Windy City is Growing
Chicago was our second market to launch and it’s been growing ever since. Please join us in welcoming the newest Chicago owner – Katie Monge! Read more about her to see what a great addition she is!
NM :: Welcome Katie! What made you want to run NEAT Chicago?
KM :: I’ve had a love for organizing since I was little and have even organized for friends for many years. I was excited to pursue something I’m passionate about and make a career out of simplifying others’ lives. I know how busy and hectic life can be living in Chicago and I’m excited to create clutter free and organized spaces for my clients so they can enjoy the great city we live in.
NM :: What did you do before NEAT?
KM :: For the past 11 years I was an event planner for a trading firm in Chicago. Anything from planning company trips to holiday parties to concerts and everything in between. If someone wanted an event or activity planned – I made it happen.
NM :: What makes Chicago so great?
KM :: Chicago is so full of life. There is always something to do or see – in rain or shine! Amazing restaurants, museums, broadway shows, and a beach/lake in a big metropolitan area!
NM :: How long have you lived in the Windy City?
KM :: I moved to Chicago shortly after college in 2003, so it’s going on about 16 years. I’m proud to call Chicago my home!
NM :: What are your favorite places to grab a bite to eat in Chicago?
KM :: My husband and I love eating and trying out new places, some of our favorites are RPM Steak, Alinea, Monteverde, Schwa, Green Street Smoked Meats, DMK Burger, Panes and our newesty neighborhood favorite is Dutch and Docs.
NM :: What do you think is going to be your favorite part of running NEAT in your city?
KM :: I love helping people create clean and organized spaces to come home too. Helping others live an organized life allows them to focus on the more important things – family, friends and enjoying Chicago.
NM :: What can people expect when they hire you to organize their home?
KM :: I’m a perfectionist, and they can expect great attention to detail. My priority is the client – I listen to their needs and create an end product that checks off all their boxes, and maybe even more!
NM :: Would you please show us your most organized space? We’d love to see it!
KM :: My closet – it’s my happy place! I like giving everything in its own special place and of course color coordinating all my tanks, tees dresses, pants, etc.
NM :: What about your least organized space? What happened?!
KM :: My basement bedroom closet, we don’t have a lot of storage areas so this has become the place for all the odds and ends and big stuff we have nowhere else to hide them.
NM :: Do you have any hidden talents?
KM :: I’m an avid 80s and 90s fan, so I’m huge on all movies, shows and movie from that time period. Feel free to quiz me! 😉
We are so excited to add you to the NEAT team! Welcome Katie
the NEAT girls