5 Bingeable Organizing Shows That Will Motivate and Entertain You

Who will be the inspiration behind your streamlined closet or perfect pantry?

Best organization shows on Netflix and Amazon Prime Video - Tidying Up with Marie Kondo
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One of my goals is to refresh and get rid of the clutter around my house—which has led to my new favorite binge-fest: organizing shows. The best decluttering and cleaning shows help motivate me to manage the mess, so they're great for keeping on in the background as I plow through my piles of papers and try (one more time) to reorganize my drawers Marie Kondo–style.

But decluttering and cleaning shows aren't one size fits all. Depending on where you're hoping to corral the chaos—and your unique organizing style—you might relate a little more with a particular decluttering style. If you're still searching for your streaming organizing expert, we have five great options here.

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Hot Mess House

Big concept: Pro organizer Cas Aarssen helps people reorganize their space virtually by giving them advice that suits their organizing style.

Best for: People who want to figure out what their organization style is—and find tips that suit it.

Where to watch: Discovery+

Hot tip: To deal with the paper mess, create categories with stickies—and simply put the papers in the right piles. (Then put them into folders!)

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The Minimalists: Less Is More

Big concept: A pair of minimalist-loving guys talk about the movement toward living with less.

Best for: People interested in living a minimalist lifestyle.

Where to watch: Netflix

Hot tip: Take the minimalist challenge: Find one item to get rid of on the first day, two on the second, three on the third, and so on—for a full month.

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Get Organized With The Home Edit

Big concept: Make your closet (and home) look like a boutique you'd love to shop at by displaying everything beautifully. Their signature organizing and decluttering look is a rainbow closet reorder, which sorts the racks by organizing from red to purple.

Best for: People whose closets are a fashion emergency (the team spends a lot of time in closets) and anyone who wants to take a peek inside celebrity homes. (Reese Witherspoon's mammoth movie memorabilia closet? Yes, please!)

Where to watch: Netflix

Hot tip: Don't buy your organizing boxes and bins until you've pared down your possessions. (Otherwise, you'll just have to return them.)

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Tidying Up With Marie Kondo

Big concept: Keep only the things that spark joy for you.

Best for: People who need an overhaul in many different parts of their home. (Watching her clear a kitchen made me itch to tackle my overcrowded pantry.) And people who don't mind the rather woo-woo concept of holding each object in your hand and deciding if it sparks joy. (P.S. Her newest show, Sparking Joy, helps people find ways to declutter their entire lives, if you're looking to simplify everything.)

Where to watch: Netflix

Hot tip: That KonMari folding method truly makes your drawers and linen closets look seamless.

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Big concept: There's clutter, and then there's hoarding, a disease where people can end up with 50 cats, floor-to-ceiling towers of junk, and a fridge filled with expired yogurt. This show helps the people who have moved beyond accumulating plain old clutter into something more life-debilitating.

Best for: People who need a little perspective on their mess. (Yes, I do have several stacks of paper on my dining room table, but at least I don't have 10 years' worth of newspapers stacked in my bathroom.)

Where to watch: Netflix

Hot tip: If you can't bear to throw anything away, you need to call in the pros.

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