The Home Edit Says This Is the Essential Item to Help You Organize Your Kitchen

updated Mar 4, 2021
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Spring is just around the corner, and for some, the first thing on the to-do list is refreshing the house after a long hibernation. One way to do this is by implementing new organizing systems, but not all rooms require the same solutions. To understand what each room needs most, there’s no one better to ask than Clea Shearer and Joanna Teplin of The Home Edit.

In a recent interview with Apartment Therapy, Teplin explained that for their team, there isn’t a one-size-fits-all product that is essential to organizing all rooms. She and Shearer utilize different products that work to contain and organize various objects specific to the function of each space, and they shared what that looks like for two popular areas: the kitchen and closet.

When it comes to the kitchen, they suggest investing in drawer inserts that can be a home to all sorts of objects — from your utensils to a variety of tea packets and even the miscellaneous items in the junk drawer (they need a home, too). Not only do drawer inserts keep things in place, but they also let you customize each drawer to fit whatever needs and look you desire.

If you have a pantry, Teplin says that bins are key for grouping similar items together that can exist in one contained space, whether it’s made up of big boxes or tiny condiments. And of course, in The Home Edit fashion, you can add labels to the bins to make sure you know what’s in each of them.

Another area outside of the kitchen that often needs organizing is the closet. One thing that Teplin suggests focusing on is hangers. In their Netflix show “Get Organized with The Home Edit,” Shearer and Teplin emphasized the importance of matching all hangers to make your closet feel polished and put together.

Finally, if your closet is also filled with sentimental items that you want to keep, purchase archival boxes to help execute your sentimental sweep. And if you’re looking to purge but don’t want to lose your family history, the duo is partnering with Ancestry, which they suggest is a way to digitize your memories and still get your sentimental fix, minus the clutter.

These essentials will help you get prepared for the spring cleaning ahead. If you need some extra motivation, join Apartment Therapy’s Spring Cleaning Cure: a free 20-day guided cleaning plan.