Developing a clean design
The NEAT Method’s fresh approach to professional organizing.
Q&A with Brooke Nieman of NEAT
Method, a lifestyle service that provides
luxury organization solutions and custom designs, creating style and efficiency. The company has been featured in
top media outlets from House Beautiful,
Vogue, Forbes and The New York Times.
Tell us about your background,
how you got started in the industry,
as well as the background of
I was born and raised in Chicago and
am proud to call this wonderful city
home. I joined NEAT Method in 2013
as an organizer on the Chicago team.
Since then I have become exponentially
involved with the company and have
been running the Chicago market since
2014. My professional background is
in nursing and I feel that many of the
interpersonal skills I developed in nursing translate well to working with our
The company’s co-founders, Molly
Graves and Ashley Murphy met while
living in San Francisco. They quickly
discovered that they shared a mutual passion for creating clutter-free
living environments. Ashley and Molly
thought that the organizing business
needed a fresh approach that combined
the elements of making home organization fun and beautiful.
How would you describe NEAT’s
clients as well as the company’s
design process, and philosophy?
From the working professional to the
stay-at-home mom of four, we service
a variety of clients. Our clients look to
us to provide an honest and realistic approach to successfully containing clutter.
It is important to note that we custom-
ize every solution to fit the individual
needs and we believe no two homes are
identical. In order to create a successful
solution, it is imperative that NEAT fully
gets to know the individual!
NEAT Method is a full-service organizing business that is completely custom to each client’s specific needs. That
said, we will organize, purchase and
implement solutions, and donate and
consign any unwanted items leaving our
clients with nothing left to do but enjoy
their space. Our clients love working
with us because we also come armed
with the best resources out there. If they
need something beyond our scope of
services, we have taken the time to fully
vet out others that will maintain the
same quality standard that our clients
have come to expect and deserve from
someone working within their home.
What challenges are impacting the
industry and what are some of the
The organizing industry has come
extremely far over the past decade.
What was once a very dated industry
is becoming just as popular as interior
design. It is a service that many people
are looking for because quite frankly
most people just don’t have the time it
takes to truly get organized. Organizing is much more than a quick clean
up or de-cluttering session. When it is
the most effective is when systems are
set up and organizational products are
implemented that make it possible for
people to keep living NEAT, even after
the organizers leave.
Having organizational products that
match the aesthetic of your home is su-
per trendy and easy to accomplish these
days. There are so many great products