St. Louis

Tuesday 11.08.16

Find Out Who NEAT is Voting For This Election...

As we are sure most of you know, today is Election Day in the United States. At this point you would have had to have lived under a rock not to know who the candidates are and we are ready to share who we at NEAT are voting for…

Did you seriously think we were going to make NEAT political? We have completed our own votes for our recent favorite organized spaces.  No matter what party you favor, we are sure that these spaces would get your vote! The winner for best shoe solution goes to Melanie in Las Vegas. She used the Ikea Billy Bookshelves to complete this amazing shoe closet in a challenging space!

Our latest favorite pantry goes to Laura in Naperville. We love that she mixed and matched some of our favorite products from the Container Store to complete this perfectly appointed space.

Ashley in Washington, DC got top votes after working with wood hangers in this posh closet. 

Speaking of Closets, Liz in Milwaukee was voted best closet update. Check out the fun wallpaper used behind to add a pop! 

Finally, Alex in St. Louis got the vote for most motivating. We love the use of this smaller space dedicated to workout apparel. 

No matter what political side you fall on, get out and vote today! Then, after you are finished voting, get organized.

xx

the NEAT girls

Tuesday 10.20.15

Michael Jordan's Wife Has Joined NEAT

Did you hear the news?? Michael Jordan's wife decided to join the team! Did you think we meant the NBA player?? Ha! We mean THE Michael Jordan from St. Louis - his wife Alex is launching our newest NEAT city! Today, you are going to get the full scoop on what makes her so great:: 

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NM:: I mean we seriously can't get over the whole Michael Jordan thing, Alex BUT do you have  any other hidden talents we should know about?

AJ:: I have been known to carry a tune. I’ve sung at church and have made appearances on stage with local singer/songwriters throughout the years. 

NM:: That's awesome! So you must have some organizing skills as well :) What can clients expect when they hire you?

AJ:: A very keen attention to detail! I love everything to have a special place and for those places to make sense for the people using them. I want my customers to learn that, with me, they can expect to receive beautiful and maintainable solutions for their organizational needs.

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NM:: So tell us a bit about St. Louis... What makes your city unique?

AJ::I can’t fail to mention the obvious, The Gateway Arch, which is America’s tallest monument. We’re also lucky to have some amazing attractions including one of the country’s best (and free) zoos, countless museums and music venues, as well as Forest Park. Fun fact: Forest Park is nearly twice as big as New York’s Central Park! It’s also the magical location where my now husband and I got engaged. ☺ There are so many fun and special places to visit here. I really think St. Louis is quite underrated by many, in fact!

NM:: You seem to be in love with your city - how long have you lived there?

AJ:: I am proud to say that I was born and raised in this wonderful city. Aside from my time in college, when I lived in Texas, St. Louis has always been my home.

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NM:: This is great news for us because it means you know the in's and out's of shopping and eating in St. Louis! First, can you share where you love to eat?

AJ:: The brunch selection at Half & Half is to die for. I love their breakfast sandwiches – with a mimosa, of course! For lunch, I’d recommend tacos from Gringo. If it’s nice out, you can sit on the sidewalk patio and people watch. Dinner must be had on The Hill – St. Louis’ very own “Little Italy.” My favorite is Anthonino’s Taverna. For something sweet, you can never go wrong with a visit to Ted Drewes or Bailey’s Chocolate Bar, both St. Louis staples.

NM:: How about the shopping?

AJ:: Blush Boutique, Cherokee Antique Row, Ivy Hill, and Three French Hens are four you cannot miss while you are here!

 

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NM:: Outside of your city, do you follow any blogs for inspiration?

AJ:: Magnolia Homes – If you’ve seen HGTV’s hit show, Fixer Upper, than you’ll already be familiar with the beautiful and talented Joanna Gaines. This blog is for anyone who loves all things home design. There are amazing DIY projects, plus you can visit the Magnolia online shop and get some of their incredible products for your own home. This little (not so little anymore) shop and inspiring family located in Waco, TX brings back great memories of my time at Baylor University. 

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NM:: So let's talk PRE NEAT. What did you do before you joined the team?

AJ:: I was a product development coordinator for a women’s footwear company. So yes, I was surrounded by shoes every day. Pretty cool!

NM:: That's awesome! What made you want to make the transition to organizing?

AJ:: Personally, I was looking for an entrepreneurial opportunity that I was passionate about, and something I could start in my city. NEAT will be able to serve St. Louis and its residents by offering a unique service they’re not yet receiving. This is a great city, with great people, and I know they’re going to love what NEAT can do for them!

 

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NM:: What do you think is going to be your favorite part of running NEAT in St. Louis?

AJ:: Getting to know my city and the great people who live here a little better. St. Louis has a small town feel despite being a large metropolitan. It seems as though you’re always meeting someone who has connections to other people you know or have known. It will be fun to start making more of those connections as I meet people and forge new relationships around St. Louis.  

NM:: Do you have a business that you admire?

AJ:: TOMS Shoes – I love a business with a cause and a mission, and I have always admired TOMS Shoes for being just that. Not only have they created a cool product that tons of people love and wear, but they’re also impacting people in a global sense. I think that’s a pretty sweet deal.

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NM:: Okay, you knew it was coming... show us a picture of your least organized space and tell us what went terribly wrong!

AJ:: This is my spice drawer. All of our cabinet space is occupied, so I had to settle for this drawer next to the stove for spices. I’m learning that it’s not working for me (clearly) and I’m now rethinking how some other cabinets in the kitchen are being used. I think I’m going to do an overhaul in there soon to rearrange and make the space more functional. I’ll keep you posted on that endeavor! 

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NM:: Okay, we will let you redeem yourself! Can you show us a picture of one of your most organized spaces?

AJ:: Sure! This is the closet in my home office, which recently just got a much needed face-lift. I’m loving how simple and clean everything is now! It makes working in my office fun, productive, and relaxing knowing everything has a special place.

NM:: Love! What is your favorite product to use while organizing?

AJ:: I’m a sucker for a good basket! I can’t even begin to imagine how many are actually in my own home right now…

 

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NM:: This has been so fun! Is there anything that else that you think our readers need to know about you?

AJ:: I am so excited to get started with NEAT! I know my clients will appreciate the ways I can help them and I can’t wait to make new friends along the way. I am grateful for the opportunity and can’t wait to begin this new adventure!

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We are so happy you found us, Alex! We are looking forward to seeing many new, NEAT spaces in St. Louis! Want to get ahold of Alex OR want to join her team?! Find her contact information here!

xx 

the NEAT girls

 

Tuesday 09.29.15

A New Era for NEAT

As you all know, we have spent the past few years opening NEAT Method in cities across the U.S. one city at a time... Today, we are excited to share that we are finishing this NEAT year by launching in FOUR new cities. Anxious to find out if NEAT is in your city?? The new cities are....... drumroll please.......

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That's right! NEAT is opening it's doors in Denver, New Jersey, St. Louis and Milwaukee! Last week, we all met in Chicago to talk all things NEAT and to say we did a little talking is an UNDERSTATEMENT! First, we talked about what it takes to launch in a new city. 

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Then we did a private tour of our favorite store, The Container Store to discuss the in's and out's of purchasing the right products for our clients. 

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Finally, we met with key partners that help make NEAT the business that it is. 

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These new NEAT girls are ready to take on their cities one house at a time! Want to get in touch with them? Be sure to check out the new location pages on our site!

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Want to know more about our new NEAT cities? These next four weeks, we will be introducing them to you one at a time! Please give a warm welcome to all four cities!

xx

the NEAT girls

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