Category archive: “O Your Life”

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…

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…

The Cost of “Keeping” When You’re Moving Long Distance

There is so much to worry about when you’re moving a long distance like leaving old friends, starting a new life and potentially living in a foreign culture. Recently two of my best friends moved across the country. In the midst of finding a place to live and transitioning into new, more challenging roles at…

Documents You Need to Find in Case of an Emergency

  The nature of life is so fragile. In a matter of seconds, our lives and our plans can get turned upside down by things totally out of our control! We all know this, but there is no point in going through life worrying about all of the bad things that could happen. That would…

7 Tips to Organize Your Lingerie

  It may not seem sexy to you, but being organized is sexy to professional organizers like us. Speaking of sexy, when you have all of your lingerie gear accessible and stored neatly, it can really help you get in the mood. No one wants unintentional wrinkles or rips on items meant to make you…

Top 5 Ways Organizers Motivate Their Clients

  Motivation is the backbone of success for any project. When we set a goal and take steps to achieve it, obstacles will always meet us along our way. During these down times, we may get disappointed or burnt out. This is when we need motivation more than anything else to help us get up, solve the problems and…

The Unintentional Consequences of Getting Organized

7 years ago when we started our business, we knew how satisfying organizing, accomplishing projects and decluttering felt to us. But in our wildest dreams, we never thought that getting out there and organizing the world would be such a service to others. Once we started working with our clients, they were sending us text…

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…

Master Scheduling by Avoiding These 5 Traps

Our days are filled with things to do and places to be. To-Do lists, reminders, online calendars, planners and Post-its constantly inform us of what needs to be done. We are in competition with our daily clocks to see who is going to run out of juice first. If you do it right and follow…

Organize & Declutter Your Medical Files in 4 Easy Steps

Every organizing project follows the same basic steps: sorting, purging, containing and designating a space for your items. When you’re organizing paperwork, you follow the same steps. In this article, however, we are going to go another route and give you a few notes specifically targeting the de-cluttering and management of your medical files.   Whether you…

6 Reasons to Downsize Your Life

  Life is like a tree. It grows roots, expands and branches out. Change is constant so we need to adjust ourselves to be in the best position for growth. Downsizing is a common way to customize your living space to your lifestyle. Here are a few reasons to think about downsizing the next time you…

How to Be a Perfect House Guest

As I begin this post, I am reminded of my grandma. She was the most gracious hostess I have ever met in my life. I, and many others, would surely call her the queen of hosting. Grandma taught me and my family members to always have our doors open to all. Her wish for us…

A Guide to Meal Planning

We all have to eat! It is one of the few traits that all of us share. No matter if we eat out, order in, or cook, planning a meal is just another way to stay organized in life! If you or your family member is on a special diet, you want to eat healthier,…

An Entrepreneur’s Guide to Work/Life Balance

  Entrepreneurs by trade are passionate, visionary, hard working individuals. They all may have different approaches to balancing work and life, but most have type A personalities and enough determination to move obstacles. Their positive attitudes, ability to see bright futures and resolve to strive for success make them resilient to setbacks. These traits are…

5 Systems to Get Ready More Quickly in the Morning

When the alarm goes off in the morning you have very little time to get ready but you have so many tasks to complete before running out of the door, so you start sacrificing the essentials like eating breakfast! What you do in the morning sets the tone for the rest of your day. A…

How to Create an Organizing Action Plan

  You look around the house and you feel stressed out! There is a pile of unfolded laundry next to a stack of toys in the middle of room and you can’t even see the dining room table anymore under all that paperwork. Despite your efforts, no matter how much you try, you cannot tame…

Why It’s Better to Work with 2 Professional Organizers at Once

Much like the English phrase “too many cooks in the kitchen”, there is a phrase in Farsi (Persian Language) that says, 2 cooks in the kitchen results in food that is too salty or has no salt at all. That might be true for cooking, but it sure isn’t true for organizing.   I see…

Am I a Hoarder?

  Am I a hoarder? We have lost count of the times our clients have asked us this question. Shows like Hoarders and Hoarders: Buried Alive have shined a light on hoarding conditions. Hoarding has even been recognized as a mental disorder by researchers recently. With these developments we have noticed a change in the…

Travel Apps: Don’t Leave Home Without Them!

  Adventures in life come in many shapes and forms. Surely one of the most well-known trails to adventure is to travel to new places. It’s so amazing to see, taste and learn about all that this world has to offer. According to positivehealthwellness.com, “Traveling is one of the best things that you can do for your…

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…

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