Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Chic Shopper Chick -- Neat Solutions Giveaway

Not sure if I have mentioned this before, but I AM A GERM-A-PHOBE. Seriously. I won't even eat/drink after hubby, which he naturally finds ridiculous. I can't stand for things to seem germy. I won't cook in a kitchen unless I am confident that all of the pots, pans, and utensils were sufficiently cleaned, and sometimes I clean them again -- justincase. I carefully inspect restaurant glasses, plates, and utensils, and have to refrain from asking for my drink to be put in a to-go cup with no ice (ice machines have germs -- didn't you see that Oprah?) That's not to say that my house is even close to what you would call clean -- clutter can be everywhere, but the countertops MUST BE WIPED DOWN.

Yes I'm odd and quirky. I'll be the first to admit it. My own family makes fun of me.

Well, I may be extreme, but you don't have to be a germ-a-phobe to appreciate the products that Neat Solutions produces! For example -- when Little AG was old enough to sit in a high-chair in restaurants (that is a whole 'nother post that I promise to write in the future), I started having the problem of her touching all over the grimy table. Eww. We would wipe it down with Baby Wipes, but c'mon, those things aren't antibacterial. Neat Solutions knew there were moms like me out there freaking out about this type of thing, so they created their Table Toppers, that come in a variety of patterns (like Winnie the Pooh, and Baby Einstein). Table Toppers are disposable placemats that essentially stick in place on the table of the restaurant (or dining hall, like at the youth retreat I am currently helping at). We wrap ours on top but also along the side of the table, since Little AG likes to stick her hands all over the place. The best part is that we can pull apart a piece of bread or something, and put the pieces on the Table Topper so she can feed herself and we might be able to get more than one bite in at a time!

I also really like their XL changing pads -- the little one that came with my diaper bag never seems quite big enough to cover those gross public changing tables, but these do the trick. I like to slip the one from my diaper bag under it to give Little AG a little extra padding, and then place the Neat Solutions on top of that one.

What about public toilets? We are going to Europe this summer with our youth group, and I plan on taking the Potty Toppers with us to take care of those icky airport and public restrooms.

Taking your kiddo to visit your great-aunt who is fanatical about cleanliness and has her sofa from 1974 still covered in plastic? Bring along one of the Floor Toppers and stick it underneath the chair where you and the little one will be sitting. After the meal, you can make sure that any stray crumbs are safely picked up and not ground into the carpet.

I was watching Jon and Kate Plus 8 the other day, and I noticed that Kate had put these disposable bibs by Neat Solutions on the sextuplets when they were eating ice cream. We don't use bibs as much as we used to for Little AG, but sometimes, like for spaghetti dinners or any other rather messy food, these bibs are perfect. I can keep them in the diaper bag and just pull one out when I need it -- they don't take up a lot of room, so it's not a hassle to just keep them there.

Neat Solutions is just that, a neat solution for life's little messes, and you know a lot of them come with having children. You can check out Neat Solution's Website for info on where to buy their products at a major retailer near you.

Win It!!! Neat Solutions has generously offered a Neat Solutions prize package to one Chic Shopper Chick reader! This package includes one package of each of the following: disposable bibs, floor toppers, table toppers, potty toppers, multi-use pads, and XL Changing Pads!

To enter:
  • Comment on this post with the name of the mom who invented Neat Solutions, as well as which Neat Solutions Product you like the most.
  • Please leave a valid email address if you would like to be contacted if you win. Otherwise, winners are posted here and on Prizey Fetch.
  • If the winner does not respond within 72 hours I will choose a different winner.
  • US AND CANADIAN entries. (Wooo hoo, Canada friends! Get your entry on!)
  • Earn extra credit! Choose one of the following for ONE extra credit entry. Any further attempts to woo me will be disqualified!
    • Write about this giveaway and send me the link in a separate post.
    • Subscribe to my feed and let me know about it in a separate post.
This giveaway will end on June 10th, 2008 at midnight CST. Good luck!

PS -- Like free stuff? CSC just started running another giveaway today for a beautiful purse from The Kat Sak. Check it out!

158 comments:

Christine said...

I'm your first entry... Yay!!

Beth created Neat Solutions and I love the floor toppers, however I think the table toppers would be perfect to take out to eat... The tables at restaurants are so gross sometimes.

I'll let you know when I post about this giveaway.

Christine said...

I subscribed to your feed (I don't know why I hadn't before) and I'm off to place your giveaway on my sidebar!

gypsy said...

I love the disposable bibs. When there is a food fight, I am the first one there but for every day it sure is nice not to have to clean up bibs.

Dumaurier said...

Beth is a genius! I use TableToppers everytime we go out and they're God send :) I'd love to try her other products out.

peg42 said...

Thank you so much for this giveaway. What a great idea these are. I really love the table toppers idea the best. The creater of Neat Solutions is Beth. Thanks so much.

gkstratos said...

Subscriber. Thanks!
gkstratos @yahoo.com

gkstratos said...

Neat Solutions founder is Beth Besner. I think my favorite is the potty topper.

Anonymous said...

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danosor said...

Beth Besner rules

agordon10 said...

beth besner created neat solutions and i love the table toppers

sunnymum said...

I like the meal and play mat a lot! Thank you Beth for these mind-saving creations!

Carly & Garrett said...

Beth created Neat Solutions. I would love the Table Toppers or Meal and Playmat.

What a great site. Beth is a genious; why didnt I think of this? Her products are durable and practical. Hoping to be the lucky winner:)

carlyharrell@yahoo.com

happyathome said...

Beth was the founder of Neat Solutions. I love the Table Toppers! When a few of my girl friends with kids have gone out to lunch, I have had a few extra with me and have gotten them hooked on the product!

cpullum said...

Beth is the creator! Love the Table Toppers!
cpullum@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Beth is the creator of Neat Solutions. I think my favourite product would be the Extra Large Change Cloths!! with the table toppers oh so close behind.

anne_e_taylor@hotmail.com

Ginny said...

I love the potty toppers, great product. Beth is the founder.

Scrappy Do said...

I love the disposable bibs.

Aisling said...

Beth invented Neat Solutions and I really like the Neat Solutions Disposable XL Changing Pads.

Amira M said...

Her name is beth and i like the disposable bibs and the potty topper

alyssasmommy2007 said...

beth is the founder

I like the xl changing pads and the meal and play mat

chickeedee_2002(at)yahoo(dot)com

babakers5 said...

Beth started Neat Solutions and I really love the potty toppers for my little ones. This is an awsome creation...wish I would have thought of something like this.

Anonymous said...

Beth Besner is the creator, and a genius one at that. I like the table toppers.
partymix25(at)hotmail(dot)com

gunzie said...

Beth is the creator and I wish it was me! I really love the table toppers! Thanks for the great giveaway!
ann dot guns at mac dot com

laura said...

Great product ideas! I like the XL changing mat. Beth is the creator. Thanks!! laurachilton {at} hotmail {dot} com

The Mama Hood said...

Neat Solutions was created by Beth.

I love the table topper, Potty Topper and XL changing pads! I am a bit of a germ-a-phobe too! Thanks these products are wonderful!

The Mama Hood said...

extra credit: I am a subscriber!

kenzkween at hotmail dot com

happyathome said...

I posted the contest on my blog!
http://lifeislikechampagne.blogspot.com/2008/06/chic-shopper-chick-giveaway-neat.html

blueviolet said...

Beth is the creator and she sure came up with some great items. I like the meal and play mat the most!

blueviolet said...

I subscribed too!

sweetsue said...

Neat Solutions was created by Beth.My favorite is the Sesame Street Meal and Play Mat. I would keep it at my house for when the messy little grandchildren visit.

sweetsue said...

I subscribed to your feed.

Anonymous said...

Beth
floor toppers

Teri said...

Love the x-large changing pads created by Beth Besner.

123connie said...

Great givaway!!! I could really use these!!!

Ghost said...

Beth Besner. Table toppers.

carissaad said...

Beth is the founder. I really like the disposable bibs.

carissaad at aol dot com

carissaad said...

I subscribed.

Mary512 said...

The Mom who created neat solutions is beth. I like the winnie the pooh floor toppers. great giveaway, thanks! hellomary018 at yahoo dot com

mogrill said...

The potty topper is ingenuis!

Anonymous said...

The disposable bibs are great. The founder is Beth.

syhscrub@yahoo.com

Mary512 said...

Blogged ya:
http://mommyland512.blogspot.com/2008/06/win-neat-solutions-prize-pack.html
Thanks again!

Casey H said...

Her name is Beth, and I LOVEEEE the table topper, so easy to use and convenient!!
num1twinkie at yahoo dot com

Cuddle Cottage said...

The founder of this neat company is Beth Besner. Such wonderful products! Restroom changing tables make me cringe, I use two changing pads for maximum coverage and they still gross me out, the XL changing pads are a way cool invention. I have to give a shout out to the table toppers too - great! It has always driven me crazy: We head to the restroom to wash hands before our restaurant meal and the moment we sit down, my daughter puts her hands on the icky table. I clean her part of the table with wipes, but still . . .

Cuddle Cottage said...

I'm already subscribed to your feed:)

windycindy said...

A wonderful site with a valid purpose! The mother who came up with the idea is named Deb. I really like the table toppers and bibs. Please enter me in your drawing. Thanks,Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

ihchicky said...

The founder's name is Beth. My favorite item is the potty topper®. I cringe everytime I have to use a public restroom. Thanks for the chance!

ihchicky said...

I just posted a link to your giveaway on my blog:
http://everythingupclose.blogspot.com/2008/06/its-been-busy-couple-of-days.html

kailani said...

We've always been big fans of the table topper. We won't leave home without it!

Kailani
anislandlife at gmail dot com

ihchicky said...

I just subscribed to your email newsletter as well. Thanks!

Jamie said...

I was JUST telling a soon-to-be new mom about the table toppers. I received some as a gift when I was pregnant with my 1st (of 3) daughters and have never been able to find them.

Beth is the creator of the line.

Obviously I love the table toppers. I actually just went and placed an order online...

I am loving the potty toppers, too. this will be awesome while driving to Maryland with a potty training 2 year old. I like that they sem extra wide, for when she loses her balance and grabs onto the side of the toilet...YUCK!

kailani said...

Here's my link:

http://islandreview.blogspot.com/2008/06/wednesdays-contests-giveaways.html

Thank you!
Kailani
anislandlife at gmail dot com

Molly C. said...

Beth is her name, and I really like the All in 1 Meal kits. Very convenient.

Jeanette J said...

Beth is the founder. All the products are great but I like the Potty Toppers the best. (they'd be great for adults too)

Tuesday Girl said...

Beth is the founder.

The table toppers are my favorite, I use them all the time!

guysrose said...

Beth Besner is the creator, and I really like the potty toppers.

guysrose at aol dot com

Betty N said...

Beth is the founder and she has created great products! I love the Winnie the Pooh table toppers, the disposable bibs are wonderful and for traveling I would really want the all-in-one meal kit.

Tonya said...

Beth is the founder. My favorite product is the table toppers because I am germ-o-phic too. I always put napkins down on the table at fast food joints to keep my daughter's fries off the table!

julie said...

Beth is the creating genius behind neat
3beez at bellsouth dot net

Kari said...

The creater of Neat Solutions is Beth. I like the meal playmat. Thanks!!! :D

mere101 said...

Neat Solutions founder is Beth Besner. My favorite product is the potty topper.

Kristinia said...

Beth is the creator of Neat Solutions! I'd love to win this gift pack, we just tried out the Sesame Street Table Toppers and let me tell you they are soo a life saver!

Kristinia said...

We blogged about the contest for an extra entry!

http://kristiniac.blogspot.com/2008/06/thrifty-thursday-updates.html

bison61 said...

Beth Besner invented neat solutions
I like the changing pads

tiramisu392 (at) yahoo.com

supermax said...

hope i win

Bebemiqui said...

Beth created it and I love the potty topper.
Great giveaway! Count me in. bebemiqui82(at)yahoo(dot)com

kristilb19 said...

Beth Besner! I love this btw, awesome!

VickeC said...

Beth created Neat Solutions ,I love the potty toppers,an table toppers,fingers crossed ,thanks

bubblewrap said...

The creator is Beth - I really like the Table Toppers!

mannequin said...

Beth Besner is the creator of Neat Solutions and neat they are!
I love the Floor Toppers. It's where food goes.

Bhav said...

Beth Besner is the founder of these neat products.I really love the potty topper...I used to cringe in the public restrooms whenever my 3 year old used it and whatever I did I couldn't prevent her from touching a few surfaces. Those paper ones were really of no use.

Bhav said...

Am a subscriber.
bvbabybv at gmail.com

JNM said...

I really like the floor topper. All of these look super useful though. Beth is the creator.

Panjo Kids said...

Beth Besner- I'd like the table toppers best!

Eileen said...

Beth is the creator! I love the meal & play mat!

Eileen-Lilly(at)hotmail(dot)com

jenny said...

wow i love to try and win this i could realy use this and well if i won this it would help out a lot thanks

Lachelle, Rob & Eliza said...

Beth created Neat Solutions. I have to say I love all the products but right now those fanatasic bibs are what we could use in our household!

Stacy said...

Beth.
I would love a table topper. my son is just starting solids and what a mess it is.

Leeanthro said...

Beth invented them

I like the Table Toppers. Just yesterday we sat at a table that looked a little less than sterile at a restaurant.

Gus and Clay's Mama said...

The creator is beth. Another great idea that I wish I thought of!

miriama said...

Beth Besner and my favorite are the table toppers.

Aubrey said...

Beth is the creator and I love the potty topper!
byubabe14 at yahoo dot com

Andrea V said...

Beth, and i love the table topper for when we eat out.
vickers at comcast dot net

Mathi said...

Beth invented Neat Solutions.
I Love the XL changing pad. My daughter is a very active kid, so really needed that big XL changing pad.

Lo said...

The creator is Beth Besner, and my personal fave is the floor topper. Our little guy is about to start eating solids!!

Staci said...

Thank you Beth Besner for inventing such wonderful products. I am so embarrassed when we take my daughter to people's houses and she always throws food and makes a mess. The Floor Topper would definitely save some embarrassment.

JenO said...

Beth Besner is the genius behind the neat solutions stuff!

I really like the table topper, the bright colors on all the products are great, too!

tvollowitz@aol.com said...

Beth Besner. love the XL changing mat -- can't stand putting any part of my little boy on random, germy surfaces.
Stephanie V.

Johnny and Alisha said...

Beth Besner created this cool stuff! I like the table toppers! We use them every time we dine out!

Karine said...

Beth Neat Solutions.
i have been looking for where to purchase this stuff.

Kristie said...

Beth created Neat Solutions. I like the idea of the xl changing pads.

mjkristi23 said...

Beth is the founder. The multi use pads are great. There has been more than a couple incidences where I wish something besides the car seat was under the baby.

UndKeineEier23@gmail.com

Leni said...

The mommy inventor is Beth and I already know that I will love the table toppers!

Jamie said...

Way to go Beth! I love the disposable TableToppers placemats. These are truly a neat solution. I have seen rubber reusable placemats before, but they are bulky and hard to use because you have to clean them off before you can leave the restaurant with them. I also love all the differnt designs with characters that my children love.

Jules said...

Beth! What a woman!

michelle said...

Beth. And I love table toppers. I use them with my kids all the time.

Rockin' Mama said...

The table toppers are WONDERFUL when we go out to eat...

Beth created Neat Solutions

jasonncaryn at yahoo do com

Subscribed via email

michelle said...

Beth at Neat Solutions carries some great products. I must say that the potty topper is ingenious! There is nothing worse than trying to take a young child to the bathroom in a filthy public restroom.

michelle at northofthe49 dot com

chris said...

created by BEth!! WOuld love the basket to try all the products!

lisa said...

Beth is the creator of neat solutions, and I think the best neat solution of all is the table topper for restaurants.

M's Mommy said...

Beth is the woman behind Neat Solutions. I like the potty topper. Public bathrooms = gross!
Thanks!
crt4book[at]yahoo[dot]com

royaldixie said...

Neat Solutions founder is Beth Besner.

I would really like this prize. I think it would be so handy to keep in the diaper bag.

Alyssa said...

Beth created Neat Solutions. My favorite is the potty toppers but also love the table toppers. I have two boys ages 2 and 4 and am expecting boy #3! I really like these products. Hope I win!
alymc1230@hotmail.com

Rachel C. said...

Beth Besner is the creator. I really like the all-in-one kits for eating out. Thanks!

myshadow28(at)aol(dot)com

ky2here said...

Beth is the creator. I like the disposable bibs.

CJW's folks said...

I like the XL changing pads that Beth created.

megankortepeter said...

How have I lived w/o Beth's disposable bibs so long!!!

Uniquely Yours said...

Beth is the founder! Boy is she awesome!!! I would love some of these potty toppers!!! I hate my daughter using public restrooms.

jewell330 said...

The mom who invented Neat Solutions is named Beth. I have 3 young grandchildren, and every time they are here, there is a huge mess left on the floor (which they play on). I love the Floor Topper and Meal and Play mat as a clean solution for them.

Michele said...

I actually love the table topper the best!! Beth, the creator of Neat Solutions, is an inspiration, that's for sure!! I love all of her ideas!!

Thank You,
Michele
luvkittysmeowmail@gmail.com

Michele said...

I subscribed to your feed.

Thank you,
Michele
luvkittysmeowmail@gmail.com

yellowlabs said...

Beth created Neat solutions. I love the Table toppers!

jenstill said...

Beth is the name of the mom who created it. My favorite is the floor topper as I can see using it for almost any/everything, both for my youngest child and her older brothers! stilljen@comcast.net

Missy Reeder said...

Beth Besner ROCKS! My favorite is the table toppers. I love them and have to stock up on them often with 3 little girls ages 5 and under. Thanks for this great giveaway!

the4moyers said...

Beth, the creator, is a woman after my own heart. The potty toppers are what I heart the most! I detest public toilets, but they are inevitable with 2 kids! Great giveaway! Thanks for offering this!
~Tanya
the4moyers(at)msn(dot)com

Becca said...

Beth is the woman behind Neat Solutions. I think I'd get the most use out of the disposable bibs.
beccachristensen at hotmail dot com

chickamonpie said...

Neat Solutions founder is Beth Besner. I love all of them, but I think the potty topper would be soooo useful. Thanks

- Marybeth I. said...

Beth Besner is the ingenious founder - I wish they had the table toppers when my kids were toddlers. If I won I would give to my SIL for her toddler and baby

Jean said...

Beth Besner is the founder/mom. I think the meal and ply mat is a great idea! Thanks!

jfg06001 said...

Beth is the name of the mom wo created Neat Solutions. My favorite product is the table topper.

mich0825 said...

Neat solutions was founded by Beth Besner, a fellow mommy. My favorite solution she's come up with is the potty topper because it is great for when you're not at home and it sticks in place- woot!

cmwheeler said...

Beth Besner is the lady behind neat solutions. We've been using the all-in-one meal kits for over a year now, and love it. (Hello? So inexpensive and so easy!)

kasey said...

Beth is the founder of Neat Solutions. The table toppers are great and perfect for those dinners out when you take the kids or grandkids.

beaus_dorei@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Beth is the founder of those great table toppers!!

Shelly said...

Beth created Neat Solutions. Like you, I would like the Potty Toppers for travel.

Anonymous said...

Beth Besner

theyyyguy@yahoo.com

aharris007 said...

Beth Besner is the mom that invented neat solutions, and I would have to say I pretty particular also and my favorite would have to be the potty toppers, but there are several things i would love to have...Please enter me in the contest
Thanks

kaylee8 said...

Beth Besner is the Mom and I love the potty topper for the whole family!

Susan W said...

Neat Solutions founder is Beth Besner. I love the Table Toppers

Sara DMS said...

Beth Besner is the founder of Neat Solutions. I would love some of the Potty Toppers!

sara_demaster at yahoo dot com

countrygirl1823 said...

Beth Besner is the founder. I love the Table Toppers! I can't live without them!

Jinxy & Me said...

Beth Besner is her name. I like the floor topper!

Jennifer said...

Neat Solutions was created by Beth, I just wish I had thought of it! I love the table toppers. I'm not a germophobe, but it's nice to not worry about how well a table was cleaned at a restaurant.

Jocelyn said...

Beth is the founder -

I LOVE the all in one meal kits - so awesome. I already loved table toppers but having a whole kit is genius!!

Thanks for the giveaway.

jocelyn dot compton at gmail dot com

Jo said...

Beth is the founder, and I love the all in one meal kit!
jceko77@yahoo.com

klp1965 said...

beth is pretty clever..great job :)

lilaura5 said...

Beth Besner created neat solutions, and my favorite is the potty topper.

Brooke said...

Beth Besner created them and I love the Potty Topper. I wish they'd sell them in rest rooms.

Mags said...

Beth Besner is the inventor. I already love the table toppers and would like to try out all of her other products!

Mags said...

subscribed via google reader

sally said...

Beth created Neat Solutions
i love all the products but the Table Toppers are a true winner

Tammy said...

Beth - I would actually like the Table toppers the best, I would use them when at the mall food court!

PowerSweepstaking said...

Meal and Play Mats AND the founder is Beth!

flared0ne said...

Beth found a great "empty niche" for products, particularly with the Table Topper (if I understand correctly, those are slightly adhesive, so they don't automatically go flying)!

I still think the better alternative to the potty topper is a key-chain bottle of alcohol gel (basic hand sanitizer stuff), since there IS a disposal problem with the topper. Ah, well.

klp1965 said...

count me in please :)

fancyfeet48 said...

The creator is Beth Besner

Starshine3 said...

Beth Besner is the mom who invented Neat Solutions. I like the multi-use pads- I can think of so many different ways and places I could use these!

donna444444 said...

Beth created Neat Solutions and I love the floor toppers.

memetu said...

Beth Besner 's XL changing pads are neat for my almost potty trained babies.

lilyk said...

Beth invented Neat Solutions. I love the Sesame Street all-in-one meal kit!

lilyk said...

I subscribed to your feed.

Cindy said...

Beth Besner created Neat Solutions, and I love the all in one meal kits also. they are perfect for the little one! Thanks for a great giveaway!

cmminera@sbcglobal.net

Anonymous said...

Beth invented it
I love the disposable floor toppers
rosans4@comcast.net

Anonymous said...

Beth Besner created Neat Solutions; love the disposable floor toppers. many thanks SW

Connie said...

Beth.
I really like the Sesame Street table topper. It would be perfect for my grandson!

Emilie said...

Beth created it. I like the baby einstein table topper a lot! It would be great for my two little boys! Thanks!

LeeAnn said...

Beth Besner created this great stuff - I really like the table toppers!

murphykatt@yahoo.com

camper223 said...

I like the multi-use pads. I would use them for when baby is sleeping put under baby and when they leak their diaper less mess. Beth is a genius when it comes to children and making life easier. Also the meal and play mat no more messing carpet or tile floors. Thank you.
This would be a gret gift for my new grandson due in sept. His parents need everything since it their first child.

bndraldy said...

Beth Besner is the creator. The table toppers are my favorite. Thanks so much for this giveaway.