If the people in your life are suddenly throwing away all of their worldly possessions, it’s probably because they’ve just binged the Netflix show Tidying Up with Marie Kondo.
The new hit Netflix series features a range of inspiring home makeovers overseen by world-renowned tidying expert Marie Kondo, who helps clients clear out the clutter of their homes while choosing joy.
Kondo already had an extensive worldwide fan base before she got in on the Netflix game, after achieving worldwide fame in 2014 when her first book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing, was translated into English and published in the United States.
It quickly became a New York Times bestseller and sold more than 1.5 million copies.
The eight-episode series has sparked a series of world-wide cleaning and decluttering resolutions for 2019, along with a whole bunch of viral memes, hilarious Twitter reactions and many varied think pieces about why we all have houses packed with so much junk.
But if you’ve already watched the entire series through (many people I know have actually watched it twice) there’s no need to fear that your newly found addiction to heartfelt home organisation shows must come to a bitter end.
The answer is to start bingeing the Netflix series Consumed.
Consumed is a Canadian reality television series available now on Netflix which stars decluttering expert Jill Pollack.
In the series, Pollack challenges families who are overwhelmed by their possessions to survive for 30 days with only the bare essentials on hand.
With all of their possessions temporarily gone from their lives, Jill gives each family she works with the chance to rebuild their lives from scratch and the results are both heartbreaking and inspiring.
Then, after the 30 days are over, the families must decide which possessions they truly need to keep and which they will throw away or donate.