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10 Time Management Apps & Software to the Rescue!

For the most part, we all carry our cellphones with us at all times. WiFi and growing technologies allow us to access the internet and sync all of our devices together with just the click of a button. Technology can save us time, but sometimes it sucks up our time too. There are many tools…

How 2 Organize Your Makeup

  Every once and a while your makeup collection deserves a makeover of itself. The professional organizers at M2O guide you through this process in our video, How 2 Organize Your Makeup. You will learn how to minimize your makeup collection, how to choose the right storage container for it and where to keep it…

How 2 Organize Beauty Products in Your Bathroom

Our clients always ask us what our houses look like and how we keep things organize in our own place. We tell them we have our disorganized days and challenges but for the most part we try to keep it simple and organized. Another thing that helps is the fact that I don’t keep lots…

Organizing Your Hair Accessories Is As Easy As 1,2,3

For most of my life I have had short hair. So I never felt the need for a system for organizing my hair accessories. But as my hair grew out, my collection of hair accessories grew and I realized an organized system for all my hair accessories was a must. Although my long hair phase faded quickly,…

This is how you know that you are doing it right!

  How cool is this?! A text from our client this morning… “I just pulled together chocolate chip cookie ingredients in 30 seconds because my kitchen is so organized… I could drop some cookies by your houses!”  

How 2 Organize Your Wires: DIY Style!

  If you ask me about a perfect world, one of the first requirements is that it is wireless. Luckily there is hope for this dream to come true but until that day we have to deal with clutter looking, space taking, dust collecting cords. Not to mention, in every room we now have chargers…

Organize Your Office With Recycled Items!

We always say organizing should not cost you a fortune. The goal of organizing is to make your life easier and help you to save time and money. This can be easily achieved with some determination and creativity using all you have available around you. We always try to re-use things our clients have at…

5 Easy Ways to Decorate Any Venue

Sometimes you find the perfect venue within your budget and that is great. But don’t dismiss a good venue that meets your budget because it’s not perfect. There are many ways to transform a simple venue into a marvelous, magical setting. Our advice is that before adding anything to the place, go around and edit…

10 Things to Consider Before Booking a Venue

  1. Size Matters First and foremost, you want to make sure there is enough space for all of your guests and the activities you are planning for your party. You want the space to be big enough for everyone to walk around and mingle while still feeling cozy. It also should not be too…

Learning & Connecting at NAPO2014

    Written by Schae Lewis   Conferences are familiar to me. With many hospitality and business expos behind me, I knew this one was special. It was my first National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO) Annual Conference and it was in sunny Scottsdale, AZ.     The Venue   A motivated gaggle of perfectionist…

5 Ways to Encourage Kids to Stay Organized

Label Everything When you label where everything goes, everyone knows where to find things and where to put things away, including your kids. Depending on how old they are, you can either use labels displaying words or pictures. Label your children’s toys and anything else that they use and are responsible for keeping tidy. Make…

Bring in the Green This Spring

  Cleaning out closets in the spring can be exciting when we make money doing it.   Every change of seasons, parents of young children go through the process of figuring out what clothes fit, which are too small and what to do with the outgrown items. When children are very young, we also have…

10 Easy Ways to De-clutter Before You Move

  It’s as simple as this. You’re paying the moving company by the pound or by the hour, so it is to your financial benefit to get rid of excess possessions before you move. If you’re not paying by the pound, good for you. But you’ll still pay for neglecting to de-clutter…only in a different…

Quit Paying For Storage!

  Do you currently pay or have you ever paid to have an off-site storage space? If so, it’s time to think about cutting the baggage and saving yourself the headache.   There are several benefits to clearing out that expensive storage unit. Keep reading to learn the top 3 reasons you should dump your…

‘Pull It Out’ Looking Like It Did When You ‘Put It In’

  Protecting the items in your storage space is of utmost importance. When it’s time to pull out your things, you want them to be in the same condition you left them. Using the techniques we will describe, you will save time by not having to clean things that have gotten dusty in storage. You…

Win This Tablet Case

 Answer the following question for a chance to win this stylish tablet cover. Keep your tablet stored safe and sound on the run. The Question: From 1-10, how likely are you to hire an organizer to de-clutter your space?   There are 3 ways to enter: 1. Post your answer on our Facebook giveaway post….

The ABC’s of Conquering Paper Piles

  Every house has them. Piles of paper accumulate really quickly. We all deal with different types of paper. You may have lots of schoolwork from your children whereas someone else may have a number of medical records. Whatever you are dealing with, it is all handled universally. Setting up a system is the key….

Do It Yourself Taxes

Is your tax situation pretty straight forward? Then you may be a good candidate for DIY tax preparation. There are a number of free options at your disposal plus paid programs for more complicated tax situations. Decide which one works for you or decide that it’s time to consult a professional tax accountant. Free File…

Make Your Own Packaging

Sometimes it is best to use containers to store dry goods because it helps to maximize space. You can always use a label maker to mark the containers. But here is another fast and easy way. Cut off the name, expiration date, directions or any other information you need from the package and store it…

To Keep or Not to Keep, That is the Question

  When you ask someone who has never hired a Professional Organizer what they think it’s like, almost everyone says, “They are going to make me get rid of a bunch of stuff I want to keep.” We cannot speak for other organizers, but we do not make anyone get rid of anything! Take it…

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