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Monday 10.19.15

A Client Tells All :: The NEATest Kid's Room on the Block

Every time we look at this image, our jaws drop. Who wouldn't love this room as a child (or as an adult!?) Our NEAT organizer in Scottsdale, Mika had the pleasure of organizing this space but the icing on the cake was family who lives in the home is absolutely spectacular! Her client, Katie was kind enough to tell us a little bit about what it was like to work with the NEAT team. Have you been thinking of using NEAT but not sure what to expect? This client tells all!

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NM:: Hi Katie! Thank you so much for speaking to us about working with NEAT Method. Let's jump right in! After you hired Mika and her team to come, what surprised you the most about the experience?

Katie:: I think initally I was surprised that someone could be more organized than me! Not only was I surprised but BLOWN AWAY! It probably doesn't take much to impress a messy disorganized person...but for Mika to take my Type A, daily To-Do list making, everything has a spot, vacuum line loving life and truly PERFECT that has a gift. And to top it off, it is pretty and easily maintainable!!! Did I mention... SO PRETTY?! I am in organizational HEAVEN at home!

** In this photo, one of Mika's team members preps the closet. It's so important to get your hands on the whole space in order to ensure it is COMPLETELY organized!

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NM::Why was it important to you to get your girl's space organized? 

Katie :: Having 2 girls (3rd on the way) we have LOTS of clothes! It is so nice to open a drawer and SEE everything! I love having everything labeled so my 6 year old can read and help put things away! We can find hair accessories and a favorite pink shirt in a cinch on a busy school morning! Having Mika come in the first day of school and get me situated was a lifesaver! My favorite part is my play room!!! As most parents would agree the playroom is my nemesis! Mika has now come through 3 times and helped set up a system that is easy to clean up, easy to see the toys and keeps my anxiety at ease! I LOVE IT! 
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NM:: I think we can tell from your already glowing review of your experience BUT would you recommend Mika to a friend? 

Katie:: Well...considering I have already told ALL my friends about it that would be a big YES! I even went as far as blasting an email out to all Major league Baseball wives! I only pass on things I am really a true believer of and after using Mika in AZ and the SF team to unpack and organize our bay area rental home I am a HUGE believer in the Neat Method truly making my life easier and more efficient! Mad love to Mika and the rockstars at NEAT METHOD! 
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Thanks for sharing your NEAT experience with us, Katie! Your home is certainly one we LOVE coming to! Want to know more about the INCREDIBLE interior designer behind this amazing space? Check out Christina Forrest at 21 Interiors today!

xx

the NEAT girls

Thursday 08.04.11

Top 3 Things Women Hoard: What Every Man Should Know Before Moving In

Ladies, ladies, ladies.  Did you really think we were going to point the finger at the men for being the only ones unorganized??  Think again.  Even our good friend Giulana Rancic is trying to help women get rid of some things to make their relationships better.  Men, CAREFULLY forward this email to your girl.  Women, if you are ready to accept that you are indeed part of the problem, but you do not know where to start, here are the, “Three C’s” of what women hoard.

#1 Women Hoard Clothes

 

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We know that clothes is the obvious choice here, but lets be serious… nine times out of ten women DO hoard clothes!  Hanging on to clothing that you no longer wear makes it hard to see what you do wear.  Over time your style is naturally going to evolve, so ask yourself, “what is my style?”  Some items in your closet are not going to fit into that category so get them out!  One fantastic idea is to host a clothing swap with your friends.  Break open the bubbly and see if you can find new treasures.  Inevitably there will be many items at the end of the party that are unclaimed and they can be brought to Goodwill.

#2 Women Hoard Cosmetics

 

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Your purple eye shadow is from 1980 and if it is not... well then get rid of it anyways.  Women tend to purchase makeup and then hang onto it FOREVER.  InStyle did a fabulous article regarding this matter that every woman should read.  Even the NEAT team had to say goodbye to a few things after learning about the expiration dates of different cosmetics (See!  We're not perfect!)  Keep in mind as you look through your old cosmetics, most men prefer women with a fresh, natural face.

#3 Women hoard cards 

 

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Women tend to be more sentimental than most men.  We cry during commercials and are easily offended when our significant other does not like something that we own.  With this sentimental feeling comes the endless pile of greeting cards.  Card offenders, you know what we are talking about.  Every holiday season the cards come in and by February, you have them still stacked in a pile, hiding behind something else.  Every birthday you display your cards on a mantle or shelf but then weeks later you quickly put them in a drawer because you do not want to throw them away.  We completely understand the attachment but you must learn how to wrangle your emotional side.  We suggest finding a desk tray that you love and using that as a “catch all” for your cards.  To add a cute touch, tie the cards up with twine to give it an organized look.  Once the tray is full, take some time to look through the cards and decide which ones you can part with.

Alright ladies and gents, it is time to ORGANIZE.  Acknowledging typical problem areas is a great way to freshen up your space AND avoid an unnecessary argument.  Let us know how you do!

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Monday 06.13.11

Five Quick Tips to Give Your Closet a Fresh Summer Look

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With only two short weeks until the official start of summer, it’s time to get a jumpstart on the season by giving your closet a fresh summer look.  Summer is a time where bright colors, fun florals and carefree dresses hold precedent over boots, sweaters and hats.  If your closet looks more like a spring tornado hit, it will be hard to find your favorites and flaunt those great summer trends.  Here are five quick tips to give your closet the visual appeal it deserves and to make your clothes feel new again.

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Tip Number One: Purge

The best place to start freshening up your closet is to get rid of the things that you no longer wear.  Did you wear it last year?  If the answer is no, it is time to part ways.  Not only do these clothes take up valuable hanger space, but they also distract your eye from picking the clothes that make you feel great.  A tip that NEAT gives all of their clients is to pick a place to donate that inspires you to get rid of all unnecessary items..

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Tip Number Two: Store Out of Season Clothes

 Even the summer months can have some cold weather days but that is not an excuse to wear your favorite wool sweater and corduroy pants.  Storing out of season clothes can accomplish two important things.  First, it can help you to wear only what is appropriate for the season.  Second, when clothes are stored in bins for the season, they tend to feel new again when they are brought back out.  Nothing beats that “new clothes” feeling especially when it is with clothes that you already own.

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Tip Number Three: Matching Hangers

NEAT insists that every client have matching hangers in their closet.  It is important to make your closet a place that you are proud of and enjoy opening.  The right hangers can have a larger impact than most people think.  We prefer, “Huggable Hangers” because they are thin and their velvety texture keeps clothes hanging.  When all clothes are on matching hangers it begins to give your closet an unbeatable visual appeal.

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Tip Number Four:  Color Code Your Clothes

Color coding your clothes may seem like an over the top type ‘A’ thing, but it will help you to find your favorite green shirt much faster than before.  NEAT prefers to have whites first, then the good old ROY G BIV and finally grays, browns, and finish with black.  If you are really feeling good about the way your closet looks after your color-coding, take it one step further and organize within the color.  For example, put tanks first, then t-shirts and finish with long sleeves.  NEAT prefers to keep all dresses, suits, and pants separate so that clothes that are typically the same length stay together.

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Tip Number Five: Treat Yourself

When NEAT organizes a client’s closet, nine times out of ten the client finds something that they either forgot they had or swore they lost.  We hope that by organizing your own closet, you rediscover your favorite top that you haven’t seen in a while.  After some hands-on organizing, the NEAT team LOVES to get a good manicure.  We suggest you put on your favorite outfit from your newly revamped closet and treat yourself too!  Have dinner with friends, go out for a drink, get a manicure, you look good, and you deserve it!

For more information on where to find some of NEAT’s favorite organizing solutions, follow the links below.  To learn more about NEAT San Francisco, please visit our website at www.neatmethod.com

Places to Donate:

Goodwill

Soles 4 Souls

Salvation Army

To store your out of season clothes find your storage bins here

To find our our favorite hangers click here

*If you are a Costco member, you can find the hangers in a box of 50 for a great price!

 

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