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Clea Shearer & Joanna Teplin

A Guide to Organizing and Realizing Your House Goals

3.2 (84 ratings)
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The Home Edit by Clea Shearer & Joanna Teplin is a home organization guide that helps you declutter and streamline every area of your home. It provides practical tips and tricks for organizing your space in a beautiful and functional way.

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    The benefits of keeping an organized home

    How we organize our homes and possessions has an emotional impact on our lives. Some of the objects we own are imbued with meaning. It matters where you place them in your home, how you interact with them, and how other members of the household feel about them.

    The way we handle certain objects also determines how we find closure. You care about the heirloom that tells your family’s story. Donating baby clothes after your last child has outgrown them can fill you with gratitude and love. If you’ve recently lost a family member, you might find it particularly hard to organize your photos. The fond memories could feel out of place while you’re grieving. Situations like these are tough, but clearing that physical space can be therapeutic.

    And as well as the emotional subtext of our possessions, there’s the pragmatic side to running an efficient home too. It saves time and reduces stress when everyone in the house can find what they need.

    If your kids know exactly where to take and keep their toys, books and clothes, you’ll have more time to do other things. That’s a great way to keep your cool and reduce tension.

    Not losing track of items in the back of the cupboard also means you won’t buy things you already own. You’ll save money when you can see exactly how many boxes of tissues you have. And you’ll have a rough idea of when you need to buy more, so you don’t run out. If your house is organized, you’re also less likely to buy things that you don’t have space to store, which helps limit clutter.

    To top it all, a well-organized house will do wonders for your wellbeing.

    A clean, orderly, airy house will calm you down and make you feel good. People feel grounded when they live in a pleasant house. It helps you breathe and is a sure way to eliminate stress.

    Now that you can picture what to aspire to, let’s explore exactly how to get there.

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    What is The Home Edit about?

    The Home Edit (2019) proposes a straightforward formula to organize any part of the home in a way that is functional, classy, and easy to maintain. The technique it teaches is equally easy for other members of the household to learn and apply, so that everyone can enjoy a calm, happy home environment.

    The Home Edit Review

    The Home Edit (2019) is an engaging book that teaches you how to organize and declutter your home. Here's why it's definitely worth reading:

    • With their practical tips and tricks, Clea Shearer and Joanna Teplin provide readers with actionable advice on how to transform chaotic spaces into organized ones.
    • Through real-life examples and stunning photographs, the authors showcase their expertise in home organization, inspiring readers to create beautiful, functional spaces.
    • The book's down-to-earth approach and relatable anecdotes make it an enjoyable and easy read, proving that organizing your home doesn't have to be boring or overwhelming.

    Who should read The Home Edit?

    • Anyone trying to maintain order and beauty in their homes
    • Parents teaching their kids good housekeeping habits
    • Interior designers trying to help clients maintain the spaces they create

    About the Author

    Clea Shearer and Joanna Teplin shared a passion for organizing, and run a full service home organizing business, aptly named The Home Edit. They gained notoriety through an Emmy-nominated Netflix series, and have worked with the likes of Gwyneth Paltrow, Drew Barrymore, Chris Pratt, Reese Witherspoon, Kevin Hart, and Eva Longoria. Their second book, The Home Edit Life, is a New York Times bestseller.

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    The Home Edit FAQs 

    What is the main message of The Home Edit?

    The main message of The Home Edit is that organizing your home can lead to a more joyful and productive life.

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    Is The Home Edit a good book? Is it worth reading?

    The Home Edit is a must-read for anyone looking to transform their living space. It offers practical tips and inspiration for creating an organized and aesthetically pleasing home.

    Who is the author of The Home Edit?

    The authors of The Home Edit are Clea Shearer and Joanna Teplin.

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