The Home Edit is a current obsession for all of us. Beautifully organized closets, color-coded pantries, books lined up in a rainbow pattern… what’s not to love?
It really couldn’t come at a better time, either. We are spending more and more time at home, completing more house projects than ever, and we’re all searching for a way to maintain some control in our lives. Clutter and organization are certainly things we can control.
So, off we go to edit our cabinets and drawers just like Joanna and Clea would do. We start mapping out our zones and getting down to business.
But I hit a bit of a snag when I got to the “containment” stage.
See, by my calculation, for the containers I need for my main bathroom to be The Home Edit organized, it would cost me $164.86.
This bathroom, you should know, is NOT big. I included enough clear containers and labels to organize a single sink vanity. (That’s two pull-out drawers, one under the sink area, and two short, narrow cabinets.)
That amount of money isn’t too terribly steep when you think of a lifetime storage solution, right?
HOWEVER, if I were to complete the majority of my house like we all want to, I’d damn near go bankrupt.
I can’t imagine how much my entire kitchen would cost to include the fridge and freezer. I could easily spend over $1,000.
(Just one of their cereal bins costs $21.99; Egg Bin $19.99; Lazy Susan $29.99; one stacking pantry bin $17.99, etc)
Do most people have enough money to spend thousands of dollars on storage containers?
I understand why The Home Edit chooses the tools they do: they work. These containers keep families organized, hold them accountable and look freaking good. And let’s be honest, I’ll bet the people that hire them aren’t concerned with prices.
But what I would love to see, if you are going to expand your reach to every Netflix user alive, are some tips for families on a budget.
Maybe at least acknowledge how nonsensical it would be for the average family to spend such large sums of money of plastic containers.
If you have watched Get Organized with The Home Edit, tell me what you think.
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Liz is a just a mom trying to keep it real about how little she sleeps, how often she gets puked on and how much she loves them. You can find her here every day writing about real-mom moments.