before and after

Tuesday 02.09.16

Transformation Tuesday :: Get the Details on this Amazing Before & After Home Office

Happy "Transformation Tuesday"! In honor of loving your home, we decided to share with you some of our recent favorite before and afters of spaces we have completed. This particular office was completed by Mika, our NEAT girl from Scottsdale. She came in and gave it her magic touch! Find out the details (from Mika herself!) about the transformation below::

NM:: Can you tell me how long it took you to complete the space?
MP:: One day w/ 3 organizers (there was also a pantry area, bookshelf, desk, and filing that we did) 
 
NM:: What was the situation at the client's home?
MP:: They had lived in there for a while and were starting to remodel and revaamp their spaces. Both husband and wife are successful and busy business owners with a little boy, so this home office ended up being a "catch all" for all their items they didn't have a system for putting away and didn't have the time to deal with. 
 
NM::What is the purpose of this closet? What do they use it for?
MP:: It's the reach in closet of a home office. They will be remodeling this room in the future, so we didn't want to make any long-term investments into to the space but rather work with what we had and sort through and eliminate the clutter and maximize the current space and functionality. 
 
NM:: What did the client have to say about the space?
MP:: She sent us a thank you card and it said the following:: "Mika, Thank you from the bottom of my heart for such a wonderful job you did. Your professionalism and great attention to detail is amazing! Thank you, Ericka."
 
NM::What do you think was the change you made that had the biggest overall improvement?
MP::Visualizing the space not only as a storage space for typical home office items like chargers and photo albums but also as a fun craft area. The client is a master at hosting showers and parties for her big family and large circle of friends, so we wanted to make it a more inspiring place for craft, party supplies, and gift wrapping. We also made it a dual-user space for the husband, who needed to store equipment in the space as well. We think we meshed all the the needs pretty well! 
 
NM:: Okay people are going to want to know...How much you spent on product to transform the space?
MP:: $448.48 (included in that price but not pictured are filing, a desk, bookshelf and pantry)
 
NM:: Is there anything else that our readers should know about this fun project?
MP:: The client did this as a surprise for her husband while they were out of town!!!  
 
It sounds like the client certainly fell in love with the space again! This month, we hope you find inspiration from this transformation and make a change in your home!
 
xx
the NEAT girls
Tuesday 11.17.15

Transformation Tuesday :: NEAT Style!

Transformation Tuesady has always been a huge thing in the fitness world but today at NEAT, we are taking our own spin on the day. Who doesn't love a home transformation!? We certainly do and if you are reading this, you do too! Our first transformation was by Julia in Columbus. You can tell from this first picture that the closet has great bones...

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The "After" of this space is, in our not so humble opinion, PERFECT!

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One city that beats us all when it come to "Before and Afters" is Scottsdale. Mika is on her A Game when it comes to taking a minute to grab the before shots that make the afters look oh so good! This little girl's closet has us all jealous!

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Transformations are not just completed in children's spaces - Mika completed this inspiring craft room for a Mom as well!

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Finally, every parent's dream come true is to not have toys EVERYWHERE! Mission accomplished!

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Want to see more transformations? We will be adding them to our instagram account regularly so be sure to check!

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

Thursday 05.07.15

4 Before and Afters You Cannot Miss

We are so happy you loved our, "before and afters" on Tuesday that we couldn't resist sharing a few more!! First up is our Chicago team - check out this storage space that Brooke and her girls tackled! Impressive, right?!

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Next up, Katie in San Diego really transformed this closet into a fully functioning craft space. We are ready to get creative!

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In Columbus, Julia changed this whole room from cluttered to completely organized. Here's the before....

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Here is the after!

 

 

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Finally, Kennidy got to have some fun with so gorgeous baubles in the Twin Cities. Isn't it amazing what a difference some acrylic trays can truly make?

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Want to see more of our team's before and afters? Stay tuned!! 

xx

the NEAT girls

Tuesday 05.05.15

NEAT Before & Afters

You have asked and we are ready to share some of our favorite before and afters! First up is this awesome girl's bathroom space. Do you have someone with a lot of hair accessories? Try Mika's approach! 

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Next, is a men's closet that needed a little TLC and Lauren put this closet together perfectly! It is amazing how much better a space can look with matching hangers and is color coded.

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Finally, Kennidy and her team got their hands on this pantry and made it their client's dream come true! 

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Want to see more amazing transformations? Stay tuned for a week full of NEAT transformations!

xx

the NEAT girls

Friday 10.04.13

Weekly Recap :: Starting October with a BOOm!

This week, just like the last few weeks for the NEAT girls, have been full of jobs, jobs, and more jobs! Marissa helped this Miami, Florida resident get her closet organized. Check out this awesome before and after picture! When we asked her why the pants were on the top, Marissa said, "because we don't really wear pants that often here with the beautiful weather!" #FloridaLife

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The Chicago team enjoyed transforming this fun His and Her closet!

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The DC girls wrapped themselves in paper and bows and helped a client surprise her mom with the best birthday gift...a newly organized closet! 

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In the Twin Cities, Lauren took the week off of organizing to sightsee, catch a show, check out Kate & Wills digs, & see the MN vikings play in London with her husband, Ted.

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In San Diego, Katie got to take a pantry to the next level - baskets with labels is what made this client's space look great!

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In San Francisco, the team got to move one of their favorite client's into their new home! This home also happens to be an old firehouse that now has one of the best closets in San Francisco. 

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We hope October has welcomed you with open arms and an organized space!

xx

the NEAT girls

Wednesday 07.18.12

Changing Lives, One Closet at a Time

Everyone can relate to that stage in life, when you aren't quite ready to commit to owning a new home because there are still so many perks to renting! As life happens and we slowly start to outgrow our space, we still want and need our rented apartment to be a mature and sophisticated living space.

How do we accomplish this if we can’t even take a paintbrush or nails to the wall??

Brit Morin, founder of Brit & Co. (an amazing lifestyle brand and website dedicated to innovative ideas, apps, and products for the digital generation) came to us with this very problem! Her rustic chic San Francisco apartment may be decorated beautifully, but it was seriously lacking in the closet department. How is a girl to fit all her clothes in one little closet, let alone share with her husband?

With the help of NEAT Method, Brit’s guest bedroom was transformed into her dream walk–in-closet! AND the best part – not even one nail was put into the wall!

With a little closet rearranging, Brit’s husband’s belongings were reorganized into her old closet:

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And his old closet became the “catch closet” for all items that were scattered around the guest bedroom - including skis and seasonal jackets:

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And...as for the once “guest bedroom" you ask?  

Just to give you a visual, here is what we were working with:

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Now...it just so happens to serve as Brit’s personal closet space filled with lovely dresses and amazing statement pieces!

Here are some pretty fabulous after pictures, along with tips on how we worked our NEAT magic:

The freestanding unit implemented is absolutely perfect for rental apartments! Not only does it leave the walls untouched, but the closet instillation can also be repurposed in your next home for an entirely new space. Whether it ends up in your basement or perhaps your garage, it's money well spent that can always find a new home!

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With Brit and her husband’s taste in mind, organizational items were purchased from The Container Store and implemented within the unit. Open bins help to maximize the space and provide easy access to hold smaller belongings including: purses, hats, and scarves.  

We also organized her shoes ROYGBIV, Brown, Black, and then within the color: flats, to heels, to boots.

And once again, we implemented our favorite black slimline hangers!

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We also placed her more fashionable jewelry on display in acrylic organizers:

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Living in a rental apartment has so many benefits, and now the few “typical drawbacks” don’t always have to be a disadvantage. We helped Brit make her closet space more functional and aesthetically pleasing - without even leaving a mark!

Now when Brit gets ready every morning, she feels like she’s shopping her closet!

What’s a girl not to love?

xx

The NEAT girls

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