The New York Times bestselling authors of The Home Edit and stars of the upcoming Netflix series Get Organized with The Home Edit help you organize every aspect of your life with the 52 home-editing challenges in this must-have workbook.
Clea Shearer and Joanna Teplin are back with an inspiring, easy-to-use workbook to help you organize and maintain your living spaces. Here are 52 challenges for every room of the home--from organizing a junk drawer to measuring your cabinet for storage bins to arranging the apps on your phone by color. The workbook is structured so you can tackle one challenge a week or breeze through your whole home in a few months, including:
â€¢ Helpful organization tips and tricks â€¢ Space for writing checklists, shopping lists, and to-do lists â€¢ Activites that help you accomplish your goals at your own pace â€¢ Writing prompts for capturing memories connected to the things you own
Clea and Joanna are here to help you home edit your life and keep it that way.
We re all for decluttering. But you don t have to live like a minimalist to feel organized. It s okay to own things your things serve a very real purpose and deserve a space in your home. Maybe they help you keep your home clean or your kids alive. Or maybe some of your things are simply there because they make you happy, and that s a good enough reason to keep them. But here s the catch: You need a place to put all those things. They need to be easy to find, ideally at a glance. And you have to be able to maintain your system for storing them, or what s the point of it all?
In decluttering hundreds of homes, we ve learned a ton of organizing tricks along the way. So let s team up! In this workbook, we ve divided the typical home into categories so you can tackle your things-to-space ratio in a manageable way before the piles get so high you re left with no room to breathe. Each chapter helps you conquer one room or area, like the kitchen or your bedroom. And within each chapter smaller challenges break down that room or area into zones, like the fridge or the dresser. But here s the deal: You know your home best! So, first choose a chapter (it doesn t have to be chapter 1) and dive in. Jumping around from zone to zone within each chapter has our stamp of approval. It s just plain realistic. And if one room or zone doesn t apply to your home? Skip it.
Tip: We suggest beginning with the easiest challenge, The Junk-No-More Drawer (page 10). That s also where you ll find our how-to on Home Editing your space, tips you ll want to implement throughout the entire house.
Once you ve chosen the chapter where you want to start, flip through the challenges and rank them in this very simple way: On a scale from one to ten, rate the space s mess at the top of the page. Then start with the challenge you gave the lowest number. Always tackle the smallest messes first. Gradually you ll work your way up until, check, that chapter s done and you can kick up your feet before you re ready for the next one. Each challenge and each chapter gets easier once you find your rhythm. You don t need to be as obsessive about organizing as we are. You just need to develop a system that works.
Along the way we ll check in to help you think about how you want each space to make you feel. You ll get to write lists are we the only ones who do a happy dance every time we check something off one of our lists? answer fun questions about yourself, and sketch some plans (IN PENCIL PLEASE! Unless you re an architect, in which case you ll probably nail it on the first try).
You ve totally got this. And if you re feeling overwhelmed, you re in the right place, because conquering clutter and making homes pretty it s kind of our thing. But trust us: When it comes to organizing, if we can do it, you can do it. It s easier than you think, and we re going to have a blast you ll see.
Clea and Joanna
The stars of Hello Sunshine's Mastering the Mess and the Netflix series Get Organized with The Home Edit, Clea Shearer and Joanna Teplin founded The Home Edit with the goal of merging conventional organization and interior design. With clients all over the country, they offer both full and virtual services through their website. They have also been featured in People, House Beautiful, and Architectural Digest and on Goop, among other places. They are the authors of the New York Times bestseller The Home Edit and The Home Edit Life. Clea and Joanna live with their families in Nashville, Tennessee.