Wednesday 08.16.17

Salt Lake City, NEAT Method is here!

The Beehive state and the Great Salt Lake are about to get a whole lot NEATer! We’re excited to officially launch our next city… Salt Lake City, Utah! Read our interview below to find out more about our newest gal, Chelsea Thomas, and learn how she plans to bring more organization (and boba tea!) to the SLC area.

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NM :: Alright, Chelsea, please introduce yourself and tell us how you found your way to launching NEAT SLC!

CT :: Hi everyone! I’m Chelsea Thomas and I recently moved from Los Angeles back Salt Lake City a few months ago. I wanted to run NEAT in Salt Lake City because I ran out of places in my own home to organize! No but seriously, I find a lot of satisfaction in organizing messy spaces and I jumped at the chance to do something I enjoy for a living.

Chelsea Thomas, Home Organizer, Professional Organizer, Salt Lake City, Utah, NEAT Method, Organizing, Organization, Moves, Unpacking

NM :: What’s one of your favorite things about living in the Salt Lake area?

CT :: I think what makes Salt Lake unique is how available the outdoors are within close proximity to the city. We are so lucky to have the beautiful Wasatch Mountains right outside our back door for hiking, skiing and camping.

Chelsea Thomas, Home Organizer, Professional Organizer, Salt Lake City, Utah, NEAT Method, Organizing, Organization, Moves, Unpacking

NM :: Tell us more about SLC! What are some your favorite places to shop and eat?

CT :: One of my favorite places to shop in Salt Lake is the Fashion Place Mall. I am a sucker for one-stop shops and I can find all my very favorite stores there including The Container Store! When I have more time on my hands I like to stop by Tai Pan for cutesy holiday decor. They also have great baskets.

When I lived in LA, I ate at Spitz probably once a week! I have to drive a little farther to my local Spitz in Salt Lake but I am obsessed with their yummy greek food. You have to try the donor basket with sweet potato fries. I am also really into Sweet Lake Biscuits and Limeade. The orange raspberry limeade and the St Francis with avocado is so, so good. As a huge fan of boba milk tea I also drive 30 minutes to Gossip Tapioca when I can. Best boba in the city.

Chelsea Thomas, Home Organizer, Professional Organizer, Salt Lake City, Utah, NEAT Method, Organizing, Organization, Moves, Unpacking

NM :: Ok let’s chat organized and disorganized spaces! What is the most organized space in your home?

CT :: The most organized space in my house is probably the open shelving in my bathroom. I was a little annoyed to have open wire shelving in place of a proper linen closet so I came up with a solution that looks pretty enough to always be on display. One of my very favorite organization products is the hyacinth basket line from The Container Store. They are sturdy and pretty and not too expensive. They work in tons of spaces and are very popular with lots of different people.

Chelsea Thomas, Home Organizer, Professional Organizer, Salt Lake City, Utah, NEAT Method, Organizing, Organization, Moves, Unpacking, Linen Closet, Hyacinth

NM :: Ok… now what about the least organized space? Everyone has one!

CT :: My least organized space is my husband’s office. He doesn't let me organize in there! Sometimes I get anxiety thinking about the closet in there.

Chelsea Thomas, Home Organizer, Professional Organizer, Salt Lake City, Utah, NEAT Method, Organizing, Organization, Moves, Unpacking

NM :: Ha we know that feeling all too well! What do you think is going to be your favorite part of running NEAT SLC?

CT :: I can’t wait to help my client's homes run more smoothly and hear how their new organization is improving their busy lives. And of course, seeing the new space come together will be a lot of fun! My clients can expect a finished space that is completely organized in a way that is specific to their needs and tastes. And of course, it will look amazing! So the next time a guest walks into their pantry, garage, or playroom you can be proud rather than embarrassed.

NM :: And last but not least, our favorite question… any hidden talents or fun facts we should know about you?

CT :: While I am not usually a fan of cooking, I can make a pretty good sea salt cream jasmine tea with boba. I cook my own boba, which is something I started doing after moving from LA to Salt Lake. I am just a little too far from my favorite boba place here!

Chelsea Thomas, Home Organizer, Professional Organizer, Salt Lake City, Utah, NEAT Method, Organizing, Organization, Moves, Unpacking

NM :: Wow! When can we try some of this homemade boba?! We might have to plan a SLC trip soon just to do so! Anything else you want to share?

CT :: It just feels meant to be that I found NEAT Method and I’m so excited to get started organizing Salt Lake City!

NM :: Well the feeling is mutual Chelsea!!

If you are in Salt Lake and are eager to live the NEAT life, please reach out to Chelsea at Chelsea@neatmethod.com, she may just bring a boba tea if you are lucky.

xx,
the NEAT girls

Tuesday 08.15.17

The Lonestar State is about to get NEATer!

First Dallas, and now……. San Antonio! Please join us in welcoming our newest NEAT gal, April Chalk! Curious why San Antonio and why April?? You won't be after you read this interview with her!

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NM :: Alright April, how did you find your way to NEAT?

AC :: When my youngest son was starting school and I wanted to return to work, my husband asked me "If you could do anything and get paid for it, what would that thing be?" I quickly replied "declutter and organize closets" which started me on a journey into professional home organizing and to NEAT Method.

I hope that by doing something I love, I can create the peace and functionality in other's homes that will give them more time, space, and energy to focus on the people and things that they love. My goal is to help individuals and families to live their best lives by reviving their most important spaces.

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NM :: VERY well said! What makes San Antonio unique?

AC :: I am still getting to know San Antonio, but what I love so far is that even though it is the seventh-most populated U.S. city, it somehow still has more of a small-town feel. There is a beautiful natural landscape (lots of hills and trees), a rich cultural and historical heritage, and tons of fun things to do. It is a great place to visit and an even better place to live. I have only lived here for about 10 months, but we plan on making it a long-term thing. Maybe someday I will be able to call myself a true Texan!

NM :: Texas is lucky to have you! Where are your favorite places to shop in San Antonio?

AC :: The Shops at La Cantera is a great open-air mall that I have visited several times since moving here; there are tons of stores and the atmosphere is beautiful and fun. I've also discovered a darling gift and stationery shop called Moon Mippy.

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NM :: What about your favorite places to eat? Tell us about the Tex-Mex!

AC :: When we moved to San Antonio, everyone told me that I just had to try breakfast at the Magnolia Pancake Haus, and it did not disappoint! They have the best blueberry pancakes I have ever had! For dinner we love to pick up fajitas and horchata from El Jalisco, a small Mexican restaurant near my husband's office. They have homemade corn tortillas that are out of this world.

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NM :: Alright, San Antonio sounds pretty great! Let’s get down to business though … what is the most organized space in your home?

AC :: This was a hard choice! My most organized space is probably my living room. We are living in a small apartment while we decide where in San Antonio we want to settle down and buy a house, so my living area functions as the family room, library, office, and playroom. In order for multi-functional spaces to work well, they have to stay super organized!

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NM :: Wow! Multi purpose spaces are TOUGH and you knocked it out of the park! Ok what about your least organized space?

AC :: My least organized space is probably the bench in my bedroom. I put the bench there because it is so cute, but unfortunately it has turned into a drop zone for everything from my purse to things I need to return to the load of laundry that I haven't quite gotten around to folding.

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NM :: Ah the drop zone! We know that trouble area all too well. What are some of your favorite organizing products?

AC :: Drawer organizers and dividers of all shapes, sizes, and types. There is nothing better than opening up a drawer where everything is perfectly in place, and it takes no time at all to find exactly what you need.

NM :: So what can people expect when they hire you to organize their home?

AC :: When the people of San Antonio hire me to organize their home, they can expect confidentiality and professionalism as well as kindness, energy, and excitement about each project. I also understand that real life can make it difficult to keep a home clean and organized so there will never be any judgement from me!

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NM :: And that's why we love you! April, we’re so excited for you to join the team and help make San Antonio more NEAT, one home at a time!

If you know of anyone that needs organizing in the area or that wants to be considered for April's team, please do not hesitate to reach out!

xx,
the NEAT girls

Monday 08.14.17

Connecticut, we have a new NEAT girl!

As if the East Coast can’t get any NEATer! It’s no secret that the East Coast loves NEAT and we sure do love them as well! So much so that we are happy to announce we are expanding to the Fairfield/Westchester county area. Please meet Britt Dignan. She’s a doll and we can’t wait to see what she does in this new market! Take a peek at this interview to see why Britt is the perfect addition to the team!

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NM :: Hi Britt!  We’re so excited to have you on the team!  Let’s dive in and chat about Westchester and Fairfield Connecticut.  Why NEAT in this location?

BD :: Westchester/Fairfield have more beautiful houses than you can imagine. It's the perfect place to match beautifully organized spaces with curb appeal with interior design. Plus, everybody here is so ambitious that accessible, tidy spaces help them focus on achieving their dreams.

NM :: It sounds like NEAT + Connecticut is going to be a great fit! What were you up to before you ran NEAT?

BD :: I've been a mommy to my four-year-old son, Huxley since he was born. Before that, I ran operations for a company that helped creatives organize both their digital and work lives.

 
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NM :: Sounds like a lot of those skills will come in handy with your NEAT clients.  Tell us more about Connecticut! What makes this area unique?

BD :: Westchester and Fairfield counties are both so wonderful because they offer sweet, small-town vibes, but are a hop, skip, and a jump from New York City. So, you can spend your weekends relaxing at the beach, hiking beautiful trails, or visiting wonderful farms, and then hop on the train and have dinner in the big city. It really offers the best of all worlds. We moved to Westchester in 2011, and spent a few years in the northern area. Two years ago, we moved to White Plains, and absolutely love the vibrancy and accessibility.

NM :: Sounds like a dream! What are your favorite places to shop in your city?

BD :: I obviously spend way more time at the Container Store than most normal human beings. I also love window shopping on Greenwich Ave. (that Restoration Hardware!). Plum Plums in Pound Ridge is a foodie's dream, and the home goods and plants at Terrain are beyond lovely. Old New House in Katonah has a kaleidoscope of beautiful vintage rugs that I literally dream about. I'm also a sucker for a good bookstore; Elm Street Books in New Canaan is a delight.

 

 
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NM :: We’re definitely going to have to plan a visit stat!  Tell us more! What are you favorite places to eat in your city?

BD:: Oh, boy, where to begin? Gyu-Kaku in White Plains and Q BBQ in Port Chester (their cakes from Kneaded Bread are my absolute downfall) are family favorites. My husband and I are frequent visitors to the Kee Oyster House in White Plains for happy hour. Locali in New Canaan has the best meatballs I've ever tasted (and the pizza is beyond amazing). The Inn at Pound Ridge and Moderne Barn are great for a nice dinner with friends. And of course, Blue Hill at Stone Barns is my happy place.

NM :: Ok let’s chat organizing…. What is the most organized space in your home?

BD :: I'm a sucker for canisters. I've been evolving my kitchen spaces for years, and finally arrived here. Decanting is one of my biggest tips for making a space look super NEAT.

 
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NM :: Those looks incredible! That spice drawer – swoon! Ok now it can’t all be that amazing.  What is your least organized space?

BD :: As of now, this is my son's bathroom. He locked himself in there for 20 minutes, and emerged so, so proud that he had "organized." It may not be how I'd have done it, but everything's subjective, right?

 

 
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NM :: That’s adorable!  Nice work Huxley!  What are you looking forward to as you bring NEAT to Connecticut?  

BD :: I am so excited to help Westchesterites and Fairfieldians bring the beautiful design of their homes to every nook and cranny of their houses. There's nothing more satisfying than opening a closet door or pantry and having the space look every bit as elegant (with functionality, to boot!) as a grand dining room.

NM :: What can people expect when they hire you to organize their home?

BD :: I promise to bring an open mind and aesthetic eye to every project that I work on. Each space and each client is so different, and I approach each with a blank slate. Some clients love to minimize a ton before going through the organizing process, while others don't want to discard a thing. Some homes call for natural baskets, and others mesh. It's all unique! But, every finished product will be equally stunning.

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NM ::  What is one of your favorite organizing products?

BD:: The Anchor Hocking Glass Cracker Jars are my go-to for so many organizing needs. I keep everything from spirulina, laundry detergent, and Legos in these babies (obviously in different spaces, though!). That said, I think the Tosca Basket is ridiculously beautiful, and find excuses to use it frequently.

NM :: LOVE those!  Ok so what blog do you think we NEED to follow now and why?

BD :: When I'm feeling particularly inspired to cook (or my son's in a messy mood), we peruse for Smitten Kitchen a wealth of tasty recipes. I haven't found a bad one yet. Design*Sponge is visual inspiration for my home that won't quit. My husband always knows when I've gone on a D*S binge, because I start dreaming up ways to redesign our whole house. And A Cup of Jo is all-around wonderful. I love that it's a one-stop-shop for advice on everything from educational models for children to pretty jewelry to add to your summer wardrobe.

 
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NM :: Last question and it’s one of our favorites to ask. Do you have any hidden talents that we should know about?

BD :: Hm. Other than being able to whip up a batch of pancakes in under 3 minutes on 4 hours of sleep? That's about it. Haha.

NM :: Umm that IS definitely a talent!  Anything else you think we need to know?

BD :: I am insanely excited to be a part of the NEAT Method team. Organizing makes me so happy, and I can't wait to share that joy with others!

We’re thrilled to have YOU on the team, Britt!  Friends, and Followers, if you know of anyone that needs organizing in the area or that wants to be considered for Britt's team, please do not hesitate to reach out!

xx,
the NEAT girls
Monday 08.07.17

Our Serena + Lily Summer Tent Sale Picks

One of our favorite brands to purchase organizing products from is Serena + Lily. It probably comes as no surprise when you know their motto is 'a fresh approach to bedding, furniture and home' - clearly we have a few things in common. 

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In addition to carrying beautiful organizing products, Serena + Lily's linens are second to none. Since one of the steps to organizing any space is to purge the old to make room for the new, we want to encourage you too take a look and see if there is anything hiding in that linen closet that is it time to say adios to. Stained and holey sheets we are looking at you! 

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Why are we encouraging this purge right now you ask? Well because it is the last day of S + L's Summer Tent Sale and there are a few pretty neutrals that we think you might want to have a look at. Here are a few of our favs ... 

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1. Savoy Embroidered Sheet Set, 2. Herringbone Bed Blanket, 3. Blue Bordered Shams, 4. Gobi Embroidered Sheet Set, 5. Pickstitch Coverlet, 6. Embroidered Shams, 7. Swirl Bedskirt, 8. Colorblock Towel Set, 9. Standard & King Pillow Inserts

 
 

 

 

Don't forget the sale ends today :).

xx
the NEAT girls

Thursday 08.03.17

Another NEAT Nursery

We have a new NEAT girl that we'd love to introduce you to! She isn't on the jobs just yet but she makes a pretty great office assistant and has one NEAT nursery that she'd like to share with you all. Meet Marissa's little lady, Hazel Rae Hagmeyer!

Hazel Hagmeyer, Marissa Hagmeyer, NEAT Nursery, Nursery Organizing, Professional Organizer, Home Organizing, Nursery Design, Restoration Hardware, Heather Holt Photography, Ft Lauderdale

Hi Everyone, 

I may only be a few months old but my Mom is already teaching me how to keep my room NEAT! She even reads me the book I Am Tidy, so I guess you could say being organized is in my blood. Here are her top tips for how to keep my nursery in shape ... 

Tip #1 :: Use bamboo drawer organizers to keep the clothing categories seperated! These ones from Storables fit perfectly in my dresser

Hazel Hagmeyer, Marissa Hagmeyer, NEAT Nursery, Nursery Organizing, Professional Organizer, Home Organizing, Nursery Design, Restoration Hardware, Heather Holt Photography, Ft Lauderdale

Tip #2 :: I have a lot of bows and beauty supplies and it is important to keep these seperated as well! These clear containers are the perfect size for shallow top drawers.

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Tip #3 :: Baskets are your best friend for containing things within the closet. Don't forget to label! Another must - slimline baby hangers

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Tip #4 :: Color-code your book collection!

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Tip #5 :: Get in front of the toys with some small baskets to keep them organized. Mine are from Pottery Barn Kids and Pehr Designs but anything that matches the asthetic of your nursery will do! 

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Tip #6 :: And finally, don't forget a diaper caddy to keep your diapers, wipes and lotions within arms reach! 

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That is all she has taught me so far! I'll keep you posted on what else I learn ;). 

xx, 
Hazel & the NEAT girls

Photography Credit :: Heather Holt Photography

Thursday 07.27.17

Dear Lauren...

I'm sure you are all wondering who Lauren is! Well, little Lauren (as we like to call her) is our amazing Summer intern! Some of you may remember her from our Instastories over the past couple of months. She's seriously the cutest! What's even more special is that it's National Intern Day and it just so happens to be her last day with us.

When she contacted us for the position, we knew we had to work with her at some capacity. She sent in one of the most creative resumes and well spoken cover letters in the history of NEAT Method and she's only a Junior in college! We made the decision to officially launch our first Internship program and quite frankly, we had no idea what to expect. We decided to hold the program in Chicago for the Summer where Lauren could work hand in hand with our co-founder, Ashley Murphy! The two of them spent everyday for the past 9 weeks together and our company could not be more greatful for this experience from such a career driven 21 year old woman! 

Lauren's main focus for the Summer was to learn all of the in's and out's of NEAT Method. Our history, our story, our trials and tribulations and what makes us unique in this now competitive market! To say that she was eager to learn was an understatment! With every day full of questions she quickly embraced being a part of our NEAT family! We can't thank her enough for her candid feedback, love for our brand and desire to help us continue to grow in the industry! 

     

So, for all of you Interns out there. Take a page out of Lauren's book and be eager to learn, ask a million and ten questions and embrace the company as if you were going to run it one day! You never know what the future holds. As for Lauren's future, she is officially taking over NEAT's Social Media Marketing role and we could not be more excited. All though Senior year will keep her very busy, we are confident that this work/life balance will be the best experience as she navigates a future career path!

Thanks for being the BEST first Intern ever, LC! We can't thank you enough. 

xx

the NEAT girls

Thursday 07.20.17

The 3 Biggest Organizing Challenges with Kids and How to Solve Them!

As most of you know, this week's Tip Tuesday (on Instagram stories) was about all things kids! Since many of you all asked many of the same questions, we wanted to make sure we thoroughly answered them for you. We thought it would be beneficial to share a little more about the best practices to keep kids organized. 

Up first, the dreaded lego situation. We get it! It's such a love/hate because on one hand you feel it's educational for your kids, but on the other...you freak out every time you step on one that was left on the floor. For starters, we try to encourage you to not buy as many as you do. That really is the #1 contributor to the problem! Hate to say it, but we see it all the time. Too many options for your kids that they play with for one day and then move on to the next. You have every ability to set the stage with stuff like this. Try to get them to rebuild the same set or find a friend to swap with. 

Then, in terms of the actual organizing we just recommend designating a spot in your home to actually keep them (ie. the kids room who has the lego obession). You can then use a shelving area to store the necessary bins. Clear plastic bins can be stacked on top of eachother to utilize the vertical height or you can get a set of drawers to put all of them in. Once the lego set is constructed, make a rule that he or she can only keep so many up in their room. If they run out of space, it's time to break and rebuild or donate to make room for new ones. 

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The second most asked question is how to keep kids clothes properly arranged in a drawer. If you watched our story, we walked you through how easy it is to file the small clothes into a row. You essentially just have to fold them twice and file them all in together. It's an absolute must to use a divider or drawer insert/box in an effort to keep the clothes separted and upright. We do love the idea of the divider that can be moved around a drawer as your kid grows and needs more room for their clothes. 

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And lastly, what to do with all of the art projects that your kids create! I know we all feel bad purging these works of art that are little Picassos have created, but let's face it...there isn't a house big enough to store every single project that they bring home. We have a rule that you are allowed to keep only ONE large storage bin per child, once it gets full, it's time to purge some. If you are one that really cares to cherish everything, we highly recommend using an app to digitally store all of these things. One of our favorites is called Artkive! We love the ability to have different folders for each child and if you want to take it a step further, you could even have a book made after each year to really cherish the memories!

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We hope this has helped even more to find the motivation for getting your kids organized. No more swearing every time you feel like you are walking on a bed of legos!

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xx

the NEAT girls

Wednesday 07.12.17

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale | Closet Refresh

After being in thousands of closets we have come to realize that most closets need to press the reset button on the same classic items. Lucky for you, one of the biggest sales of the year, The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is here, and it is the perfect excuse to stock up on your favorite staples at a great price!

Early Access for The Nordstrom Anniversary sale began today, and we could not be more excited. Early Access is resereved for Nordstrom debit and credit card holders, and runs through July 20th. On July 21st the sale opens up to the public, and anyone can shop the new Fall goodies that Nordstrom has marked down.

Check out our round-up of must-have pieces for your closet refresh. 

1. Nike Running Shoes 2. Rag & Bone Booties 3. Vince Slip-ons 4. Good Man Low Tops 5. Lush Tee 6. Cashmere Pullover 7. Poplin Blouse 8. Bow Blouse 9. Leather Pants 10. Faux Leather Pants 11. Hudson Black Jeans 12. Rag & Bone High Waisted Jeans 13. PJ Salvage Chemise 14. Hanky Panky Low-Rise Thong 15. Moonlight Pajamas 16. PJ Salvage Pajamas

:: Shoes ::

Say goodbye to your old sneakers, and update with this super cute, classic slip-on pair from Vince! Gents, We have you covered in the sneaker category too with this pair of low tops from Good Man

For all you girls on-the-go it might be time to replace your running shoes with Nike's Run Distance 2 model

Too often we see the heels of shoes that have done too much walking. The Rag & Bone Margot Bootie will be the perfect upgrade to replace your go-to bootie from last year!

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:: Tops ::

Everyone has a white blouse that has somehow now turned "off-white." This cute bow-kneck top is the perfect way to re-invest in a crisp, white top. You're T-shirt collection is probably also ready for a little purge and re-stock. You can't go wrong with this classic tee on sale

While a classic white blouse and a go-to tee are wardrobe necessities, it is also important to have something fun and trendy to liven up your outfit! Last year's biggest trend was the peplum, but let us introduce you to this year's update, the poplin

While, we know it is still reaching 100 degrees+ where many of you live right now, don't pass up the chance to invest in some great cashmere during the sale. This pullover is perfect to wear on it's own, or layered with a button down! 

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:: Pants :: 

A sleek pair of leather pants are the perfect multi-purpose piece for your closet. From the office to the a night out they can be paired with flats, heels, sweaters or a flirty top! 

Make sure to also take an inventory of your denim collection when updating your closet essentials. A pair of skinny, high waisted jeans are always a must-have. Also, don't forget to see if your black jeans have faded. If you need a new, true black try this pair from Hudson

 

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:: Delicates ::

We don't really want to go here, but we need to. Your underwear can always use a refresh...trust us. Hanky Panky makes the best undewear, and rarely ever are on sale. Snag these up while you can! 

Lastly, don't forget about your pajamas. All too often pjs can be pushed to the bottom dresser drawer forgotten about. Invest in a few great pieces like this chemise from PJ salvage-- you'll be wearing them for years! 

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Let us know what pieces you are always refreshing in your spaces, and happy shopping

xx

The Neat Girls

Thursday 07.06.17

Our 3 Favorite Products this Summer!

Over the long holiday weekend, we had much time to catch up on some of our own to do lists! Outside of purging expired spices and meds, we found time to just relax and get lost surfing the world wide web! Who knew there were so many amazing things to look at?!? As you know, we absolutely love the Container Store...but what you may not know, is that we equally love searching for things that you aren't seeing all over the place. We thought it would be fun to share our latest top 3 products that we think you all should know about. 

1. First up, from one of our all time favorite product companies, Serena & Lily, is this multi functional basket! Perfect for the shelves of your laundry room, playroom or closet. It's sturdy enough for you to put just about anything in it from books to towels...to even shoes! 

 

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2. If we've learned anything after doing this for over 8 years, it's that not every size bin or basket will fit where you want it to. So, it's definitley best to have options. Rejuvenation is upping their game in the storage & organization department and we could not be more obsessed. This box might be one of our all time favorties! The details with the exposed dovetail sides or the leather and brass handles make us want to put this in every client's home. Absolute perfection! 

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3. And last, but never least, we couldn't end our Summer favorites without something that bright and colorful. This flower tin is perfect for many more things than just recipes! Think pictures, buttons, matchbook or coin collections...yes, these are all the things we find in homes that never have the proper storage. Well, this little box would do just that. Provide a pretty home for all the random stuff! 

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Ok friends, now that we've shared some of the latest hidden gems, time to get back to tossing that Paprika we never did use in the past 5 years. 

:: Shop The Post :: 

xx

the NEAT girls

Tuesday 06.27.17

Rochester, NEAT has arrived!

We are clearly in a New York state of mind recently! We figured Manhattan couldn't be the only place in NY getting NEAT this year...the time has come for the upstate area to receive a little NEAT love as well! Welcome NEAT Method Rochester! We feel really lucky to not only have found one, but TWO incredible women, to join us in the Finger Lakes. These two ladies have some of the best energy and excitement we've ever seen. Please join us in welcoming, Lisa Erdle and Dina Madigan, our newest NEAT IOPs!

NM :: Hi ladies! Tell us a bit more about why you wanted to run NEAT in Rochester!

Lisa & Dina :: We each have three busy kids and spouses that work many hours so we fully understand the need for organizational systems. We both agree that family comes first, but it is not possible to enjoy and be present with your family when you are disorganized, can’t find things, running late and generally stressed. We are excited to take our experience in running well organized homes to implementing systems for others so they can spend more time doing what they love. 

NM :: What makes Rochester special?

Lisa & Dina :: Rochester, New York is unique for its natural beauty. We are surrounded by the finger lakes which provides a beautiful landscape all year long. The fall is an absolute must see if you have never been.

 

NM :What did you do before you ran NEAT?

Lisa & Dina :Both of us were stay-at-home moms!

NM :How long have you lived in Rochester? 

Lisa & Dina :Lisa was born and raised in Rochester and Dina has lived here for 5 years.

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NM :: What are your favorite places to shop in your city?

Lisa & Dina :One of our favorite places local shops is Arena’sThey have an amazing selection of European flowers as well as an impeccably curated collection of home goods.  Another favorite is Wegmans, a local grocery store.  For those who are not in the northeast if you ever are you must make a trip. There really is no other grocery store like it. The fresh produce, the seafood, dry aged meats and amazing cheeses make you want to cook – and eat!

We have fun at our local West Elm for all of the fun and easy to use accessories. They are a great resource for organizing items as well as seasonal accessories that you want to change. We also love our local Breathe Yoga and Juice. You can take a hot yoga glass, get a green juice and a pair of Paige Jeans all in one stop.

 

NM :: What are your favorite places to eat in your city?

Lisa & Dina :One of our favorite spots to eat is Next Door Bar and Grill (owned by Wegmans). They have amazing sushi and great wine selection. The Erie Grill is another great spot on the canal featuring lots of locally sourced foods with a great aesthetic. Branca is a great go to place for wood-fired pizza and a glass of wine. And our friends own an iconic place called The Pittsford Pub & Grille. It is a perfect spot to take your family after a game or meet friends for one of their many great beers.

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Rochester, professional organizing, Home organizing, Dina Madigan, Lisa Erdle

NM :: Show us a picture of your most organized space and tell us what it is?

Lisa ::  My favorite organized spaces are in my kitchen. I spend a lot of time in the kitchen and opening up neatly organized drawers gives me infinite joy. I also really like the beverage refrigerator to look like a hotel bar. Everything lined up!

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Rochester, professional organizing, Home organizing, Dina Madigan, Lisa Erdle

Dina :My favorite organized space is easily the pantry!

NM :Wow! Those are NEAT! :)  What are some of your favorite products? 

Lisa & Dina :We have lots of favorite organizing products.  We love anything lucite.  Love love love trays! And can’t walk away from a nice turn table.

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NM :: What can clients expect from working with the Rochester NEAT team? 

Lisa & Dina :: When someone hires us they can expect efficiency, professionalism, and respect for their time and home spaces. We treat our clients'  homes as if they were our own!

NM :: Last question, any hidden talents or fun facts? 

Lisa ::  Dina can do the splits!

Dina :: Lisa is fluent in Spanish!

NM :: Wow! That's impressive you two! We're so excited to have you both on the team and look forward to Rochester becoming even more NEAT! Rochester, feel free to reach out to Lisa & Dina!

xx,
the NEAT girls

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