Pro organizers share their favorite before and after makeovers and tips

Have you heard of the ladies at The Home Edit? Clea Shearer and Joanna Teplin, Nashville-based professional organizers with a long list of celebrity clients, are especially adept at turning headache-inducing problem areas into functional and beautiful spaces.

Incredible before and after home organization tips:

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PROJECT NO. 1: BEFORE

Medicine and first aid are intended to serve a purpose, not be easy on the eyes. But if you add some divided turntables, and lose the boxes, you can have it both ways.

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PROJECT NO. 1: AFTER

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PROJECT NO. 2: BEFORE

Before starting any project, we immediately scan the space for stylish accents we can incorporate into the organization. Since we were designating this pantry for baking and breakfast, we thought the pitchers and cake stands would be a perfect complement.

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PROJECT NO. 2: AFTER

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PROJECT NO. 3: BEFORE

Two words: Band-Aid caddy. Why do kids love them so much? We will never know. But with this client's THREE kids (someone get this family a medal!), and 15 types of Band-Aids, having everything neatly organized in a labeled bin makes life a little easier.

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PROJECT NO. 3: AFTER

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PROJECT NO. 4: BEFORE

When we walked into this pantry, we immediately noticed the shelf height. In order to maximize the footprint, we knew we had to use stackable storage bins. We were also able to use a Crazy Susan (a Lazy Susan with a 16-inch diameter!) for the first time, and it provided endless laughs throughout the project.

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PROJECT NO. 4: AFTER

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PROJECT NO. 5: BEFORE

A brand new house means a completely blank slate—and this client's blank slate was LARGE. We added baskets across the shelves to hold the food categories and kitchen supplies, and glass canisters for the (one million) staple items.

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PROJECT NO. 5: AFTER

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PROJECT NO. 6: BEFORE

A blank slate closet is just as fun as a blank slate pantry. The sky (ceiling?) is the limit and we like to find ways to optimize every square inch. We lined the top shelves with baskets, hung purses on handbag hooks, added stackable shoeboxes, and swapped out all of the hangers for the velvet variety.

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PROJECT NO. 6: AFTER

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It doesn't hurt that this hilarious duo, working moms with addictive Instagram Stories, have so much fun along the way, making the task of organizing seem downright enjoyable—well, almost. Here, they share their favorite before and after makeovers with us.

Does your home have a clutter zone? Let us know how you've managed the chaos in the comments.

Related: Decor inspiration

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Colorful whites

What goes better with a white wall? Pops of colors! Take a look at the living room of Lifestyle Collective blogger, Design Darling and see what else you can do to decorate your space just like hers!

Steal the look with this Tracy Porter silk accent pillow

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Retro chic

"This room is seriously my favorite of the whole apartment. I managed to make it sleek enough that I can have FH guests over for wine and cheese, yet comfortable enough for my husband to plop down on the couch and watch a game." - Fashionable Hostess 

Steal her style with these Dorel delaney chairs

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Warm and sophisticated 

"One of the very first projects I tackled in this room was to whitewash the brick fireplace.  What a huge difference that made!  It totally lightened up the room but maintained the character of the brick." - Our Fifth House 

Steal the style with this Urban large matter hippo wall hook!

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Gem of a home 

"We’ve crammed so many wonderful memories into this little TriBeCa gem – this is where we brought Knox home from the hospital, where I decided to become a full-time mom + blogger, and where we shared many wonderful dinners with the friends that became our family when our relatives were miles away." - House of Harper

Steal the style with this Loloi diamond rug

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Quirky and quaint

"After almost four months in our new apartment, I am SO excited to give you guys the first sneak peak into our first decorating updates! Complete disclaimer: there’s still zero art on the walls, and we’ve still got a lot of finishing touches to put on the place, but it’s really coming together!" - The Golden Girl

Steal the style with this Urban square cork desk organizer

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Curtains and cabinets 

"Anti-curtain peeps, I know you’re over there shaking your heads because you think I want too many curtains in the room, but I feel pretty sure this space is begging for some vertical softness. " - The Lettered Cottage

Steal the style with this Plum and Bow lace curtain!

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