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Expert home organizers Clea and Joanna help celebrities and everyday clients edit, categorize and contain their clutter to create stunning spaces.

I'm 2.5 episodes in and so far the excess these folks have--ESPECIALLY the celebrities--is pretty disgusting, particularly during a pandemic when millions of people are jobless and can't pay their rent or buy food. I'm hate-watching it and need people to co-hate-watch it with me.

It was a mistake for Netflix to drop this right now. I can imagine they thought we need a distraction, but watching two wealthy white women organize Khloe Kardashian's daughter's mini Mercredes ain't it.

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On 9/10/2020 at 2:43 PM, bilgistic said:

 

 

I'm 2.5 episodes in and so far the excess these folks have--ESPECIALLY the celebrities--is pretty disgusting, particularly during a pandemic when millions of people are jobless and can't pay their rent or buy food. I'm hate-watching it and need people to co-hate-watch it with me.

It was a mistake for Netflix to drop this right now. I can imagine they thought we need a distraction, but watching two wealthy white women organize Khloe Kardashian's daughter's mini Mercredes ain't it.

I didn’t know the show was going to be so celebrity driven. I thought it was a show about the common folk. I really don’t need to see me mega wealthy people organized their mall size store closets. 

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I watched it all, mainly streaming in the background. But I didn’t feel like they really offered anything useful other than buy a bunch of shit from the container store and even their “regular” clients had a shit ton of space. I also didn’t particularly like the two women. Overall boring and uninteresting.

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I only made it through one episode and the process of organizing the closet with Reese's memorabilia and the process of organizing the doctor's closet was pretty much the same.  I can't imagine watching all 8? 10? episodes of this.

Having everything put away is a nice feeling but it's really not something that floats my boat and the reveals weren't that much of a visual feast.  I know in other home makeover shows, the aesthetics can get repetitive but at least the house layouts tend to be somewhat different.  There's only so much you can do with a storage space.

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6 hours ago, Irlandesa said:

Having everything put away is a nice feeling but it's really not something that floats my boat

Even as someone who loves it, I found this show lacking. I much preferred Marie Kondo and found her show much more packed with useful information and tips. I didn’t do her entire system but I used some of it to clean out my apartment for the first time in over a decade and have managed to keep it up since. This didn’t have the same sort of feeling for me.

I shouldn’t be too surprised my one area of the house that I can’t really crack is my kitchen and someone recommended their book and it was even less full of substance than this show. 

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I became really bothered by the blatant use of their "product", which is their line at the store that contains things (keeping you all from getting ads). The cheapest thing in their line is a $6 s-hook. No thank you very much.

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I watched the first 2 episodes and was not impressed.  I found the 2 principals annoying.  There wasn't much information offered that would help anyone organize their stuff.

But the thing that really pissed me off were the bookshelves in the home or office they showed where the books were arranged by color. WTF???? Books are not colorful props. They are meant to be read. They should be arranged so you can find them - by subject, or author, or Dewey Decimal System if you want to be obsessive. But by color? Just no.

I'm out.

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3 hours ago, bilgistic said:

I became really bothered by the blatant use of their "product", which is their line at the store that contains things (keeping you all from getting ads). The cheapest thing in their line is a $6 s-hook. No thank you very much.

And it’s all just stuff that M Design and other brands have been making for years for cheaper.

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Yeah, the trailer seemed interesting, but then I felt liked I’d been bait and switched into looking at Reese’s Witherspoon’s closets/costumes, and noped back out. 

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I could have done a way better job on Reese's closet! Can't believe Rachel Zoe's closet just looked so normal. Thought it would be full of chandeliers and wood. Eva Longoria's son's closet? Meh. I hated the ladies at first but they really did grow on me and I started liking them by the fourth or fifth episode.

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On 9/10/2020 at 11:43 AM, bilgistic said:

is pretty disgusting, particularly during a pandemic when millions of people are jobless and can't pay their rent or buy food

The “valet” parking for the multiple insanely expensive toy cars for Khloe Kardashian’s 2 year old was especially egregious.

Also, the fact that they had to come back and redo Zoe’s closet after not that ling because they because they don’t have an actual system seemed like a bad advertisement for them. I am pretty sure she would only need to buy one or two more pairs of shoes or handbags before it was messy again and the “island” they put in there looked crazy cheap and awkward.

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4 hours ago, Lady Lucy said:

I watched the first 2 episodes and was not impressed.  I found the 2 principals annoying.

The worst part is the two main women and the three or four women who worked for them all seemed like slightly different looking versions of the same person.  They were approximately the same height.  Their hair styles were similar with some color variations.  

So sure, why not all put them in the same general uniform with a tee shirt  loudly displaying the name of the company because a Netflix series isn't enough advertisement? They're complete non-entities in the end.  Of the 1.5 episodes, I saw at least. 

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SO glad I'm not the only one struggling with this show right now. I'm a minimalist in general and Rachel Zoe's closet is giving me hives.

I'm going to finish this second episode because I want to see what they do with the regular person's garage (I mean, at least it's stuff for a family of four) but I doubt I'm going to watch the rest of the series.

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3 hours ago, Aim123 said:

I could have done a way better job on Reese's closet! Can't believe Rachel Zoe's closet just looked so normal. Thought it would be full of chandeliers and wood. Eva Longoria's son's closet? Meh. I hated the ladies at first but they really did grow on me and I started liking them by the fourth or fifth episode.

I like the organizers okay, and I love organizing shows (I adored Marie Kondo and like Hot Mess House pretty well), but I was excited about this when I heard about it, and then the celebrity aspect was a disappointment.  The first was okay because I do like Reese Witherspoon, even if her portion of the show wasn't what I was watching for (I'm currently "editing" and organizing, and need inspiration), and the system aspect of the closet was okay, but not specifically relevant.  Rachel Zoe bugged me already (pre show), although I get the difficulty parting with things even as one acquires new things, and think it's necessary to have rules in place personally so as not to become disorganized again quickly, and that's up to Rachel.  Haven't see the garage bit yet, but it's only my interest in that that has me watching the Rachel Zoe segment.

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Do they really all need to squeal like sorority girls on spring break every time they meet up with new clients?   I think I'm on show #3 and it's annoying.    I like organizing/decluttering videos and articles, so I'll probably keep watching.   The funny thing is that I'm alternating between this and Hannibal every time they start to annoy me. 

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I watched 2.5 episodes and I don’t feel like I learned anything. Group things? Wow! I never thought of that! Ugh. 
 

Netflix knows to lead with good first episodes of candid shows, and while Reese is likable that was not enough, it’s telling if that’s the first episode. If that’s the best? The rest were worse. At minimum, I was hoping they would show how to do the scarf roll/donut technique they used with the doctor, but they didn’t. They just talked for 2 minutes about whether to call it a donut or a cinnamon roll. Know what some of that time could have been used for?  A demo! (Though I was able to figure it out.)

And for all the talk about the rainbow, have they even used that? 

One positive. I did like the one women’s response to Reese about her handwriting made into a font, that she said her handwriting is one of her 5 best qualities. That was kind of charming. I appreciate nice handwriting, especially since mine has turned to poop due to computers. 

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9 hours ago, Refresh said:

One positive. I did like the one women’s response to Reese about her handwriting made into a font, that she said her handwriting is one of her 5 best qualities. That was kind of charming. I appreciate nice handwriting, especially since mine has turned to poop due to computers. 

You can buy the labels for the cool price of $6.99 for 36. What a deal.

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1 hour ago, bilgistic said:

You can buy the labels for the cool price of $6.99 for 36. What a deal.

You can get handwriting fonts for free! Hell you can turn your own hand into a font for free! 

 

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22 hours ago, biakbiak said:

The “valet” parking for the multiple insanely expensive toy cars for Khloe Kardashian’s 2 year old was especially egregious.

Also, the fact that they had to come back and redo Zoe’s closet after not that ling because they because they don’t have an actual system seemed like a bad advertisement for them. I am pretty sure she would only need to buy one or two more pairs of shoes or handbags before it was messy again and the “island” they put in there looked crazy cheap and awkward.

I didn’t mind the celebrity excess—I wasn’t surprised, anyway. But what I didn’t like was that the “Editing” step was never broached with celebrities . I wouldn’t think Reese would part with any of her movie memorabilia, but they never asked Zoe “could you see yourself donating any of your 50 black purses or thousand pairs of shoes? Do you still want the bags you haven’t used once in the years since we were last here?” Nope. The excess will simply go to to her house in the Hamptons. This show should be called “Organizing Celebrity Hoarders.”

On 9/12/2020 at 12:22 PM, Lady Lucy said:

I watched the first 2 episodes and was not impressed.  I found the 2 principals annoying.  There wasn't much information offered that would help anyone organize their stuff.

But the thing that really pissed me off were the bookshelves in the home or office they showed where the books were arranged by color. WTF???? Books are not colorful props. They are meant to be read. They should be arranged so you can find them - by subject, or author, or Dewey Decimal System if you want to be obsessive. But by color? Just no.

I'm out.

Organizing books by color is a Thing now. I don’t get it. I don’t think I want to get it, either. To me, the beauty of books comes from the words inside, not the colors on their spines. 

 

 

 

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Glad to know I wasn't alone in finding the whole celebrity organizing thing fairly distasteful, especially now. After the Reese museum and fawning over Khloe episodes, I jumped over to NPH (who I actually like), which wasn't so bad. Unfortunately, most of these kids are spoilt rotten with material things. I kind of liked the kitchen redo with the real estate agent, although I'm concerned about her 11 year old daughter and 13 year old son still sharing a room. Kids that age (puberty!) need some privacy! She sells real estate, I'm surprised she hasn't found a better space for the family. I'm done.

ETA: I don't want two women who don't cook at all editing my kitchen wares! Talk about outside your field. Learn what the stuff is before you decide what to do with it. DAMN.

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57 minutes ago, topanga said:

I didn’t mind the celebrity excess—I wasn’t surprised, anyway. But what I didn’t like was that the “Editing” step was never broached with celebrities . I wouldn’t think Reese would part with any of her movie memorabilia, but they never asked Zoe “could you see yourself donating any of your 50 black purses or thousand pairs of shoes? Do you still want the bags you haven’t used once in the years since we were last here?” Nope. The excess will simply go to to her house in the Hamptons. This show should be called “Organizing Celebrity Hoarders.”

I can't stand Rachel Zoe. I believe her dead eyes and flat affect show what's in her soul. She had two or three Birkin bags, and I hate that I know this, but they cost over $20K. That's a nice car. That's a salary. That's insane.

The Home Edit women literally say you shouldn't feel bad about owning a lot of stuff, so they definitely appeal to a certain segment of society. I definitely don't belong to their target audience.

I did enjoy watching the family who had their kitchen organized (the dad had lost a lot of weight and needed his own area for supplements) and Retta's segment. The fact that she sells the clothes that she no longer wears and sells them herself was refreshing after the slobberfest over the other celebrities. I certainly don't have a "media room", but hers was serving multiple purposes and wasn't a stadium-seated screening room like some very wealthy actors have.

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2 hours ago, topanga said:

I didn’t mind the celebrity excess—I wasn’t surprised, anyway. But what I didn’t like was that the “Editing” step was never broached with celebrities . I wouldn’t think Reese would part with any of her movie memorabilia, but they never asked Zoe “could you see yourself donating any of your 50 black purses or thousand pairs of shoes? Do you still want the bags you haven’t used once in the years since we were last here?” Nope. The excess will simply go to to her house in the Hamptons. This show should be called “Organizing Celebrity Hoarders.”

Organizing books by color is a Thing now. I don’t get it. I don’t think I want to get it, either. To me, the beauty of books comes from the words inside, not the colors on their spines. 

 

 

 

They tried to broach the editing step with Rachel, and she instantly shut them down. Her bags and shoes are her daughters, apparently.  They managed to get her to rehome (as in put in storage or perhaps some other closet, who knows) some of the stuff she doesn't use and doesn't love.  

The books by color thing is just odd, but I have a crazy number of books and they are the only thing in my house (although I've been working on the rest actively) that are super organized.  I obsessed about how to categorize them and came up with a system that allows me to find books pretty easily. 

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Also not a fan of celebrity acquisitiveness. Retta was the only one I’ve really liked so far.

And I loathe the “sort books by color” thing. Everything else they categorize functionally. So wouldn’t you want to be able to find a biography versus science fiction? Argh. It maybe only makes sense for Eva Longoria’s son since he can’t read yet but probably recognizes that he loves, say, the yellow book. 

Overall I’m liking the “regular” people’s makeovers a lot more. I just finished the couple with the home office shed and was thinking they must be so grateful to have that home working space during this pandemic. (Too bad THE gave them “white and blue books” shelves. I bet the couple switched those out for books they really wanted in there tout de suite.)

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I like a reality show that can offer tips on how to better organize, and when this show decides to do that I will watch again.  I can't take all the screaming and fawning when they meet the celebrity.  I'm a big reader and borderline book hoarder, I just can't abide a book by color library system.  It's blasphemy.

One more thing, who the fuck hires organizers to organize their pantry?

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37 minutes ago, sugarbaker design said:

who the fuck hires organizers to organize their pantry?

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Based on their IG, lots and lots of people. If I found someone who did it well, I would in a heartbeat but these two do not and clearly barely know how to cook.

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After, reading everything here I think I might pass on this show. It’s funny how a think becomes a thing. First it was the Kondo thing person & now it’s the Edit people. I saw them on Today and thought if it’s on Netflix it must be something big. Apparently not. Thanks for the heads up guys. Happy Monday y’all. 

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One more thing, who the fuck hires organizers to organize their pantry?

Do they arrange the food by color?????

 

I saw my step-daughter yesterday and she told me I have to watch Home Edit.  It's fabulous!  (I told her I didn't like it. She didn't ask why.)

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I was interested in this show due to the title Home Edit but in reality they do not edit at all! In some instances like with the garage makeover for the personal trainer they bought more stuff in order to fill the bins and give her rainbow colored workout gear. I find their focus on “product” i.e. their line at Container  Store grating. Just dumping more plastic junk into the world. Plus plastic leaches into food. 
And the thing that made me scream and want to throw things at the screen only became apparent to me during the last episode; which is that they don’t wash the containers before decanting the food into all those plastic containers! Aaagh who knows where those containers have been, how many people have touched them and where they were made. 

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It’s all visually appealing but really not all that practical. You have to buy more crap to “edit”. It’s all about the colors showing through the plastic or the closets. 

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I saw the trailer only but I had to come here to express my disgust at them sitting in front of bookshelves with the books sorted by color! 

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Okay, unless you're three and can't read, organizing books by color is stupid.  Once I learned to read and got to go to the library, I learned authors I liked and the dewey decimal system for stuff I was interested in so I could find material.    My books at home are/were by author/subject (although now I'm mostly digital due to eye issues). 

And I'm also tired of the "but I don't cook so I don't know what this is" - then htf do you organize a kitchen?   Oh, right, by color. 

It's great for some art supplies and clothing, but stupid for books and stuff like that.  IMO.  

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i watched the first 6/7 and i liked it all. It wasn't deep on HOW to edit, but it was a nice happy show. The one with NPH and his hushand was particulary lovely, they seemed such a cute couple.

Not as useful as Marie Kondo's show but better than NO SHOW.

 

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On 9/15/2020 at 12:46 PM, Lady Lucy said:

Do they arrange the food by color?????

 

Don't tempt me. 😁 I'm only a moderately organized person but after Kondo-ing my closet, I hung all my clothes by colour and it gives my eyes immense joy. 

But books? I sort my books by author or by subject. Anything else strikes me as the work of an evil person who never reads. 

I'm enjoying all the comments here so much, mainly for the humour. I thought this show looked fun, until about 3 minutes in when I realized it was going to be a giant infomercial for the organizers and the celebrities. 

On 9/13/2020 at 12:15 AM, Refresh said:

At minimum, I was hoping they would show how to do the scarf roll/donut technique they used with the doctor, but they didn’t. They just talked for 2 minutes about whether to call it a donut or a cinnamon roll

This gives me a Romy and Michelle flashback. "Let's fold scarves!" 

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On 9/15/2020 at 12:16 PM, emcsquare said:

 

I was interested in this show due to the title Home Edit but in reality they do not edit at all! In some instances like with the garage makeover for the personal trainer they bought more stuff in order to fill the bins and give her rainbow colored workout gear. I find their focus on “product” i.e. their line at Container  Store grating. Just dumping more plastic junk into the world. Plus plastic leaches into food. 

 

Totally agree. I’m still watching the show because I like Clea and Joanna’s friendship, and I always like being a voyeur inside other people’s homes. But I hate that they gloss over the importance of editing, especially with celebrity clients. 

For example, I recently finished the Khloé Kardashian episode, and in terms of editing, they only thing they talked about was the mystery green bicycle. First of all, how is there a bicycle in your house, and you have no idea who it belongs to or how it got there? And second, you're okay getting rid of it if you're not sure it's yours? Beyond that, we never heard the conversation about what needed to go or stay. Why were there still 5 baby strollers, for example? Maybe some of them belonged to Khloé’s sisters or her brother, or maybe she has different strollers for different needs. But no one talked about it. Which make me fixate on those damn strollers. Similarly, I have no right to tell anyone how many toys their children should have, but I would’ve loved to hear a throwaway line like “Yes, True does drive all of these cars.”

Compare this to the kitchen episode, where Clea and Joanna talked to the family about getting rid of blenders and appliances that no longer worked or didn't fit their needs. Which is a very important step. But it leaves me with the impression that Clea and Joanna want "regular" people to get rid of excess junk, while celebrities can hold onto as much extra crap as they want because they're rich and have the space for it.

And is The Home Edit office really that stark white? I can't decide if it would be soothing to work there or if I'd feel like a patient in a mental institution. 

 

 

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I tried to watch this show, but once the three assistants showed up in the first episode and I saw that all of them looked the same - medium length to long hair, side part, beachy waves, all black outfits, young white women - I was immediately turned off. It was like a creepy home organization cult/sorority. After reading the comments, it sounds like I just would have gotten progressively angrier while watching, so I'm glad I didn't watch past the first five minutes. 

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On 9/17/2020 at 12:28 AM, MrPissyPuppy said:

Okay, unless you're three and can't read, organizing books by color is stupid.

 

5 hours ago, MerBearStare said:

It was like a creepy home organization cult/sorority.

It's unbelievable the kind of people who get TV shows these days.

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On 9/19/2020 at 5:32 PM, Melina22 said:

Don't tempt me. 😁 I'm only a moderately organized person but after Kondo-ing my closet, I hung all my clothes by colour and it gives my eyes immense joy. 

But books? I sort my books by author or by subject. Anything else strikes me as the work of an evil person who never reads. 

I'm enjoying all the comments here so much, mainly for the humour. I thought this show looked fun, until about 3 minutes in when I realized it was going to be a giant infomercial for the organizers and the celebrities. 

I'm trying to resist, but I sooo want to go onto their website and look at some of their overpriced merch. Especially things like the grey, textured keepsake boxes. Which I know I can get at Target for half the price-- or TJ Maxx/Marshall's for even less than that. 

At the very least, I've gotten ideas on how to better organize my storage spaces and maximize them for function. 

I liked the way the classroom/community center looked at the end, although it was fairly organized to begin with. The HE sisters were able to sell a lot of their merch, and the couple got a colorful classroom with see thru boxes. So, win-win? I hope they at least got a discount for going on TV. They run a non-profit, for goodness sake. 

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8 hours ago, topanga said:

I liked the way the classroom/community center looked at the end, although it was fairly organized to begin with. The HE sisters were able to sell a lot of their merch, and the couple got a colorful classroom with see thru boxes. So, win-win? I hope they at least got a discount for going on TV. They run a non-profit, for goodness sake. 

Do you think all these people paid for them to come in & organize? I thought that they would get it for free in exchange for being filmed.

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42 minutes ago, GaT said:

Do you think all these people paid for them to come in & organize? I thought that they would get it for free in exchange for being filmed.

Yeah, I suspect they get a free makeover. It looks like they all submitted “pick me!” videos, which implies it was a prize. Reese Witherspoon’s production company could easily cover it in the cost of the show. And/or The Container Store for all the free advertising. And/or THE themselves, also for the promotional benefit. 

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