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Friday 10.04.13

Weekly Recap :: Starting October with a BOOm!

This week, just like the last few weeks for the NEAT girls, have been full of jobs, jobs, and more jobs! Marissa helped this Miami, Florida resident get her closet organized. Check out this awesome before and after picture! When we asked her why the pants were on the top, Marissa said, "because we don't really wear pants that often here with the beautiful weather!" #FloridaLife

Miami Closet Organizing, Marissa Hagmeyer, South Florida organizing, Closet organization, Before and After, Closet tips

The Chicago team enjoyed transforming this fun His and Her closet!

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The DC girls wrapped themselves in paper and bows and helped a client surprise her mom with the best birthday gift...a newly organized closet! 

Washington DC, Catherine Zinn, Raelynn Johnson, before and after, organized closet, closet, luxury home, professional organizer, organizer

In the Twin Cities, Lauren took the week off of organizing to sightsee, catch a show, check out Kate & Wills digs, & see the MN vikings play in London with her husband, Ted.

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In San Diego, Katie got to take a pantry to the next level - baskets with labels is what made this client's space look great!

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In San Francisco, the team got to move one of their favorite client's into their new home! This home also happens to be an old firehouse that now has one of the best closets in San Francisco. 

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We hope October has welcomed you with open arms and an organized space!

xx

the NEAT girls

Wednesday 07.18.12

Changing Lives, One Closet at a Time

Everyone can relate to that stage in life, when you aren't quite ready to commit to owning a new home because there are still so many perks to renting! As life happens and we slowly start to outgrow our space, we still want and need our rented apartment to be a mature and sophisticated living space.

How do we accomplish this if we can’t even take a paintbrush or nails to the wall??

Brit Morin, founder of Brit & Co. (an amazing lifestyle brand and website dedicated to innovative ideas, apps, and products for the digital generation) came to us with this very problem! Her rustic chic San Francisco apartment may be decorated beautifully, but it was seriously lacking in the closet department. How is a girl to fit all her clothes in one little closet, let alone share with her husband?

With the help of NEAT Method, Brit’s guest bedroom was transformed into her dream walk–in-closet! AND the best part – not even one nail was put into the wall!

With a little closet rearranging, Brit’s husband’s belongings were reorganized into her old closet:

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Brit Morin, Brit and Co, closet, full closet, unorganized closet, closet tips, DIY, home decor, home organization

And his old closet became the “catch closet” for all items that were scattered around the guest bedroom - including skis and seasonal jackets:

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And...as for the once “guest bedroom" you ask?  

Just to give you a visual, here is what we were working with:

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Now...it just so happens to serve as Brit’s personal closet space filled with lovely dresses and amazing statement pieces!

Here are some pretty fabulous after pictures, along with tips on how we worked our NEAT magic:

The freestanding unit implemented is absolutely perfect for rental apartments! Not only does it leave the walls untouched, but the closet instillation can also be repurposed in your next home for an entirely new space. Whether it ends up in your basement or perhaps your garage, it's money well spent that can always find a new home!

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With Brit and her husband’s taste in mind, organizational items were purchased from The Container Store and implemented within the unit. Open bins help to maximize the space and provide easy access to hold smaller belongings including: purses, hats, and scarves.  

We also organized her shoes ROYGBIV, Brown, Black, and then within the color: flats, to heels, to boots.

And once again, we implemented our favorite black slimline hangers!

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We also placed her more fashionable jewelry on display in acrylic organizers:

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Living in a rental apartment has so many benefits, and now the few “typical drawbacks” don’t always have to be a disadvantage. We helped Brit make her closet space more functional and aesthetically pleasing - without even leaving a mark!

Now when Brit gets ready every morning, she feels like she’s shopping her closet!

What’s a girl not to love?

xx

The NEAT girls

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