Back in the 1950’s a tidy home was the ultimate status symbol, we spent 50 hours a week keeping things pristine and never missed an annual spring clean.
But today the claws of consumerism have taken hold, and cleaning is the least of our worries. All to often our homes can look a bit like a bomb site, we’ve accumulated so much stuff that our groaning houses are starting to effect the way that we live.
So if the things that you own are starting to own you, it’s time to declare war on your clutter.
– Phil Spencer, The Big Spring Clean (Channel 4)