Clean Sweep

Season 2 Episode 59

Out of the Clutter

Aired Daily 10:00 AM Sep 24, 2005 on TLC
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Out of the Clutter
Maria Lopez and Richard Scarry are the managers of Out of the Closet --- a thrift-store that raises money for the AIDS Healthcare Foundation. They're dedicated workers, but the way things are set up now is hampering the effectiveness of their business. Their receiving room is overflowing with clothing, old lamps, a covered picnic table, toys and more. The setup is so bad that people have been breaking in and dumpster-diving. Meanwhile, the sorting area is a defeating space loaded with boxes, old coathangers and various clutter that can only be described as "bric-a-brac." Peter Walsh comes in to help Maria and Richard get a system together to deal with all the donations. He shows them how an efficient system can benefit both them and their volunteers. Angelo Surmelis does the redesign of the areas. The receiving room receives a foldout desk with hidden space for storage, covered doors and siding, storage cabinets and drawers. It's also set up for locking to prevent theft. The storage room contains sorting tables, lockers, clothes hangers racks, a storage cabinet with categorized bins and "groovy" lighting.moreless
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      • In this episode, Richard and Maria competed in the yard sale for one special prize from the Clean Sweep team. Richard sold $86.25 worth of stuff, as opposed to Maria's $51.10 and received the special prize --- an organizational basket. Maria, however, also received a prize --- a $100 donation to Out of the Closet in her name from the Clean Sweep team.

      • Clean Sweep on the Street: Peter talks with a little girl who's going on a plane trip by herself. He compliments her on her organizational skills and talks about how being organized helps a trip to go faster.

      • There was an unusual format for the initial sort in this episode. The initial pile was designated the Sell pile and items essential to the running of the thrift store were moved to the Keep pile. Trash, was of course, put in Toss. The items left in the Sell pile were sorted into various labeled groups during the main sort.

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    Season 2 Episodes

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    Digging Out the Man Room
    Ep 60
    Sigma Alpha Messy
    Ep 59
    Out of the Clutter
    Ep 58
    Clothing Explosion
    Ep 57
    Clutter Under the Bridge
    Ep 56
    Clean Me Up Scotty
    Ep 55
    Clean Sweep, Fresh Start
    Ep 54
    Out of Tune Rooms
    Ep 53
    Viva la Clean Sweep!
    Ep 52
    Hot Rod, Cold Clutter
    Ep 51
    Where the Toys Are
    Ep 50
    Messy Baby, Messy!
    Ep 49
    Bean Bag Blowout
    Ep 48
    Aloha Clutter
    Ep 47
    Antiques Unload-Show
    Ep 46
    Battle for Bruce Lee
    Ep 45
    Printing Press Mess
    Ep 44
    Clutter Comes Alive
    Ep 43
    Caught in the Mouse Trap
    Ep 42
    Doing it for Mom
    Ep 41
    Portrait of a Clutter Bug
    Ep 40
    Rec Room Wreckage
    Ep 39
    Ep 38
    Trash Can Crazy
    Ep 37
    DJ Clutter In Da House!
    Ep 36
    Shipping out the Mess