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|Directed by||Hans van Riet|
|Country of origin||United States|
|Running time||44 minutes|
|Original release||September 13, 2003 –|
September 27, 2005
Clean Sweep is an American television series that involved a team consisting of a host, an organizer, designer, and carpenter who help homeowners clear one or two rooms of clutter in a two-day process. Original episodes of Clean Sweep aired on TLC in 2003 through 2005.
In each episode of Clean Sweep, the host meets with the homeowners in the rooms to be cleaned. The production crew then moves the entire contents of the room outdoors. The host then assists the homeowners with an initial half-hour (more or less time in some episodes) sort of all the items into three areas: “keep”, “sell” and “toss”. The process is then repeated by the organizer, in a much more thorough manner. Meanwhile, the designer and carpenter renovate the rooms, usually painting the rooms and constructing storage units such as closets, entertainment units, or cabinets. On the second day, a yard sale is held to dispose of the items in the “sell” category (unsold items are donated to an unspecified charity). The homeowners (usually a husband and wife) compete to sell the most, with the loser having to give up a sentimental item from the “keep” category (of their "opponents choice"). Once the rooms are renovated and the remaining items from the “keep” category moved back into the house, the homeowners are brought in to be surprised by the final results. In some episodes one of the items for sale items is the "mystery item" if either of the homeowners sells it. the couple wins a bonus prize. typically this was a dinner for two at an unspecified restaurant but in one episode the prize was a trip to Disneyland. The mystery item is not revealed until it is sold.
In January 2007, The Learning Channel began airing repeats of the show on weekdays in a 30-minute-long format, instead of the original hour version of the show.
A list of the crew is as follows:
- Stacey Dutton (2003-2004)
- Tava Smiley (2004-2005)
- Organizational Experts
- Peter Walsh
- Shelli Alexander