GET [ THE ] LOOK: CLEA'S PANTRY MAKEOVER

Some people like to do yoga or read a book to relax. I personally prefer pantry organization. There is something so satisfying about cleaning everything out, purging old items, and making sure opened items are properly stored (to each their own, folks). So when Rubbermaid asked if we wanted to partner on a pantry project, the answer was clearly YES, WHEN CAN WE START (*This is a paid partnership with Rubbermaid; all opinions remain 100% our own). So now we’re going to show YOU how to assemble the perfect pinterest-worthy pantry using the Rubbermaid BRILLIANCE canisters combined with some of our favorite bins and supplies. These canisters are a pantry game-changer since they are crystal clear, leak-proof, air tight, and completely modular.

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STEP 1: We’ve said it before and we will say it 100000 more times - you need to take it all out. No cheating! Don’t leave a single thing on the shelf.

STEP 2: Create groupings out of your items. In my pantry, my groupings are Baking, Cooking, Dinner, Breakfast, Cereal, Snacks, Snacks, Snacks…..and snacks. Also, wet ingredients like oils, condiments, and sauces.

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STEP 3: Figure out what belongs in bins and what deserves a canister. Your favorite nuts, dried fruit, and dry ingredients are great canister candidates. Boxes of crackers, bags of chips, and cereal your children talked you into getting “just this once,” are better off being stored in a bin so they can be easily swapped out.

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STEP 4: Pick the canisters that appropriately fit your items, and leave you a little bit of room for refills as needed. I particularly love the small (1.3 cup) size because it doubles as a snack cup for my kids. A canister cup combo is the kind of efficient storage that organizers get really excited about. The largest sizes work perfectly for everyday cereals, flour, and sugar; and the smaller sizes are great for dried fruit, nuts and grains. You can even integrate the BRILLIANCE lunch containers to hold snacks you plan on taking to go. Lastly, in order to maximize the height of each shelf, stack vertically or line-up front to back to take advantage of the depth.

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STEP 5: Add a label! I used a Sharpie paint marker, but EXPO Dry-Erase Markers work just as well and offer less permanent options. Similar to how you choose categories based on staple items versus one-off items, you want to assign your labels in the same way. I always have pistachios on-hand so I created a specific label, but I don’t want to commit to walnuts so I chose a generic “nuts” instead.

STEP 6: Make the rest of your family move out so they don’t touch a thing. Kidding! Unless of course they are willing to, and then you might want to consider it as an option. Alternatively, you can walk-through your carefully thought out systems with anyone who lives in your house so that they can take part in the on-going maintenance

You’ll notice my pantry is fully rainbowed out, but that is optional… It personally makes me happy, and my kids can easily find the snack they’re looking for without tearing everything apart.

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[ THE ] TRAVELS: LOS ANGELES, MAY 2017

We head to LA 3 or 4 times a year, and each trip has its own version of fun, craziness, 12-hour work days with no sleep, trips to The Container Store, and... my mother. We always stay at my parents house when we're in LA, but THIS time we brought Nick and Sumner. Needless to say it was an adventure for all. Below are some highlights from the trip, and some lowlights from our travel days (insert wide-eyed emoji).

I don't what short straw we picked for this trip, but EVERYONE was strikingly gorgeous and it was annoying to even stand next to them. We looked like bridge trolls and they looked like a snapchat filer in real life. So instead of recapping how beautiful, kind, and generous everyone was (and really..... THEY ALL WERE), we'll stick to the projects!

VANESSA LACHEY

Vanessa has three hungry kids and a husband that REALLY loves pretzels, so naturally, we wanted to make snacks super accessible while leaving a section just for cooking and baking items. The oxo pop-top containers were perfect for little hands, and big hands alike! 

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Montauk Bins
Oxo Pop-Top Square Canister
Oxo Pop-Top Large Square Canister
Oxo Pop-Top Rectangular Canister
Bamboo Turntable
Bamboo Double Turntable
Bin Clips
Paint Markers

RACHEL ZOE

Rachel is.... everything. Like sunshine and rainbows and Chanel. Her closet is her happy place, and we really wanted to do it justice. Not to mention, it was like climbing Mt Everest and competing in the organizing Olympics, so NO PRESSURE. 

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Hyacinth Bin
Hyacinth Tray
Bin Clip
Acrylic Purse Organizer
Huggable Hangers
Paint Markers

MARIANNA HEWITT

Marianna is a HUGE beauty blogger and receives 5 boxes of items a DAY. We set-up systems for giveaways, sponsorships, and trial products to help calm the clutter and create an easier environment for her busy life. 

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Like-It Modular Drawers
Like-it Brick Bins (for inside drawers)
Paint Markers

ABIGAIL SPENCER

Abby has been a friend for a long time, but getting to spend time sifting through her closet, was a special occasion. Not only does she have an incredible wardrobe, but we were able to go through her special memories, her collections, and she even served us champagne because she was angling for favorite person ever award (award granted). 

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Hamptons Bins
Shoe Boxes
High-Heeled Shoe Boxes
Men's Shoe Boxes
Bin Clips
Paint Markers
Huggable Hangers

CATHERINE MCCORD of WEELICIOUS

This is the 5th project we've worked on for Catherine, and the love grows deeper each time. We've spent holidays with this family, and helped their kids with homework - so spending the day at her house is like coming home. This time we were able to organize her daughter Chloe's room. She loves to read, draw, and has a fierce American Girl collection - so we definitely had our work cut out for us. 

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Hinged-Lid Storage Boxes
Acrylic Stacking Drawers
Premium Sweater Bins
Premium Shirt Bins
Paint Markers


We've included links to all the above products so that you can achieve these looks on your own, but if you need a bit more guidance, [ THE ] diy is a great option. And good news.... We are having a SUMMER SALE in honor of Memorial Day

There are two limited offers, and they are both on a first come first serve basis:

1 // [ THE ] diy sale
The first 10 PEOPLE who book [ THE ] diy package will receive 10% off the price PLUS a set of complimentary custom labels for your project. 

2 // [ THE ] local sale
The first 15 PEOPLE who book a job in Nashville will receive 10% off the total hourly charge (job must be a minimum of 4 hours)

Fine print:
Both offers must be redeemed before Labor Day.
Offers cannot be combined with other promotions.

To book either offer, contact: hello@thehomeedit.com

 

xo, THE

 

 

 

[ THE FAVORITES THINGS ] VDAY EDITION

There are a lot of Valentines Day gift guides out there. So we decided to make a treat yo self V Day edition of THE favorite things!

1. You Are Loved Trinket Tray

Trinket trays are great for holding jewelry, keys, change, and all the little bits and baubles. We love placing them in the bathroom, on nightstands, and in the entryway. 

2. Kitchen Tools

There's something about matching kitchen utensils to make you feel like a fully grown adult. Nothing mismatched, nothing from college.. it's like a dream come true for your drawer. We prefer all white silicone, or the all black collection from KitchenAid - but pick your color palette, and get yourself a new set! 

3. Minted Pinboards

We're obsessed with everything from Minted, but we just recently came across these pinboards. There are a ton of different prints that would fit a playroom, a mudroom, or in the kitchen command center. 

4. Agate Coasters

Our rule of thumb: Never have more people at your house than you have coasters for.  Moral of the story: Get really good coasters. 

5. Floor Bins

All playrooms and kids rooms should have great floor bins. You can fill them with dolls, or books, or any other bulky toy. They help clear up space and add to the room's decor. 

6. Simplified Planner

We have long been obsessed with Emily Ley and her line of planners. They are such a good way to prepare yourself daily, and organize all the aspects of your busy life. 

7. Wooden Trays

The new Modern by Dwell line at Target is giving us with ALL THE HEART EYES. These trays are an absolute must have and make a great addition to an entry way table or a coffee table. 

8. Kitchen Canisters

We are clearly fans of canisters, and even bigger fans of labeling. These kitchen canisters really get evvvverthing just right. 

9. Marble Utensil Holder

Trends come and go, but we like to believe that white marble is here forever. Containing your kitchen utensils with a marble holder instantly elevates your countertop, and holds your most-used items. 

10. Lazy Susan Art Caddy

The day we saw this rainbow turntable, we actually screamed out loud. OUT LOUD. It's a thing of beauty and we can't wait to use it in a million different ways! 

We love all y'all!

xo, THE

[ GET THE LOOK ] GP'S PANTRY

When Gwyneth asked us to organize her pantry.... we were like, WE'LL BE RIGHT OVER. 

Our main goals were to 1) better utilize the door space, 2) group the most used categories into easy to access bins, and 3) use the top shelves for back stock items and lesser utilized canned goods. 

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BASKETS

We used are a combination of the Large Montauk Basket in gray, and the Rectangular Montauk Kitchen Bins in gray. 

STACKING STORAGE

For the canned goods, we used Stacking Open Bins to take advantage of the height of each shelf. 

TURNTABLE

We opted for the Clear Divided Lazy Susan to hold all the oils and vinegars. The divisions allowed us to easily separate the different varieties, and the tall sides of the turntable kept all the bottles secure on the high shelf. 

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CANISTERS + JARS

To hold all the staples (dried fruit, nuts, and grains), we used 1.6 qt Hermetic Glass Storage Jars. For the smaller groupings, we used Canning Jars since the contents didn't take up as much space. 

LABELING

We are known for our labeling, so we wanted to do a mix of applications for GP. On the baskets, we used White Bin Clips and black ink in our signature script. For all the jars, we opted for a white paint pen directly on the glass. To make notes on cook times or expiration dates, we used Dry Erase Labels that can be easily updated or removed over time. 

For a full list of our organizing tips and tricks, check out the full feature in goop

XO, THE