Purge, organize and post to Instagram
Pro tips to make your home orderly and attractive
If you’re a borderline hoarder with serious home organization issues in desperate need of some professional advice, follow The Home Edit on Instagram.
If you’re a neat freak with a decluttering obsession and an eye for design, follow The Home Edit on Instagram.
Either way, you won’t be disappointed.
Clea Shearer and Joanna Teplin started The Home Edit, a home organization business based in Nashville, Tenn., in 2015 after a mutual friend introduced them. After a four-hour lunch they left as business partners, Shearer says.
Whatever chemistry the pair has is clearly working. The company, which has five employees in addition to Shearer and Teplin, has completed dozens of projects in at least 13 cities, with plans to eventually have teams in Los Angeles and New York. Notably, Julianna Zobrist, Christian singer and wife of Chicago Cubs player Ben Zobrist, took full advantage of their services.
If your home is in dire need of organization, Shearer and Teplin say ease into it: “Always start with a drawer,” they say in a joint email. “It’s like practicing on a bunny slope before heading to the top of the mountain.”
When you’re ready to pursue loftier organizational goals, from playrooms to pantries, the organization experts have you covered there too. Here’s their advice. keeps them protected from scuff marks and dust.
Use a good set of hangers and toss those that are mismatched. Your clothes will be properly cared for, and your closet will look refined and polished.
If you have the wall space, hang a peg rack with baskets and shelving for extra storage.
In a kids’ playroom, consider color-coordinating toys and books so children can find what they’re looking for.
Organize your garage storage into categories. If there’s wall space, add storage hooks for sporting equipment, outdoor games and other items.