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How Clean is Your House
Member Name: pammyj
How Clean is Your House
Date: 28/02/10, updated on 28/02/10 (149 review reads)
Advantages: great tips, great transformations
Disadvantages: wish the family would keep up the hard work
My 100th Review!!!!!
How clean is your house is a shocking insight into how dreadfully unclean and untidy some people can let their house become. I am still amazed every time I watch this programme at the amount of disgusting kitchens, toilets, bathrooms etc that people can have. How on earth can they possibly live like that is beyond me?
The programme is focused on Kim and Aggie (Kim Woodburn - who also did I'm a celebrity get me out of here and Aggie MacKenzie - Celebrity come dine with me) and how they come to these dreadfully unclean people (ermm I mean their unclean house) and work an absolute miracle in getting it back to how it should be, which is clean and hygienic.
So we start the show with them looking a video piece of someone pleading with them to help their friend/family and the ladies deciding they will. They then turn up at the house and we are taken through every disgusting room. The kitchen piled up with grease, filth, dead flies and insects, animal hair all over the place, a black cooker that should be white, pans in the sink from a few months ago no doubt, dirty clothes all over the floor (of which some of the kids route through to find their uniform, shake it off and put it on!) We then see Kim usually scraping something off a side with her bare fingernails and then sniffing it..ewww!
We are then taking to the bedroom where it doesn't look like the bed has been changed or washed for years and years (yes they have to have a smell) and we cannot see the floor yet again with the amount of rubbish and dirty clothes. Sometimes I shake my head in utter disbelief when they even find animal faeces inside. I mean what is wrong with these people!!
So once we have been shown around this disgrace (a dogs kennel would be cleaner) we then see Kim and Aggie and a team of superior cleaners get to work at scrubbing, cleaning and clearing away the clutter. Cleaning carpets and floors that have not seen soap and water for over a decade. On occasions they give us quick but good tips on how to get something clean like net curtains, or worktops or cooker hobs and the person looks on in amazement. (of course noting everything down so they can continue the good work obviously, we have no doubts of that do we?)
Once it is all clean and hygienic again the owner of the house is then brought back in normally with a friend and they are shown the transformation. They look on in astonishment that yes this really is their home and this really is how it should look if you were a normal person and hovered every once in a while and tidied up!
I do get the impression sometimes though they the cleaning team are wasting their time with some of these people as they have no intention of keeping it clean really and possibly in a few years it will gradually get back to how it was. I do wonder how some of the ones that have children can think how it is healthy to have young children living amongst the filth. There was one program where a house was terrible, all except one room which was the teenage girl's room. Her room was kept tidy, and she hoovered it and changed her bed etc. I would be absolutely mortified if that was my family.
Once they have waved away they make a 'surprise' visit about two weeks later to see if the family have kept up the good work. Some have done well and others are on that slippery slope back and you can almost feel the pain from the cleaning pair when they come back to an untidy house once more.
I do wonder why they do it, I mean Kim is quite a posh lady and not really the sort to be getting down and dirty and after her revelation on the jungle programme that she didn't really like Aggie I can't watch this programme the same again. Aggie is the bacteria specialist who takes swabs and comes back and tells the family how badly they could be infected by the germs that are around their home. When she did Come dine with me, she did think that the guests would be going through her home with a fine-tooth comb to check for dust!
Overall I am just amazed that people can live like that. I would be utterly embarrassed if mine ever got into that state and compared to their homes mine looks like a show home. I do love watching this programme purely because I watch in disbelief and also I love the transformation after. I do wish however that I could believe that all their efforts were worth it.
It's a shame that no more series will be made but I hope they make something similar even if it is with new people, I do like seeing the cleaning tips.
Summary: houses messier than your local dump are cleaned up