Today I’ve enjoyed yet another episode of The Home Edit on Netflix! Watching the founders of this Nashville-based home organizing company Clea and Joanna get to work on messy, unorganized spaces and turning them into neatly, and color-coded organized pieces of art, is really soothing to my brain.
In a few years’ time, these ladies have become really famous for their organizing skills, especially amongst the richer and more famous. Produced by Reese Witherspoon, they now have their own Netflix show. And their latest book is called: The Home Edit Life: The No-Guilt Guide to Owning What You Want and Organizing Everything.
As opposed to my own minimal lifestyle, this is a totally different approach to creating a calm home. There are a few similarities in their approach, but the amount of ‘editing’ (I just call it decluttering) is far less than the amount of ‘containing’ (or what I call ‘putting away’, or ‘storing’).
Apart from their own slang, they follow the basic steps of (a little bit of) decluttering and (a lot of) organizing. However, they do have a unique way of presenting the items you want to keep.
The Home Edit Tip #1: Presentation Of Color In Rainbow Style
As for me, I usually choose non-see-through containers or storage boxes because a bunch of colors messes with my highly sensitive brain.
I get over-stimulated when I see too many colors at the same time. Therefore, I really like white, and solid colors for storage products.
But I really do appreciate the way The Home Edit uses color to aesthetically uplift the insides of closets, drawers, cabinets, and even the tiniest storage box. They call it the Rainbow Style, or ROYGBIV. And it means that every item of color will be stored in the following order: Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo, and Violet. They also categorize blacks and whites.
Their style is beautiful and really Instagram worthy.
As a more practical person, I do question if I would be able to maintain this way of displaying color daily. For example, Clea and Joanna organize a fridge with green apples, orange oranges, yellow bananas et cetera each in their own see-through box. But I would be worried when I shop for purple beets and find out there is no container left for this particular color…
The Home Edit Tip #2: Organize Your Closet With See-Through Storage Products
One of the main reasons the ladies of The Home Edit often use see-through storage products, is to help you remember what you have.
Otherwise, you might buy a new pair of boots because you’ve forgotten you already had one of those exact colored pairs in the back of your closet. Another reason to contain items in see-through storage solutions is to have a visual overview of how much backstock you already have. So you know when to go shopping.
The finishing touch of Clea and Joanna, is always a beautifully written label on the storage box.
Read on for some DIY closet organizing tips from The Home Edit!
The Home Edit Inspired: 8 Storage Solutions For Your Closet
1. Acrylic jewelry boxes
Acrylic boxes for jewelry storage or hair products. If you use see-through boxes, you can store your items by color, and it will look amazing.
2. Acrylic drawer deviders
Use these acrylic drawer dividers for bigger items like watches, wallets, socks, underwear or belts.
3. Acrylic drawer storage boxes
Set of 12 acrylic drawer storage boxes. If the above see-through drawer dividers are too big for your drawer, this set of smaller boxes might fit better.
4. Acrylic shelf deviders
Acrylic shelf dividers to store clutches, small handbags, or folded clothes and shawls. You may easily adjust the dividers to your needs by sliding them closer or further apart from each other.
5. Acrylic storage containers
These multi-purpose home organizing see-through storage containers can be used to store bigger bags, clothes or shoes in your closet.
6. White boot shapers
These boot shapers will help preserve the original form of your boots.
7. Acrylic non-slip clothes hangers
With these acrylic non-slip clothes hangers, your clothes will remain hanging in your closet.
8. Vinyl closet labels
With these preprinted vinyl closet labels your storage boxes, containers and shelves will give you a nice overview of it’s contents. No mistakingly stored socks between your underwear anymore!
DIY Closet Organizing Like The Home Edit
Curious how you can organize your own closet just like The Home Edit? Here are a couple of their tips for organizing your closet.
- Display boots upright by filling them with shapers
- Adjust shelving to maximize closet space
- Organize your space around your daily routines
- Replace mismatched hangers with one kind of hangers
- Use see-through acrylic dividers to store your clutches and handbags
- Take off dry cleaning plastic, let the items breath to prevent mold
- Use labels on the storage containers for a nice overview of the contents
Want More Tips On Closet Organization?
Check out this article on Closet Organization with 12 different ideas to optimize the storage space in your closet!
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