For the families, who document their decluttering “journeys” with videos, the experience can be stressful. So can just watching the show. Saxbe, the USC professor who studied stress and families, said watching other people clean their houses on TV is a bit like watching shows where people bake elaborate desserts: It seems appealing, but perhaps not something we ourselves are willing — or able — to do. And like watching someone else pull off a perfect souffle, watching strangers on TV — or worse, friends posting photos on Facebook — achieve tidy perfection can be, frankly, annoying.
Source: latimes.com – Los Angeles Times