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5 Ways to Eat Out Less

5 Ways to Eat Out Less

While eating out can offer a nice break from the day-to-day responsibility of cooking and dining at home, it can also be costly and unhealthy. Does that mean you should never eat out? Of course not! At M2O we love a fun evening at one of our favorite Chicago eateries. But with a bit of mindfulness and organization, you can…

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What to Look for in a Closet System

What to Look for in a Closet System

According to realtors, closet space is one of the most important factors that homebuyers pay attention to when searching for a house. But not all houses are blessed with large walk-in closets. So what do you do if your closet situation is less than ideal? Design your ideal closet! Need help designing and creating your closet? We can help! Download…

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10 Ideal Supplies to Include in Your Junk Drawer

10 Ideal Supplies to Include in Your Junk Drawer

A few years ago, eBay was offering a starter supply kit to help you get a head start on your junk drawer: The truth is, most of us don’t need a starter kit when it comes to our junk drawers. We all have that one space in our kitchen, living room or office that naturally collects those small items that…

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4 Considerations When Organizing Bar Supplies

4 Considerations When Organizing Bar Supplies

Many people think that bringing order to the spaces in your house is limited to the kitchen, bathroom, bedroom and closets. While those are the areas we are generally called to help with, it doesn’t mean other parts of your home don’t need to be organized. They do! And that includes the space where you store your bar supplies. Make…

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How 2 Unpack & Keep Your Sanity

How 2 Unpack & Keep Your Sanity

You’ve packed up all your stuff, hired the best movers in town and had all your boxes placed in your new location. Congratulations on your move! But you’re not done yet! Now it’s time to unpack all those boxes. Sadly, this is where most people get stuck and live with the boxes way longer than they should. While unpacking can…

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Cleaning Stories: A Tale of 2 Clients

Cleaning Stories: A Tale of 2 Clients

Mission 2 Organize is known by its name and its mission as an organizing provider. So what does that mean exactly? It means we help our clients declutter, make decisions and create systems that will allow them to have a home or space that functions in an orderly fashion. But after more than 10 years in business, we noticed that…

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Organizing vs. Cleaning: Same, Same but Different

Organizing vs. Cleaning: Same, Same but Different

“Same, same, but different.” It’s a saying well-known throughout Asia when trying to compare two items that may seem similar, but have small variations, or differences, between them. In the organizing world, it’s a perfect way to describe the ever confusing controversy between organizing and cleaning. While the two words are often used interchangeably and seem to have some overlapping…

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How 2 Get Everyone Involved in Holiday Set-Up and Break Down

How 2 Get Everyone Involved in Holiday Set-Up and Break Down

The holidays are synonymous with family gatherings, friendly get-togethers and parties with colleagues. It’s these moments with others that remind us what the holidays are about and what truly matters most in life. But in order to huddle around the tree with our favorite people, there’s usually a long list of to-do’s that need to be checked off first: decorating,…

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How 2 Organize & Maximize Your Holiday Baking

How 2 Organize & Maximize Your Holiday Baking

Pumpkin pie, gingerbread houses, fresh-baked bread. These tasty treats can only mean one thing – it’s time for holiday baking! Before you get overwhelmed by all the details of what to bake, how to set up your space and when to turn up the heat in the kitchen, let Mission 2 Organize offer a few suggestions so you can enjoy…

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Smart Tips for Orderly Eating on the Go

Smart Tips for Orderly Eating on the Go

For most of us, life moves at the speed of light. As we juggle life, work, kids and extracurricular activities, sitting down at the kitchen table to consume three solid meals a day becomes more difficult. Add to that the current pandemic and the inability to dine in at fast food establishments or restaurants and eating on the go becomes…

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3 Considerations for Practical Jewelry Organization

3 Considerations for Practical Jewelry Organization

Jewelry is the perfect accent that can make or break any outfit. It has the power to add just the right amount of character you need in order to feel confident as you start your day. However, without a practical organizing solution, you may find yourself going without any jewelry at all more often than not.  Make practical choices when…

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4 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Buying Organizing Products

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 “Have I decluttered yet?”, “What…

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Multi-functional Furniture That Transforms Small Spaces

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 is furniture specially designed for…

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5 Tips to Streamline Your Laundry Process

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 dried. If laundry has been…

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6 Tips to Store Your Garden Supplies in a Small Space

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, but it does mean I…

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Cohabitation Conversation Starters

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 tiny one bedroom apartment. When…

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10 Important Ways to Prepare for Your Next Doctor’s Appointment

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 is prior to a doctor’s…

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Do’s and Don’ts of Recycling

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 environmentally friendly lifestyle is to…

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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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