When Blaire Davidson left her New York City job in wholesale merchandising to start NEAT Method in South Florida five years ago, she never imagined it would grow from a one-woman operation to a team of home organizers transforming living spaces from Delray Beach to Vero Beach. “We handle everything from donating and consigning unwanted items to implementing a [storage] system that works for each client’s specific needs,” she says of her services, which also include specialties like organizing boats and outdoor kitchens. “We are also happy to schedule monthly maintenance projects or prepare for a seasonal transition.”
With her original base in Jupiter, Davidson is now focusing her attention on Stuart and Palm City, helping the bevy of newcomers moving to the area start off on the right foot. “As people continue to move to the area, they need help unpacking and organizing their homes,” she says. “When you set up organizational systems from day one, you are setting yourself up for success so you don’t get bogged down in unneeded clutter. We all have busy lives, so I try to help people create a sense of order.” Turn the page for Davidson’s tips for kicking off the new year with a fresh, tidy space.
NEAT Method’s Blaire Davidson shares 3 simple ways to create more organization at home
Don’t keep anything out of obligation. I love to repurpose gifts or donate items I know I won’t use. Someone else can always benefit from something that is not serving you. Wish the item well and send it on its way.
Change your daily habits. Don’t wait for a special occasion or impending house guests to get your home in order. Get into the habit of setting aside time once a week to clear new clutter. Small things like regularly going through mail, checking expiration dates on food, and paring down your sock drawer can make a big difference.
Create stations. Create a drop zone for your keys and phone so you can always find them. A coffee station will keep mugs and coffee accessories in one area and make the morning routine easier. Homework stations for school supplies and teacher correspondence create a sense of calm.