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5 Ways to Eat Out Less

5 Ways to Eat Out Less

While eating out can offer a nice break from the day-to-day responsibility of cooking and dining at home, it can also be costly and unhealthy. Does that mean you should never eat out? Of course not! At M2O we love a fun evening at one of our favorite Chicago eateries. But with a bit of mindfulness and organization, you can…

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How 2 Work In Your Workout

Time is a precious commodity. We are constantly looking for ways to fit things into the 24 hours we’ve been given each day. Think family, meetings, phone calls, meal prep, housework, laundry, hobbies and interests. And then there’s exercise. Which, for some reason or another, always seems to get pushed to the bottom of our to-do list. But studies show 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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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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Organizing vs. Cleaning: Same, Same but Different

Organizing vs. Cleaning: Same, Same but Different

“Same, same, but different.” It’s a saying well-known throughout Asia when trying to compare two items that may seem similar, but have small variations, or differences, between them. In the organizing world, it’s a perfect way to describe the ever confusing controversy between organizing and cleaning. While the two words are often used interchangeably and seem to have some overlapping…

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How 2 Get Everyone Involved in Holiday Set-Up and Break Down

How 2 Get Everyone Involved in Holiday Set-Up and Break Down

The holidays are synonymous with family gatherings, friendly get-togethers and parties with colleagues. It’s these moments with others that remind us what the holidays are about and what truly matters most in life. But in order to huddle around the tree with our favorite people, there’s usually a long list of to-do’s that need to be checked off first: decorating,…

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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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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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Emergency Preparedness Guideline

Emergency Preparedness Guideline

You can’t know when an emergency may occur or when disaster may strike but you can be prepared. Follow these emergency guidelines and links to prepare yourself for unexpected hazards. General Emergency Tips Make sure your most precious memories are packed up Keep walkways clear to ensure a safe exit route Update your insurance policies to cover the most common…

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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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