The Netflix Home Edit Organizers Swear by 70-Cent Velvet Hangers and These Comfy Sneakers
Written by Admin on September 10, 2020
Clea Shearer and Joanna Teplin, the stars and storage masterminds behind Get Organized With The Home Edit, know all about favorite things: On their new Netflix reality show, streaming now, they categorize Reese Witherspoon’s Oscar gowns, redesign a playroom for Neil Patrick Harris’s twins, and sort Rachel Zoe’s handbags.
But they don’t play favorites themselves. Whether they’re sorting out Witherspoon’s Legally Blonde costumes or color-coding a library in an after school program for low-income kids, they treat all their clients to the same big hugs, rainbow aesthetic, and screams of excitement.
Their services have never been more needed than now, when tens of millions of people are stuck at home, surrounded by mountains of stuff. Early in the pandemic, Teplin tells Glamour that people thought having extra time to tackle a few home organization projects was a fun novelty. Months in, though, that mindset has turned into, “I’m home, my kids are home, school is home, work is home, and we need to get systems in place for the foreseeable future.”
“Your whole house needs to be working for you harder than it ever has,” Shearer says.
Enter: the Home Edit ladies, whose business includes a bestselling book, mesmerizing Instagram, and a national home organization service as well as the new show. “We’ve always believed that once you have a space you’re proud of—that not only works for you but is visually beautiful to look at—you’re so much more motivated to keep it up, which continues a happy cycle,” Teplin says.
“I think people don’t know how gratifying it can be to just start every day with everything in its place,” Shearer agrees. “Having systems doesn’t just help things run more smoothly, it lifts a mental burden.”
As they go from closet-organizers-to-the-stars to stars in their own right, Shearer and Teplin made time for an installment of Your Fave’s Faves, Glamour’s column that explores all the things your favorite celebrities can’t get enough of. Read on for Teplin and Shearer’s favorite comfy sneakers, inexpensive organization hacks, and tips for being unapologetically ambitious.
Our number one closet organizing hack:
Teplin: I would always recommend matching hangers. I think it’s a massive game-changer in a closet. It is an investment. You don’t have to necessarily buy the top of the line velvet hanger if you don’t want to, but there’s nothing that adds consistency to a closet more than matching hangers. You know when you look in the closet and you see a blue plastic hanger, a black plastic hanger, and a dry-cleaning hanger? It immediately moves the eye to that instead of the beautifully organized space.
Shearer: It’s just a matter of them being matching—whether they’re white plastic matching or black plastic matching, that’s where the win is. We tend to buy the velvet non-slip hangers from The Container Store—when we’re shopping for a client space we kind of buy everything from there because it’s easier than doing it piecemeal. I know people have successfully found other velvet hangers on Amazon. I can’t say whether the quality is as good, but I know they have affordable options.
Black Premium Non-Slip Velvet Hangers (Pack of 10)
Zober Non-Slip Black Velvet Hangers (Pack of 50)
The pumpkin-flavored things that feel like fall:
Shearer: Joanna is the pumpkin queen. She likes to literally have orange handbags that match her pumpkin spice lattes.
Teplin: I love Brach’s candy autumn mix—it’s a mixed candy corn concoction that comes in a bag. I love the disgusting sugary taste! I actually had it at my wedding. The second I see it in a store, it’s on for me for fall. I love fall. I live for fall.
Brach’s Candy Corn Autumn Mix
The way we believe in ourselves:
Shearer: When we feel something in our gut and it clicks, we don’t question it at all. Probably to our detriment sometimes! But we are such believers. We’ll say, “This is 100% the answer, this is 100% the thing to do.” Honestly, we just don’t let fear of failure get in the way. I think that’s the most common thing that stops people from doing things. We’re just like, if something doesn’t work it’s fine—not everything is supposed to. We just don’t let the fear of failing intimidate us from pushing forward, and that includes starting this business.
Teplin: And it doesn’t mean that you can’t fail! We’ve tried things that have not worked, and we’ll continue to have those things come up. It’s just about knowing that you’re going to be able to navigate whatever’s thrown at you. We’re lucky to have each other to lean on. We’re a team, we’ll figure it out.
Our simple trick to keeping the pantry clean (and cute):
Shearer: There is something so visually appealing about an organized pantry—it feels like a puzzle that has been put together. And it is no joke organizing a pantry! From the very beginning, and I mean week one, our very first project was a pantry. I think actually our first six projects were pantries. I have two kids, Joanna has two kids—once you have a system it’s not that hard to keep it maintained.
Teplin: It doesn’t have to be finicky. My pantry is a combination of bins and canisters. The canisters are generally for stable items, but generally I use bins because I know I need a breakfast bin, a dinner bin, catch-all bins. It’s about thinking about how your household works and what your needs are.
The Home Edit Pasta Canister
The sneakers we wear for a day of moving furniture:
Teplin: On the show, we wanted to be true to what we do—when we work, we’re on our feet, we’re running around, and it’s just not possible to wear a pump or a wedge or even a flat. We have to wear a sneaker. We just are who we are, and we’re trying to make it look as cute as possible. We love the Golden Goose sneakers.
Golden Goose Hi Star Platform Sneaker
Our fave jeans for a long day on camera:
Teplin: Our uniform is jeans or leggings—we try to look put-together and still be comfortable. For jeans, the wardrobe stylist for the show was the one who brought a lot of stuff out and totally uncovered a whole world of jeans that I didn’t know about. I really liked the Rag & Bone jeans she selected.
Shearer: I love Madewell jeans. They’re super comfortable. Once you get your fit you can buy any style because they run really true to size. I just love not having to try them on all the time because they’re consistent.
Rag & Bone Cate Skinny Jeans
Madewell The Perfect Vintage Full-Length Jeans
The pens that bring us actual joy:
Teplin: I love a Le Pen. They are just so happy! They write so smoothly, and they come in excellent colors.
The tops we wore to work with Reese Witherspoon and Eva Longoria:
Shearer: We wore a bunch of Rails for the show—all of our tops, T-shirts, button downs, plaid shirts, all of that is from Rails. I love them. It’s truly one of my favorite brands period, not for the show. I think the price point is really nice, and they have really cute styles. The crew made fun of us and called us Care Bears because all of our shirts had like, a starburst! A rainbow! A lightning bolt! All of our shirts had emojis on them, basically. But I think they’re super cute. For our type of work, they’re really comfortable, breathable cotton so we’re not just killing ourselves in sweaters.
Jenny Singer is a staff writer for Glamour. You can follow her on Twitter.