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The Home Edit Life: The Complete Guide to Organizing Absolutely Everything at Work, at Home, and on the Go

3.80  ·  Rating details ·  2,516 ratings  ·  311 reviews
The New York Times bestselling authors and stars of the upcoming Netflix series The Home Edit teach you how to apply their genius, holistic approach to your work life, on-the-go necessities, and technology.

When at home or on the go, you don't have to live like a minimalist to feel happy and calm. The Home Edit mentality is all about embracing your life--whether you're a bu
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Hardcover, 256 pages
Published September 15th 2020 by Clarkson Potter Publishers
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Jessica
Sep 24, 2020 rated it it was ok
I put this book on hold because I love organizing books. I didn't know about the author's previous book or the Netflix show until the book came in. I didn't feel like there was much organizing info or help at all in the book - just a lot of beautiful, perfect, rainbow color-coordinated pictures. And most of the pictures were of HUGE spaces that the average person is not going to have in their house. I would LOVE to have a huge closet for all my stockpiled lotion, shampoo, laundry detergent, etc. ...more
Sara Budarz
Admittedly I had never heard about The Home Edit, but then Netflix suggested I watch their recently released show, and as someone who loves minimalism and organizing, I did. And the show was hilarious, if not particularly helpful in terms of organizing. (But it has made me start referring to extras of things as "backstock,"which might be my new favorite absurd word of the moment, so yay for that.)

So then I decided to read their newest book, and while it is in keeping with their TV show, without
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Lorilin
Sep 26, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: memoir, wellness, home
I started watching The Home Edit on Netflix the other night. When I heard the hosts Clea Shearer and Joanna Teplin just released their second book, I was on it.

The Home Edit Life is really similar to the show. Honestly, I don’t know that either one is super practical per se—unless you have gigantic closets and lots of money for clear plastic containers from The Container Store… But the show is still fun to watch, and the book is fun to page through. It’s basically organization porn at its finest
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Brandice
Dec 31, 2020 rated it liked it
The Home Edit Life: The Complete Guide to Organizing Absolutely Everything at Work, at Home, and on the Go brings more aesthetically pleasing images, organization ideas, and signature humor from The Home Edit (THE) founders, Clea Shearer and Joanna Teplin. I’ve been a fan of THE for years and loved watching their Netflix series this year.

While their first book, The Home Edit: A Guide to Realizing and Organizing Your House Goals focuses on the house and various aspects of a home, THE Life drills
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Ali
Oct 16, 2020 rated it it was ok
I was utterly euphoric when I started this book. This was because I was mid Home Edit series on Netflix and anything else Home Edit I could get my hands on? Count me in. So I ordered both books on impulse and finished the show in two days. The euphoria began to fade a few pages in when I realized that this book was not geared toward the common middle class lifestyle nor was it what I expected from a book claiming to help me with organization.

The colourful pictures and pages were brilliant and be
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Amanda Marie
Sep 15, 2020 rated it really liked it
This book had more concrete ideas on how to actually use the organizing principles of The Home Edit in various situations. It really took the principles of their whole system and gave some more examples. I would have loved before pictures in addition to the after photos. I would also have liked to see a bit more variety where not everyone is in modern homes with pure white shelving. Overall, there is a lot of practical that can be taken out of this book.
Deb (Readerbuzz) Nance
Nov 16, 2020 rated it really liked it
You've read The Home Edit.
You have Edited.
What next?
Try The Home Edit Life. Take on all those small organization projects now that you've got the big things done. Pets. Hobbies. Electronics. Travel.
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I Everything Home edit!
Tracey Allen at Carpe Librum
Dec 29, 2020 rated it really liked it
I love planning and organising and I believe I do a pretty good job organising my life, tasks and all the associated admin that comes along with it. Why then, is my office a mess? I think it's because I have too much 'stuff' and unfortunately the Marie Kondo approach of 'sparking joy' didn't work for me.

Introducing organising duo Clea Shearer and Joanna Teplin. With a successful Instagram following in excess of 4 million, this power couple has been organising celebrity spaces and sharing their d
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Maria
Nov 15, 2020 rated it liked it
Keep what you love, put everything in rainbow order.

Why I started this book: Colors and home decorating... my favorites!

Why I finished it: Pretty pictures, but I didn't connect with the organization or ideas. So I will donate this to the library and clean my closet by myself.
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Sandi
Oct 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: non-fiction
I gave this book 5 stars not because it's the most excellent book I've ever read on organizing, but because it's inspirational, and that counts for a lot when rating a book I've read.

I first learned of Clea and Joanna from their recently broadcast Netflix series. I loved the show as well as their witty banter. The book didn't really add much to what the show covered, but honestly having a book with beautiful color photos of organized spaces, is simply worth owning! Need a calming influence? Pick
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Shiela
Sep 23, 2020 rated it did not like it
This book doesn’t have nearly enough organizing details. It also bases much of its color-coordinated organizing around the ROY G BIV rainbow order; pretty idea but not practical for many people. The book practically advertised how the authors organized the rooms of some celebrities. That’s nice but again, that’s fluff, not substance.

Pretty book but too much useless eye candy for me.
Katelyn
Oct 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2020
Still mostly just pictures, but definitely fun to browse.
Amy Morfas
Nov 30, 2020 rated it really liked it
Pretty much zero substance, but I love to purge and organize, so it worked for me! Plus nice pictures of admittedly ridiculous closets.
Mary Lynn
For social media fans of the authors or for people who liked their first book. Not worth purchasing, but I enjoyed checking it out from the library for a quick read. I find it peaceful to look at the fantasy photos. It’s like Vogue for closets. Completely unrealistic, but pleasantly aspirational.
Sheri
Sep 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Loved this book! Fun read and I learned some good tips. But it’s the photography and beauty of the book that really makes it special. Definitely a keeper!
Gina
Oct 12, 2020 rated it really liked it
Ideas I want to remember;

You get the item or you get the space

Fill your home only with things you like, need, or find sentimental

The 80/20 philosophy;
Keep your home no more than 80% full, and reserve at least 20% for breathing room.

Using all the available space in your home is kind of like eating until you are overly full.

Never buy more hangers. If you buy something new, give something away.

Give every item you own an “official” place.

If you love it, need it, or are sentimental about it, st
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Emily
Nov 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This book is very pretty to look at; yet, it is not practical. Just enjoy reading the tips and looking at the pictures. It is okay to own things...just contain them.
Melissa Green
Oct 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Now that you have organized the general things in your home like your pantry, closet, bookcase, and bathroom, get ready to organize the rest of your life with The Home Edit Life. Clea and Joanna show you how to organize the areas of your life you might not have thought about organizing. They show you that you can have things and keep them organized as long as you follow a few rules. As funny and easy to follow as their first book, Clea and Joanna deliver on organizing with a few laughs along the ...more
Michelle
Sep 13, 2020 rated it really liked it
Edit #2:
4 stars! Ok, after watching the show (after reading the book), I got the editing/decluttering bug bad and got rid of SO MUCH junk! 🎉 I was definitely inspired by the book and show. I'm upping my stars after re-reading the book, since I now see the underlying principles they talk about in the show, but the name-dropping and unrealistic pictures distracted me from it. And for some reason they made me laugh more on the 2nd reading.
Thank you to Edelweiss and the publisher for an advanced co
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Kelly
Oct 08, 2020 rated it liked it
Ok, so I watched the series and read the book. I really like their ideas and would love to implement some of them. The big issue I have is at a time when people should be cutting down their plastic use immensely, they are bringing it back in an almost cult following way. The Container Stores and such are completely sold out of all of these plastic bins that everyone is buying. And what happens when they get sick of this way of organizing? All those plastic bins are going to get thrown out... As ...more
Steph LaPlante
Nov 22, 2020 rated it it was ok
I mean the pictures were super nice and satisfying but I found it really lacked a how to and where to get.
I also found it a little irritating that the whole book was celebrity closets and pantries.
Nadia Van Baarsen
Sep 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Loved it ❤️🧡💛💚💙💜
Ruth Strackany
Nov 09, 2020 rated it did not like it
This book added nothing new to the conversation to me. It had gorgeous pictures but I felt like it lacked structure and an overarching plan.
Rachael Hobson
Nov 08, 2020 rated it it was ok
Fun to flip through but I didn’t gain a whole lot from it. If you want to organize your life into an Instagram worthy post, prepare to spend money!
Panda Incognito
I read The Home Edit: A Guide to Organizing and Realizing Your House Goals when it came out, and I thought it was ridiculous. The authors kept raving over how amazing it was to work for celebrities, and gushed uncontrollably about the spaces that they had designed for their famous clients. Very little of their organizational advice would apply to someone in a regular-sized home, much less an apartment, and a lot of the book was just filler and fluff about their lifestyle approach, their pers ...more
Sowmia
Dec 31, 2020 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2020
Watching their Netflix show for five minutes gives me a headache. Some people love Joanna and Clea but I find them super annoying.

So why did I bother with their books? Because despite how I feel about them, I do think they do good work and their use of containers and organizational products is solid. I am a visual person and the photographs in their books help me. I get very overwhelmed stepping into The Container Store, so seeing products in action is useful.

However. This book is a lot of flu
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Kelly K
Nov 15, 2020 rated it did not like it
Shelves: 2020
The tagline to this book should be 'If You're Bored and Rich'. Why WHY would I ever need advice on how to organize my tour bus? I'm guessing this more goes along with what's done on the Netflix series than giving actual advice. I should have known I wasn't going to like it when the first 3 pages talk about their first book. I don't care about the first book, that's not the one I'm reading. This was basically an instagram feed, all fluff and no substance. ...more
Jen CE
Nov 18, 2020 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Okay. Trying to be cute, but definitely unrealistic. I mean, it's easy to be insanely organized when you can devote a closet the size of my bedroom to yarn storage. All the name-dropping celebrity stuff was weird, too. Not my style I guess. ...more
Celeste Lumsden
Nov 28, 2020 rated it liked it
Beautiful photos illustrating The Home Edit’s fabulous organization. Some helpful tips, but I think that their first book lays out the techniques and this book just provides some supplemental information.
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Clea Shearer was born and raised in Los Angeles and just recently located to Nashville (what a move!) for her husband's job as an Entertainment and Music Photographer with Getty Images.

Moving her family across the country (TO the country, she claims) has been a huge adjustment, but an incredible experience for her. In Nashville, the stars aligned and she met her business partner, Joanna! Together,
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