Question about those hoarding shows
Just wondering what you all make of this...
I like watching those hoarder shows, they help me remember that most of the stuff in my house is just mass produced junk as well.
One thing I've noticed while watching these shows is that when the house is finally cleaned up at the end, the place quite often looks beyond minimalist. It would make sense that the upholstered furniture is gone, and maybe they have not had the opportunity to replace it, but the thing that always surprises me is that the kitchen appears so bare. Generally, there is nothing on the counter. Even if I were to take my kitchen down to bare bones, there would still be the toaster and salt/pepper shakers- but, at least in the shows I saw this weekend, there was not even that much, just bare counters.
Any idea why that is? Is it because after the clean out, they truly have that little usable stuff left? Is there a push to have them keep everything in drawers or cabinets as a new way of thinking? The spaces, kitchens in particular, often look so cold and clinical, it just seems so much the other extreme when they are done.