#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The authors of The Home Edit and stars of the Netflix series Get Organized with The Home Edit teach you how to apply their genius, holistic approach to your work life, on-the-go necessities, and technology.
At home or on the go, you don't have to live like a minimalist to feel happy and calm. The Home Edit mentality is all about embracing your life—whether you’re a busy mom, a roommate living with three, or someone who’s always traveling for work. You just need to know how to set up a system that works for you.
In the next phase of the home organizing craze, Clea Shearer and Joanna Teplin go beyond the pantry and bookshelf to show you how to contain the chaos in all aspects of your life, from office space and holiday storage to luggage and pet supplies. Get to know your organizing style, tailor it to your family’s lifestyle, and lead the low-guilt life as you apply more genius ideas to every aspect of your life.
Clea and Joanna are here to remind you that “it’s okay to own things” in the quest for pretty and smart spaces. With The Home Edit Life, you’ll soon be corralling phone cords, archiving old photos, arranging your phone apps by color, and packing your suitcase like a pro.
Shearer and Teplin (The Home Edit) present being well-organized as a "lifestyle and mindset that anyone can adopt" in their excellent guide. Cannily making their advice as achievable as possible, Shearer and Teplin counsel starting with small spaces then building up to bigger ones. As long as everything is sorted and placed in intuitive and reachable locations, they write, it won't be necessary to more aggressively purge and declutter one's possessions. Shearer and Teplin advise always placing like with like, and in clearly dedicated areas, while never using the space available in one's home to the maximum capacity ("reserve at least 20 percent for breathing room"). They also warn against conflating organization (their focus) with minimalism, and present a partial list of those knickknacks present in most homes which can always be safely tossed, including souvenirs from one's travels ("that's what photos are for your old soda cup is not a memory"). Plenty of the pair's celebrity clients are name-checked (fashionistas will drool over Mandy Moore's "handbag heaven" of a closet), but the authors leaven any sense of bragging with good-humored self-deprecation, as when they express incredulity that some people took their first book on vacation. Big photos of gorgeously organized spaces provide plenty of eye candy. This irresistible primer will delight and inspire the neat and messy alike.