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Entertainment Sort Your Life Out: Stacey Dooley helps parents overwhelmed at home

15:26  26 november  2021
15:26  26 november  2021 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

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A busy mother-of-four who was overwhelmed by the amount of clutter in her house was left in tears after it was cleared out on last night's episode of Sort Your Life Out.

Stacey Dooley and her team visited stay-at-home mother Cherelle and courier Tony, who live in a two-up, two-down rental property in Manchester with their daughters aged four and three, and one-year-old twins.

The couple have only lived in the house for three years but they had already filled every inch of space - and were struggling to know where to start when it came to clearing out.

'There is no order, there is no structure,' Cherelle said. 'Everything is everywhere. I've got clothes in the kitchen and birth certificates in the laundry room.

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'We've only been engaged for two and a half years and I've lost my engagement ring. Who's house is so disorganised they've lost their engagement ring?'

At the start of the episode, Cherelle explained the mess was a huge source of contention for her and Tony, and made her feel like she was failing as a mother.

'The toys are getting out of hand... I feel there's so many at the moment, they're not playing with them very well,' she said. 'I see those dream homes on social media and I think, "my kids deserve that. Why am I struggling?"'

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She broke down in tears when she saw the empty house and said it felt good to know they would be 'starting again' and could give their children the space they deserve.

The couple were open-mouthed when they saw their possessions laid out in a warehouse, including 113 pairs of children's shoes, 105 bibs, 203 girls' dresses, 51 newborn baby caps, eight prams, 987 greetings cards and over 1,000 children's toys.

Cherelle became emotional as she saw photographs of her father, who she said was extremely organised and tidy.

The couple threw away barbecues, festival tickets, dozens of baby bibs and clothes.

'When Stacey said we had to get rid of 50 per cent, I was horrified,' admitted Cherelle. 'But we've done it.' Tony said he was 'so proud' of his wife.

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At home, the overrun garage was transformed into a utility room, Tony and Cherelle's room became the children's room and the front room - previously a dumping ground and makeshift extra bedroom - was given a new life as an adult-only space.

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'I wasn't expecting this,' Cherelle said, on seeing the new room. 'This is amazing.'

The mother-of-four was particularly impressed with the new children's bedroom.

'It's beautiful,' she said, fighting back tears. 'I can't even tell you how much I love this. This is like a child's dream bedroom. They're going to absolutely love it. This is going to be so good for them.

'All this space they've got to play. This was our messy old, tatty old room.'

At the end of the episode, Tony also revealed Cherelle's engagement ring had been found, and proposed to her again.

She added: 'It's really exceeded everything I have hoped. The arguments we used to have about the clutter have really reduced. It's helped all of the children.'

Tony revealed: 'We have found our venue for the wedding. That's our next milestone.'

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