Like it or not, we all have things that we accumulate over time. Most of the time this happens without us even knowing. After working with many men, NEAT has put together the top 3 things that men tend to hoard in their homes. Now, if you are starting to think that we are insinuating that it is all the man’s fault – you are wrong. We will have a follow up post with the top 3 things woman hoard as well!
Men and women alike, you can thank us now. Guys, we will help you avoid a fight when your lady friend moves in and ladies…well… you’ve been warned.
Without further adieu, the “Three C’s.”
#1. Men hoard CORDS (hey, that rhymes).
NEAT has decided that men must have a fear that cords cannot be replaced. When working with our male clients, we have seen cords from old televisions to first computers and old remote control cars. NEAT’s rule is: if you haven’t used the cord in the past two years (and that is being nice). You can likely kiss it goodbye.
#2 Men hoard COSTUMES (and we don’t mean sexy firemen ones)
Whether it is a single or married man, NEAT has found that every guy likes to keep costumes “just in case.” I mean, who doesn’t need a go-to disco outfit right? Chances are, if you wore the costume last year (and we aren’t judging you… grown men…) you will not want to be the same thing again this year. Just saying…
#3 Men hoard CRAP MAIL
For some reason, we have found a trend with men and mail. When the mail comes in, it gets glanced through for important things and then the rest is placed on a desk. Here is a helpful hint: When you have grabbed your mail and you are walking into your home, have a recycling bin near by. Then, train your hand to let go of the items into that bin instead of on your desk. Trust us, this training process will be much less painful than the argument of your “stuff being everywhere” with your lady!
Photo 1 found here :: Photo 2 found here :: Photo 3 found here
by admin on July 28th, 2011 | 1 Comment »
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“Octo-Mom” Nadya Suleman has made headlines for years after giving birth to eight children at one time, but lets face it – raising even one child can be a total handful! Here are some simple tips to help organize your child and make your life one million times easier:
Keep a Daily Schedule: When your child knows what to expect from the day, your day will become less of a battle to get things done.
Use the Same Storage Containers and Label them with Predictable Words: NEAT prefers the shoe bins from the container store with Avery labels. That way, your child can see what is inside and can predict the word on the front. This makes for easy cleaning and also fosters early literacy skills.
Stick to Your Guns: If you do not want to spend the rest of your life picking up after your children, then take away things when they are not picked up properly; and for the love of parents and teachers everywhere – do not clean up after them!
by admin on July 8th, 2011 | No Comments »
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Have you ever wondered what sets a store apart that looks like this, compared to….
Besides the absolute obvious, which is that the clothes from Barney’s New York are going to cost you significantly more than Forever 21, as organizers we see this scene completely different.
Lets be honest, Forever 21 is great to find that trendy piece that you have been dying to try, but as total type A’s, we can barely walk in the store without having a nervous breakdown. That led us to wonder, why does a store like Barney’s always look so much better than a store like Forever 21? There are probably many valid reasons that could be concluded, but, as organizers we like to think that we have the best answer.
Barney’s has made the choice to set a precedent in their store: sleek, stylish and ORGANIZED. When you walk into Barney’s, you pick up a shirt that is folded and then do your very best to fold it EXACTLY the way you found it. This happens without fail whether you are typically an organized person or not. This is because you do not want to ruin how beautiful the store looks.
But what about Forever 21? Have you honestly ever seen someone pick something up there and fold it nicely?? No. You haven’t. People pick things up, carry it with them, decide they don’t want it, and discard it at the nearest table, rack, or (our worst nightmare) the floor!
As organizers, we see every type of closet there is: walk-ins, reach-ins, shared, etc. Before we begin, many of our clients have closets that look like….how shall we put this… like Forever 21. One of the biggest concerns that we hear time and time again is, “So now you are going to make it look nice but let’s be serious, I will never be able to keep it this way.” Well, here is your answer:
Being organized will turn you from Forever 21 to Barney’s! You will love to shop your own closet so much that when you take something out you will actually want to fold it and put it back where it belongs and not on the floor. Why? Because you wouldn’t dare throw a Barney’s garment on the floor would you?? Take a look at your closet right now – are you more Forever 21 or Barney’s? If you are NEAT you will have a shopable closet that makes you want to stay organized. If you are more of a Forever 21, save yourself the money of buying new clothes because you can’t find the ones you own and get NEAT J
by admin on May 27th, 2011 | 1 Comment »
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