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Thursday 10.12.17

5 NEAT Halloween Crafts

We believe even holiday decorations can be stylish and NEAT. There are so many options for chic Halloween decor these days and we’ve found some of the best and simplest DIY Halloween crafts. These projects won’t break the bank and will keep your home looking beautiful and NEAT, just a bit spookier!

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1. Falling Leaf Garland: 6th Street Design Studio

These falling leaves are simple, seasonal, and add a touch of glamour. These would be such a fun background for a fall party photo booth setup! Use real leaves if you've got them lying around, or even faux leaves if you want to reuse the garland next year!

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2. Splatter Paint Pumpkins: HOMEYOHMY

These pumpkins would make a beautiful Halloween arangement on your porch, or a nice display on your mantle. They're simple and elegant, but add a spooky flair! Plus, they don't require TOO much skill.

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3. Polka Dot Sequin Pumpkins: Sugar and Cloth

Another pumpkin option for you that's a bit more glam and a little less scary. These are sure to spice up any halloween display, and you could change the color to suit your style. Try this one with the kids!

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4.Tulle-Covered Balloons: Poppy Talk

How elegant are these simple tulle-covered balloons? This craft is probably the easiest of them all and makes almost zero mess. These would look great behind a food spread or a bar at a Halloween party.

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5. Simple Bat Wreath: Caitlin Cawley

You can't forget your front door! We love this minimal spooky bat wreath, but you can also go for more of a fall leaf or a pumpkin theme, the possibilities are endless.

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And of course, when you're finished creating your masterpieces, make sure you put everything back in your beautifully organized craft room! We just love this one from our very own Katie of NEAT SD.

Happy Crafting!

xx
the NEAT girls

Tuesday 11.15.16

4 Quick Ways to Update Your Craft Space This Holiday Season

‘Tis the season for holiday hostess gifts, family presents and greeting cards. No matter how big or small your space is, there is always a place in the home that holds crafting items such as gift wrap, cards, ribbon, scissors, and tape. During the holidays, that space is used more than any other time! We wanted to share 4 fast ways you can update your space to make it more functional this season.
 
Tip #1:: Categorize :: It seems like a simple suggestion but make sure you have like items together. Dedicating space for each category allows you to find what you are looking for with ease. 
 

Tip #2:: Eliminate :: We often hold onto every pen and paper pad we have ever received. Take just one minute to recycle/trash anything that doesn’t inspire you. Test your pens and markers out and keep only the best. Trust us, you will never pick a dried out pen to write your holiday cards!

Tip #3:: Contain :: When it comes to craft spaces we love anything and everything that is clear! Craft items are typically colorful which looks fun and inspiring in anything that you can see through. It also helps you recall what you already have in your space.

Tip #4:: Keep it Together :: No matter how large or small your space is, make sure your craft items don’t creep into other areas of your home. Trust us, if all the craft items are stored together, you are sure to create the most beautiful gift this holiday season.

Happy Crafting!
Xx
the NEAT girls
 
Thursday 10.13.16

ROY G BIV Themed Party

You may have thought our love for using ROY G BIV stopped at home organizing but that isn't entirely true. Have you ever thought about using this color-coding system to style your parties?? Well if not, you might after seeing these inspirational images. 

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First up, a fruit snack from a party hosted by our talented San Francisco girl, Lisa Ruff! Proof that we just can't quit with color-coding our closets. 

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This image really takes it to the next level and we LOVE it! For more images from this cute backyard bash see Pink Peppermint Design

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Since a gathering isn't a party without lots of sweet treats, don't forget to add this rainbow macaron tower to your next soiree!

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And finally the next time you purchase fun straws, don't just stop at one color. There is just something extra exciting about sprinking in a few more colors from the rainbow. 

Whether inspiration for your theme or just the way to set up one party station, don't forget to invite ROY G BIV to your next function! He will make the event a lot brighter!

xx
the NEAT girls

Thursday 10.06.16

NEAT Pumpkin Carving Alternatives

There is nothing a NEAT girl loves more than preparing a home for the holidays! However, we tend to be a bit Type-A about the types of decorations that we allow. Are you surprised?! 

While pumpkin carving can be quite fun you also have to admit it can be the opposite of NEAT, and the outcome doesn't always match the asthetic of your home. This year we might be able to inspire you to put down the knife and bust out the paint with a few of our favorite carving alternatives. 

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How scrupmtious are these donut pumkins? We have our friends at Studio DIY to thank for this idea! 

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If you are feeling super artsy, it just doesn't get much better than these hand painted floral pumpkins from Craft Berry Bush!

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For those of us with slightly less Picasso in you, keep in mind that a solid color can also go a long way! Lovely Indeed is a perfect way to describe these pumpkins and also happens to be the name of blog where we found them. 

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Speaking of solid colors, how about using our favorite, ROY G BIV? So simple, yet so cute! Thanks Jaderbomb for the inspo!

Who is feeling excited about Halloween now? We know we are feeling PUMPed! 

Happy Decorating! 

xx,
the NEAT girls

Wednesday 08.17.16

Have you Entered?

If you didn't get the memo, NEAT Method has teamed up with two of our favorite brands, State Bags and The Laundress to do a Fall Refresh Giveaway! Here are three reasons you should enter to win NOW!

Reason #1:: The Laundress was doing "Eco Friendly" before it was even cool. Who doesn't want to use a product that is good for the environment, beautifully packaged and most importantly, tough on stains?! This giveaway includes a $125 voucher for their products!

Reason #2:: State Bags are the "it bag" for back to school. The design alone puts other backpacks to shame but can we talk about the perfect pockets? The pack is made to keep you nice and NEAT at work or school. This giveaway includes $125 towards their backpacks as well!

Reason #3:: Have you always wanted to work with NEAT but can't because we are not in your area? We have launched, "NEAT it Now" our online organizing services and are excited to offer $200 toward our services in this giveaway as well!

Are you ready for a Fall Refresh? Remember, you only have until Friday to enter for your chance to win!

 

xx

the NEAT girls

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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