Consumed is an extreme home experiment where de-cluttering expert Jill Pollack challenges overwhelmed families drowning in stuff to survive for 30 days with only the bare essentials (i.e. a few personal items and 10 things to share). With their worldly possessions temporarily gone, Jill gives each family the chance to rebuild their lives from scratch, both physically and emotionally, by forcing them to confront the effect of clutter on their lives and their relationships. In the end, the goal is for each family to see their material possessions, homes, and each other in a completely different light. But can families who have been consumed by our consumer society really change? Darren Doyle acts as resident handyman in the series, helping Jill create functional living areas.