Expert home organizers Clea and Joanna are back to help clients take control of their clutter.
This review of Get Organised with the Home Edit Season 2 is spoiler-free.
If you are new to this series, Get Organized with The Home Edit Season 2 is a makeover show, based around the wildly popular Instagram account, website, book, and merchandise line of the same name. The company is run by two women, Joanna and Clea, who will come to your house, de-clutter, and re-arrange. Think lots of boxes and labels, and labels and boxes.
We all love a spring clean; it makes us feel organized, accomplished, clean, it’s a great way to procrastinate, but not all of us know how or have the time. These ladies are here to show us how, or do it for us if you want to hire them for a small, decent-ish fee.
Viewers, especially nosey ones like myself, like to look inside other people’s homes because we get comfort from judging them and comparing their homes to ours; it can make us feel better about ourselves. I personally love seeing the end product, there’s nothing better than a before and after where you can see a clear difference.
Last series we had famous faces like Reece Witherspoon, in Get Organized with the Home Edit Season 2 we have Hollywood’s bad-ass sweetheart Drew Barrymore, the beautiful Winnie Harlow, and the hilarious Chris Pratt. It’s great to see celebs being messy and disorganized, it makes them feel more relatable and real. They are just like us — ordinary folk. Although, I didn’t find Drew’s test kitchen to be too bad and messy, really, so this was a little boring and if it weren’t Barrymore I wouldn’t be watching. Winnie’s make-up clear-out, I definitely felt that and it has made me rethink how I organize my beauty space.
Whilst this show is fun, it does wear thin, and my interest did get lost in the middle and I just want to see the end. The hosts are very similar in vocal tone which is also annoying and a bit distracting, and the upbeat energy does feel forced and fake, but with it being an American TV show about forcing positivity and happiness through organizing, I can forgive it.
Sometimes, a lot of it looked like a lot more work than just keeping your stuff in the box it came in. Although, I do enjoy the clean, neat comparison photos at the end, and from the reaction of the celebs and everyday people they really seem to help and change lives.
Overall this is a nice show. Colorful, bright, interesting, and generally wanting to improve people’s lives and have a positive impact. Shows like this have longevity as whilst the format remains the same each episode has something different to offer. I look forward to seeing a couple more seasons. This is a great show if you’re looking for tips on how to best store items in your house, if you’re into reality programs, and/or if you’re looking for something fun and easy to watch. Similar shows would be Queer Eye, Kitchen Nightmares, and Hoarders.