Thursday 07.30.15

How to Donate and do Twice the Good

At NEAT Method, we are always down for completing tasks that, "Kill Two Birds With One Stone" so to speak. For example, organizing your closet will make it easier to get dressed in the morning AND will help you spend less since you will know exactly what you have. 

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Enter Fashion Project. This company is trying to do good while you are in the mood to donate. Send your clothes to Fashion Project and up to 55% of the proceeds will go to a charitable cause. 

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Some of the amazing charities they have helped fund are: She's the First, NEADS, and Women's Global Empowerment Fund

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If you aren't convinced that this is your new favorite way to eliminate unwanted items in your closet, let us give you one more reason to love this company. It was started by two women. Sound familiar?? :) Now get eliminating!

xx

the NEAT girls

 

Tuesday 07.28.15

Christmas in July! 3 Things to Do Now That Will Make the Holidays 10 Times Better!

We've all heard the expression, Christmas in July! This year, the NEAT girls are really embracing the saying and getting prepped for Christmas...YEP we said CHRISTMAS! Here are three things that we are doing that you should too that will help you to have an even more fabulous holiday season!

#1 Light Check! :: Nothing is worse than bringing out your lights only to find that you've got 10 strings that are half dead. The only thing more miserable is doing it while it's cold out. Save yourself some pain and bust out the lights during an evening barbeque this summer. Pack the ones that work back up with a note reminding yourself how many replacement strings you need.

#2 Candle Cleanse :: This is the season of lights afterall and candles cannot be forgotten. Especially for our friends who celebrate Hanukkah - wouldn't it be nice to start the season with some new, beautiful candles? We think so!

#3 Make and Address List and Check it Twice! :: Remember last year when you saved the return addresses of friends that had moved? Remember the holiday cards you sent to friends that got returned to sender that you swore you were going to reach out to for updates? We know you haven't done anything with them. Finish them now while the holiday rush is in the distant future! 

We are sure these 3 tricks will lead you to an enjoyable holiday with family this year!

We hope you are enjoying your summer and soaking in the beautiful rays but should you have a rainy day - take our advice and organize your Christmas in July! Oh! - In case you were wondering... these pictures are brought to you by the NEAT girls' Christmas' and Fourth of Julys from years past!

xx

the NEAT girls

Thursday 07.23.15

Before and Afters to Brighten Your Thursday

Its that time of the week. You know, when you wish it were Friday but it is only Thursday? We know the feeling and are happy to help you kill a few minutes of your time by checking out what the NEAT girls have been up to in their cities! Mika literally transformed this office in Scottsdale - SERIOUSLY. Doesn't it look like it is straight off of your favorite HGtv show?

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In the Twin Cities, Kennidy had some serious fun with an amazing walk-in closet. First, she had to get through the clutter to make a change to the space that her client would LOVE. 

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Brooke walked into an organizers dream come true in Chicago! Check out this bookshelf that was just asking to be color coded...

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And finally, just when you thought Mika couldn't have a better Before and After than the office... she busts out this kitchen pantry as well. Even the shelves were broken and she got everything back in tip top shape!

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We hope you are feeling inspired to create a little Before and After in your home this weekend!

xx

the NEAT girls

Tuesday 07.21.15

Tip Tuesday:: Products From Our Pottery Barn Partnership

Many of you have emailed asking for us to give you the details on all of the products we used to create that drool worthy laundry room. Well, look no further! 

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First up, let's focus on the items that are in the cabinet! The baskets and towels are both from Pottery Barn (Surprise! Surprise!) Truly though, we loved the baskets because they were really sturdy! They truly felt like they would last a lifetime.

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This whole system hanging on the wall is the Gabrielle Laundry Set. Unfortunately, those adorable kids overalls are not included. The good news is, both the drying rack and shelving unit can be taken off of the pegs and used elsewhere. It truly is a three-in-one piece! The bad news is, the "Less is More" sign is no longer available - boo! How adorable is the "Keep the Change" sign with the jar attached? We couldn't help but order this off of Etsy to complete the look!

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This little nook was a favorite corner of ours! The tray was one of the items that every NEAT girl wanted to take home! The marble pieces would be good to use in a laundry room or a bathroom and made the space feel really clean. Speaking of clean, we have been suckers for a wooden brush lately and couldn't help but purchase this one for the shoot!

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Now let's talk about those Jars!! They added such a beautiful touch to the space and ended up being able to hold basically anything that was necessary in a laundry room. After we added these wooden tags and stainless steel scoops, the room was ready for use!

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Do you think it is impossible to make laundry fun? Honestly, we did too until we put this mason jar with a spout in the room for liquid detergent. We will never look at an ugly detergent bottle again! More brushes in this image as well... are you starting to believe us when we say we have a wooden brush obsession?

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Finally, no laundry room is complete without a hamper. This one happens to also hang on the Gabrielle Set which is nice but it can also stand alone. Our last little secret to make your laundry space more enjoyable is to add an amazing rug. We fell in love with this one because it was seriously so beautiful in person. This is one of those that would get a five star review in our book! 

Now that we have given you all of our secrets, it's time to air your dirty laundry!

xx

the NEAT girls

Thursday 07.16.15

Have you Checked Your Mail??

This week has been quite the exciting week for the NEAT girls. We must have checked the mail ten times a day for the last week. And then it ARRIVED!

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The Fall catalog for Pottery Barn is finally here and we are so thrilled to be a part of it! Between their print catalog and their blog, we think we can officially say, "We've made it!" 

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Our favorite part of the process was taking a ACTUAL CLIENT's laundry room and converting it into a space that was fun to be in. Laundry... fun??? We say, "YES!" when you add all of the fun products that Pottery Barn has to offer!

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A NEAT home isn't complete without our favorite photographer, Michelle Drewes there to capture the moment. 

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Want the full story and our tips on how to make the perfect laundry room? Check out our guest post on Pottery Barn's Blog today!

xx

the NEAT girls

Tuesday 07.07.15

Want to be a NEAT Organizer? Here's Your Final Chance This Year!

Ever wondered what it would be like to be part of the NEAT team? We are having one FINAL information call next Tuesday to find out more!

This will be our final information call of the year so be sure to join if you are interested in learning more! Email JoinNEAT(at)neatmethod(dot)com for more information on how to listen in. 

We look forward to chatting with you soon!

xx

the NEAT girls

 

Thursday 07.02.15

NEAT Method + Pottery Barn = The NEATest Life YET!

We can't hold it in anymore and neither can our best friends over at Pottery Barn... NEAT and Pottery Barn have teamed up to share the in's and out's of a PERFECT laundry room!

Because you all are our best friends and loyal followers, we will tell you how this exciting partnership went down. In early March, we got an email with the subject line, "Hi From Pottery Barn!" At first, we thought it might be a standard email to everyone who signed up to receive their emails (it should come as no surprise that we like to keep up on their amazing organizing products!) After opening the email, we realized that this was no ordinary correspondence this was PERSONAL. As it turns out, they had seen our work and wanted to collaborate. Please check out our joint post and gorgeous products we used over on their site today! Below are some of the amazing photos that were taken by our photographer, Michelle Drewes who also took all of the images on our site.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We are so grateful to Pottery Barn for this AMAZING opportunity. The good news doesn't end there! They asked to not only feature us on their blog........BUT...... drumroll please!!!!!!!

Later in the month we will be gracing the pages of their CATALOG!! Look for us in a mailbox near you!

xx

the NEAT POTTERY BARN girls 

Friday 06.26.15

We're Seeing Stars and Lots of Stripes!

For most people, stars and stripes are particularly important around this time of year! We, on the otherhand, happen to be particularly fond of stripes all year long. In honor of Independence Day, we thought we'd share a few of our favorite striped organizing solutions. Implement a few of these, and you will be celebrating stress-free(dom) all year long!

First up, Containers Store's Rugby Striped Bin - these are great for any kid's space yet sophisticated enough to go in any room of your home!

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Next, meet Target's Circo Striped Tote! Another great storage solution for a nursery or kid's playroom.

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And for a more gender neutral option, we love the Pottery Barn Gray Canvas Storage Bins.

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While stripes are perfect for kid's rooms, they are not the only room you will find stripes in our client's homes. Even laundry rooms can benefit from a stripe or two. 

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Oh and did we mention that even our furry friends might sport a stripe from time to time as well?! Say hello to the one who wore it best - the Columbus mascot, Greta!

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May your 4th be filled with fun, laugther and of course some stripes!

xx
the NEAT girls

Tuesday 06.16.15

Want Twice the Clothes and Use Half The Space?

Happy Thursday! This title seems impossible right?? We thought so too until we found our new best friend...

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Please meet LE TOTE. You may recall that we mentioned them not that long ago in another post. After having a wonderful chat with them, we discovered we had a lot more in common with them than we thought! Think of them as the "Netflix for your closet." For $49 per month, LE TOTE sends you unlimited clothes to wear and send back when you are done. LE TOTE takes care of shipping each way, as well as all dry cleaning, washing and sanitizing items.

Instead of feeling compelled to purchase that trendy jumpsuit that might only be around for one season...just rent one from LE TOTE.  They give you the freedom to try new trends without the commitment of purchasing, saving you money and room in your dresser drawers.
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And BEST NEWS YET, LE TOTE just announced they are expanding into maternity wear!  So for all you future mamas out there, your maternity wardrobe just got a whole lot larger!  They will be launching the maternity collection in the fall, but in the meantime, sign up for the wait list and earn great perks and prizes across the coming months! We know a few Moms who would have loved to take advantage of this not too long ago....

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Want to give it a whirl? LE TOTE is offering 25% off your first month of service with the promo code NEATTOTE. Your hanging bar in your closet thanks you!

xx

the NEAT girls

 

Monday 06.15.15

7 Ideas for Father's Day You Haven't Already Thought Of

Fathers Day is only a few short days away. For all of our last minute buying friends, it should come as no surprise that NEAT has already made a checklist list that has something for every dad. How did we come up with these ideas? We asked the newest Dad to the club, also known as Molly's husband, Ryan! Ryan was more than willing to share some things that he has had his eye on and we loved what he came up with. Below are his ideas and thoughts::  

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Item 1 :: Makr X Deus tool roll - "The leather is awesome on this and carries all of the essential tools for a road trip"

Item 2 :: The Fish by Grain Surfboards - "Every surfer needs a fish in their quiver - this classic woodie is one of the best I've seen"

Item 3 :: A Vintage Stanley Thermos - "Speaking of classics the Stanley has been one of the best for over 60 years"

Item 4 :: The "Wave" by Leatherman - "Surf trip, moto trip, or road trip, the Wave will get the job done"

Item 5 :: Travel Solar Panel by Goal Zero - "Forget classics for once, we all know you need a fully charged battery. This keeps your iPhone charged, and your Instagram flowing"

Item 6 :: The Whiskey Connoisseur from Man crates - "Umm, whiskey... no comment necessary"

Item 7 :: The lightweight "Synchilla" by Patagonia - "Regardless of temp, this Patagonia fleece is the perfect base layer"

 

We hope you have a wonderful Father's day this year!

xx

the NEAT girls 

 

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