Category archive: “O Your Office”

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,…

Surviving 10 Years in Business

by Schae Lewis, Certified Professional Organizer® Hire Help You may not have the resources to hire anyone in the first few months or years as a business owner; we didn’t! After 4 years of doing everything ourselves, the first step we took was to hire a virtual assistant. This person helped us do administrative tasks…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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 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…

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….

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…

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.  …

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…

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 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…

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 societal…

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 Gadgets to Maximize Space and Awesomize your Office

We tend to spent a lot of time in our offices. In fact, a lot of us probably spend most of our time in our office, whether we like it or not. Even if we’ve got great office furniture from somewhere like Office Monster, there are still other ways in which we make our office…

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