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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

Thursday 01.02.14

New Year - New You :: 7 Rooms to Inspire You for 2014

Now that the buzz of the holidays (and the champagne) is fading away, it's time to get motivated! There is no better time to take the bull by the horns than the beginning of a new year. The NEAT girls have rounded up their favorite photos that will leave you inspired to live the NEAT life!

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If you have kids and are tired of looking at crafts everywhere, check out this colorful set up. Clear, labeled bins create the opportunity for children to develop literacy skills while maintaining a NEAT crafting space. 

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Ready for a pantry overhaul? This area was made with three simple items: jars, baskets, and labels!

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This woman's closet has been a fan favorite on our Pinterest page for weeks. Even if your closet isn't as big, the black, velvet hangers will change your space.

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The women aren't the only ones with inspiring closets. Even if you don't wear a suit this one is sure to catch your eye!

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Ready to make your home office feel like an inspiring place to work? This combination of storage solutions and personal items adds inspiration and organization all at once!

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Kid's play rooms can be impossible if the right storage isn't available. Shelving with various sized storage abilities is key. From legos, to dolls, every toy has a home in this space!

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If you aren't sure what to do with the various small items that a baby needs, take a look at this perfectly organized drawer. Acrylic drawer inserts have never worked so well!

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Looking for more organizational inspiration? Follow us on Instagram or Pinterest for a daily dose of NEAT!

Happy New Year

xx

the NEAT girls

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Friday 12.06.13

Friday Recap :: Hoarding for the Holidays?

TGIF! This week, we are diving in head first to the holiday season. NEAT's clients are hoping Santa puts them on the nice list since they are all wishing for a newly organized home! Raelynn and Catherine, in D.C., have been busy making this craft space every child's dream come true. It's better than visions of sugar plums if you ask us!

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Down in South Florida, Marissa is helping a client turn a bedroom into an amazing walk-in closet. Talk about every girls dream space!

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In San Diego, it's like Christmas for Katie as she awaits getting her client moved into this brand new closet. Nothing beats a blank canvas!

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Lauren and Kate in the twin cities have made this pantry ready for all of the up coming holiday hosting. They have LOVED every moment of working with this client!

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Heather and Molly got to work with the smallest of NEAT clients in this perfect little girl's room! It's felt even more like Christmas since California has been having some frosty mornings!

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In Chicago, Ashley and Brooke enjoyed a lovely event at The Container Store honoring the Step Up Women's Network. Thanks for including us!

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We hope all of you enjoyed your week and are taking a moment to enjoy the holiday season! Until next time...

xx

the NEAT girls

Thursday 09.05.13

Fall Fashion Week Trends 2013

It's that time of year again - Fashion Week is here and the NEAT girls are ready to scour all the latest fashion mags for the hottest trends. It has become a bit of a tradition for the NEAT girls to compare fashion to homes. This time, we are posting the latest trends for fall with some of our favorite NEAT spaces!

Fall Fashion Trend #1 :: Grey. Almost every NEAT girl has a grey wall in their home, so hearing that grey made the trending list in fashion was a major bonus!

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Fall Fashion Trend #2 :: Plaid. Nothing reminds us more of the Limited Too than a good plaid. Now that we're all grown up, we prefer the Chanel version. 

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Fall Fashion Trend #3 :: Lace. This sexy staple is making waves in high fashion, weddings and homes. We particularly love that lace is no longer a summer only choice! 

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Fall Fashion Trend #4 :: Leather. This fabric seems to be seriously trending, and not just for coats (although we do love a great biker jacket!). Even though it is completely opposite of lace, this masculine look is our new go-to staple! 

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Fall Fashion Trend #5 :: Animal Prints. This trend has officially divided the NEAT girls. We've got 50% love and 50% hate for the prints. But, we 100% agree that when done right (in home or fashion) it's killer!

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We hope this brings you fashion inspiration for fall! Enjoy the runway if you are lucky enough to be in New York. If not, enjoy your Instagram feed!

xx

the NEAT girls

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