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5 Questions That Reveal Your Roommate’s Organizing Style

5 Questions That Reveal Your Roommate’s Organizing Style

One of the biggest challenges in cohabitation is creating an organized environment that works for all parties. But cohabitated bliss can be found by simply understanding your roomie’s needs, habits and style in comparison to your own. The learning curve can be long, however, and may create animosity along the way if you don’t communicate, learn each other’s style and…

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Emergency Preparedness Guideline

Emergency Preparedness Guideline

You can’t know when an emergency may occur or when disaster may strike but you can be prepared. Follow these emergency guidelines and links to prepare yourself for unexpected hazards. General Emergency Tips Make sure your most precious memories are packed up Keep walkways clear to ensure a safe exit route Update your insurance policies to cover the most common…

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Create a Beverage Station in Your Kitchen

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 one task to another without…

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8 Ways Perfectionism Can Stifle Your Progress

8 Ways Perfectionism Can Stifle Your Progress

Every human, in every situation, must face duality. The good and the evil, the dark and light of human emotion influences the way that we perceive and process the world. Organizers are known for being perfectionists. Here at M2O, we have always joked about “making money out of our madness”. The expression alludes to the fact that our OCD eye…

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Efficiently Book a Moving Company

Efficiently Book a Moving Company

Get Suggestions: Ask around for moving company recommendations the same way that you look for advice on any other service. Consult friends and neighbors, look online, and ask other professionals like your trusted real estate agent or organizer. Professionals like these deal with moving all the time and can pass on the knowledge they have received from other clients. Do…

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5 Smart Things to Bring to a Party

5 Smart Things to Bring to a Party

  Being a great guest starts with RSVPing properly, showing up on time and ends with a graceful goodbye and a thank you note sent to the host. One of the most important things a gracious guest should remember is something that we all have been told from a young age; never show up at a party empty handed. Here…

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3 Party Ideas for the Kid at Heart

3 Party Ideas for the Kid at Heart

  Here at Mission 2 Organize we love to plan, attend and host parties. Parties are fun and bring joy all around. They exist to celebrate, to connect or to simply enjoy life and loved ones. We have many tips on planning and organizing parties right here on our blog. If you’re planning a party on a bit of a…

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M2O at NAPO2015

M2O at NAPO2015

The National Association of Professional Organizers hosted their annual conference in Los Angeles this year. This unique opportunity to be educated in organizing practices and to network with other professionals in our industry are just a few of the things that drew the ladies of M2O to join in on NAPO2015. Here is a wrap up of our experiences. Blurry…

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Be More Productive at Work

Be More Productive at Work

pro·duc·tiv·i·ty  (prō′dŭk-tĭv′ĭ-tē, prŏd′ək-) n. The quality of being productive. Economics The rate at which goods or services are produced especially output per unit of labor. Ecology The rate at which photosynthesizing or chemosynthesizing producers form organic substances that can be used as food by consumers.   Staying focused, having a clear goal and sticking with your action plan are some…

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Pass the Party Favors and Goodie Bags!

Pass the Party Favors and Goodie Bags!

Approximately 80% of the time, we find leftover bags of party treats and conventions giveaways somewhere in our client’s houses. And most of the time if the gift bag didn’t come from a very special occasion the content that survived time in the bag didn’t even made it to the memory box. Here at M2O we totally follow the art…

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10 Easy Ways to De-clutter Before You Move

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 way. You will suffer with…

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What is a “Memory” Anyway?

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 you determine what should be…

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How to Turn A Messy Bachelor Pad Into an Organized Sanctuary!

How to Turn A Messy Bachelor Pad Into an Organized Sanctuary!

Check out our very own, Schae Lewis, who is featured in a Huffington Post article .     Still living out of boxes and eating in the recliner next to last week’s socks? It’s time to take a time out from those messy bachelor habits and get in the organized zone! In order to get and stay organized, bachelors should…

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To Be a Cat!

To Be a Cat!

We’d like to introduce you to Sir. He likes chillin’ in the bathroom. Tell us on the blog comment, ” What do you think is on his mind in this pic?”

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Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner!

Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner!

 A bright dinner table set by M2O for our clients birthday dinner in a trendy Chicago neighborhood. We crafted a washable elegant fabric into a unique table runner that our client will be able to re-use many times. Then we set the mood with candlelight and fresh flowers from Davenport Design. When you set up a dinner table keep in…

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