• Home Organizing in Hoboken + Jersey City: NEAT Method

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    Moving can be super stressful — and for our editor-in-chief Jen, who moved within Hoboken this summer, there were a ton of boxes to be unpacked. That’s where Louisa of Neat Method came in to help. Read on for all about this local Hoboken, Jersey City {+ NYC} home organizing company and some of the insane{!} before + afters:


    Hi guys! It’s been a while; mainly because my husband and I moved apartments over the summer and brought along everything our 1-bedroom apartment could hold {+ then some} to our new 2bed in the Mile Square. Finally — home office space {and more room for my dogs, because #MillennialStatus and that’s why I have a 2nd bedroom at the moment}. But with summer comes travel, busy schedules, and running around on weekends while working hard during the week — aka virtually no time to unpack our lives. Plus, when there’s down time, organizing isn’t always the top of the list of things that comes to mind for ways to pass the time even though I kind of love it.

    before

    2nd bedroom before pic. #stress

    But just because you love something does *not* mean you’re good at it. And while I love to organize my makeup or go through old clothing and do a wardrobe cleanout {usually with Tiffany Pinero Style or Bryn Taylor Style}, it went beyond that. What actual things do I need to make my life not only more organized, but more beautiful and make me feel happy when I look inside the closet?

    ^Louisa of Neat Method and some of her organizing crew

    To give myself some inspo, I had actually been following Louisa’s Instagram for a while as well as the Neat Method because #organizingporn is my crack {I also like to watch Hoarders while I clean…is it just me?}. But after following for a while, I knew I had to get in touch with Louisa — her work is amazing and has been featured in Real Simple and other big publications in the area.

    The Before

    We had a quick phone consult, and then I sent over before photos {that I’m embarrassed to show to the world, but c’est la vie it could be worse and we had just moved in so bear with me}:

    The coat closet/dog toy + treat area

     

    My closet. I’m embarrassed. No excuses.

     

    Kitchen cabinet with spices, teas, etc.

    There were a lot more but I’ll spare you.

    The Process

    Truly, the whole thing from soup to nuts is so much easier than one might think. Once Louisa and her team showed up to the apartment, it was game on. The process is 4-fold:

    • Take out and assess all belongings in areas of interest.
    • Sort them. Measure areas.
    • Go shopping for organizing bins, storage, and things that fit exactly in the spaces needed.
    • Organize and put away.

    For our situation {kitchen cabinets, unpacking a whole room, and several closets — the process took about 4 days total}. Louisa and her team showed up daily in the AM, and would work until dusk. We were out of the house for the day, and would come home excitedly to see the progress updates.

    The NEAT Method gals even took trips to The Container Store to buy all of the supplies needed, and just sent a bill after. Talk about first-class service.

    The Results

    Well, we don’t have to say much here — I’ll let the photos do the talking. But if this isn’t home porn, I’m not sure what is. Just sayin.

    Husband’s closet {we’ll spare you the before…}

    The coat closet and dog area. PORN I tell you.

     

    A jewelry section to my nightstand. Perfectly organized.

     

    Not a more beautiful sight could ever be seen…

     

    Spices, teas, baking supplies = all put away and laid out for easy access.

    Closet after. Purses organized, shoes on the door + above, drawers organized. J’amaze.

    It felt like a completely fresh start, and there’s now nothing that makes me happier than opening and closing my cabinets, closets, and doors.

    About NEAT Method

    NEAT Method is the nation’s largest home organizing company with organizers in more than 45 cities across the country. NEAT owner and organizer, Louisa, is located in Jersey City — who has been a resident for about five years. With a background in administration, she’s always been obsessed with all things organization and home decor. Louisa realized she could build a career doing what she loved and joined NEAT Method.

    NEAT Method’s professional organizers can transform nearly all areas of your home. Expert organizers take care of the entire process meaning they organize, purchase organizational solutions to complement your home’s aesthetic, implement those solutions, and donate/consign unwanted items. Whether you’re moving, getting married, having a baby, or just looking for a change in your existing space, they provide a custom and personal service you can maintain. You don’t even need to be there while they organize—perfect for busy families and professionals.

    NEAT also offers a variety of services to help with moves and relocations. They can help you prep for a move, manage detailed logistics with movers, unpack all of the boxes, and fully set up your new home.

    Get in Touch

    To get started, connect with Louisa for an in-home consultation at louisa@neatmethod.com. Post-consult, Louisa will send a customized proposal including an estimated cost and inspiration photos to help you visualize your home’s potential.

    Check out their full portfolio on Instagram and a list of complete services on their website.

    The Giveaway

    Head to the @HobokenGirlBlog Instagram where we’re giving away an extra special prize: 1 winner and a friend will receive an in-home consultation and two hours of complimentary organizing services. {Must be in Hoboken, JC, or NYC to redeem – giveaway entries end Saturday, 10/20!}


    Honestly, if I could do it all over for every move I’ve made in my life, I’d have contacted Louisa sooner. Her team was so organized, professional, caring, and all-around amazing. They were on-time and the talent in organization is out of this world. Cannot recommend them enough.

    This post is not sponsored, but services were offered complimentary to the author. All organizational materials were paid for.

    Have you ever hired a home organizer? Would you? Leave a comment below!


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    Jen is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Hoboken Girl. She started the site to discover and share the wealth of things happening in Hudson County. Her roots in the area extend to her maternal grandparents, who owned two textile factories in Weehawken and North Bergen. When not planning the next Hoboken Girl event/volunteer project or editing her life away, she can usually be found shopping at local boutiques, eating an Insta-worthy meal, walking her French bulldog + rescue pup, or watching the latest murder doc on Netflix with her husband.


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