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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…

Why Your Calendar Is One of the Most Important Tools You Have

The idea that opposites attract could not have been more apparent than it was when my boyfriend and I first started dating. There I was (a professional organizer with my color-coded calendar, sectioned off into daily tasks and appointments) and there he was (a social butterfly who couldn’t seem to balance his social activities with…

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…

Pick the Perfect Halloween Costume…for You

Halloween, although the spookiest of holidays, can be one of the most playful and whimsical! Choosing a costume that suits you can lead to great conversation starters that help you make all kinds of new connections or solidify bonds with those you love. My favorite Halloween memory to date is a costume party in college…

8 Ways To Make More Time for Your Friends

When life gets hectic, one thing people tend not to prioritize is their friendships. But when you do, your friends can be a great source of sanity during hectic times! You may think that constant attention to work and urgent tasks will bring you the most success, but all work and no play usually leads…

Networking with Purpose

You did it! You went to a networking event! You’re feeling accomplished for putting yourself out there and you have a nice stack of business cards. But what do you do now?! How do you maximize your hard work and efforts? We would love to tell you that successful networking is all about who can…

5 Tips to Streamline Your Laundry Process

Laundry; the dreaded beast of all chores. When it isn’t handled, it seems to multiply and creep over every surface of your space. There are few things worse than finding a pile of laundry you can’t identify as either clean or dirty, or wet clothing that sat in the washing machine too long before being…

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,…

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