Christina on the Coast
Christina Anstead is an HGTV star who’s gone through a few fresh starts: After a public split with her husband and Flip or Flop co-host Tarek El Moussa, Christina went from flipping with her ex to remodeling high-end LA homes. In Christina on the Coast, she’s selling her own home, taking the leap into co-parenting, and refreshing her career all at once. It’s fun to watch the drama, but also motivation to make the new life that you want.
In Making It, Amy Poehler and co-star Nick Offerman challenge crafting contestants to a DIY competition. Artists and makers are brought together to handcraft everything from small items like piggy banks, to large designs like entire sheds. It’s like watching The Great British Baking Show, but for crafting. During the pandemic, hosts Poehler and Offerman have challenged watchers to Make It at Home, including a recent clip where they challenged viewers to make something from their “junk draw” and someone made a clutch out of ketchup packets. The possibilities of repurposing your household items are indeed endless.
Tidying Up with Marie Kondo
Marie Kondo is famous for her book The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, and uses the “KonMari Method” of organizing by category. The method is brought to life in her Netflix series Tidying up with Marie Kondo, and centers on keeping only what brings you joy.
The show helps declutter clients’ homes and create a sustainable method for organizing, but some episodes turn into therapy. One couple revealed their communication had deteriorated over the years, as the dad was tired of needing to clean the house after a long day at work and the mom was frustrated with keeping the household together on her own. Kondo helped them open up and work together to build a new system that worked for both of them.