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7 Apps to Keep Your Business Running Smoothly

7 Apps to Keep Your Business Running Smoothly

In the world of business, time is money. This means you (and your employees) can’t afford to waste time on systems and software that work against you rather than for you.  As a thriving business,  M2O understands the need to implement programs that allow you to be more efficient and productive so you can better serve your clients. With that…

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How 2 Meaningfully Connect with Your Coworkers

How 2 Meaningfully Connect with Your Coworkers

Make sure you grab our free downloadable monthly checklist at the bottom of this post! Whether big or small, working for a company has many benefits. But it also has its challenges, too. The foremost being, learning to connect and get along with the people who are part of your team. There are different personalities that have to be balanced,…

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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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8 Ways to Run a Successful Virtual Meeting

8 Ways to Run a Successful Virtual Meeting

Thanks to the pandemic, we’re living in a virtual world where meeting in person has become less common and holding meetings via the computer screen is the daily norm. Although it may seem like attending a virtual meeting would be the same as being at one in person, there a few things you need to consider before jumping online with…

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Clean Out Your Virtual Desktop Day

Clean Out Your Virtual Desktop Day

While you may take the time to clear off your physical desktop, do you ever take time to clear off your virtual desktop? It’s Clean Out Your Virtual Desktop Day and here are a few tips to help you make your computer desktop nice and tidy once again: 1. Declutter. Delete any apps, screenshots, music, videos or documents you no…

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Surviving 10 Years in Business

Surviving 10 Years in Business

by Schae Lewis, Certified Professional Organizer® Around 2008, my best friend, Bahar Partow, and I started conceptualizing what would eventually become Mission 2 Organize. After 2 years, we officially launched our business in 2010. Over the past ten years, we have learned quite a few lessons. Having a business of your own is hard work but we think it is…

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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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Networking with Purpose

Networking with Purpose

You did it! You went to a networking event! You’re feeling accomplished for putting yourself out there and you have a nice stack of business cards. But what do you do now?! How do you maximize your hard work and efforts? We would love to tell you that successful networking is all about who can shake the most hands and…

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Make the Most of Your Professional Conference

Make the Most of Your Professional Conference

Each year I look forward to attending the national conference of NAPO (National Association of Productivity and Organizing Professionals). It’s the place where all of us organizing nerds come together to geek out on color coding, folding techniques, the latest organizing products and industry trends. We just get each other. What a beautiful feeling. Between the cost of the conference…

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Ways to Promote Your Health While Working a Desk Job

Ways to Promote Your Health While Working a Desk Job

Back before I found my dream job as a professional organizer, I worked a desk job. The hardest part wasn’t the job itself, it was managing my health in that work environment. I would get eye strain from staring at the computer and so antsy from sitting all day that I almost started pulling out my hair! It wasn’t long…

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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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Documents You Need to Find in Case of an Emergency

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 be a waste of our…

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Top 5 Ways Organizers Motivate Their Clients

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 keep moving forward. The same…

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The Do’s and Don’ts of Attending a Work Party

The Do’s and Don’ts of Attending a Work Party

We all have stories (or have heard stories) about people who went overboard at a work party. Those tales about the nicknames that co-workers have gotten as a result of their wild behavior live long after their tenure at the office. The holiday season is upon us and with it comes work parties. Whether our own, our spouse’s, or our…

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Create Your Very Own Book Inventory

Create Your Very Own Book Inventory

  I am a total book worm! When I was a kid, my favorite thing to do was to organize my bookshelves. Each time I emptied the shelves was a joyful experience. The books I had read would transport me into their worlds and the new editions would excite me with thoughts of new adventures. To this day, I still…

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Handle Incoming Mail Like a Champ

Handle Incoming Mail Like a Champ

  One of the biggest challenges for most of our clients (and modern human beings, in general) is paperwork. In our everyday encounters as organizers, people express how much they need us in their lives. 80% of those people mention the growing piles of paper in their office, on the kitchen counter or at their dining room table. We know…

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Organize & Declutter Your Medical Files in 4 Easy Steps

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 are dealing with…

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6 Reasons to Downsize Your Life

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. And just by doing a quick google search into something simple like storage units vancouver, you may find…

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An Entrepreneur’s Guide to Work/Life Balance

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 a recipe for success but…

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5 DIY Charging Stations

5 DIY Charging Stations

Next to the bed, on the kitchen counter, on top of the office desk and all over the house. Wherever we walk, we see piles of electronic devices, tangled wires and cords in our homes. From tablets to phones, electronics are taking over. In one of our last posts, we talked about organizing your wires : DIY style! .  …

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