Get Organized with the Home Edit: Full Season 1
September 9, 2020 8:43 AM - Season 1 (Full Season) - Subscribe

Organizers Clea Shearer and Joanna Teplin of The Home Edit conquer clutter and transform lives.
posted by ellieBOA (7 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I just watched the first episode and it involved more sensible organization and much less color coding than I expected (transforming lives is still a bit strong, though). It got me to stop ruminating on the news and do some work, A+, will watch more.
posted by momus_window at 2:49 PM on September 9, 2020

I needed a distraction yesterday and watched nearly the whole thing, I wasn’t aware of them before the show but really enjoyed it, I loved the mix of adorably funny and sensibly organised!
posted by ellieBOA at 10:40 PM on September 9, 2020

I gave it a shot, hoping for some motivation for the decluttering project I'm on. But I knew things were dicey from the first moments where the hosts are seated in front of a bookshelf arranged by color of the books. The Reese Witherspoon section did nothing for me. (Why are you leaving all these old costumes just out in the open, when they're not going to be worn? They're gonna get dusty and dirty. Shouldn't they be in archival garment bags or something?) Then the regular person section was better but still nothing I hadn't seen elsewhere, with less shrill "OMG" yelling. I think it's back to Marie Kondo for me.
posted by dnash at 1:44 PM on September 10, 2020 [3 favorites]

I really wanted to like it but there wasn't really a lot going on - filling a celebrity's empty closet and sorting a doctor's accessories in another giant closet, all amid constant giggling and unending banter that just became tedious after a while.
There wasn't really anything to see or be inspired by, and the conversations they had with clients and among themselves were also pretty boring. I imagine they must be a lot more interesting in real life but the show doesn't show it at all.
I found Marie Kondo much more interesting.
posted by M. at 8:13 AM on September 12, 2020 [2 favorites]

My daughters and I love this type of show, and were so happy to see a women-owned business being highlighted, but the inane chatter and simple shifting stuff around didn’t scratch our organizing itch. Another vote for the satisfying Marie K.
posted by gryphonlover at 8:51 AM on September 12, 2020 [3 favorites]

This series relies heavily on the homeowner-homefixer threshhold screamgreet. Deploy the mute button for the first five minutes or you will need Ibuprofen and a hot bath to recover.

They should NOT have turned the American Girl understairlair into a reading nook without a go-ahead from the original decorator.

They SHOULD have built a to-scale Mitt Romney car elevator for the Kardashian toddler's vast luxury car collection.

(Why did they make the Legally Blonde wardrobe the lede instead of the awards show gowns? I think they should've reversed those and I bet R. Witherspoon did exactly that the second they were out of there.)

(Stop trying to make "product" happen. That word is used exclusively for hairjiz; coin another collective noun for your Råskogs and lucite pasta boxes.)

(Kane Brown's line about rice makes this entire series worth the time.)
posted by Don Pepino at 12:25 PM on September 15, 2020 [2 favorites]

This show is already unsettling, with everyone’s weird giant closets and the organizer team with their creepy same hairstyles, but the worst part was they hung up that Oscars dress on a SKIRT HANGER, like just clipped it up there with binder clips??? I. Died.
posted by exceptinsects at 7:48 AM on October 2, 2020

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