One of the best things about being a writer is that you never know what is going to pop up in your inbox on any given day. This morning, I got an email from the casting director of the show CLEAN HOUSE on the Style Network asking if I knew of anyone who might benefit from being a guest on the show. I emailed her back, checked it out and decided to put the call out to all of you. You can find out more about the show on their website.
The characters in my book live in a level 5 hoarding situation - no use of major rooms like the kitchen and bathrooms, no heat or hot water and only narrow little ant tracks to navigate through the mess - the kind of thing you see on the very worst episodes of HOARDERS. The folks from CLEAN HOUSE are looking for people whose houses are years from that situation, cluttered, messy and disorganized. If that sounds like you or someone you love and you live in the greater LA area, you might consider sending in an email. The specific casting call is:
Do you need help ridding your house of clutter? Are you having a hard time letting go of stuff you don't need but just can't seem to part with? Is your house in dire need of a makeover? IF AT LEAST 3 ROOMS IN YOUR HOUSE ARE MESSY, then you need CLEAN HOUSE!!
If you OWN a SINGLE FAMILY HOUSE (sorry, no apartments, condos or townhouses) and at least 2 adults live in the home, then please email the following info to us and we'll be touch with more details:
1. Names and relationships of EVERYONE living in the house. (You must OWN the house)
2. Address and phone number.
3. Photos or video of all your cluttered rooms.
4. Tell us about yourself and why you and your family need CLEAN HOUSE!!!
5. Do you own or rent your house?
For prompt attention, please answer ALL of the above questions!!
Email Rose at firstname.lastname@example.org
One of the most amazing things in the past few years has been the increase in visibility of hoarding disorder. While we might not be closer to solving the problem, the books and shows on hoarding have helped bring this dirty little secret out into the open for many families. I've been in touch with a few of the participants on HOARDERS on A&E, and for the right people, it can be a real benefit and help them change their lives. For a family who is on the brink of tipping into a hoarding situation, the experts on CLEAN HOUSE can help them get their lives back in order. If you think you might be that family, it can't hurt to check it out and it just might change things for the better.