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Top 5 Ways Organizers Motivate Their Clients

  Motivation is the backbone of success for any project. When we set a goal and take steps to achieve it, obstacles will always meet us along our way. During these down times, we may get disappointed or burnt out. This is when we need motivation more than anything else to help us get up, solve the problems and…

The Unintentional Consequences of Getting Organized

7 years ago when we started our business, we knew how satisfying organizing, accomplishing projects and decluttering felt to us. But in our wildest dreams, we never thought that getting out there and organizing the world would be such a service to others. Once we started working with our clients, they were sending us text…

The Do’s and Don’ts of Attending a Work Party

  We all have stories (or have heard stories) about people who went overboard at a work party. Those tales about the nicknames that co-workers have gotten as a result of their wild behavior live long after their tenure at the office. The holiday season is upon us and with it comes work parties. Whether…

Create Your Very Own Book Inventory

  I am a total book worm! When I was a kid, my favorite thing to do was to organize my bookshelves. Each time I emptied the shelves was a joyful experience. The books I had read would transport me into their worlds and the new editions would excite me with thoughts of new adventures….

8 Ways Perfectionism Can Stifle Your Progress

Every human, in every situation, must face duality. The good and the evil, the dark and light of human emotion influences the way that we perceive and process the world. Organizers are known for being perfectionists. Here at M2O, we have always joked about “making money out of our madness”. The expression alludes to the…

Handle Incoming Mail Like a Champ

  One of the biggest challenges for most of our clients (and modern human beings, in general) is paperwork. In our everyday encounters as organizers, people express how much they need us in their lives. 80% of those people mention the growing piles of paper in their office, on the kitchen counter or at their…

How to Choose the Right Hanger

When it comes to caring for your clothing, which hanger you choose for each type of clothing makes a big difference in achieving a functional closet. Not all hangers are created equal. After over 7 years in the organizing business, we have learned that differences in clothing size, hanger design, client budget and personal preference…

The People of NAPO2017

  As I packed my bag for yet another conference of the National Association of Productivity & Organizing Professionals (NAPO), I wondered what my big take away would be in 2017. Each year, I end up bringing home new inspiration that breathes life into my passion for organizing. It also reinforces my desire to continue…

10 Scrumptious Brunch Bar Ideas

Hosting a brunch is so much fun, especially when it comes to planning a menu. You have so many options to choose from and you can be your most creative self. When the ladies of M2O plan brunches, anything from breakfast to lunch recipes are fair game. Many brunch favorites can be presented in an…

Efficiently Book a Moving Company

    Get Suggestions: Ask around for moving company recommendations the same way that you look for advice on any other service. Consult friends and neighbors, look online, and ask other professionals like your trusted real estate agent or organizer. Professionals like these deal with moving all the time and can pass on the knowledge…

Master Scheduling by Avoiding These 5 Traps

Our days are filled with things to do and places to be. To-Do lists, reminders, online calendars, planners and Post-its constantly inform us of what needs to be done. We are in competition with our daily clocks to see who is going to run out of juice first. If you do it right and follow…

Organize & Declutter Your Medical Files in 4 Easy Steps

Every organizing project follows the same basic steps: sorting, purging, containing and designating a space for your items. When you’re organizing paperwork, you follow the same steps. In this article, however, we are going to go another route and give you a few notes specifically targeting the de-cluttering and management of your medical files.   Whether you…

How 2 Organize Your Shoe Accessories

Organizing shoes is one of the biggest challenges for most of our clients. For this reason, we have collected resources and found the best solutions throughout all of our years organizing. There are videos that you can check out on our YouTube channel as well as blog posts full of tips on this topic from us here…

6 Reasons to Downsize Your Life

  Life is like a tree. It grows roots, expands and branches out. Change is constant so we need to adjust ourselves to be in the best position for growth. Downsizing is a common way to customize your living space to your lifestyle. Here are a few reasons to think about downsizing the next time you…

7 Christmas Party Themes That Impress

The holiday season brings even the most reclusive of folks out to socialize. There is something about this season that makes people cheerful and we all feel the urge to spread the joy around. To many of us, Christmas means colors, sparkles, shiny lights, hot chocolate, family, friends, familiar stories and a little touch of…

How to Be a Perfect House Guest

As I begin this post, I am reminded of my grandma. She was the most gracious hostess I have ever met in my life. I, and many others, would surely call her the queen of hosting. Grandma taught me and my family members to always have our doors open to all. Her wish for us…

Ways to Create Extra Seasonal Storage Space

For most of us living in urban apartments, having an actual storage area is an unattainable dream. But fear not! You might have hidden locations that you’ve overlooked when it comes to finding a space to store your seasonal gear. I have lived in the same apartment for 8 years now. You would think that by…

A Guide to Meal Planning

We all have to eat! It is one of the few traits that all of us share. No matter if we eat out, order in, or cook, planning a meal is just another way to stay organized in life! If you or your family member is on a special diet, you want to eat healthier,…

An Entrepreneur’s Guide to Work/Life Balance

  Entrepreneurs by trade are passionate, visionary, hard working individuals. They all may have different approaches to balancing work and life, but most have type A personalities and enough determination to move obstacles. Their positive attitudes, ability to see bright futures and resolve to strive for success make them resilient to setbacks. These traits are…

5 Systems to Get Ready More Quickly in the Morning

When the alarm goes off in the morning you have very little time to get ready but you have so many tasks to complete before running out of the door, so you start sacrificing the essentials like eating breakfast! What you do in the morning sets the tone for the rest of your day. A…

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