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Tuesday 10.14.14

Easy Ways to Decorate for Fall without Needing Lots of" Stuff"

Everyone loves to get in the holiday spirit...but one thing everyone doesn't always love, is the large amount of decor you have to store in-between each holiday. To have the best decorated home each holiday, you'd basically need an extra garage just to store the goods!

Lucky for you, we've scoured the web to find some pretty great fall decor that doesn't require significant storage when the season is over...mainly because these items are low in price (giving you big bang for your buck) and also because you won't need to store much for next year! As any organized person would agree, why keep more "stuff" in the house than necessary!

First up, everyone's favorite - candy corn! This fall candy can be put in various locations throughout your home and instantly add a festive touch! Use those empty vases and or candle votives you have lying around to display the candies! Added bonus to decorating with candy corn - just toss the candy at the end of the season!

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Same goes with corn kernels! Who says you can't do the same with these! Our co-founder Molly loves using these around her home! When the season is over, she just tosses them out to the birds! How clever, and sweet, of her!

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Or wrap tiny corn on the cobs around a candle, using burlap string. So cute!

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And how about purchasing a pumpkin and using it as an ice bucket for your next party? When the party is over - toss the pumpkin...or make pumpkin soup! ;)

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See decorating for the fall holiday does not require massive (or expensive) decorations to add a festive touch! However, anything that helps you get in the holiday spirit is just fine by us! Well, errrr...unless you have an extra garage just for holiday decorations ;)

xx

the NEAT girls

Tuesday 09.16.14

Our Football Survival Guide

It's officially football season in America! And for the majority of us, this typically means crowding around a TV with yummy snacks and fulfilling drinks while cheering on your favorite team! On the flip, your boyfriend or husband practically ingnores you for those few hours, only occassionally looking your way to smile during a horrible commercial. "Oh hey, honey"

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Well the JOKE is on him! While he's busy drooling at the 65 inch LED HDTV...you can slyly sneak away and get to organizing & styling his man cave that has always needed your personal touch.

And you're in luck, here are our most recent favorite finds!

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:: magazine tote :: bourbon candle :: Restoration Hardware Office Supplies (on sale) :: silver tray with leather handles :: agate bookends :: leather hanging file box :: linen bulletin board :: foldable baskets :: 

 

Between all of these items, you should be able to make Mr. (Almost) Perfect....well, at least perfectly organized in his office! ;)

xx

the NEAT girls

 

Tuesday 09.09.14

NEAT + NYFW =

Fall Fashion Week has officially kicked off in New York City and it is officially our favorite occassion to followWith more than 100 shows taking place, we of course have been dying to find out about the latest and greatest street styles and celebrity sightings! Here are just a few of our favorite and most interesting finds...paired with NEAT & organized spaces of course!

 

 

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It's settled... Fashion & Organization go hand n' hand!

xx

the NEAT girls

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Tuesday 08.26.14

3 Ways to Organize DIY Style...

Who doesn't love a good DIY project? It's always fun when a rainy day comes along or the kids head back to school. Time to just sprawl out on the floor among all your supplies and get crafty! And what better way to get crafty, then by completing a little DIY... organization related obviously!!

Here are just a few of our favorites...

1. One of our favorite DIY Organization Queens is IHEART Organizing - and she just so happens to have a great DIY tutorial on making your very own bracelet display! Learn how here!

2. We're obsessed with hese amazingly sharp looking gold and acrylic clipboards to keep your papers off the floor and organized in style!

How about hiding some of those electrical cords and/or routers that tend to be eye soars?! Get a little crafty and glue old spine books together to create hidden storage! Details here

You now know what we plan to do on our next rainy day! Bring on the DIY!

xx

the NEAT girls

Thursday 07.03.14

Everyone to the Patio for the Fireworks!

In honor of warm and sunny SUMMER (and obviously the Fourth of July tomorrow), we've decided to round up some of our favorite drool-worthy patios spotted on Pinterest! Who wouldn't want to take a seat in one of these chairs... while watching the fireworks with a nice chilled glass of rose, obviously! ;)

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And because we can't go one day without talking about organization (can you blame us?), we've found a few items to make your patio Pinterest worthy!

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:: Industrial String Lights :: Garden Glory Garden Hose Antler Hooks :: Cube Lanterns :: Bar Cart :: 

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Here's to hoping every summer's evening can be spent on a beautiful patio!

Have a Happy 4th!

xx

the NEAT girls

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Thursday 06.19.14

BBQing with the NEAT Girls

SUMMER Barbecuing is THE BEST and we couldn't be more excited to have BBQing season officially underway! Bring on the hotdogs, burgers, and grilled corn on the cob!!

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With that in mind, we'd like to share some of our recent favorite must finds to help you have the ultimate BBQ this summer!

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:: Travel Chef BBQ Set :: Outdoor Party Bucket with Table :: Personalized Bev2go Stemless Traveler Cups :: Gingham Paper Straws :: Floating Pom Poms :: American Flag Spatula :: Furbish Studio Pink Cocktail Napkins :: Mason Jar Utensil Holder Set :: Crate&Barrel Acrylic Beverage Dispenser ::

How cute are all of those items?? Now if only you knew what to make? We're pretty sure these are gauranteed to be a hit!

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Cheers to your next outdoor party!

xx

the NEAT girls

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Wednesday 05.28.14

Wedding gifts to KIMYE!

So unless you live under a rock, everyone already knows that the "King & Queen of the United States of America" were recently married this past weekend in Italy. Congrats to the newly married Kim Kardashian and Kayne West...aka Kimye!

Of course we were dying to see the dress, but we were even more curious to find out exactly what the newlyweds recieved in terms of gifts?! Well... we don't really know the answer to that - BUT, we do have some great ideas on what they could/should have received! And these wedding gift ideas might just come in handy next time you attend a wedding this summer!

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For the couple that likes to have a good time and put back a few cocktails, check out Julibox. Each month, the newlyweds will receive a box at their door filled with two great cocktails + recipes. WIth enough ingredients to make two cocktails of each recipe (four in sum), it is the perfect gift that keeps on giving each month! Cheers to the Mr & Mrs!

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What do you do for the couple whose registery has already been filled and already have everything they could ever need? Other than giving straight up ca$h (which is fine by us!)...think about giving customized plastic Tervis Tumblers with pictures of the happy couple. Perfect for those summer BBQs and any outdoor dining event. How cute are these??

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If you haven't heard of NewlyWish - now is the time to check it out! Not only do they have great unique gift ideas (think home decor, experiences, honeymoon funds, etc) --- BUT, the just so happen to have NEAT Method as an option. Say what?! Perhaps the newlyweds are just moving into together after the big day...how perfect would giving the gift of NEAT be? We think so ;)

Plus we all know the saying "Happy Wife = Happy Life" but shouldn't it really be "Happy Organized Home = Happy Life"?! ;)

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Cheers to kicking off wedding season in true fashion - you actually buy an amazing gift, and on time!

xx

the NEAT girls

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Thursday 04.24.14

Picnic Planning Round Up

Spring has finally sprung (mostly) and nothing goes better with Spring than a weekend picnic. We figured what better way to celebrate Spring than to share some of favorite discoveries to make your picinic the best yet! 

When we saw this all in one backpack with the vintage plaid pattern, we knew it had to be ours! How convenient to have everything packed up nice and NEAT into one bag that is easy to transport!

What's a picnic without a place to sit!? As much as we would love to look like a Pinterest ad and sit on a georgous Pendleton blanket, we know that the best picnics include at least one spill. With that in mind, we found some great options that have a waterproof side - GENIUS! Whether it's damp grass or an over served picnic guest, this blanket will keep you dry while enjoying the outdoors!

Is the whole "picnic thing" not up your alley? Fine. We can solve that. Please meet picnic's cuter, younger sister - glamping. Feast your eyes on this setup and tell us you are not ready to join?!

Obviously we cannot share a post about how to properly spend the weekend eating a drinking without suggesting some of our favorite wines. Our current obsessions are from Scribe winery in Sonoma....oh, and we highly recommend the Rose.

If you aren't close by, you can buy their wines online here. You'll thank us later! Enjoy picnic season and remember to keep it NEAT!

xx

the NEAT girls

 

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Thursday 03.20.14

Hello SPRING....

"YESSSSSS!!!!!!" - says the entire right half of the United States today.

Why? Because today just so happens to OFFICIALLY be the first day of SPRING!

We know our colder weather cities could not be MORE excited to finally (hopefully) be seeing some warm sunshine in the weeks to come! In honor of such a happy time, we've decided to round up some of the latest & gratest organizational solutions that just so happen to have a POP of color! Each product is guaranteed to brighten your space in no time! 

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West Elm has new Mosiac Triangle Jewelry Boxes that will make a beautiful graphic statement AND keep all your baubles organized in high style!

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Pay homage to Spring with a JAYES Catch All Bin. It will keep all of your little jars and bottles that sit on the counter corraled!

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Our friend Jonathan Adler has the cutest Puppy Canisters to stash all your puppy's stuff in style!

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OK... so this one isn't necessarily colorful... BUT it will help display all your vibrant clutches nicely! We are absolutley obesessed with all things by GLAMbox - espeically this GLAMdivide!

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Now that you have completed a, "Spring Space Lift," it's officially time to bring on SPRING and all things floral!

xx

the NEAT girls

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Thursday 02.20.14

A Peek Inside this Girl's Goody Bag

Often times our client's ask us what is actually inside our bags....and not just what we bring on the job, but more - what do we carry around in our bag on a daily basis to stay organized on-the-go. We've decided to take a look inside our SF gal Heather's Lo & Sons OG Bag and spill the goods (literally!)

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Help I Have Problems Kit :: Each little square pack solves a particular (what could be) semi-crisis...ie "Help I have a headache" or "Help I have a blister." It's always smart to be prepared, beacuase who doesn't really have at least 1 problem in their day??

the NEAT Family Personal Life Planner :: Of course each NEAT girl needs their own personal day planner to keep day-to-day plans on track! Erin Condren is a great website to create customized planners - and added bonus, they are currently 40% off! 

Truffle Skinny Privacy Pouch :: Perfect for keeping receipts together and making returns instantly effortless

Michael Kors iPhone Wallet :: Perfect for keeping your most important items in one spot - money & your phone!!

Other small neccessities - Esos Chapstick :: Chanel Gloss :: Tide To-Go Stick :: BKR Glass Heart Bottle :: Custom NEAT Method Stamp :: Mini Swiss Army Knife :: KIND Granola Bars

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Ok, now that Heather's shared a day inside her organized bag...what are some of the things that you carry around everyday?? Are you as NEAT as she is?

xx

the NEAT girls

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