I don’t know if I am late to the party or if I am right on time, but I just recently discovered The Home Edit on Instagram and their show on Netflix, Get Organized with The Home Edit. I am in love, and following them on social media and watching their show are both a MUST! The Home Edit basically consists of two women, Clea and Joanna, and their love for all things organization and the rainbow. They go into people’s homes and turn chaos into beauty, and I am totally obsessed. I love everything about their systems and how their brains work. Sometimes I feel like they are inside my head, and I really want to be their best friend. They follow 4 simple steps to help people get their life together. They start with the EDIT. This is where they go through everything in the space and purge. The next step is to then CATEGORIZE. They sort items into specific categories that they can then use to create zones in the space. Next is the CONTAIN step. This is my absolute favorite part. They use clear bins of various sizes to store everything and make it look all nice and neat. I love that everything is sorted and contained in such a neat way. The final step is to MAINTAIN. This is where they make sure that it is easy to maintain the organizational system put into place. They are specifically known for color coding things in rainbow order to make it easier to locate things and, in turn, put them back in the right spot. This method is simple enough that even kids can follow it. They also use labels on everything so that it is clear that everything has its own designated space. AHHHH! You know I love my labels and bins! Having systems like they design truly makes my heart sing!
I am completely serious when I say that Clea and Joanna are my soul sisters. I think I could totally be a third partner in their ever-growing business of home organization. Seriously, sign me up right now! Their attention to detail and their color coding is totally up my ally. I have actually been color coding my own closet for years. I am so obsessed with them right now. If you don’t know about them or haven’t watched their series on Netflix, you need to do it this weekend! I promise you that it will motivate you to get off the couch and organize either your closet, your pantry, or your fridge. You will also have this burning desire to go to The Container Store, which is the holy grail of organization and my dream store, to purchase clear bins and turntables. My pantry is already organized into zones and bins, but after watching The Home Edit I want to redo it all using clear bins. I seriously need it all in my life right now! They even have a book and workbook that will make all of your organizational dreams come true, The Home Edit Life and The Home Edit Workbook. Not only are Clea and Joanna fun to watch and follow on social media, but they even have some big-name clients on the show that I’m pretty sure are as obsessed with them as I am. What I love about them most, though, is how down to earth they are, and they are totally real on social media. They make you feel like you can conquer the chaos in your life easily. It just takes a little time and effort.
Images pulled from @thehomeedit on Instagram
I think I have mentioned before that two of my best friends and I attempted to start our own organizing business a few years ago as we all three have a passion for organization. Clea and Joanna are everything that we wanted to be, but we just didn’t make it work. I had to move not long after we launched the business which made it very difficult for me to be a part of it. Over time we just couldn’t manage it all with our kids and full-time jobs. We ended up having to dissolve the business. However, I totally think we could have done amazing things together. It was just at the wrong time in our lives for it to work. Maybe one day we can start it up again and be the next Marie Kondo or Clea and Joanna! I can dream, right?
Anchored and Organized,