Author archive: Mission 2 Organize

Smart Tips for Orderly Eating on the Go

Grab-and-Go Breakfast To make sure you get everything you need from the most important meal of the day, check out these helpful tips: 1.     Choose a variety of fruits, bars and shakes that can transport easily. If you’re running late in the morning, these handheld options make it easy to take breakfast on…

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…

Surviving 10 Years in Business

by Schae Lewis, Certified Professional Organizer® Hire Help You may not have the resources to hire anyone in the first few months or years as a business owner; we didn’t! After 4 years of doing everything ourselves, the first step we took was to hire a virtual assistant. This person helped us do administrative tasks…

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 doing a search for professional organizing companies in Chicago, I…

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…

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…

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,…

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…

What to Do with Your Linens When You Don’t Have a Linen Closet

Out of all the categories that need permanent storage solutions in our home, linens make the top of the list for sure. We all have and need linens. However, not all of us are blessed with a linen closet. Living without a space to store this necessary evil can truly be a curse. But don’t…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Create a Beverage Station in Your Kitchen

  On the job, we talk to our clients about the magic of zoning. Zoning a room means designating a specific activity to an area within your space. For example, in your kitchen you can create stations for storing groups of items like baking and cooking. Setting up these stations allows you to go from…

How to Remember Birthdays That Matter

The saying goes that people may forget what you said, but they will never forget how you made them feel. A simple gesture such as remembering someone’s birthday and sending birthday wishes is a surefire way to make everyone feel warm and fuzzy on their special day. Not to mention the good feeling you will…

Lessons in Extreme Minimalism

As business owners, we spend quite a bit of time on our computers. There are newsletters to write, clients to email and blog posts to develop. While we don’t recommend trying to multi-task, we often will have the tv on while we work. The types of shows that are appropriate for this circumstance are ones…

How 2 Organize Your Socks

Socks pose a unique challenge when organizing your home. Their size, weight, and shape make it easy for them to get jumbled up with underwear, scarves, and other smaller types of clothing. There’s nothing worse than not being able to find the santa socks that you got for Christmas, mortified in the knowledge that they…

Documents You Need to Find in Case of an Emergency

  The nature of life is so fragile. In a matter of seconds, our lives and our plans can get turned upside down by things totally out of our control! We all know this, but there is no point in going through life worrying about all of the bad things that could happen. That would…

7 Tips to Organize Your Lingerie

It may not seem sexy to you, but being organized is sexy to professional organizers like us. Speaking of sexy, when you have all of your lingerie gear accessible and stored neatly, adult film stars do it, which is why they have such a wide range of arousing content on websites similar to tubev.sex featuring…

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