For the past three months, The Style Network has been trying to warn us. The A&E show Hoarders would have us believe that people who live like (and sometimes with) rats, buried beneath all their belongings, only live in the flyover states. This is untrue: Just because New Yorkers have less room to put their physical manifestations of abandonment issues into, doesn’t mean they don’t do it. As the new show Clean House NYC–a program that’s half Hoarders and half Antique Roadshow— made clear in a recent episode, city-dwellers are just as likely to have vast arrays of terrifying memorabilia as their country counter-parts; the only difference is, our junk is actually worth good money.
Take last week’s episode, where appraiser Elyse Luray and house cleaning motivational director Nina Ferrer visit the attic of a woman who just loves her Creepy Dolls!