Get Your House in Order

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Shopaholics cash in some of their valuables to pay for a household makeover

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Shopaholics cash in some of their valuables to pay for a household makeover

Series 1 Summary

This new series meets out-of-control consumers whose quality of life has become buried under mounds of excessive but potentially valuable possessions.

On hand to help transform their lives are two experts, Nick Allen, a dealer in antiques and artefacts, and interior designer Abigail Ahern.

  • Episode 1

    Amie Ormand is a self-confessed shopaholic whose compulsive consuming is not only taking over her home, but is threatening her relationship with her fiance Ali.

    Can Nick and Abigail administer the tough love Amie needs to help offload some of her fashion hoard? And will she raise the cash needed to transform her house into a home fit for newly-weds?

  • Episode 2

    Bargain hunter Sylvia Stewart reckons she's spent around £100,000 over decades of shopping. Can Nick and Abigail help Sylvia to declutter her home and get her life back?

    Sylvia is embarrassed by the state of her house and struggling with all the furniture and ornaments, dried flowers and empty milk bottles.

    For antiques dealer Nick, the huge quantity of inexpensive household goods is a concern and he worries whether it will make enough to pay for interiors expert Abigail's makeover.

  • Episode 3

    IT professional Stuart is obsessed with having the newest gadgets, boy's toys and designer clothes. Stuart's girlfriend Anna is desperate for him to change. Can Abigail and Nick help?

    From stereos and computers to smartphones and TVs, Stuart has invested thousands of pounds in equipment and clothes he has only used or worn a few times. Interior designer Abigail has plans to give Stuart and Anna a cool, New York-style loft living space with the £3000 Nick hopes to raise by selling Stuart's electrical goods.

    But could Stuart's repeated haggling over prices scupper the deal?

  • Episode 4

    Behind the well maintained facade of his Cheshire two-bedroom flat lives 59-year-old Ray Byrne, an out-of-control collector who is literally trapped by his own possessions.

    Ray has managed to collect everything over the years, from old clothes to retro gadgets and broken electrical equipment. But with not much space to keep it all, his hoard has taken over nearly every corner of his home, and he has been forced to sleep in a cramped corner on the living room floor.

    The hoard is vast and contains mostly low-value items, so Nick will have his work cut out for him if he is to make enough money to pay for Abigail's redesign which she needs £2000 to achieve.

    Can Nick and Abigail to deliver and help Ray get his home and life back on track.

  • Episode 5

    Joy collects vintage toys, games and dolls. The 57-year-old retiree has over 500 Barbies and over 2000 vintage dolls. Three of the rooms in her home are full to the brim with her hoard. But now she wants to stop. Can Nick and Abigail help?

  • Episode 6

    Forty-two-year-old lab technician Barry Phillips is an avid collector of all things TV-related. His house crammed high with unopened Doctor Who toys and over 5000 copies of the Radio Times, and Barry realises something needs to change...

    Interior designer Abigail plans to give Barry a 'retro bachelor retreat' design scheme that will inspire him not to clutter his home again, and dealer Nick needs to raise £3000 to pay for the redesign.

    At a Doctor Who convention, Colin Baker (Doctor number six) helps to sell Barry's memorabilia, but will Barry stick to his side of the bargain and keep his house in order for good?

Get Your House in Order synopsis

Shopaholics cash in some of their valuables to pay for a household makeover

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