Lindsay Lohan will appear on The Insider tonight to have some kind of heart to heart with Niecy Nash. All that’s available of the upcoming interview is a brief clip in which Lindsay talks about keeping an emotional distance from her dad and having trouble organizing her stuff. They show Lindsay’s messy home and ask “is Lindsay a celebrity hoarder?” Her place is a wreck for sure, and a dramatic voice-over lets us know that it’s her living room, not a storage room, that is filled with clutter. She also has a whole room just for shoes, but at least they’re stored in clear boxes with photos. Lindsay says “I just need to get rid of stuff… that’s personal stuff that I need to work on.”
Niecy is also the host of the Style Network show “Clean House,” for which Lindsay is definitely a candidate. The way the show works is that Niecy and her gang will go into a messy home, convince people to sell off stuff they don’t need, and then match the proceeds from a yard sale to revamp about three rooms of the house. All of the work is done while the homeowners are away at a hotel and at the end they come back to be wowed by their gorgeously redecorated and organized space.
Niecy is the person who gives the candidates pep talks and helps them prepare for a new, cleaner phase of their lives. The show really doesn’t do much emotional work with participants as far as I can tell, though. All they do is talk to them a little, reorganize the home for them while they’re away and convince them to ditch the clutter. I get the feeling that the people on “Clean House” just mess up the place again after the crew leaves. Some of them are definite hoarders that probably aren’t going to change their ways in a weekend. It’s different from a show like “Mission: Organization” on HGTV that does a lot of emotional work with people and works with them to develop a system that they’ll use. (I love those organization shows and have learned so many tips!)
In Lindsay’s case I can see Niecy and her team lending a hand and cleaning up her home, only to have all the work ruined again when she throws her designer swag all over in a drugged haze. In order to have a clean home you have to keep it up and be motivated. A brief chat for a celebrity show isn’t going to help Lohan change her ways. When cops responded to a burglary call at her home last year, her place was so messy that they assumed it was ransacked. Is Niecy going to help Lindsay organize and is that why she’s on the show? I realize it’s the Insider, not Clean House, but I can see Lindsay reaching out to Niecy to help. If she gets some press out of it.