Marie Kondo changed the lives of packrats everywhere when she released her best-selling how-to book of minimalism, “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up," in 2014. So no one was surprised when she landed her own show on Netflix. Tidying Up with Marie Kondo is nothing but eight episodes of a woman helping random people de-clutter their homes, so what's with all the hullabaloo? The show's success lies in how deeply satisfying it is to watch people change their lives and homes for the better, but it's not the only show that offers that kind of gratification. Here are 10 reality shows that are just as satisfying as Tidying Up With Marie Kondo.
10 Hack My Life
Nothing is more satisfying than a good life hack, which is what truTV's Hack My Life is all about. In the show, hosts Kevin Pereira and Brooke Van Poppelen identify and highlight hacks that are the most likely to save viewers time and money. Some featured hacks include using a bag of chips as a substitute for charcoal and building your own portable air-conditioning unit with just a few basic items. For those of you who can't get enough, there's an "enhanced" spin-off series called Hack My Life: Inside Hacks, featuring on-screen commentary from the cast and crew.
9 Design On A Dime
There's nothing more satisfying than watching people spin gold from wool, which is basically what the design gurus on HGTV's Design on a Dime are known for. When average Joes want their living space redesigned without breaking the bank, the Design on a Dime team swoops in and saves the day with a $2,500 budget. The "team" consists of interior designers, contractors, and decorative painters, all working together to stay under their budget and finish the job on time. Will they succeed?! They always do, and the end result is truly gratifying.
8 Flip Or Flop
HGTV's Flip or Flop is currently in its eighth season and shows no signs of stopping, despite the fact that Tarek and Christina El Moussa filed for divorce in December 2016. The show chronicles the entire process of house flipping from start to finish, with Christina's expertise being primarily in design. The show has become a full-fledged franchise, with over six spin-offs taking place all over the country. Why the success? It's strangely fulfilling to watch two people buy and renovate a property and make a ton of money off of it. House-flipping is no picnic, but Flip of Flop certainly makes it look doable.
7 Queer Eye
Netflix's new reality series Queer Eye is a reboot of Bravo's Queer Eye for the Straight Guy, featuring Antoni Porowski, Tan France, Karamo Brown, Bobby Berk, and Jonathan Van Ness. Like in the original, each member of the "Fab Five" uses their specific expertise to collectively make over a straight man by revamping his look, home, grooming, and lifestyle. Prepare yourself, because Queer Eye is unexpectedly emotional, heartwarming, and satisfying on a deep, feel-good level.
6 Love, Lust Or Run
Remember the success of TLC's What Not To Wear, a fashion-themed reality TV show? Fashion consultant Stacy London has made a comeback in Love, Lust or Run, a follow-up makeover series that revamps peoples' questionable sense of style so they can confidently express themselves and accomplish their dreams. Just like in What Not To Wear, there's something strangely rewarding and entertaining about watching someone walk in looking like a hot mess and walk out looking like a powerhouse.
5 Property Brothers
HGTV cranks out home improvement shows all the time, but they really hit gold when they started airing Property Brothers, a wildly successful Canadian reality TV series and the original show in the Property Brothers franchise. As you can see above, the show is hosted by identical twin brothers Drew, a realtor, and Jonathan Scott, a contractor. The charismatic, good-looking duo helps families find, buy and transform fixer-uppers into dream homes on a strict budget and timeline. Will this show ever get old? Probably not.
4 Master The Mess
In the same vein as Tidying Up with Marie Kondo, Master the Mess is a brand new home improvement series that focuses on transformative, stylish organization. The show is produced by Reese Witherspoon and stars Clea Shearer and Joanna Teplin, co-founders of The Home Edit, a successful organizational service. Viewers watch as Clea and Joanna organize peoples' closets, pantries, and bathroom cabinets. Watch out, Marie Kondo, you've got some competition.
3 House Hunters
Nothing is better than sitting in your sweatpants and watching a couple of 25-year-old "entrepreneurs" shop around for houses on a $1.5 million budget. HGTV's House Hunters is like the ultimate in voyeurism; not only do you get a peek inside peoples' homes, but you also get to watch couples bicker over popcorn ceiling and square-footage in front of a helpless real estate agent. Each episode concludes with the cameras revisiting the buyers in their new home several months after they decide on one of three properties. It's overly simplistic, obviously scripted, and undeniably satisfying.
2 Stay Here
If you enjoyed HGTV's Dear Genevieve a few years back, then you'll love Stay Here, a Netflix home improvement series hosted by designer Genevieve Gorder and real estate expert Peter Lorimer. The show transforms homeowners' short-term rentals into serious moneymakers, and the results are truly incredible. The living room above, for example, was once a run-down firehouse in Washington, D.C. If you enjoy watching designers work their magic, all eight episodes of the first season are available to stream on Netflix now.
1 Small Space, Big Style
The name of this show is pretty self-explanatory, but the "small spaces" they're showcasing are actually 1,000-sq-ft. or less, so the results are pretty incredible. Small Space, Big Style is an HGTV series in which host Andrew Yani reveals stylish, small homes and provides viewers tips for successfully transforming small spaces of their own. Popular design techniques include lofts, space-saving furniture, and clever tricks and tips from creative homeowners. It's well worth the watch.