How We Keep it NEAT | Primary Closet

Saturday, September 9, 2023

Ever wondered how professional organizers keep their own homes NEAT? We're spilling our secrets and giving you an exclusive look inside our personal closets. From how we tackle accessories, to maintaining a streamlined wardrobe - discover 7 pro tips we practice in our own spaces.

1. Do a seasonal switch

“I love a good seasonal switch and just did mine for Fall! Not only does it make for more room in my closet but it forces me to do a purge because I am looking at my closet in depth once each season.”

- Marissa Hagmeyer, Co-Founder and COO

2. Hang up your hats

"With a small closet and limited space, and because of my love for hats, I use hat hooks on a couple of my bedroom walls. It’s not only functional but doubles as art."

- Lauren Combs, Director of Product Development

3. Choose storage pieces that double as decor

"NEAT’s Cane Box with Lid is the perfect solution to store sunglasses. The larger version is the ideal size and adds a beautiful element of design to the space."

- Hannah Goetz, Director of Franchise Operations

4. Create a capsule wardrobe

"We do not store our shoes in the closet to save space. We adapted the existing system when we bought our house by removing the shoe shelves and adding more drawers to avoid having a dresser in the bedroom. I am a minimalist when it comes to clothing, my ultimate goal is a true capsule wardrobe. I’m not quite there, but getting closer! I also add hooks anywhere I can."

- Julia Purdy, Director of Franchise Development

5. Corral daily use jewelry pieces in a tray

"I simplify mornings by displaying my favorite jewelry pieces in our Lined Acacia Tray. This helps me stay NEAT by not having to search for items and knowing exactly where to put them when I remove."

- Katie Koentje, West Regional Director

6. Prioritize what matters to you

"Prioritize space for the things that matter most to you. For my husband, that's shoes! Shoe storage doesn't have to be fancy as long as it's effective. Prior to our current system, we leveraged two Billy bookcases from IKEA."

- Nikki Orsborn, Lead Graphic Designer

7. Keep accessories visible

Create systems that allow you to shop your collections. Whether it's jewelry, handbags or hats, the more visible your collection is, the more likely you are to wear it. Find pieces that speak to your aesthetic — it's a great way to add a touch of your personal style! 

- Caitlin Sirriani, Northeast Regional Director


Lined Acacia Bin

Cane Boxes with Lid

Lined Acacia Tray

Oxford Bins


the NEAT team


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