Zeit bites: With a view to becoming a tidy Kiwi...
New year, new you? There are shows to help you on your road to personal perfection. How about scouring YouTube for some cleaning tips? UK show will make you feel so much better about your own mess, and give tips for getting your home truly spotless. Still lacking the va-va-voom to pick up a broom? is what you need – YouTube has episodes of this grim and grimy hoarders show too.
OK, so your home is actually clean, but is it tidy? Is it Marie Kondo tidy? Netflix’s latest reality TV sensation, Kondo is a tiny jewel of a woman whose mission in life appears to be throwing stuff out and folding undies, if her show Tidying Up is to be believed. Over the course of eight episodes, Kondo raids the cupboards, wardrobes and dressers of a bevy of hapless householders, and folds, removes and tidies their lives into neat little moments of joy. (For a more hardline clean-up routine try
also on Netflix.)
So, now you’ve organised your undies by colour, and your T-shirts by band, year and state of decay ... what next? Why not give your home a spruce up? Netflix’s follows a familiar DIY show format with a tight time limit to completely turn a room around, but with a lot of easy-to-imitate tips and projects. For a homegrown angle, TVNZ OnDemand has with Miriama Kamo, which will have you choosing fresh drapes and wallpaper in no time.
Feeling ambitious? How about
(TVNZ OnDemand), or a truly bonkers look at some (Netflix).
Then if your garden could do with some joy, Netflix has three series by the UK’s ultimate green man, Monty Don, whose infectious love for all things growing will give you all the inspiration you need to tackle your jungle. Try first, and if that’s still too daunting, try
with another green-thumbed Brit, Alan Titmarsh, for basic tips and tricks.