This post is all about how to be organized in 2020.
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Saying that The Home Edit has changed my life isn’t saying enough. I have always been obsessed about organizing and learning how to be organized in better ways, but this programme elevated that obsession to a whole new level. After binge-watching their Netflix series in 1 day and reading the book in 3, I have started a new project in my house.
Clea and Joanna are everything I want to be in my life and I really like their systems and organisation ideas, so to me, it was really important to find The Home Edit must-haves and using them in my house. Even if you have no idea where to start and how to do it, it is really easy to learn how to be organized following their tips and systems.
They have their own The Home Edit must-haves section at The Container Store but it can be a tad difficult to find what exact products they use and where they use them, so I’ve put together these different categories depending on what you need to focus. Whether you need to learn how to organize a pantry, how to organize a closet or how to organize an office, this list will get you sorted.
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Let’s see what we need to be organized according to Clea and Joanna
How to Organize a Closet
1. All-purpose Storage Drawers & Shelf Dividers
These all-purpose storage options let you add the convenience of drawers pretty much everywhere. They are stackable and see-through which makes them perfect to make the most out of any space, especially for kids who are learning how to be organized and can see what they are looking for without making a mess.
2. Shoe Storage
Both these options are perfect to avoid hot messes when you are looking for a specific pair of shoes, allowing you to always see what’s inside each box or shelf. The stackable boxes are an easy way to keep your shoes protected from dust. On the other hand, if you don’t have much storage room in your closet, an over-the-door organiser is perfect to make the most out of your available space.
3. Matching Hangers
One thing that The Home Edit team made very clear was the importance of matching hangers. This won’t necessarily teach you how to organize a closet or how to be organized but will give your closet a put-together look, making it easy to keep it nice and tidy.
4. Stackable Boxes
Smaller stackable boxes are perfect for underwear, socks and smaller clothing pieces as well as belts and scarves. I’ve organized my closet in a way that every box belongs to a season so I keep everything tidy and dust-free throughout the year.
5. Linen Storage Bin
If the idea of plastic or see-through materials doesn’t convince you or doesn’t go with the vibe of your bedroom/closet, these linen storage bins will be just as good without ruining your design. The only con is that these don’t have lids, but you can store out-of-season clothes in plastic boxes and keep the linen ones in your bedroom.
6. Acrylic Purse Hanger
I had never heard of seen this before the show, and it’s a great game-changer! These purse hangers are designed to keep your handbags’ good looks maintaining their shape without creasing. This will give your closet an amazingly neat and clutter-free look.
7. Office Storage Boxes
Clea and Joanna make amazing use of these office storage boxes to keep bits and pieces they find around the closet like memorabilia and objects that mean something to us but we can’t find a place for, they can all go in these boxes to keep them safe but avoid clutter. It is really easy to learn ho to be organized if you know where to put everything.
8. The Home Edit Closet Labels
These amazing labels will help you keep everything where it belongs, making the whole “how to be organized” process a lot easier. Featuring Clea’s handwriting, these labels are both easy to read and easy to use. Simply peel and stick to add instant style to any container.
How to Organize a Pantry
9. Organising Bins
Learning how to organize a pantry or a fridge can be really fun but also really overwhelming. It’s all about finding the best storage options that fit the space you have. These are some of The Home Edit must-haves when it comes to pantry organization and I think they are all brilliant and super useful.
10. Stackable Bins
Stackable bins are more of a fridge kind of solution, they are perfect to keep your food fresh, extremely durable and see-through to make your life easier. Each includes a removable drainage tray to keep moisture away from produce, preserving the freshness of all your products.
11. Rectangle Canisters
These canisters were my first purchase when I was getting started learning how to be organized in my pantry. They will save you A LOT of the space that boxes take and are super space-efficient. They’re ideal for preserving the freshness of all your favourite dry food staples.
12. The Home Edit Divided Lazy Susan
Lazy Susans are the secret to effortless organisation. It has removable dividers that will let you store everything from spices, seasoning, craft supplies and even crafts and pencils. It is super durable and a must-have when learning how to be organized everywhere in the house.
13. The Home Edit 3-Tier Shelf
I don’t use this and I don’t really know how they affect the overall organization of your pantry, but they sure give an amazing look. It is a great option to make your pantry look neat and tidy and will let you see what and how many cans you have.
14. The Home Edit Pantry Labels
Just like the closet labels, these pantry labels are amazing. Clea has everything covered and she – alongside Joanna – knows really well how to be organized!
How to Organize an Office
Learning how to organize an office was my favourite part of this process. I started doing research on how to be organized in my office a while ago, but The Home Edit books and programme have made a huge difference.
15. Landscape File Sorter
I have a million planners and notebooks for every different aspect of my life and this file sorter is amazing to keep everything together but differentiating school from work and personal life.
16. Acrylic Paper Drawers
These paper drawers are great if you print a lot and have different types of paper or, like me, prefer to have all written down rather than on your computer. It is an easy way to have important papers that you use every day close to you without making a mess.
17. Office Storage Boxes
These boxes come in really handy to store memorabilia, documents that you don’t use but need to keep, etc. They are cute so they can even be part of your office decoration.
18. Drawer Organizers
There is nothing that pisses me off more than opening a drawer and not finding what I need or seeing everything ridiculously messy. In my opinion, drawers are really hard places to keep organized but it’s not impossible. Drawer organizers are a game-changer and should be your first steps when learning how to be organized.
19. File Storage Box
File storage boxes are super important and indispensable in an office. You never know when you are going to need those 2015 tax documents but the moment you get rid of them, you’ll need them. These boxes are a great system to store all those important legal documents.
20. Learn How To Be Organized with The Home Edit Books
I would have never learnt how to be organized without these amazing books. These are the ultimate The Home Edit must-haves if you want to start this amazing organization journey. And don’t forget to watch their Netflix show because it is AMAZING!
I hope you learnt a bit more about how to be organized and found The Home Edit must-haves you were looking for!