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‘The Home Edit’ ladies say it all started with Christina Applegate

'The Home Edit' ladies say it all started with Christina Applegate

“The Home Edit” ladies — Joanna Teplin and Clea Shearer — have Christina Applegate to thank for launching their growing empire.

Teplin’s kid had gone to pre-school with the “Dead to Me” star’s daughter in Los Angeles, and that connection led to them offering their services in exchange for an Instagram post.

Applegate also introduced the pair to Selma Blair and the work snowballed, Shearer told Page Six.

“We’ve always believed work begets work,” Shearer, 38, said. “Word of mouth spreads and it also gave us social media content … it really helped propel us so much because we were so brand new and organizing has always been a thing but it wasn’t something on social media channels at that point. That really did help launches with celebrity and non-celebrity clients.”

The women, who are based in Nashville and clearly have never met a container they didn’t like, are now global stars with their Netflix series “Get Organized with the Home Edit.” The show features the pair using their magical makeover skills on the likes of Reese Witherspoon, Khloé Kardashian, Neil Patrick Harris and Eva Longoria.

Witherspoon and another client, model Molly Sims, are such fans that they are also producers of the feel-good show.

Although they might seem like the antithesis of Marie Kondo’s — who is all about getting rid of possessions while they are focused on organizing with containers — both Teplin, 42, and Shearer have only reverential words to describe their fellow Netflix personality.

“We like to say Marie Kondo and us, we’re like two sides of the same coin,” Shearer explained. “She really is a spiritual guru and the spiritual aspect of decluttering a space which we also very much believe. But our core focus is containment. Having an organized system.”

That’s not to say that the ladies don’t sometimes inwardly gasp at how much stuff a client has accumulated.

“Our first suggestion when we walk in is one of your goals to get rid of some things,” Teplin said. “Our job is to do whatever the client wants so if they are willing to get rid of things or donate that’s excellent.”

And Teplin also agrees that their jobs are most definitely first world occupations.

“Absolutely, particularly in western cultures, we’ve all amassed a lot of things and I think we recognize that because we work in these homes every day! We have rules, you can’t have a space that’s more than 80% full because then you’re encroaching on your living space. Your space is not endless,” she continued.

The women, who still can’t quite believe their success, have a dream list of celebs who they would love to declutter.

“We’ve thought about this extensively,” Shearer admitted. “We would absolutely love to organize Oprah, Kerry Washington, Victoria Beckham, the Queen of England, Beyoncé. Our goals are pretty high!”

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