5 Smart Organizing Tips From The Home Edit Founders

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With celebrity clients like Reese Witherspoon, the Kardashians, Gwyneth Paltrow, and more, The Home Edit founders share their trusted organizing tips to keep your home beautiful, functional, and maintainable.

The Home Edit made a great impact on our lives, specifically in organizing our homes. Even if you don’t know them, chances are you’ve seen their work on Instagram, Netflix, and Pinterest. We’re talking about their fun and stylish rainbow-themed organizing strategy that captured everyone’s attention, from ordinary decor enthusiasts to big celebrities!

When we’ve watched The Home Edit’s show on Nextflix, Get Organized with The Home Edit, we’ve learned a couple of organizing tips they’ve shared when working with different spaces. The ultimate goal of The Home Edit founders, Clea Shearer and Joanna Teplin, is to turn the space into a functional, beautiful, and manageable to clean and organize. Today, we’ll be sharing the organizing tips that changed our lives forever!

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Step 1: Start Small and Edit

The first organizing tip we learned from The Home Edit is to start small, like one room at a time or one area at a time. Avoid purging and organizing at the same time. It’s not an efficient strategy to organize the space. Instead, choose something that you can completely focus on and work on, like a closet, office table, or drawer.

Do not overwhelm yourself with big organizing tasks because there’s a greater chance you won’t completely remove clutter and organize the space. After tackling your desk’s drawers, you can slowly move up to harder organizing tasks like the closet, pantry, or your kitchen’s cabinets.

Step 2: Categorization

Once you’ve purged items you don’t longer need, the next step (and critical step) is to label everything. Categorizing everything helps you lessen the chances of making another mess, and it helps you maintain everything after you’ve organized it. Further, it’s easier to look for items once you’ve labeled everything.

Step 3: Containment of Items

Use containers that are designed to fit together. If you’ve watched The Home Edit’s Netflix show, you’d know that they always measure and try containers that’ll fit in the space, for example: in the closet or pantry. This makes the space super organized, and it prevents you from having oddly-shaped items that don’t look pleasing in the space. Additionally, once you’ve labeled everything, all you have to do is to refill them with the same items.

Step 4: Focus on the Room’s Function/Goal

The Home Edit would always ask this question: what is the goal of the room? It’s crucial to know the purpose of the room and how you want it to use. This would help you create more opportunities for organization. For example, a family room can also be an office or a playroom, and you can keep the room functional and organized by setting up zones for each purpose.

Step 5: The Organizational Pieces Everyone Should Own

The organizing tip we all learn (and love) from The Home Edit is to use organizational pieces to contain your items, such as stackable plastic bins, rattan storage bins, clear canisters, and divided turntables.

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