into keep, throw and give-away piles. While they do that, design teams tackle two rooms in the home to give homeowners (and viewers) an exciting before-and-after moment.
7. LOVE IT OR LIST IT
This HGTV show has run continuously since 2008, and you can stream episodes on Hulu, Amazon Prime, YouTube, GooglePlay or Vudu.
Instead of decluttering a space, the experts on Love It or List It pose a question to homeowners: Can you love your existing space or is it time for a new one? Marie Kondo would probably appreciate the careful way homeowners are asked to consider how much joy their home brings them before deciding whether or not to let it go.
Two experts “compete” to get homeowners to love their home or list it and buy another. One expert conducts a large renovation to turn the existing home into something that better serves the homeowners. The second shows homeowners several homes for sale they might fall in love with instead. Each episode leads to a surprise ending when homeowners make the final call.
Whether you’re looking to clean up the bedroom, redecorate your living room or overhaul the pantry, you’ll find tips and tricks on these binge-worthy home improvement and organizational shows.