Wednesday 07.27.16

Top 5 Interior Hashtags

No one loves using Instagram for inspiration more than a NEAT girl. Here is a list of our 5 favorite hashtags to use when searching for home #inspiration ....

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#DESIGN - (link to image source) The minimalism of this photo is certainly very inspiring.

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#HOMEDECOR - (link to image source) Clean countertops always make our heart sing.

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#INSPIRATION - (link to image source) As an entrepreneur sometimes you need a good quote to remind you to keep pursuing your dreams!

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#LUXURY - (link to image source) We love looking at all of the clean lines in this image.

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#INTERIORDESIGN - (link to image source) This is one NEAT playroom.

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Oh and our personal favorites … #THENEATLIFE and #BENEAT! We love nothing more than using these to help inspire our followers or anyone interested in organization.

xx
the NEAT girls

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Wednesday 07.20.16

Our First NEAT Guy!!

For years you have heard us refer to ourselves as The NEAT Girls! Well times they are a changing and we could not be more excited to have our first male member of The NEAT Team.

Meet Terapan Lilittham! He is San Francisco's newest organizer and an amazing addition to the team. We knew you would need to know more, so here is an interview with this NEAT guy ...

 

Terapan Lilittham, San Francisco Organizer, NEAT Method

NM :: Where are you from originally? 
TL :: San Francisco. Born & raised in the Mission district. & things have really changed in the neighborhood. 

NM :: How did you find NEAT?
TL :: Through exhaustive internet searching as I began my journey to become the most amazing organizing professional. I reached out to Lisa for an apprenticeship via LinkedIn after thoroughly ogling NEAT's IG account.

NM :: Where did your love for organizing begin?
TL :: The moment I got my own room as a kid I became obsessed with arranging & rearranging my things, the beginning of my OCD for creating optimal and thoughtfully designed spaces.

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NM :: What is your favorite space to organize? 
TL :: The bedroom room! Consulting with clients on cool duvet covers and the contents of their nightstand is an added plus to these jobs.

NM :: What is your least favorite space?
TL :: Haven't found a space yet I don't love getting my hands on.

NM :: Do you have a favorite organizing hack or product?
TL :: Ikea Kallax Shelf Unit in 2x8 & 1x4. Super affordable & exceptionally versatile for any room. But ALSO acrylic trays are everything for me right now!

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NM :: What is the most organized space in your own home?
TL :: My closet. The simple pleasure of sliding it open and seeing all my clothes put away and perfectly displayed is one I could not live without.

NM :: What area in your home can you just not get it together?
TL :: My dining room table. It's doubling as an eat station & office desk. Currently researching better ways to create the distinction between the two to easily organize my paperwork for mealtimes.

NM :: What is it like working for NEAT?
TL :: The most amazing adventure each day with every project and client I meet. It has been a true treat :D

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NM :: How do you feel about being our first male organizer?!
TL :: I didn't realize until recently that I am kind-of a minority/unicorn at NEAT & in the organizing industry. Can't wait to show the world my unique sense for spacial planning & personal aesthetic as I grow into a stronger organizer.

Well Terapan we sure are glad you found us and were willing to take a leap of faith to transform this female focused industry. We are lucky to have you!

xx
the Neat TEAM!!!

Thursday 07.14.16

NEAT IT NOW :: Virtual Organizing

For over 5 years, we have been providing home organizing services across the Country. First, San Francisco got a taste of The NEAT Life and when they couldn't get enough of it we started launching in other cities (18 to be exact). During this time we have been perfecting our craft, or Method if you will, and are beyond excited to announce that we are ready to bring it to the masses.

What does that mean exactly? Well, for now we can only tell you a small part of what it means because we have something even bigger in the works. However, what we can tell you is that we are officially offering virtual organizing services. So, if you are (a) not in a city where we have a location, or (b) prefer a DIY project to tackle on your own, you can learn to live the NEAT life virtually!

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Excited?! So are we! Have questions? We figured ....

Here is an overview of how it works ... 

1. Submit our NEAT IT NOW Intake Form – we will be in touch about your project within 48 hours

2. Schedule a 30 minute phone/video conversation about your particular space and what you want to accomplish

3. Receive your personal shopping list as well as instructions on how to complete your space

4. Complete the project with a 30 minute follow up call/video to ensure the space gets the NEAT stamp of approval

5. Admire and enjoy your NEAT space(s) every day and be sure to share it using the hashtag #NEATitNOW

Sound fun?! We can't wait to share the ins and outs of our well developed Method with you! For more information head over to our NEAT IT NOW page. 

xx
the NEAT girls

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Thursday 07.07.16

How It All Began...A Story from our Founders!

We often times get asked how we started this crazy business. Believe it or not...our answer may surprise you! Most of you have read our little story about how we first met and our instant connection over Chicago, relocating to San Francisco and our love for being organized. What you may not know is that we really did not know eachother when we started this business. Literally, we met one afternoon and set up a little coffee date a few days later.

At that first date, we started talking about our hopes and dreams while living in SF and shared that we both had dabbled into the interesting world of organizing. From that date on, we decided to take a blind leap into what we thought would be a fun hobby. Not only did we realize that we really liked eachother, but we also realized we were really good at it.

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The part that may surprise you is that it wasn't the organizing that we were good at. Sure...we could put together a good color coordinated space or too, but just because we grew up organizing our rooms every weekend didn't mean we could run a business. Our very first client actually came from a Tweet that Molly's husband had seen. The Tweet came from a successful tech guy sharing a New York Times article about an organizing business in NYC. He was asking if anyone knew of something like this in San Francisco. Without hesitation, we Tweeted back letting him know that we were organizers that had just launched our business in SF. Little did he know, we hadn't had a single client yet or barley a business setup for that matter.

Somehow we impressed them during the consultation and he and his wife hired us to complete their entire home (eeekkk!!). This was the first time that we learned that the two of us worked really well together...especially when it came to pretending that we both knew what we were doing. 

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From that day (and that client) on, we truly haven't looked back. Countless days and hours together have led us to what you see today. As many of you know, we have now turned this little hobby into a National company with organizers in 18 cities across the Country. It's amazing how many women (and some men) are out there that also want to turn their passion for organizing into a business.

Our advice to all of you would be to ask yourselves how motivated you are to actually run a business. Not just the "hobby" of organizing, but a true, 9-5 (and sometimes longer) business. If you are one of those people, then you can absolutely put the same heart and soul into this as well. In fact, that goes for any business that you want to attempt. We are just hear to tell you that it is possible. If two 20 something gals from the Midwest can do it, then so can all of you!

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We do want to thank all of you for all of your support! We couldn't be doing all of this without all of you. Please don't hesitate to contact us if you are looking to start your own organizing business. We have several ways of helping you do so!

xx

Ashley & Molly 

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Tuesday 06.21.16

A Sneak Peek at Co-Founder, Ashley Murphy's NEAT Home!

Time and time again, we get asked if our homes are as organized as we lead on. Believe it or not, they aren't always as NEAT as you would think OR ... as we would hope, but we do always have a home and system for everything. It just takes some effort to keep it in working order. We thought it would be fun to pop in on one of our Queen Neat Girls to see just how organized she keeps things. Ashley Murphy is probably the type-Aist of us all, so let's see if she really holds up to the NEAT girl standards...

Here is a sneak peek of some of the most organized spaces in her home. She recently had the priviledge of working with an amazing photographer, Courtney Cimo and is over the moon with how the images turned out. There are several more photos to come, but we thought it was only fair to share the up close and personal ones first ...

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We must say, we are pretty impressed ourselves. Who knew you could be so NEAT, Ash!?!?! We can't wait to see the rest of the images of Ashley's amazing home soon. Stay tuned with us as we anxiously await the BIG reveal! 

xx

the NEAT girls (and Ben & Will)

Thursday 06.16.16

Which NEAT Dad is the Most OCD???

Would you believe us if we told you that our male clients are actually far more OCD than our female??? It's true. Now, don't get us wrong ... the man of the house is usually the most hesitant to hire us. Then, once we've worked our magic, they are the one's singing our praises over their newly perfected space. 

We thought what better way to honor our male clients than a post for Father's Day! We did some digging and actually found out that it's not just the NEAT girls that are a little OCD around the house. We are sure you were curious as to which NEAT Dad has the most OCD habits...so, we asked some of them to share just what they are so obsessed with. Think you can figure out which statement matches which Dad???

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1. This NEAT Dad is more than obsessed with his car or any car for that matter. In fact, he is so obsessed that he washes it up to two times per week. 

2. This NEAT Dad insists on using only wooden hangers for his clothes, even though his wife preaches to him all about the slimline hangers saving space. 

3. This NEAT Dad can't get out of the shower without straightening all of the bottles and separating into their categories. Likes with likes of course!

4. This NEAT Dad gets his hair cut every three weeks to the day and panics when he goes a day or two over!

5. This NEAT Dad re-organizes the dishwasher after it's already been loaded...every time. No matter who packed it!

6. This NEAT Dad has a strange meticulous way of rolling his toothpaste. He can't even share his tube with his wife because it has to be so perfectly rolled!

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1. C (Andy Combs, Michigan)   2. F (Corey Johnson, San Francisco)  3. A (Ryan Graves, San Francisco)  4. E (Erik Koentje, San Diego)  5. D (Mike Murphy, Chicago)  6. B (Russ Perry, Scottsdale)

Wow! Now those are some fun OCD habits. And you say we are the crazy, type A ones!?!? OCD officially stands for Obsessive Compulsive DAD! Happy Father's Day everyone! 

xx

the NEAT girls

Thursday 06.09.16

Two Simple Ways to Achieve Your Dream Closet

We're sure it will come as no surprise that we go above and beyond for our clients to ensure they are living a life of luxury. By having a beautifully organized home, not only will you feel more at ease and efficient, but you will also feel more inspired to love your things. You don't have to have the most amazing walk in closet to achieve the feeling we are referring to. You just have to have two companies by your side for this said inspiration! 

One :: Your favorite organized NEAT girls of course and ...

Two :: One of our nearest and dearest partners, Luxury Garage Sale. If you don't already know this amazing company, well now is your chance.

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We recently had the honor of hosting a fabulous event with these lovely ladies and we can't tell you enough about why we all should be shopping there. The event was co-hosted by our Chicago team and one of LGS's most recent Pop-up shops in a suburb called, Hinsdale! The NEAT girls spent a day completely re-merchandising the store to make it feel as if you were walking into your very own closet. Their unique and individual pieces allowed for the guests to envision what their closet had the potential of looking like as well. From the organizing, to the actual merchandise, everyone was oooohhhing and aaaahhhhing!

 

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Everything that Luxury Garage Sale has in their store is just that....LUXURY! However, they sell their items for a much more reasonable price then what you could buy them for otherwise. Hence, why you don't have to sacrifice luxury to have all the fancy clothes and accessories that your little heart desires. It should be noted that many of the items they sell are consignment items, but being the perfectionist that we are...we have to tell you that you would never know that many of these clothes have ever been worn. 

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If your one that already has the luxury wardrobe, but needs to make space for more amazingness...then they would be more than happy to help to consign your items as well. So, next time you feel you aren't able to have that luxury closet you've been dreaming of...take a moment to check out our work for inspiration or consign/shop all things LGS. We promise you, you will soon have a closet fit for a queen. 

xx
the NEAT girls

Thursday 05.26.16

Moving On :: 5 Things You Must Do During Your Next Move

Did you know that May was National Moving Month? We are gearing up for the busiest season of the year with moves and our NEAT girl, Maria is taking over the blog to share her best tips for moving. As you can imagine, New York is NOT the easiest place to move in or out of so Maria has learned every trick in the book and is here to share them with you today!

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Hi NEAT readers! With personal experience moving from Manhattan to Brooklyn and then BACK to Manhattan again (I missed it!), I am so happy to be able to share with you some of my expert advice when it comes to moves today. Hopefully my five favorite tips can make your upcoming move as stress-free as possible.   

1. Hire the Right Movers :: Choosing the right moving company is the biggest decision you can make to ensure a seamless and stress-free move. We've moved clients all across the country and have noticed that the one thing all good moves have in common is a great moving company. Be sure to do your research before you decide on who to hire - read reviews, talk to someone at the company, and know what you are getting into. If you're looking for a great mover in New York, we never hesitate to recommend A1 First Class or Roadway Moving - they're both top-notch companies that will make sure every facet of your move is taken care of. 
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2. Pack Early :: This is a big one that we've seen ignored time and time again. You start with the best intentions, telling yourself you'll start packing weeks in advance and that everything will be perfectly packed and organized by room. And then life gets in the way and before you know it, it's the night before the movers are coming. You frantically throw anything you can into the nearest box and tell yourself you'll deal with it when you unpack. Except it's a million times harder on that end and you immediately regret not doing it the right way from the start. Avoid that regret by having a plan - set aside a little time each day in the two weeks leading up to the wedding to pack one or two boxes. That way, it's not overwhelming and you can avoid the last minute rush. 

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3. Use the Right Supplies :: One of the biggest changes we've seen in recent years is the rise in reusable moving supplies, and we are huge fans. Companies like BoxUp and Binit allow consumers to rent reusable moving boxes and the process couldn't be easier. They drop the boxes off at your current residence and pick them up at your new home a few days (or weeks) after your move. The boxes are sturdy and durable and allow movers to move your belongings more quickly than they could if they were in cardboard boxes. And, as an added bonus, there are no boxes to break down and get rid of at the end of your move, making your to-do list that much shorter. 

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4. Declutter on the Front End :: Moving is the perfect time to go through your belongings and decide if you'd like to donate, consign or toss anything. As you pull things out to pack them up, evaluate whether or not it's something you really want to bring to your new space. If it's not, set it aside in a pile for donating or consigning. If it's something you're not quite sure about, consider putting it in off-site storage for six months. If you don't need it or miss it in that time, you know what to do with it. In New York, we love companies like Box Butler, who will pick up your unwanted stuff, store it for you, and then deliver it back to you on-demand. 

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5. Clean up After Yourself :: Last but not least, make sure you leave your space as clean as possible. This is especially important in NYC, where you can be charged a hefty fee for leaving anything not nailed to the wall behind. If you have a lot of junk to dispose of and aren't quite sure how or where to get rid of it, call in experts like the guys at Junkluggers. They'll come over, give you an estimate based on how much you have to get rid of, and then cart it all off without you having to lift a finger. Best of all, they are eco-friendly and try to donate as much of their pickup as possible.  

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Hopefully your next move will be just a TINY bit simpler with these tips. Most importantly, remember that if you get overwhelmed, there is a NEAT girl close by!

xx

Maria aka your NYC NEAT girl 

Tuesday 05.24.16

What Happens In Vegas... Can Now be Organized

That's right! Our final launch is in Sin City! Not to say that having an unorganized home is a sin... BUT we are officially ready to take on organizing in Las Vegas (we are looking at you JLo, Britney and Celine!) It should come as no surprise to anyone that our latest NEAT girl has a personality that can fill a room and we cannot wait for you to meet her too. Check out our interview with our 18th and FINAL city (for now of course...)

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NM:: Hi Melanie! We are so excited to introduce you to our readers. Tell us a bit about yourself!

MW:: My full name is Melanie Suzanne Walker. I'm originally from the Bay Area and moved to Las Vegas in 1996. Wow, 20 years went by fast! I followed my family here and my husband's family is here as well so needless to say we have tons of pool parties and are very close. 

My first job in Las Vegas was teaching aerobics, step, spin and aqua classes. I was the early morning teacher, 5:30am! Let’s do this! So… I’d say I’m a morning person. I taught well into my 8th month of pregnancy (a little cray-cray). I also held a full time job as a director of training for Station Casinos. I eventually went to work for MGM Resorts. I climbed the corporate ladder quickly and soon was promoted to VP of Human Resources and Corporate VP of Training & Development. I was there in total for 9 years.  4 years ago I started my own executive coaching practice. I became a certified professional coach in 2012, CPC. I’m also an HR consultant for small to medium sized businesses.
 
A few years ago I was selected to do a Dyson (customer testimonial) commercial. I had always loved a good cleaning product, so this opportunity was exciting. I liked the experience so much that I started taking acting lessons. (Much harder than it looks!) I’ve done a walk-on role in a Station Casinos commercial, University of Phoenix (partnership) commercial and the Dyson commercial. 
 
I’m constantly changing my hair (color and all). I love change. 
 
My life is an exclamation point! 
 
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NM:: You crack us up! We love all of the jobs you have had and your abilitly to embrace every opportunity. Tell us a bit about your family, are they like you?

MW::I have one daughter Zoie (17), and two step-kids, Ashley (27) and Noah (16). My Husband, Trent and I just celebrate our 10-year anniversary. Trent and I love to take driving adventures to the beach in Cali, and hiking in Utah and Nevada. Although I am a NEAT girl, I don't mind getting a little dirt to explore the outdoors. My daughter is a pre-professional ballerina with Miami City Ballet School and trains there full-time. I love ballet and dance. A day doesn’t go by that I don’t watch a few professional ballet dancers on Instagram or You Tube. I’m obsessed.   

 
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NM:: So fun! Let's talk more about Vegas. When we think of Vegas, we think of the strip, tell us what we have been missing out on when you go past the slot machines.

MW:: Las Vegas has beautifully master planned communities with parks, walking and bike trails. My favorite place is Red Rock Canyon. I live only 10 minutes from some of the best hiking! It’s stunningly beautiful.

The Las Vegas strip is one of the brightest places on earth when viewed from outer space. I live in Summerlin a suburb of Las Vegas, and there are many unique shops and phenomenal dining. Downtown Summerlin is the newest outdoor mall and it's a fabulous place to shop, dine and hangout. I, (of course) love the Container Store and Town Square. You can often catch me at The Smith Center. It's the perfect place to catch a ballet, concert or Broadway show. I love a show of any kind! Vegas is perfect for this on and off the strip. 

 
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NM:: Can you share with our readers what your favorite organizing product that you can't live without (think outside the box...or bin)

MW:: I’m obsessed with pretty notepads and notebooks. I love making lists. Sugar Paper has some pretty great options that I'm really in to. I organize all my projects, errands and shopping lists so I can accomplish them geographically and efficiently. (As any NEAT gal would do!) 

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NM:: So what is your favorite tv show as it relates to the home? There are so many to choose from these days!

MW:: I’m currently fascinated with the Tiny House craze. It’s the master of minimal living and organization. I love the Property Brothers especially with them making Las Vegas their home. I’m a sucker for a good before and after. 

NM:: There are so many celebrities that take up temporary residency in Vegas which means that they certainly need help getting settled. If you could pick, who makes your list of people you would want to help get settled in Las Vegas?

MW:: Celine Dion, Penn Gillette, Carrot Top (I run in to him all over town)…I’d love to organize all his props! 

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NM:: Carrot Top! We did not expect that answer... although knowing you... maybe we should have! :) Okay, final question and we will let you go - what is your favorite NEAT space that has been completed and why?

MW:: I love an organized pantry. I love helping clients save time and money because they can easily see what they have and what they need. 

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NM:: That happens to be an all around favorite it seems! We look forward to seeing your NEATest space in Vegas, Mel. Welcome to the NEAT life!

xx

the NEAT girls

Thursday 05.19.16

It's No Longer a Secret Service... NEAT Launches in DC!

Happy Thursday! We couldn't wait a minute longer to share that NEAT is opening its doors in Washington DC. For those of you that have been NEAT fans for a while now, you know that we were in DC a couple years back. Ever since we closed, we have been interviewing and looking for a great fit. We are self proclaimed perfectionists so the search took time but we are so proud of our newest NEAT girl and couldn't be happier that DC is ready to live the NEAT life!

Read our interview below to find out more about our newest gem, Ashley. 

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NM:: Hi Ashley! First of all, great name (wink, wink)!

AH:: Thanks! I figured I would be going by Ashley H with this crowd :)

NM:: Ha ha, true! Tell us more about you - where are you from, how long have you lived in DC, etc etc?

AH:: My name is Ashley Hatcher and I am originally from Houston, Texas. I moved to DC in 2011 and met my husband, Chris after meeting him at a wedding in 2008. We have been married for two years next week, time flies! 

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NM:: Congrats! So you've been in DC for a while now. Tell us why you are the perfect fit for the NEAT DC role. 

AH:: Aside from already living the NEAT life, I love the joy that creating a NEATer lifestyle brings to clients. I'm all about efficiency and maximizing time, and there's nothing like being organized to help get you there (and the smile on a client's face that tells you that you've succeeded). Of course I have the status quo NEAT girl tendencies - never leaving home without my Day Designer, not going to bed with a dirty kitchen, keeping a mental glass and plate inventory count of my kitchen, and color coding closets just because - those also help too! :) 
 
The DC Metro Area is a gorgeous area to live in and I am honored to be able to spread some NEAT joy around in our nation's capital and make spaces as beautiful inside as they are outside.
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NM:: DC is lucky to have you! Now let's talk more about organizing. What is your all time favorite product?

AH:: I LOVE the Iron Toy Barrel from The Container Store. This product is perfect for storing stuffed animals and toys, and I even added a liner to the bottom and placed it in my hubby's office to store old building plans he no longer needs. Its a sexy design, great price, and adds a bit of "modern-ness" to any room!

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NM:: How about sharing what your favorite blogs to follow are?

AH:: So tough! Honestly, there are two - Apartment Therapy & Who What Wear. I count on Apartment Therapy to give me those "oh so smart" hacks for creatively transforming your space and Who What Wear is my go to expert for all things fashion.

Did I say two?? I actually meant three! I don't get out of the bed until I've read theSkimm every morning... It's an e-newsletter, so I figured it might count too.
 
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NM:: Ha ha! Three is great! So tell us about who you find to be the most influential woman?

AH:: Beyonce. She's a hard worker, crazy talented, and I'm constantly taking #girlboss notes from her. She's never afraid to push boundries, has managed to stay humble through all of her stardom, and it doesn't hurt that she's also from Houston!

My runner up? I know you're not surprised that I have two but my second would be Diane Von Furstenburg. She built a fashion brand from her drive, determination, and intellect, and her philanthropic spirit is beautiful. She wears many hats, including CFDA president, and wears them all gracefully and fabulously.
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NM:: We love those women - great choices! Okay, last question... What is your favorite NEAT space that has been completed and why? 
 
AH:: I love the simplicity of this space and how luxurious it feels. I am a true lover of fashion and love the idea that a person should feel like she's shopping in her favorite store when she looks in her (or his!) closet. Research says that on average, a person wears less than 20% of the clothing in their closet. With a closet this organized, I have no doubt that this client is getting 100% usage of these items.
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We couldn't agree more, Ashley. A NEAT space definitely adds to a person's life. We can't wait for you to transform the lives of many in DC!

xx

the NEAT girls

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