The Home Edit Stars Get Real About Parenting And Organizing In 2020

Caroline Bologna
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Joanna Teplin and Clea Shearer at "The Home Edit: Clea Shearer and Joanna Teplin In Conversation With Joanna Goddard" at the 92nd Street Y on March 18, 2019, in New York City.
Joanna Teplin and Clea Shearer at "The Home Edit: Clea Shearer and Joanna Teplin In Conversation With Joanna Goddard" at the 92nd Street Y on March 18, 2019, in New York City.

The year 2020 has been overwhelming for parents as they juggle remote learning, working from home, trying not to contract COVID-19 and taking care of their family’s mental health in this time of emotional hardship and behavioral regression. So the idea of keeping the home tidy and organized on top of all that may seem laughable at times.

But the women behind the popular home organizing company The Home Edit say that investing even a small amount of time on this endeavor can go a long way toward keeping families sane.

“First, acknowledge this is a challenging time, almost an impossible period in most people’s lives right now,” Home Edit co-founder Joanna Teplin told HuffPost while promoting the company’s partnership with Philips Sonicare’s electric toothbrushes. “People are trying to balance work and kids and home and trying not to get sick and not expose others. It’s just a lot for everybody. So I think acknowledging it and feeling like you have the right to be overwhelmed is the first step.”

Once you’ve acknowledged and validated those feelings, you can move on to smaller tasks that might make things a little easier day-to-day, she added.

“If you can steal away one or two hours on a Saturday or Sunday as kind of self-care to get some systems in place, I think that can go a really long way while we are in this crazy period,” Teplin explained. “Setting up even the smallest of systems, even something that takes only 10 or 15 minutes, can really go a long way. I think it really bodes well for your mental being to feel like you...

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