Join other NAPO members and business partners for a visit to the Exact Mats facility.
ExactMats® Inc. was founded back in 1997 to serve everyday automotive owners. Our founders recognized that the majority of car owners cared about keeping their floors clean and damage free. Most wanted to do it in a way that didn’t look bulky, tacky or otherwise negatively alter the look and feel of the vehicle they took so much pride in.
In 2004 we were fortunate enough to uncover another hidden, yet totally intuitive opportunity, when our customers started to ask us to produce clear, exact-fitting protective coverings for drawers, cabinets, home and office furniture, restaurant surfaces, floors and other applications. They saw the potential applications for such a product, so who are we to argue?
At that moment, an innovation called ExactMats® Home & Office was born.
The product idea was to create custom-made surface protection that exceeds the quality of anything else available on the market, and we wanted to get it right.
So, we created a protective solution that addresses an entire spectrum of consumer wants, ranging from clarity, precise fit, to unparalleled durability and impact resistance. At the same time, it was extremely important for us to help consumers and businesses preserve their investment in fine cabinetry and furniture.
Recently, we innovated once again to bring to market the world’s first FDA-compliant material of its type. This new material has the same physical characteristics as our previous product, only better. And like our automotive products, all ExactMats® Home & Office products are fully made in the United States.
From shelves to desks, countertops to drawers, and pantries to storage rooms, ExactMats® Home & Office lays down a gauntlet of timeless protection that will last for years.
For more information on our individual product lines, ExactMats® Auto and ExactMats® Home & Office, please take a look at the following pages:
The holidays are meant to be time spent with family and friends wrapped up in good food, good times, and good memories.
While that might the ideal, we all know that’s not always the case.
For most people, the holidays are usually filled with frustration, stress, and general unhappiness. In fact, many of us don’t watch the calendar to see how many days are left until the presents are opened; instead, we count down how many days are left until the holiday season is over!
Pro Organizers Best Tips
At NAPO Houston, we believe that the holiday season doesn’t have to be a stressful time for you or your family. That’s why we’ve rounded up a few of our pro organizers to share their best tips for holiday happiness. With these tips, you’ll be able to have more ho-ho-ho and less bah-humbug for the season:
Give Clutter-free Gifts. Give gifts that don’t have to be displayed or take up valuable storage space. Here are some suggestions: movie passes, spa or salon gift certificates, babysit for a busy mom, cook dinner for a friend, gift certificates for services that simplify and improve life, i.e., maid, personal shopper, Professional Organizer, personal trainer, etc. Our time is the most precious gift we could give.
~ Contributed by Neitra Blair, Organizing Lifestyles
Plan Ahead. Planning ahead is the key to staying organized and relaxed during the holidays. It can also save you time and money in the long run.
- Create a master to-do list of everything you need to do during the holiday season. Include things like gift shopping, sending out holiday cards, putting up decorations, etc.
- Create a holiday calendar. Start with a blank calendar and write out all holiday-specific activities, vacations, volunteer commitments, etc.
- Meal prep for parties, and keep extra ingredients for staple dishes in the house, just in case you get invited to something last minute.
- Have extra gifts on hand, just in case. If you don’t end up needing them, donate!
~ Contributed by Amy Vance, EcoModern Concierge
Know Your Holiday Priorities. What is most important to you over the next few weeks? Family, faith, giving back? Determine early on what your priorities are and then filter all your activities through that. If any activity or event doesn’t align with what is most important to you, then know it probably wasn’t meant to be.
~ Contributed by Liana George, By George Organizing Solutions
Declutter Your Decorations + Have Fun! Host a tea or lunch where everyone brings a treat to share along with holiday decorations they no longer use. Have a small gift for a door prize and the winner of the gift also takes the donations to a worthy cause.
~ Contributed by Joanna Laws, Smooth Transitions Kingwood/N Houston
Store smart. Instead of keeping ornaments in the boxes they come in, I wrap them in tissue paper and put them in gallon zip lock bags with general categories like “Always Hang These” and “Dated Ornaments.” They are easier to store, and I don’t have to hunt down the box for each ornament. Plus, if I have limited tree space, I just use the “Always Hang These” ornaments.
~ Contributed by Tiffany Mensing, Space & Serenity – Calm Through Organization
Make gift wrapping easy. Simplify your holiday wrapping decisions by stocking up on just one all-occasion, year-round paper, and then vary your ribbons for fun. For me, it’s always “Brown paper packages tied up with string” using inexpensive brown craft paper…my signature wrap!
~ Contributed by Suzanne Langford, Re-Vision It!
We hope that these tips and ideas will bring more joy and peace to your holiday season. If you need help bringing order and calm to your home, let one of our professional organizers make your Christmas merry and bright with their expertise and knowledge! Visit napohouston.com
to find one today!