Category archive: “O Your Home”

Apps 2 Sell Your Stuff

We think de-cluttering is one of the best practices for letting go of the old and making room for the new. Our clients purge for many reasons. Sometimes it is downsizing, moving across the state, or making room for a new addition to the family. No matter the reason for purging, you are going to…

How to Organize Your Photo Equipment

  There was a time when someone had to be either extremely privileged or super lucky to have even one picture taken of them during their lifetime. Photography required heavy equipment and real knowledge of how to work those giant cameras. It’s so much different nowadays, some days we take over 100 images and all we…

10 Multi-Purpose Organizers You Never Thought of Before

Life changes, people change and our lifestyles adapt, so why shouldn’t our organizing products do the same? Who said they can’t?! Here at M2O we love to re-use and re-purpose as many products as we can. If our clients have something in their house that can be used as a container, we do our best to…

How 2 Decide What to Donate

  Many people call a professional organizer because they simply don’t know where to start. De-cluttering is not a straight forward task as you might know. It can be overwhelming and confusing, especially if you have a lot of stuff.  Learning the techniques that will help you decide what should stay and what should go…

What Am I Going To Do With All This Stuff?!

Think about all those times that you tried on a pair of your most unflattering jeans, decided to not wear them and then put them back in your closet. Since the invention of smart phones, you haven’t used the timer in the kitchen or the clock next to your bed. Examples of the useless items…

Fifty Shades of Organizing

  We have been organizers for a while now so you know we have seen and organized it all. From fifty shades of gray to fifty shades of red and every color in between. So far, we haven’t came across a skeleton in a closet and we like to keep it that way. When people…

De-clutter Your Space, Free Your Mind

In a world that is filled with an overload of materials, tasks and information, it is so easy to have a cluttered space and mind. Both are as bad as you can imagine. A cluttered mind is not focused or productive just like a cluttered space is not peaceful or inviting. A recently published book…

Retrain Your Brain to Think Like an Organizer

Like any other skill, organizing has some basic principles. If you train your brain to know these principles, you can successfully organize, no matter the space you are organizing. Here are some of the principles we hand-picked from each room in the house. Take these tips and apply them to any organizing project.    …

10 Easy Organizing Tips to Save You Time

Remember when looking for tools took longer than the work for the actual project itself? Or all those times that you bought tape because you couldn’t find the one you had? After years in this field, we can easily pinpoint lots of patterns that lead to wasting time or money on a daily basis. Here are…

How 2 Organize Your Makeup

  Every once and a while your makeup collection deserves a makeover of itself. The professional organizers at M2O guide you through this process in our video, How 2 Organize Your Makeup. You will learn how to minimize your makeup collection, how to choose the right storage container for it and where to keep it…

How 2 Organize Beauty Products in Your Bathroom

Our clients always ask us what our houses look like and how we keep things organize in our own place. We tell them we have our disorganized days and challenges but for the most part we try to keep it simple and organized. Another thing that helps is the fact that I don’t keep lots…

Organizing Your Hair Accessories Is As Easy As 1,2,3

For most of my life I have had short hair. So I never felt the need for a system for organizing my hair accessories. But as my hair grew out, my collection of hair accessories grew and I realized an organized system for all my hair accessories was a must. Although my long hair phase faded quickly,…

This is how you know that you are doing it right!

  How cool is this?! A text from our client this morning… “I just pulled together chocolate chip cookie ingredients in 30 seconds because my kitchen is so organized… I could drop some cookies by your houses!”  

How 2 Organize Your Wires: DIY Style!

  If you ask me about a perfect world, one of the first requirements is that it is wireless. Luckily there is hope for this dream to come true but until that day we have to deal with clutter looking, space taking, dust collecting cords. Not to mention, in every room we now have chargers…

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…

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…

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…

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