A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Shows families working together to clean their homes and organize their lives.
Products & Purchases
Clorox products are specifically referenced many times throughout each episode, with close-ups on the cleaners being used. The host's helpful hints usually mention them by name, too: "I would have liked to have seen that cleaned a little better with the Clorox Clean-up." Molly Maid also gets publicity, since its services are part of the winners' prize.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that as the featured families compete to de-clutter, re-organize, and clean their houses, they toss years' worth of junk -- including some stuff the kids think they can't do without, which can cause some pouting. There are lots of plugs for Clorox cleaning products -- with the camera often zooming in on the products in action or giving the host the chance to explain why they're so useful -- but only adults will be bothered by this blatant, monotonous advertising. On the upside, the amazing transformations within the houses may inspire viewers to roll up their sleeves and give their own homes a thorough going-over.
Is It Any Good?
Clean This House! may very well inspire viewers to roll up their sleeves and start sorting through the piles of stuff they've been avoiding. While the 30-minute episodes offer only a simplified look at the time-consuming process -- and some fairly "duh" organizational tips ("Put things you don't use every day in clear, plastic containers," for instance) -- tuning in will encourage you to reassess what you need and where to put it. Just be prepared for plenty of blatant plugs for Clorox, the show's cleaning brand of choice. In addition to lots of shots of the products' packaging, Pesce uses her one-on-one time with the camera for additional advertising ("What I love about this is not only does it clean really well, but it also disinfects"). Kids won't be bothered by it (thank goodness the show isn't sponsored by Mattel...), but the brand reminders quickly become tiresome for adults.
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