Family-of-four add £30,000 to the value of their home after ditching 75% of their possessions

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A family-of-four added a whopping £30,000 to the value of their clutter-ridden house after getting rid of 75 per cent of their belongings and getting new furniture and modern fittings.  

Kelly and Paul and their children Chloe and Oscar  from Stanwell in Surrey, appeared on last night’s Nick Knowles’ Big House Clearout, where a team managed to bump the value of their house by a staggering 11 per cent from £270,000 to £300,00. 

The couple had previously been renting a three-bed house with a garden and loft but downsized after achieving their dream of buying their own home. 

After moving into a small flat, they were overwhelmed with old furniture and stacks of toys and old cardboard boxes.

The couple contacted Nick Knowles to help their home which the DIY expert described as ‘bursting at the seems’ but after the help from the Channel 5 team’s show the couple were overwhelmed with the new space, with them vowing to never become victims to clutter again.

Viewers were overwhelmed by the transformation too, with one writing: ‘What a absolutely amazing show again tonight. WHAT a transformation by a amazing team in such a short time.’

A family-of-four added a whopping £30,000 to the value of their clutter-ridden house after getting rid of 75 per cent of their belongings and getting new furniture and modern fittings. Pictured their living room before

A family-of-four added a whopping £30,000 to the value of their clutter-ridden house after getting rid of 75 per cent of their belongings and getting new furniture and modern fittings. Pictured their living room before

The couple had previously been renting a three-bed house with a garden and loft but downsized after achieving their dream of buying their own home. Their living room is pictured after

The couple had previously been renting a three-bed house with a garden and loft but downsized after achieving their dream of buying their own home. Their living room is pictured after

Kelly and Paul and their children Chloe and Oscar from Stanwell in Surrey, appeared on last night's Nick Knowles' Big House Clearout, where a team managed to bump the value of their house by a staggering 11 per cent from £270,000 to £300,00.

Kelly and Paul and their children Chloe and Oscar from Stanwell in Surrey, appeared on last night’s Nick Knowles’ Big House Clearout, where a team managed to bump the value of their house by a staggering 11 per cent from £270,000 to £300,00.

‘It’s the smallest property we’ve worked on, and they’ve worked in with the most amount of stuff,’ he said.

‘I don’t think I’ve ever seen a home more overcrowded with clutter, and it’s not that they’re hoarders, they’ve just got overwhelmed,’  he added.

Describing the situation, Kelly added:  ‘We should it would be a dream owning our home, but it’s more of a nightmare.

‘I’d rather be anywhere other than in the house, it really gets me down’.

Paul added: ‘The kids are being robbed of their childhood, because they’ve got nowhere to play’.

‘It’s been going on for two years, it can’t go on’.

The couple contacted Nick Knowles to help their home which the DIY expert described as 'bursting at the seems' but after the help from the Channel 5 team's show the couple were overwhelmed with the new space, with them vowing to never become victims to clutter again. Their kitchen is pictured before

The couple contacted Nick Knowles to help their home which the DIY expert described as ‘bursting at the seems’ but after the help from the Channel 5 team’s show the couple were overwhelmed with the new space, with them vowing to never become victims to clutter again. Their kitchen is pictured before

Nick also noted the kitchen was a good size, but home cook Kelly said she struggled to make food with her foodie daughter Chloe because the kitchen was full of clutter. The kitchen is pictured after

Nick also noted the kitchen was a good size, but home cook Kelly said she struggled to make food with her foodie daughter Chloe because the kitchen was full of clutter. The kitchen is pictured after

Nick also noted the kitchen was a good size, but home cook Kelly said she struggled to make food with her foodie daughter Chloe because the kitchen was full of clutter.

Kelly hated the home’s dated fireplace which she said was filled with junk, and had covered up bedroom windows because she didn’t have black out blinds, meaning she had no natural light. 

Elsewhere, the living room was full of empty Lego boxes, which Paul wanted to keep in case they ever sold the Lego. 

‘It really upsets me because despite what you see I’d love to be that tidy clean person. It really affects my mental health,’ Kelly explained.

‘I will make you a promise, if you will change your heads and be brutal about dealing with this situation, I guarantee it will change your family dynamic,’ Nick said. 

Once the house was cleared of belongings and taken to warehouse, presenter Nick Knowles is pictured with the belongings

Once the house was cleared of belongings and taken to warehouse, presenter Nick Knowles is pictured with the belongings

Chloe's bedroom is pictured before with an extra bed and a room full of clutter and a mess

Chloe’s bedroom is pictured before with an extra bed and a room full of clutter and a mess

Chloe's room had a makeover with sparkly pink wall paper and a sleek bunk bed

Chloe’s room had a makeover with sparkly pink wall paper and a sleek bunk bed

The small flat's proposed floorplan following the incredible transformation on last night's show

The small flat’s proposed floorplan following the incredible transformation on last night’s show 

Previously the house was filled with clutter and old children's toys.   Their clutter needed six trucks to move, with more 262 boxes packed up filled with 672 CDs, 339 DVDs, 853 books , 332 toy cars and 164 teddies

Previously the house was filled with clutter and old children’s toys.   Their clutter needed six trucks to move, with more 262 boxes packed up filled with 672 CDs, 339 DVDs, 853 books , 332 toy cars and 164 teddies

Once the house was cleared of belongings and taken to warehouse, with Paul and Kelly re-entering the house.

‘This is so different,’  Paul noticed, before pointing out the DIY work was half-finished with many walls not painted.

As a team from the Channel 5 show went to work on the house, Kelly and Paul left to sort through all their belongings.

They were taken to a Warehouse where everything was laid out with Kelly describing it was ‘overwhelming’ and Paul saying he was shocked they were every able to move.

Their clutter needed six trucks to move, with more than 262 boxes packed up filled with  672 CDs,  339 DVDs, 853 books , 332 toy cars and 164 teddies.

Within the first two hours, the family hadn’t thrown anything away, but after a while Kelly got to work culling her belongings, but Paul struggled to let go, even wanting to keep CDs he admits he never plays. 

‘I’m trying to be really brutal,’ said Kelly. ‘I’m getting rid of stuff I never thought I would’. 

The master bedroom was covered in clothes and junk with clothes falling out from wardrobes

The master bedroom was covered in clothes and junk with clothes falling out from wardrobes 

The master bedroom after was sleek and modern with floral curtains and room to move around

The master bedroom after was sleek and modern with floral curtains and room to move around

The couple had to sort through a huge amount of clutter from previous house moves that they couldn't get through

The couple had to sort through a huge amount of clutter from previous house moves that they couldn’t get through 

‘It’s been a bit emotional,’ she added. ‘It’s not been smooth. And admittedly we argued a bit.’

‘We normally do this kind of thing together,’ Paul added.

‘It’s not just a physical thing, psychologically this is so much harder, releasing things. We haven’t had the kids here to remind us what this is for’. 

Meanwhile, the team back at their home painted the walls grey and managed to open up the space.

They soon noticed the original tile floor under the carpet of the living  which would have cost hundreds to fit. 

Paul and Kelly are seen reacting to their new kitchen which they were completely overwhelmed by

Paul and Kelly are seen reacting to their new kitchen which they were completely overwhelmed by

Viewers were overwhelmed by the transformation too, with one writing: 'What a absolutely amazing show again tonight. WHAT a transformation by a amazing team in such a short time.'

Viewers were overwhelmed by the transformation too, with one writing: ‘What a absolutely amazing show again tonight. WHAT a transformation by a amazing team in such a short time.’

After seeing their new home, the couple said they were ‘completely overwhlemed’.

‘It’s so different, I can’t believe it’s the same place,’ Paul explained.

Speaking of the new fireplace, Kelly added: ‘This is what I dreamed of. I’m speechless, this is too nice for us. I feel like I’m going to ruin it’. 

After walking into the kitchen, she went on: ‘This is amazing, I could not dream of this.’

Paul went on: ‘It doesn’t seem real’. 

Nick Knowles’ Big House Clear Out airs on Thursdays at 8pm on Channel 5. 



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