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Gwyneth Paltrow swears by these home organisation rules - and now we do too

All in Goop-approved colours, of course.

By Amber Elias
Gwyneth Paltrow has home organising down to a fine art - as you can imagine.
The wellness guru/actress/business owner runs her Goop empire on clean lines, holistic health and expensive cashmere, but she called in the pros to deal with her Hamptons beach house clutter in time for summer.
Gwyneth's stunning home in Long Island, NY is enviable and family-friendly but, as it turns out, it needed a clean up.
Enter: The Home Edit.
A "editing/organising/styling the home" company that "organises every space in the home, from bedrooms and kitchens, to closets and pantries," and Gwyneth has taken full use of their services.
The Nashville-based company charges $330AUD per hour for their 'out of town service' and spent a few days at Gwyneth's Hamptons house.
So, let's start with the pantry.

The Home Edit posted this delightfully bright and minimal photo on their Instagram, describing the house tidying project as "the most fun few days of our life."
Tackling a usually chaotic area of the kitchen (or is that just us?) was a breeze for the team who said: "working on her pantry to get it ready for summer was a highlight!"
The Home Edit went with the very Gwyneth-approved colour pallete of "white, wood, and glass products to hold the essentials while keeping it light and airy."
The secret for home pantry organisation seems be summed up in three handy points:
1. Forget bulk buying which will look messy. Only have enough food for the next few days on hand.
2. You need at least three different storage containers in the same colour palette. Varying sizes are accepted.
3. Work on your perfect handwriting so you can label everything.

Next up: the playroom, which the organising company called their "favourite project from the trip (and of all time)."
The windowless room needed all the pops of colour it could get to brighten the space.
"We divided the room into activities on the left and leisure on the right, and created zones for reading, games, art, crafts, and science," the company captioned this photo.
Our takeaway tips for organising the playroom in your home:
1. Invest in plastic boxes to hold everything. But don't be disheartened if your kids prefer the plastic boxes to real toys.
2. Get a giant framed photograph to imitate the window you are lacking, and some 'natural daylight globes' for a sunny ambience.
3. Make sure your children keep the room in the immaculate state that it started in, even if that means they don't touch any of the toys. Ever.
And there you go. With these simple home organisation tips, you'll be relaxing by the stove like Gwyneth in no time.