How The Stars Of The Home Edit Helped Drew Barrymore Organize Her Kitchen

Drew Barrymore has a Broadway-sized kitchen problem, and Clea Shearer and Joanna Teplin are ready to sort to the rescue. As the hosts of "Get Organized with The Home Edit," these professional organizers are ready to tackle Barrymore's talk-show kitchen in New York for Season 2, Episode 2. Barrymore's production "The Drew Barrymore Show" often features cooking segments from big household names such as Joanna Gaines. As such, her kitchen must be both well-stocked and accessible. Unfortunately, as Realtor shares via Netflix, "All season long, we've got stuff coming in but nothing's going out," Barrymore says. "So it's that time. We want to put the 'edit' in 'The Home Edit.'"

For those wondering about the celebrity connections, "Get Organized with The Home Edit" is produced and owned by Hello Sunshine, Reese Witherspoon's lifestyle brand, per Variety. In addition to Barrymore, Entertainment Tonight also teases Season 2 appearances by Chris Pratt, Kevin Hart, and Lauren Conrad. Ready to embrace a new system that works, this episode kicks off with some big cleaning for this big name client.

Before: A kitchen packed with clutter

Describes Clea Shearer on "Get Organized with The Home Edit" (via Realtor), "Because this has such a high quantity and high volume of items, we want to ultracontain everything. We have bins within bins, everything is ultra-ultra-ultracontained." Video footage displays the show kitchen as simply packed and stacked in every inch of space. Upper shelves overflow with plants and lower shelves have dishes stacked from top to bottom. Oversized bins almost fall out of their landing spots and the table is filled with those miscellaneous items that have nowhere to go.

Being unable to find things is a significant problem. After all, how would producers feel if they were to host Martha Stewart but not be able to find a spoon? Or invite Rachel Ray and not have any EVOO? To solve this problem, Shearer describes the team's organizing philosophy to "Good Morning America," saying, "The best way to organize anything is the system that you're going to maintain. So whatever's easiest for you the way your brain works, do it that way."

After: Zones of kitchen organization

As fans can see in the Netflix episode of "Get Organized with The Home Edit," the new organizational system strongly features labels, zones of organization, and more containers. In a style many have come to associate with The Home Edit team, even the dish towels have been stacked and color coordinated. Features include baskets with hand-labeled categories — Drew Barrymore notes and remarks upon the team's lovely handwriting. 

In these photos we can see the table is clear, the dishes are matched by shape and size with odd plates easily filed into an organizer. Metal pans now live with other metal pans and the most in-demand pantry items are near the eye such as olive oil, soup stock, and cooking spray. Clea Shearer describes the system on "Get Organized with The Home Edit" (via Realtor) as, "Labeling is a set of instructions. So it's the way that the entire household or the entire crew knows where to find things, where to put it away." 

But it's not just the pantry that needed some help — a cooking show needs an actual cooking area as well.

A showcase worthy kitchen counter

The test kitchen for Drew Barrymore's show was already gorgeous, but The Home Edit team have turned this area into a true showcase. Viewers will notice the appealing art on the walls as green plants match with mint pots and dark green cabinets. A butcher-block countertop is highlighted with plentiful lighting (as needed for TV) and the white tile patterned backsplash highlights wooden boxes with vivid blue utensils. The problem here was that the drawers didn't easily fit the items needed to actually cook beyond display level.

The team focused on fit and category to solve this problem. Says Clea Shearer on "Get Organized with The Home Edit" (via Realtor), "When you have an odd-sized drawer, anything that could be extra shallow or even extra deep, you have to really choose your categories wisely. In Drew's case, the drawers were teeny-tiny. So I wanted to really pick things like measuring cups or office supplies, straws, things that would fit in there nicely."

Barrymore's team describes how important the ability to focus on the food will be in this new setup. The crew can focus on the food and prep in the test kitchen, which means the audience can focus on dinner as well.