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GET ORGANIZED WITH THE HOME EDIT Colorfully Organizes Chaotic Spaces

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GET ORGANIZED WITH THE HOME EDIT Colorfully Organizes Chaotic Spaces

By Movieguide® Contributor

GET ORGANIZED WITH THE HOME EDIT SEASON 1 is a reality TV series streaming on Netflix. Co-produced by Reese Witherspoon and Molly Sims, the series follows celebrity organizers Clea Shearer and Joanna Teplin of The Home Edit brand as they conquer clutter around the country and transform living spaces. 

Clea and Joanna, co-founders of The Home Edit brand, built their business entirely through Instagram. After becoming one of the country’s most sought-after organizing companies, they have continued to expand and now have a bestselling book, a personal brand and a television show. In each episode of GET ORGANIZED WITH THE HOME EDIT, Clea and Johanna travel around the country to organize one celebrity’s home and one “everyday person’s” home. 

The show guest-stars a range of people, from Reese Witherspoon to Khloe Kardashian. For each household, Clea and Johanna address a specific area of the house in need of organizing. Guests request help in all different rooms: bedroom, playroom, pantry, garage, etc. Within a few days, Clea and Johanna implement their “rainbow method” to transform these spaces from cluttered messes to neat, organized spaces.

GET ORGANIZED WITH THE HOME EDIT reflects a materialistic, romantic worldview rooted in the concept of “I will be happy if….” Many characters have accumulated a lot of items, and their homes and purchasing habits reflect a materialistic mentality. However, their purchases have not made them happy or content, so they turn to others for help, thinking that organization will provide them with lasting happiness.

Since viewers only see the immediate five-minute response to the Home Editor’s work, characters seem to achieve this sense of happiness and future contentment. However, viewers do not see guests’ lives after the excitement wears off to know if this experience provided them with true fulfillment. Because of this mentality and the way in which the show is written, viewers may become discontent with their own lives or homes. While this overall worldview may be concerning, the show also encourages the positive ideas of minimalism (purging unused items) and giving to others (items that are unwanted and safe for donation).

GET ORGANIZED WITH THE HOME EDIT has some profanity, mainly upwards of 10-15 uses of “oh my g-d” per episode. A few people sometimes wear revealing clothing (such as Khloe Kardashian in her featured red-carpet photos). One couple is gay, and another woman states that she recently “came out” and talks about her girlfriend, although she is not featured. A joke is made about pornography.  Someone has a pregnancy test in a drawer. In a few episodes, the organizers and homeowners celebrate by drinking champagne.

Overall, GET ORGANIZED WITH THE HOME EDIT SEASON 1 engages viewers interested in home renovation and reality TV. While the creativity and talent used to organize cluttered spaces are interesting to watch, the show becomes a little repetitive after a few episodes. Also, while the camera work is good, the final production focuses more on the revelation of the final project and the “drama” Clea and Johanna produce along the way rather than following the cleaning and organizing process. As a result, viewers can sometimes feel that they are not learning much about how to implement The Home Edit’s organizational tips in their personal life.

Because GET ORGANIZED WITH THE HOME EDIT SEASON 1 has worldview problems, MOVIEGUIDE® advises caution for older children, including teenagers, and sensitive adults. 

 

 

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