When we first called Candy Spelling The Mother of Home Organization in 2006 (over four years ago), little did we know she would open up her private life and home to the discerning cameras of 2010.
Besides being the largest home in Los Angeles (56,000/square feet) we highlighted her stellar organizing skills and her passion for gift-giving in her now famous gift-wrapping room. In fact, our article was so popular, our piece was picked up in a closet organizing feature on Glamour.com.
Now... the Attic:
Lately, it's been really fascinating seeing her Holmby Hills home she calls the "Manor" in the media. She's even talked on national talk shows about her tendency to "hoard" and collect possessions. In a new blog post on Shine, Spelling opened up even more and shared pictures of her massive 17,000/square foot attic. And this professional organizer has to be honest, we're savoring every word she writes.
Here is Candy's 17,000/square foot attic. She says there is "too much of our lives up there to be stuffed, piled and forgotten" and she actually looks forward to going to the attic at least "four or five times a week, and sometimes every day." How many of us can say that?
"I have almost a hundred different kinds of light bulbs (for everything from koi pond reflectors to French lampposts), plus unique duplicates of every carpet, wall covering, upholstery fabric, stone, and paint used in the house. Everything is labeled..."
Candy's Organizing Tips:
There's a lot more in her post including 6 exclusive expert organizing tips from Candy. Tips include her thoughts on why you must be discriminating, the importance of labeling everything, protecting your valuables, placing photos on the boxes, and most of all checking in every so often to maintain (and enjoy) the system.
Whether you think Mrs. Spelling is over the top, or not, you have to admit she seems to have tackled life's treasures... all within reach and certainly all for enjoyment. As Candy says "Life moves very quickly, and there’s no reason to shut out the past."
Images from People.com, and Yahoo ShineRelated Posts:
Candy Spelling: Mother of Home Organization (July, 2006)
Closet Clean Out by Actress Tori Spelling (July, 2006)
A peek at Candy Spelling's colossal 17,000-square-foot attic—plus, how she conquers all that clutter (Shine.com)
Candy Spelling (Official Website)