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Neat Freak new owner of BE ORGANISED

Posted by Isabelle on Tuesday, March 19, 2013, In : News 

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Invitation to all to join the team (as product consultants)

Posted by Head Chiquita on Friday, June 15, 2012, In : News 
Neat Freak is a professional organising business that combines organisational products with time-saving tips and declutter ideas. We are looking for motivated people who are keen to learn and earn!

The benefits of joining our team:

NO INVENTORY: your starter pack is all you need.
BUSINESS IN DEMAND: South Africans are joining the international movement to becoming more organised.
FLEXIBLE HOURS: You decide when YOU want to work.
LOW START-UP INVESTMENT
NO TERRITORIES: You can sell anywhere, buildin...
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Next NF OPEN DAY

Posted by on Wednesday, November 16, 2011, In : News 
Our offices are closing on 15th December so GET YOUR XMAS SHOPPING SORTED!!!

Next Open Day: 25th November 2011
Time: 9am - 6pm
Where: 37 Buckingham Place, Cowies Hill (KZN)

Loads of specials and new products ON SALE in celebration of our 3rd Birthday.
CASH or EFT is preferred but we will be able to process credit card payments on this day.
PLUS, if you need some advice, speak to NF Head Chiquita on the day.

For more information, you can call Isabelle on 082-673-9740

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Organise your Home workshop cancelled

Posted by Head Chiquita on Thursday, November 3, 2011, In : News 
The next Organise your Home workshop which was due to be held on 12th November, has been cancelled.

With so much going on at this time of the year, we were unfortunately not able to get the numbers we were needing to make it viable, so we will revisit this in the new year.

We will keep you posted.

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REMINDER: Next NF Open Day 27th May - starts at 9am to 6pm

Posted by Isabelle on Tuesday, May 24, 2011, In : News 
The next Neat Freak OPEN DAY will be held on Friday 27th May (09h00 - 18h00)
37 Buckingham Place, Cowies Hill, KZN

LOADS of SPECIALS and NEW STOCK.
Organisers - Storage - Space savers
Look forward to seeing you there!

CASH or EFT by prior arrangement.
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Next OPEN DAY

Posted by Isabelle on Tuesday, March 1, 2011, In : News 
The next Neat Freak OPEN DAY will be held on Friday 4th March (09h00 - 18h00)
37 Buckingham Place, Cowies Hill, KZN

LOADS of SPECIALS and NEW STOCK.
Organisers - Storage - Space savers
Look forward to seeing you there!

CASH or EFT by prior arrangement.
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Error in MOM Diary

Posted by Isabelle on Monday, January 24, 2011, In : News 
Hi Everyone - I received this mail from one of my clients today regarding the MOM Diary and thought you all should know (thanks Debbie).

Just so that you can maybe let your other clients know that purchased the MOM Diary there is a misprint in the 2011 Year Planner. October month  shows the 1st as a Friday when it is in fact the Saturday, I only know as I booked my holiday around these incorrect dates.  In addition maybe check but other calendars show the 27 December as a Public holiday – t...

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Podcast available (Neat Freak on ETV)

Posted by Isabelle on Friday, October 8, 2010, In : News 
As previously mentioned, Neat Freak had the chance to be on the Keep it Real show, and this aired on ETV on 23rd September.
For those of you who didn't get to see it, you can view the podcast online (under Week 4-Decluttering that Mess).

A big thank you to D.I.Y. Dad (handyman extraordinaire) for his help doing the installations on the day. It was a big help and if you live in the Durban area and want D.I.Y. Dad's fantastic service, call JP on 082-675-8116.

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Neat Freak makes its TV debut

Posted by Isabelle on Wednesday, September 15, 2010, In : News 
It was a busy week-end for Neat Freak as I was a speaker at the Ready Set Go workshop (at the Durban Country Club) and then, got the opportunity to be filmed and interviewed for Lisa Raleigh's new show, Keep it Real!

After a bit of a rush (both time-wise and excitement-wise), I had to get back home after the presentation and begin de-cluttering a room for the show - but it all worked out. Thanks to my hubby for being such a great help and the kids were so excited to the see the process.

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DCC Ladies Wellness Workshops

Posted by Isabelle on Monday, August 23, 2010, In : News 

The Durban Country Club in association with the Ready Set Go team has launched a wellness programme which consists of six ½ day workshops that will leave you inspired to lead your best life. And in September, Neat Freak will be part of the programme.

Join us and take the challenge and change your life by attending one or all of the fun, interactive workshops hosted by knowledgeable speakers.  The monthly themed workshops will take you on a journey of discovery and inspiration.

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ECR House & Garden Show

Posted by Isabelle on Tuesday, August 17, 2010, In : News 
WOW - what a busy July it was for Neat Freak.

The H&G show now has a section called the HOMEGROWN Fair, which showcases local design and homegrown brands. Neat Freak was lucky enough to exhibit in this section and whilst it was a hectic schedule to keep, it was invaluable experience.

A big thanks to Terry Angelos of Wart & Fish Trading, for running a well organised and lovely show.

See you all there next year.

Click here for more info : H&G Show

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BWA Regional Business Achievers Award - Finalist

Posted by Isabelle on Tuesday, August 17, 2010, In : News 
I was recently nominated for a Regional Business Achiever's Award in the Emerging Entrepreneur category. This is an annual award that is run by the Business Women's Association. After being shortlisted and interviewed, as the owner of Neat Freak, I made it into the finals.

The awards were held on 28th July and whilst i didn't walk away with the prize, I was thrilled to have made it that far! Who knows, perhaps if I get nominated again, I can clinch it.

Click for more info:
The Mercury

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POAA Conference - 2010

Posted by Isabelle on Monday, May 24, 2010, In : News 
The Professional Organiser Association Africa (POAA) is proud to bring you the 4th Annual Professional Organisers' Conference at the magnificent Lagoon Beach Hotel, Cape Town, South Africa.

Our Conference theme: ‘Beyond All Limits’ promises to inspire and inform you with our speakers covering a wonderfully diverse range of topics that will take us from strategies for success through to turning passion into profit and beyond!

WHEN: 28th August 2010 (08h30 to 17h30)

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Open Day - 28 & 29 May

Posted by Isabelle on Monday, May 24, 2010, In : News 
28th May (09h00 - 14h00)
& 29th May (09h00 - 12h00)
37 Buckingham Place, Cowies Hill, KZN

LOADS of SPECIALS to and NEW STOCK.
Look forward to seeing you there!

CASH or EFT by prior arrangement.
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Open Days

Posted by Isabelle on Tuesday, March 2, 2010, In : News 
SALE -  SALE  -  SALE

Neat Freak OPEN DAY:
 
19th March (09h00 - 14h00) 
& 20th March (09h00 - 13h00)

37 Buckingham Place, Cowies Hill, KZN

LOADS of SPECIALS to make way for new stock. 


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NEW products & SPECIALS online

Posted by Isabelle on Tuesday, March 2, 2010, In : News 
The Neat Freak online shop has loads of new products to view and specials on offer.

In-shop specials also, up to 15% off to make way for new stock.

Call 082 673 9740 or make your online purchases today

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LAUNCH of ONLINE STORE

Posted by Isabelle on Monday, February 8, 2010, In : News 
Finally I can declare the Neat Freak online store open for business. I hope you will enjoy your retail therapy!
Go to: http://neatfreak.store.co.za/

REMEMBER: Products are still available to view and purchase from the home shop.
Next open day: Friday, 19th March (09h30 - 14h00)

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SLIGHT DELAY OF ONLINE STORE

Posted by Isabelle on Monday, February 1, 2010, In : News 
I have to break my promise of the online store going live in January as I'm being a bit of a control freak!
I undoubtedly will encounter some technical problems when the store goes live, but for now, I am trying to get it up and running without these glitches.

PLEASE bare with me - hopefully it will be worth the wait and functional in the next few days!

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Next ORGANISE YOUR HOME workshop

Posted by Isabelle on Monday, February 1, 2010, In : News 
Bookings now open for next Neat Freak ORGANISE YOUR HOME workshop, taking place on 27th February 2010.
Limited to 10 people per workshop.

Based on the Neat Freak information pack for the home, this workshop will give you tips for kitchens, bathrooms, home office and more. Learn how to use colour and decor to your advantage and optimise the space you have available.

Opening Times: registration 08h30. Starts 09h00 – 12h30 pm

BOOK ONLINE: http://www.neatfreak-sa.com/workshops.php
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Next 'Parenting' workshop - 30 January 2010

Posted by Isabelle on Friday, January 8, 2010, In : News 
Bookings now open for next Neat Freak GUIDE TO ORGANISING YOUR KIDS workshop.
Limited to 10 people per workshop.

Based on the Neat Freak information pack, learn how to set routines, de-clutter and define children’s spaces, deal with school & homework and MOST IMPORTANTLY, raise responsible and organised children.
LIMITED TO 10 PEOPLE. BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL.

Opening Times: registration 08h30. Starts 09h00 – 12 pm

BOOK ONLINE: http://www.neatfreak-sa.com/workshops.php

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OPEN SHOP - 13th January 2010

Posted by Isabelle on Friday, January 8, 2010, In : News 
After the ‘silly season’, it’s time to get back to a semblance of organised living. So, if you need organising products to get going, the Neat Freak shop will be open without the need for an appointment.
Time:   9 am - 3 pm
Where: 37 Buckingham Place, Cowies Hill, 3610

Stockists of organisational products such as boxes, gorgeous stationery and lots more.

No Credit Cards. CASH or EFT by prior arrangement.

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ONLINE SHOP LAUNCHES END-JANUARY 2010

Posted by Isabelle on Friday, January 8, 2010, In : News 
Neat Freak has been slowly growing its product range and if all goes well, the fully functional online shop will be launched by end-January 2010.

This means you will be able to purchase any of your favourite Neat Freak products and have them delivered directly to you.

I look forward to providing you with functional and fun organisational products.

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With thanks

Posted by Isabelle on Tuesday, December 8, 2009, In : News 
MomsMatter recently held a competition for free product photography and since I am launching the online shop in January, I entered.

I was thrilled to have WON one of the sessions available and last week Thursday, I managed to get these done with Megan Hancock (which have been placed on the online store page).

THANK YOU so much to MomsMatter for the opportunity and to Megan for the awesome pics. View Megan's other extraordinary work at www.meganhancockphotography.com

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Workshops coming soon

Posted by Isabelle on Sunday, September 20, 2009, In : News 
In an effort to make the NEAT FREAK experience even more hands-on and easy to implement, NEAT FREAK will be hosting its first workshops at the end of October.

Based on the Neat Freak Information packs on Parenting & the Home, these workshops will be 3 hours long (or short depending on your point of view), and jam-packed with ideas and solutions to your every day organising problems.
You will receive a free pack and other organisational items to get you started on YOUR Neat Freak journey.

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Neat Freak will be at Kiddies Expo - Ballito on 1st July

Posted by Isabelle on Thursday, June 25, 2009, In : News 
The Dolphin Coast will be abuzz next Wednesday 1st July when the BOF Kiddies Expo opens in Ballito. This is the 4th Expo held and each year gets better and better.

All stalls will be promoting and selling kids & baby related products, services and activities.
There will also be entertainment for the kids and lots of eats for the whole family.

Neat Freak will be there selling the Neat 2B Neat range of storage and gifting products.

Open from 09h00 to 14h00 at Collisheen Estate, Ballito.

See you ther...
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Neat Freak launches FULL HOME pack

Posted by Isabelle on Wednesday, June 17, 2009, In : News 
Neat Freak's HOME information pack complete with templates is now available.

Information on:
  • The starting point of de-cluttering & organising spaces.
  • Using what is available & being creative.
  • Defining spaces.
  • Using decor to help you 'make space'.
  • General tips for bedrooms, bathrooms, kitchens & garages.

PLUS templates – designed to make your life a littler easier to manage:

Shopping list / Personal Medication Record / Gift Inventory / Household Services / Household Security and more...

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Neat Freak's organisational products

Posted by Isabelle on Sunday, June 7, 2009, In : News 

Neat Freak's range of organisational products are now available from the home store in Westville.
Beautiful boxes, Notebooks, Stationery, Neat Freak packs, and Desktop Organisers.
Call for an appointment or watch this space for dates of the next open morning.


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Neat Freak at HCA Winter Fair - 6 June 2009

Posted by Isabelle on Monday, June 1, 2009, In : News 
NEAT FREAK will be at the Hillcrest Christian Academy Winter Fair which takes place on 6th June in Hillcrest. If you're looking for a lovely morning out and the opportunity to spoil yourself or someone special, visit this awesome fair this Saturday.

Neat Freak will have some lovely storage boxes available as well as the FULL PARENTING pack.

Where:  Hillcrest Christian Academy, Hillcrest
              2 Blessing Ninela (Fischer Rd)

From:    09h00 - 16h00
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NEAT FREAK to be at the Back to Basics market - 2 May 2009

Posted by Isabelle on Tuesday, April 28, 2009, In : News 
NEAT FREAK will be at the next Back to Basic Organic Market which takes place on 2nd May in Durban North. The theme of this month's market is Mother's Day.  If you're looking for a lovely morning out and the opportunity to spoil yourself or someone special, visit the market this Saturday.

Neat Freak will have some lovely storage boxes available as well as the FULL PARENTING pack.

* Organic Tea Garden - seating provided in beautiful setting.
* For the kids - fresh popped popcorn, homemade ice-lol...
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Neat Freak PARENTING pack reviewed and recommended

Posted by Isabelle De on Monday, March 30, 2009, In : News 
A while back, I received feedback from the Principal of La Lucia Primary School, Morag Bennett, on the free PARENTING pack which was both helpful and encouraging.

Since then, I have met with Morag and she has REVIEWED AND APPROVED the FULL Neat Freak PARENTING pack.

"I am the Principal of La Lucia Junior Primary School and I found the Neat Freak site through Deb of MomsMatter. I would love to be able to share tips of all kinds with the parents and children in our school. Parents often under est...
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Neat Freak Spice4Life Affiliate of the Week

Posted by Isabelle on Monday, March 30, 2009, In : News 
I was thoroughly excited to find that Neat Freak had been chosen as the Affiliate of the Week in the Spice4Life newsletter.

Two weeks ago, Neat Freak and Quill Mediaworks joined Spice4Life as affiliates because we wanted to be aligned to this online directory which seeks to connect women with the opportunity to embrace their true potential and ultimate purpose.

I have already received a number of requests for information as a result which can only mean that Neat Freak is getting better known e...
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Neat Freak affiliate of Spice4Life

Posted by Isabelle on Sunday, March 15, 2009, In : News 
Neat Freak has affiliated to Spice4Life, an online directory seeking to connect women with the opportunity to embrace their true potential and ultimate purpose.

"We are strong dynamic women with purpose connecting with our journey in life. Choosing to learn, investigate and thrive with the mission to encourage all women to embrace and respect our womanhood and recognise the significant value we bring to the world we live in."

The Spice4Life website; www.spice4life.co.za serves as a portal of in...


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Organisational Products available from Neat Freak

Posted by Isabelle on Thursday, March 5, 2009, In : News 
After long hours of sourcing items that I feel are beneficial when organising spaces and paper, Neat Freak has launched an organisational product catalogue, which you can order from in the comfort of your home or office.

Simply download the catalogue and order form and read it at your leisure. Once you have decided which items you like, simply fill in the form and send it through to Neat Freak. We will take care of the rest.

Although currently only available to Durbanites, there are plans afoot...
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I am being tested by technology

Posted by Isabelle on Thursday, February 5, 2009, In : News 
The last four days have been insane in the Neat Freak house as technology has let me down BIG TIME. I cannot believe how much I have come to rely on the internet and email to keep me connected to life! 

As many others in our area, I had no ADSL or email because of broken or stolen lines. I went through serious withdrawals but am now finally somewhat restored. I say 'somewhat' because although I'm connected it is about as fast as a tortoise.

SO, bottom line, if you don't hear from me for a few ...

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MomsMatter & Neat Freak team up for moms!

Posted by Isabelle De on Monday, January 26, 2009, In : News 
I was very excited when Deborah (Editor of MomsMatter) called to suggest that MomsMatter and Neat Freak team up to produce a calendar that will keep moms on track with their ever-expanding schedules. Needless to say, I jumped on board, and the February calendar will be available with the next MomsMatter newsletter.

Even better news, is that there'll be more downloads and ideas for moms coming to you from MomsMatter and Neat Freak because we want to help make your life easier. 

(If you aren't f...

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