Give me stickers or give me death!

I was watching Clean Sweep today on TLC (television for women who don't have husbands that beat them) and starting wondering whether or not I could endure being on a show like that. Not that I own a house, which is kind of a prerequisite, but I do qualify in every other way, being a life-long packrat and lacking any kind of decorating style. My idea of interior design is putting as many pictures and posters up on the wall as there's free wall space, and filling the rest of the room with little collectables, stuffed animals, and pillows. That works fine for me, but I have a feeling that Clean Sweep would have a heart attack over it.

Anyway, back to the point. I don't think I could ever be on a show like that. If I were on that show, my "keep" pile would be insanely large, and they would probably have to remove me kicking and screaming about how they want to throw my precious box of old stickers away. I will NEVER give up my box of stickers. Ever.

Besides, the show doesn't check up on those people in a few weeks or months later. What do you think has happened then? Old habits die hard, and I'm going to guess that 9 out of 10 go right back to the clutter. They just get more stuff and have no place for it, so they start piling it up again. At least I'm sure that's what would happen to me. Don't get me wrong, the room transformations on this show are quite good - unlike Trading Spaces, where it's anybody's guess how crappy the room might turn out if Hilde or Doug has a say in it.

Also, the carpenter on Clean Sweep looks like a child molester.

But I still like the show. I give it two coffees (no cream) and a 7up. Not a bad rating, really. Now, While You Were Out on the other hand - that's more like a cappuccino and a ginger ale, obviously a significantly better rating. And the carpenter is much better looking.

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