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How 2 Meaningfully Connect with Your Coworkers

How 2 Meaningfully Connect with Your Coworkers

Make sure you grab our free downloadable monthly checklist at the bottom of this post! Whether big or small, working for a company has many benefits. But it also has its challenges, too. The foremost being, learning to connect and get along with the people who are part of your team. There are different personalities that have to be balanced,…

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What to Look for in a Closet System

What to Look for in a Closet System

According to realtors, closet space is one of the most important factors that homebuyers pay attention to when searching for a house. But not all houses are blessed with large walk-in closets. So what do you do if your closet situation is less than ideal? Design your ideal closet! Need help designing and creating your closet? We can help! Download…

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10 Ideal Supplies to Include in Your Junk Drawer

10 Ideal Supplies to Include in Your Junk Drawer

A few years ago, eBay was offering a starter supply kit to help you get a head start on your junk drawer: The truth is, most of us don’t need a starter kit when it comes to our junk drawers. We all have that one space in our kitchen, living room or office that naturally collects those small items that…

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Cleaning Stories: A Tale of 2 Clients

Cleaning Stories: A Tale of 2 Clients

Mission 2 Organize is known by its name and its mission as an organizing provider. So what does that mean exactly? It means we help our clients declutter, make decisions and create systems that will allow them to have a home or space that functions in an orderly fashion. But after more than 10 years in business, we noticed that…

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Organizing vs. Cleaning: Same, Same but Different

Organizing vs. Cleaning: Same, Same but Different

“Same, same, but different.” It’s a saying well-known throughout Asia when trying to compare two items that may seem similar, but have small variations, or differences, between them. In the organizing world, it’s a perfect way to describe the ever confusing controversy between organizing and cleaning. While the two words are often used interchangeably and seem to have some overlapping…

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Clean Out Your Virtual Desktop Day

Clean Out Your Virtual Desktop Day

While you may take the time to clear off your physical desktop, do you ever take time to clear off your virtual desktop? It’s Clean Out Your Virtual Desktop Day and here are a few tips to help you make your computer desktop nice and tidy once again: 1. Declutter. Delete any apps, screenshots, music, videos or documents you no…

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Smart Tips for Orderly Eating on the Go

Smart Tips for Orderly Eating on the Go

For most of us, life moves at the speed of light. As we juggle life, work, kids and extracurricular activities, sitting down at the kitchen table to consume three solid meals a day becomes more difficult. Add to that the current pandemic and the inability to dine in at fast food establishments or restaurants and eating on the go becomes…

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10 Organizing Essentials for College

10 Organizing Essentials for College

It’s back-to-school time! Soon there’ll be a rush to stock up on the supplies students in elementary, middle, or high school will need – crayons, papers, and pens to name a few.  But what if your young adult is heading off to college this fall?  Since no two kids are exactly alike in what they’ll want or need at their…

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My Journey as a Professional Organizing Intern (Part 2 of 3)

My Journey as a Professional Organizing Intern (Part 2 of 3)

by Carolyn Milligan Kerkhoff My first day as a Mission 2 Organize intern was different than any other “first day” I have experienced before. Naturally, I was nervous on my drive to the client’s house, but this feeling did not last long. When I arrived, I met two M2O organizers, Mackenzie and Ana, and was thrilled with how friendly and…

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Surviving 10 Years in Business

Surviving 10 Years in Business

by Schae Lewis, Certified Professional Organizer® Around 2008, my best friend, Bahar Partow, and I started conceptualizing what would eventually become Mission 2 Organize. After 2 years, we officially launched our business in 2010. Over the past ten years, we have learned quite a few lessons. Having a business of your own is hard work but we think it is…

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My Journey as a Professional Organizing Intern (Part 1 of 3)

My Journey as a Professional Organizing Intern (Part 1 of 3)

by Carolyn Milligan Kerkhoff Hi there! My name is Carolyn Milligan Kerkhoff and I am the newest Intern for Mission 2 Organize. I am not kidding when I say my experience with M2O thus far has been life-changing. Let me go back a bit… When I was younger, I always dreaded that obligatory question that every adult seemed to ask;…

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4 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Buying Organizing Products

4 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Buying Organizing Products

If you are like any of the members of the Mission 2 Organize team, you love any excuse to go to places like The Container Store or Target. While these are great places to buy organizing products, one should fight the urge to purchase anything until after answering four important questions. Answers to the questions “Have I decluttered yet?”, “What…

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Multi-functional Furniture That Transforms Small Spaces

Multi-functional Furniture That Transforms Small Spaces

— Organizing is all about finding the best solution for the space you have available. Utilizing multi-functional furniture is like having a golden ticket to create the most efficiently organized space possible. The reason we give multi-functional furniture such a high praise is its ability to create storage solutions as well as save space. There is furniture specially designed for…

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6 Tips to Store Your Garden Supplies in a Small Space

6 Tips to Store Your Garden Supplies in a Small Space

Living in the Windy City of Chicago, where the winters are long, hasn’t stopped me from planting a garden on my balcony for nearly 19 years straight. And just because I live in a big city, in an apartment with no backyard doesn’t mean I have to go without the pleasure of freshly grown greenery, but it does mean I…

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Make the Most of Your Professional Conference

Make the Most of Your Professional Conference

Each year I look forward to attending the national conference of NAPO (National Association of Productivity and Organizing Professionals). It’s the place where all of us organizing nerds come together to geek out on color coding, folding techniques, the latest organizing products and industry trends. We just get each other. What a beautiful feeling. Between the cost of the conference…

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Cohabitation Conversation Starters

Cohabitation Conversation Starters

Committing to share a space with someone is a big step in any relationship. When my boyfriend and I moved in together we had a lot of obstacles to overcome. I am still amazed that we fit all of our belongings comfortably and created a space that feels like home to both of us in a tiny one bedroom apartment. When…

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How to Plan a Potluck

How to Plan a Potluck

.     Most of us would host way more parties if we didn’t have to think about the menu. The responsibility of keeping guests well-fed for an event can be time consuming and expensive. Hosting a potluck is a great way to maintain a social life while juggling a busy schedule and a tight budget. Like any other party,…

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10 Important Ways to Prepare for Your Next Doctor’s Appointment

10 Important Ways to Prepare for Your Next Doctor’s Appointment

When you think about organizing, you may only think about rearranging the items in your bathroom cabinet or decluttering your expired medicine. Organization is about so much more! Like organizing your day, keeping an up-to-date calendar and preparing for a productive day.   One time when it is especially important for us to be prepared is prior to a doctor’s…

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Do’s and Don’ts of Recycling

Do’s and Don’ts of Recycling

Given the opportunity, we can all make positive decisions for the environment. There are many ways that we can live greener and reduce our ecological footprint. It’s our duty to do as much as possible to preserve our world for many generations to come. One of the easiest and most effective ways to practice an environmentally friendly lifestyle is to…

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