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Sep 18

Organizers to the Stars The Home Edit 'Master the Mess' On Their New TV Show

Here at Apartment Therapy, September is meant for decluttering and getting organized—so what better time to check in with some organization experts? You may already be fans of The Home Edit founders Clea Shearer and Joanna Teplin from their excellent Instagram account where they share both professional and personal antics, but they’ve recently taken their gorgeous organizational aesthetic (and their fun friendship) a step further.

The Home Edit has teamed up with Reese Witherspoon’s Hello Sunshine to bring you Master the Mess, a 12-part series currently airing on DIRECTV, DIRECT NOW, and U-Verse, that follows Clea and Joanna as they transform rooms for clients and tackle organizational projects big and small.

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24
Jul 18

7 Secrets for a Less-Messy Living Room

Living rooms come in all shapes and sizes, and unfortunately, the smaller the apartment, the harder it can be to keep yours organized. Throw in a busy work schedule and a somewhat active social life and suddenly a tiny living room can turn into a cluttered disaster zone, especially when you don’t have a lot of extra room for storage.

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Apr 18

7 Feel-Good Things You Can Declutter in the Name of Earth Day

Getting rid of clutter just feels good. And while there’s absolutely nothing wrong with doing something for our own well-being or for the benefit of our homes, Earth Day has us feeling a little green at the moment.

So here is a list of things we can get rid of to not only breathe new life into our spaces, but also uphold the ethos of “reuse, reduce, and recycle” at the same time — by making sure our discarded items stay out of landfills and get into the hands of people (and animals!) who will benefit from them.

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Apr 18

Clear Your Mind & Your Desk: The Paperwork You Absolutely DON'T Need to Keep

We all have one. A shoe box, drawer, or filing cabinet at home overflowing with old paperwork—receipts, bills, bank slips, etc.—we have haven’t touched in months. The problem: These abundant piles of paper keep growing, so it’s important to know what kinds of paperwork you actually need to hang on to before you stash it away from sight.

So to help de-clutter your desk (and mind) as tax season comes to a close, we found out which types of paperwork you really don’t need to keep. From ATM receipts to phone bills, here’s the stuff that you should send straight to the paper shredder.

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04
Apr 18

Why "Clearing the Coffee Table" is the New "Making the Bed"

We all know the benefits of making the bed every morning. Along with tidying up your bedroom in a pinch, this neat ritual helps set an orderly tone for the rest of your day.

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11
Mar 18

6 Streaming Documentaries Sure to Fuel Your Minimalist Fire

In an increasingly overwhelming world, minimalism is having a moment. It seems very appealing (and doable!) to take control of your life one possession at a time. You can purge what you don’t need, get educated and intentional about what you do need, and forget the rest.

If you constantly feel like you’re too busy, too tired, or too broke, minimalism says that a life with less stuff promises more. More time, more contentment, more money, and perhaps most appealing of all, more happiness. So whether you’ve already Kondo-ed your whole home, are looking for inspiration to do so, or have no idea what I’m talking about, here are 6 documentaries to fuel your minimalist fire this weekend.

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09
Mar 18

The Space-Hogging Mess You Always Forget About: How To Declutter Your iPhone

You put in so much effort to keep your home organized and looking beautiful, but do you give your iPhone the same treatment? It’s easy to let your phone fall into a state of disarray, leaving you with no storage space, searching for apps in a wall of seemingly endless icons, but your phone is almost always with you, and you don’t deserve all that technological clutter. Plus, you’ll find it’s surprisingly easy to tidy up your apps and files, and you can have some fun with it, too.

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25
Feb 18

The One Thing You Need to Finally Eliminate Kitchen Clutter

In my family, everything happens in the kitchen: work, bill paying, meal planning, arts and crafts, homework, evening gardening. Oh, right — and cooking and dining, too. Even though those are the main purposes of the space, so much other gear can creep into the kitchen it seems like sometimes there’s no space at the kitchen table to eat, or on the kitchen counter to prep food!

Keeping kitchen clutter at bay feels like an exercise in futility: Even if you work at it every day, it keeps growing. And when you do the big overhaul where you spend an hour going through everything and tidying and re-homing it, the countertop and table only stay clean for about two days before they get messy again. So frustrating!

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Feb 18

The Surprising Health Benefits of a Clean Closet

Have you ever noticed that stepping into your cluttered, messy closet makes you stressed? Understatement of the day? Well, you’re not alone. It turns out that exposure to a greater density of “stuff” – like a jam-packed closet – can lead to higher levels of the stress hormone cortisol.

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15
Feb 18

Marie Kondo's New Show Is Coming To Netflix

Update: We now know more about Marie Kondo’s upcoming TV show. The Hollywood Reporter announced Wednesday that the eight episode season will air globally on Netflix. The as yet untitled series “will focus on Kondo as she guides people who, as Netflix describes them, are at a crossroads to spark joy in their homes, transforming their lives in emotional and surprising ways.”

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