Author archive: Mission 2 Organize

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 like Dave…

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…

What is a “Memory” Anyway?

  Us: “Do you have a memory box?” You: “What the heck is a memory box?” A memory box is one place where you can store all of your keepsakes. Keepsake = Memory! A memory, in this instance, is an item you are keeping for the purpose of remembering something from your past. How do…

7 Tips for Splitting Priceless Photos and Digital Assets Amicably in a Family Divorce

Divorce is something that many married couples never plan for or necessarily expect, yet does happen. If you’ve found yourself in the unfortunate situation where you are considering getting a divorce, you may want to look into getting a divorce lawyer chicago. Of course, many couples realize that over 50% of all marriages end in…

An Aperture to Remember

  Pictures capture a moment of time representing something significant in our life. These snap shots are often stored and displayed in a photo album: a collection of memories that tells a story. Pictures walk observers through every detail, from candid karaoke moments to reunited friends bonding once again. These memories personalize your album and…

Mediterranean Tuna Pasta Salad

  Finding a big bowl of pasta salad in the fridge after a long day’s work is a welcomed surprise, especially for a weary soul. Making a big batch of this means that you’ll have a quick and nutritious snack that just keeps getting better. A perfect summer snack for all of us on the go! Ingredients  …

B.B.Q Tip

  Here is one trick that you can use at your next BBQ. Use a Sharpie to write out the grilling directions on foil packed veggies. This makes the job of “Grill Master” that much easier.

Escape the Cubicle

Business endeavors and day-to-day office procedures can be taxing on one’s mind and body. Every employee surely desires to unwind, relax, and enjoy themselves. Instead of throwing a basic office get together, plan an event that will grasp employee’s attention and ease their minds from deadlines and projects. Treating employees also shows them that you…

A Thoughtful Transition

Staging a home requires homeowners to focus on the essentials versus an abundant amount of décor. A staged home is polished and streamlined. It showcases the desirable features and amenities of a living space. Once you begin to stage your home, take inventory of household items and prepare to pack. Packing is a step by…

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