De-cluttering expert Jill Pollack challenges overwhelmed families to survive for 30 days with only the bare essentials.


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Jill Pollack Jill Pollack ...  Self - Host / ... 22 episodes, 2011-2013
Darren Doyle Darren Doyle ...  Self - Co-Host / ... 22 episodes, 2011-2013
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Consumed is an extreme home experiment where de-cluttering expert Jill Pollack challenges overwhelmed families drowning in stuff to survive for 30 days with only the bare essentials (i.e. a few personal items and 10 things to share). With their worldly possessions temporarily gone, Jill gives each family the chance to rebuild their lives from scratch, both physically and emotionally, by forcing them to confront the effect of clutter on their lives and their relationships. In the end, the goal is for each family to see their material possessions, homes, and each other in a completely different light. But can families who have been consumed by our consumer society really change? Darren Doyle acts as resident handyman in the series, helping Jill create functional living areas. Written by Anonymous

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So pushy anchor & no respect for emotions
14 January 2019 | by msabbuSee all my reviews

I dint like the ahow beacause i have been there & they didnt handke the clients very well. I recently cleaned my house after collecting items for 5 years. I was unaware of any of the techniques but when i cleaned my house, it took me fair amount of time & lot of thinking over what to keep or happily donate. It doesnt need so much of intervention & pushing & putting words into the mouths. So judgemental & no respect for sentiments.

I just watched show called Tyding up (lot better) on netflix & then this show Consumed. I totally hated Consumed and it gave me so much anxiety just watching it. The host was too much opinionated, and putting words into the clients mouth. All the sentimental items were not properly handled & she literally confiscated items (75% of the times) from them rather than teaching them or aiding them how to let go off.

Pros The only good part was asking them to live without items for 2 weeks which rekindled relationships. But as the process built so much anxiety & wasnt dealt inside the house where they actually face the problem, a 1 day trick in warehouse is completely rediculous. So less time & it doesnt work that way. I need time to think if i want those toursers or not & i might wanna wear them and see if it fits. Not just toss or put it in yellow squares. Its like a big joke. When clients came back they found not their homes but house with fancy furnitures & wallpapers & table lights and who the hell is that carpenter to decide blue colour for table racks & purple for walls, chop off table to make it a clock, seriously?

I let go off my 60kgs of clothes, 9 pieces of furnitures, 15 shoes, and 22 books and many items. But i decided in a fair bit amount of time. Whoever likea this show watch Tyding up by Marie Kondo & u will know what i mean or just try cleaning & getting rid of 75% of stuffs in 1 day. Watching it gave me anxiety.

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30 August 2011 (Canada) See more »

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