It’s hard to believe that this time last year, we were traveling all around the country on our first book tour. Such fun memories! We loved being able to meet y’all, drink champagne, and talk about everything from organizing to our mutual obsession with Schitt’s Creek.

As many of you know, our new book, The Home Edit Life, is now available for pre-order and releases this September. Needless to say, we won't be traveling, but we're planning to host a series of virtual events and are hoping to support as many Black-owned independent booksellers as we can on our virtual tour! We're still figuring out the details—but we'll share as soon as we have.

In the meantime, if you are looking for a new summer read while staying at home, we encourage you to browse our recommendations and order from any of the bookstores listed below:


Eso Won Books

Ashay By The Bay

Malik Books


People Get Ready

The Key Bookstore

Burgundy Books


Mahogany Books

Loyalty Bookstore

Sankofa Books


MeJah Books, Inc.


Dare Books

Pyramid Books


Black Dot Cultural Center

Brave+Kind Books


Semicolon Bookstore

AfriWare Books


Brain Lair Books


Wild Fig Books & Coffee


Community Book Center


Frugal Bookstore


Wisdom Books Center

Loyalty Books


Detroit Book City

Source Booksellers

Blackstone Bookstore

Riverhead Books


Black Garnet Books


EyeSeeMe African American Children's Bookstore

Bliss Books & Wine


Aframerican Bookstore

New York

The Lit Bar

Cafe Con Libros

Sisters Uptown Bookstore

North Carolina:

Shelves Bookstore


Smith & Hannon Bookstore

Elizabeths of Akron


Mocha Books

Fulton Books


Harriett's Bookshop

Hakim's Bookstore

Uncle Bobbie's

Big Blue Marble Bookstore

South Carolina

Turning Page Bookshop


Alkebu Lan Images


Enda's Booktique

The Dock Bookshop

Black Pearl Books


A Different Booklist


Harambee Books

Positive Vibes

Books & Crannies


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Divided Fridge Drawer Clear
Divided Turntable
Tall Drawer
Egg Bin
Narrow Drawer
Large Berry Bin
Produce Bin
Small Fridge Bin
Tip 1: Stock Up on Healthy Staples

If you want to start eating healthier, you obviously need to stock your fridge with healthy food. It helps to create a list of core staples to have on hand at all times. This takes the guesswork out of grocery shopping, and you’ll feel more prepared during meal and snack time. 

Tip 2: Edit, Edit, Edit

When it comes to actually organizing your fridge, don’t skip the editing process. Even if you don’t feel like it, start by removing every single item from your fridge until it’s completely empty. We suggest keeping a trash bag nearby and tossing anything expired as you go. And since your fridge shelves are probably due for a deep clean, here’s your chance to actually get in there and wipe off that weird sticky layer! 

Tip 3: Create Zones

Every category should live in a designated zone (location) and preferably, within a contained and visible home (clear product). This allows everything to be accessible, accounted for, and aesthetically pleasing...while also maximizing shelf space.

Tip 4: Label It

Labeling isn’t just the finishing touch, it’s actually the secret sauce of the system. Labels are really just straightforward directions for where items go. They concretely identify the contents that live in each container. It not only helps *you* maintain the system, but it holds your kids, your partner, and anyone else using the space, too. 

*Reminder: Think broad, not specific when labeling your categories. It should be a simple road map that’s flexible enough for the occasional outlier. 

Tip 5: Freeze It

Your freezer is valuable real estate in your fridge set up, so clear out those old popsicles and spilled frozen peas to make room for favorites your family will actually eat. We're looking at you last minute meals.

We love using our Freezer Bins to contain the chaos amongst the frozen pizzas and kids snacks. Organizing this space will take the dread out of opening this often-forgotten area, we promise!

Thoughts welcome!

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