House of Pie
Series 1 · Episode 2
Carley (34) is a workaholic, who lives above the 24-hour pie shop she runs with her two sisters. She has no separation between her work and home life: she shares her kitchen with work mates, allows them use of her lounge room as a crash pad and runs a chaotic work office in her apartment. Carley is not a naturally messy person but feels she’s being buried under clutter and confusion. Stretched to breaking point she’s ready to crack. Shannon’s Action Plan not only helps her organise the place so it’s more streamlined and practical – it also targets specific issues. These include making Carley’s steep and scary staircase safer, her kitchen more cheerful, her walls fresher and her office more practical… along the way tips are given for removing architrave graffiti, getting fingerprints off TV screens and lifting black paint off window panes. Along the way she lists the many virtues of the bi-carb soda and white vinegar cleaning partnership. Very little money is outlaid but when the work is done, the apartment has never looked better. Finally, Shannon teaches Carley to put herself first for a change and what a transformation results!