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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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What to Look for in a Closet System

What to Look for in a Closet System

According to realtors, closet space is one of the most important factors that homebuyers pay attention to when searching for a house. But not all houses are blessed with large walk-in closets. So what do you do if your closet situation is less than ideal? Design your ideal closet! Need help designing and creating your closet? We can help! Download…

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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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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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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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5 Questions That Reveal Your Roommate’s Organizing Style

5 Questions That Reveal Your Roommate’s Organizing Style

One of the biggest challenges in cohabitation is creating an organized environment that works for all parties. But cohabitated bliss can be found by simply understanding your roomie’s needs, habits and style in comparison to your own. The learning curve can be long, however, and may create animosity along the way if you don’t communicate, learn each other’s style and…

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3 Virtual Party Ideas

3 Virtual Party Ideas

Practicing social distancing has been an eye-opening experience for sure. I have been pleasantly reminded of how creative and innovative many of my friends and family members are. It seems like with each passing week I am impressed by someone’s ingenuity in finding new ways to connect and have fun from afar. Since staying inside and physically distancing, I have…

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Why Your Calendar Is One of the Most Important Tools You Have

Why Your Calendar Is One of the Most Important Tools You Have

The idea that opposites attract could not have been more apparent than it was when my boyfriend and I first started dating. There I was (a professional organizer with my color-coded calendar, sectioned off into daily tasks and appointments) and there he was (a social butterfly who couldn’t seem to balance his social activities with his personal goals and ambitions).…

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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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Pick the Perfect Halloween Costume…for You

Pick the Perfect Halloween Costume…for You

Halloween, although the spookiest of holidays, can be one of the most playful and whimsical! Choosing a costume that suits you can lead to great conversation starters that help you make all kinds of new connections or solidify bonds with those you love. My favorite Halloween memory to date is a costume party in college where I met my boyfriend…

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8 Ways To Make More Time for Your Friends

8 Ways To Make More Time for Your Friends

When life gets hectic, one thing people tend not to prioritize is their friendships. But when you do, your friends can be a great source of sanity during hectic times! You may think that constant attention to work and urgent tasks will bring you the most success, but all work and no play usually leads to burnout. Making time for…

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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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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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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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5 Skills Your Graduate Needs to Adult Like a Pro

5 Skills Your Graduate Needs to Adult Like a Pro

Congratulations! You did it. You have raised an entire human being. You provided for them, fed them, clothed them, helped them manage their time and belongings plus you survived all of the many miscellaneous challenges of parenthood. But now it’s time to send them out into the world on their own. Are they ready to start living independently? Have they…

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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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Morning Routine Ideas to Bring You Joy and Organization

Morning Routine Ideas to Bring You Joy and Organization

In college I realized I was different. Weekend mornings, when the rest of my peers were fast asleep recovering from the festivities of the night before, I was wide awake. I would happily hop out of bed, dress and scurry off to the dining hall for breakfast with my journal in hand. The thought of being cooped up in my…

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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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How to Plan a Potluck

How to Plan a Potluck

.     Most of us would host way more parties if we didn’t have to think about the menu. The responsibility of keeping guests well-fed for an event can be time consuming and expensive. Hosting a potluck is a great way to maintain a social life while juggling a busy schedule and a tight budget. Like any other party,…

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