Saturday, October 20, 2007

Life List Day 214 - Go to a Clean House Garage Sale



Today I was sitting at a traffic light near my house when I noticed a sign for a garage sale...but not just any garage sale: One for the TV show Clean House on the Style Network. Immediately I was all atwitter - it's one of my favorite shows! Basically, a team of experts goes into the house of someone with an extraordinary amount of clutter, makes them get rid of stuff at a garage sale, and then uses the profits to decorate their house.

I raced home, threw on some makeup (just in case I wound up on TV), and headed over to the sale.

It was almost noon when I got there, so I'll give them the benefit of the doubt that they had good stuff there earlier, because what a bunch of crap! I'd expected it to be mobbed, but there was just a handful of other shoppers.

Still, it was exciting - I saw the host Niecy Nash get into a van (if I'd have been even a minute later I'd have missed her), camera crews were everywhere, and the other "stars" Mark Brunetz (pictured above running some of his lines) and "Yard Sale Diva" Trish Suhr were there.

I chatted with the homeowners (who seemed shellshocked and exhausted) and made a point to buy something ($5 for a 5-CD set of jazz greats and a pyrex bowl) just so I could feel like I participated.

They weren't filming any shoppers at that point so I won't be on TV, but I can't wait to see the episode air!

5 comments:

Breeni Books said...

I love Clean House! Lucky you! Mark looks taller than I expected.

Faith said...

Isn't the stuff in those houses frequently a lot of crap? :) I love that show too, and really wish they'd do houses outside of that area so I could submit mine and beg and plead with them to come do mine!!!!!!!!

How fun for you to go buy something at one of their sales!

Livingsword said...

Hi Jill…

You went home to put on makeup to go to a TV show garage sale…must be California! In Vancouver no woman would ever leave the house ever without putting on makeup! Although there was the one last Wednesday that I saw smash into the car in front of her as she was putting on makeup while driving…For going home to put on your makeup and not doing it while driving I salute you…

pcsolotto said...

To the owner of this blog, how far youve come?

Zoe said...

Good post.