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What to Look for in a Closet System

What to Look for in a Closet System

Need help designing and creating your closet? We can help! Download our free closet checklist at the bottom of this post! While it may seem time consuming, creating your own closet system deserves a lot of consideration. Below are 5 things you’ll want to think about before refitting your inefficient closet space or moving into a freshly designed closet. What…

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10 Ideal Supplies to Include in Your Junk Drawer

10 Ideal Supplies to Include in 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 we need but just aren’t sure where to place. So we round them up and give them a home in a universal…

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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

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 be just as taxing as packing, if you don’t tackle it right away it can cause undue stress and keep you from feeling comfortable in your…

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Cleaning Stories: A Tale of 2 Clients

Cleaning Stories: A Tale of 2 Clients

But after more than 10 years in business, we noticed that while our clients loved the organizing we did for them, many wished there was some way to “clean” the spaces we were emptying so that when we were done, everything would be organized and sparkling clean. Since organizing isn’t cleaning (and vice versa), we weren’t always able to help…

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Organizing vs. Cleaning: Same, Same but Different

Organizing vs. Cleaning: Same, Same but Different

While the two words are often used interchangeably and seem to have some overlapping commonalities, they really aren’t the same. According to the dictionary, to organize means to “arrange into a structured whole; order” while to clean means “to be free from dirt, marks, or unwanted matter”.   Let’s take a look and see how organizing and cleaning are the…

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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

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, baking, cooking, shopping, wrapping and cleaning. And then we have to turn around and put everything back together!  More often than not, all that behind-the-scenes work is a solo job. So how can…

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How 2 Organize & Maximize Your Holiday Baking

How 2 Organize & Maximize Your 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 the process as much as the final products! And don’t worry, if it all seems like a little much, we’ve…

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Smart Tips for Orderly Eating on the Go

Smart Tips for Orderly Eating on the Go

Grab-and-Go Breakfast To make sure you get everything you need from the most important meal of the day, check out these helpful tips: 1.     Choose a variety of fruits, bars and shakes that can transport easily. If you’re running late in the morning, these handheld options make it easy to take breakfast on the go. Make sure to…

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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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Lessons in Extreme Minimalism

Lessons in Extreme Minimalism

As business owners, we spend quite a bit of time on our computers. There are newsletters to write, clients to email and blog posts to develop. While we don’t recommend trying to multi-task, we often will have the tv on while we work. The types of shows that are appropriate for this circumstance are ones that do not require much…

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