These organization tips from The Home Edit will help you get your house in shape for fall (and keep it that way all year round).
For those of us who have already re-watched “Tidying Up with Marie Kondo” for inspiration decluttering our quarantine dens, there’s good news: “Get Organized with The Home Edit” is now available to stream on Netflix.
The unscripted series featuring celebrity organizers Clea Shearer and Joanna Teplin, the duo behind the viral home organization company, follows the Nashville-based duo as they conquer clutter in the homes of everyday people and celebrity clients alike (which isn’t a stretch for Shearer and Teplin who’ve worked with everyone from Katy Perry to Khloe Kardashian).
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If you’ve ever audibly swooned over a rainbow of perfectly aligned cans of La Croix or longed for Busy Phillips’ delightfully organized and colorful pantry, you’re probably familiar with the work of The Home Edit and the beautifully organized spaces they create.
Busy Philipps on Instagram: “My kitchen and pantry looked insane and the lovely ladies at @thehomeedit came and changed my life(I mean, at least my snacks)Also. It’s…”
Unlike Marie Kondo’s KonMari method which thrives on the joy of minimalism, The Home Edit takes a highly visual (read: Instagrammable) approach to home organization, using uniform containers, labeling, and color grouping. It’s perfect for maximalists and minimalists alike.
If you’re looking to whip your kitchen and pantry into shape (or simply want some helpful solutions for organizing the things that “spark joy”) here are a few key takeaways from The Home Edit method.
1. Start Small and Edit
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The name says it all. The Home Edit doesn’t want you to get rid of your possessions, they want you to edit them. If being overwhelmed is an issue, start with the smallest areas of your kitchen, like your junk drawer. Pull out everything and group similar items together. Purge what you no longer use, like, or have in duplicates (for example, do you really need those two can openers?). Next, assess what containers you’ll need to organize your items.
2. Be Consistent
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According to The Home Edit, when it comes to organizing consistency is key. As Shearer tells House Beautiful, “if people have a hodgepodge of containers, it is the worst thing in the entire world.” We can think of worse things (like steak that’s been warmed up in the microwave or overcooked