The Truth About HGTV's Hot Mess House

HGTV is hoping its brand-new show, Hot Mess House, will appeal to fans of its home renovation content and those addicted to the satisfaction of watching people like organizational queen Marie Kondo do their thing. With many of us still stuck indoors more than we'd like, the home renovation giant also is surely banking on catching curious viewers who have run out of stuff to watch. 

The key element to the show doesn't involve any actual human interaction, instead focusing on inspiring those watching at home to tackle their own messy living spaces by seeing participants do exactly that onscreen. In keeping with HGTV's general approach thus far, Hot Mess House is headed up by a likable lady with a keen eye for design. With any luck, she'll be the next Christina Anstead, Mina Starsiak, or even Joanna Gaines.

Hot Mess House is hosted by an organization expert

HGTV reports Hot Mess House is hosted by Cassandra Aarssen, an organizational expert who aims to help her overwhelmed clients declutter their living spaces. Aarssen will identify the best organizing style to suit them, via video calls and online conferencing, and will then guide them in applying it themselves. As Discovery confirms, the self-shot, four-part series drops Wednesday, June 24 at 8 and 8:30 p.m. ET/PT, with all episodes available simultaneously. 

Each installment sees Aarssen taking a video tour of the property in question, witnessing playrooms overflowing with toys, kitchens full of crockery and food items, and basements that would be more at home on Hoarders. Aarssen offers the requisite resources and advice to help them clear everything out accordingly.

"What I tell my clients is, 'you're not disorganized — you're just not organizing for your unique style,'" she explains. No matter what state a family's living space is in, the organizational expert promises: "I will help you take back control of your home and your life." She adds that it's important to declutter your space to "let go of the past, so that we have room for the future."

HGTV's new show aims to inspire us all

The first season of Hot Mess House promises to showcase a variety of troublesome homes, including a tiny, 350 square-foot apartment housing a young couple desperate for more space, and a family whose closets are physically struggling to contain their contents. Aarssen even helps one woman find her lost engagement ring. The organizational wizard aims to tackle the underlying emotional issues associated with clutter, as well as clearing the clutter itself.

"With everyone spending so much time at home, we all have the itch to purge, organize and rearrange spaces," said HGTV president Jane Latman (via Discovery). "Hot Mess House will inspire us to finally tackle the organization projects that have been languishing on our to-do lists for months."