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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 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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Smart Tips for Orderly Eating on the Go

Smart Tips for Orderly Eating on the Go

For most of us, life moves at the speed of light. As we juggle life, work, kids and extracurricular activities, sitting down at the kitchen table to consume three solid meals a day becomes more difficult. Add to that the current pandemic and the inability to dine in at fast food establishments or restaurants and eating on the go becomes…

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10 Important Ways to Prepare for Your Next Doctor’s Appointment

10 Important Ways to Prepare for Your Next Doctor’s Appointment

When you think about organizing, you may only think about rearranging the items in your bathroom cabinet or decluttering your expired medicine. Organization is about so much more! Like organizing your day, keeping an up-to-date calendar and preparing for a productive day.   One time when it is especially important for us to be prepared is prior to a doctor’s…

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5 Systems to Get Ready More Quickly in the Morning

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 day that starts smoothly helps…

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How to Get Free or Cheap Boxes for Your Next Move

How to Get Free or Cheap Boxes for Your Next Move

As soon as you think about moving, a lot of things probably come to mind. But before you can start looking on somewhere like https://www.williampitt.com/, you have to consider every minute detail of the process. Moving has many parts, which united van lines have plenty of experience with but no matter how small or big, how general or unique the…

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How to Create an Organizing Action Plan

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 the beast. This can simply…

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3 Party Ideas for the Kid at Heart

3 Party Ideas for the Kid at Heart

  Here at Mission 2 Organize we love to plan, attend and host parties. Parties are fun and bring joy all around. They exist to celebrate, to connect or to simply enjoy life and loved ones. We have many tips on planning and organizing parties right here on our blog. If you’re planning a party on a bit of a…

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Travel Apps: Don’t Leave Home Without Them!

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 health. It helps your…

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What Am I Going To Do With All This Stuff?!

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 that we keep around is…

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Be More Productive at Work

Be More Productive at Work

pro·duc·tiv·i·ty  (prō′dŭk-tĭv′ĭ-tē, prŏd′ək-) n. The quality of being productive. Economics The rate at which goods or services are produced especially output per unit of labor. Ecology The rate at which photosynthesizing or chemosynthesizing producers form organic substances that can be used as food by consumers.   Staying focused, having a clear goal and sticking with your action plan are some…

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How 2 Organize Beauty Products in Your Bathroom

How 2 Organize Beauty Products in Your Bathroom

Our clients always ask us what our houses look like and how we keep things organize in our own place. We tell them we have our disorganized days and challenges but for the most part we try to keep it simple and organized. Another thing that helps is the fact that I don’t keep lots of extra products (or products…

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10 Easy Ways to De-clutter Before You Move

10 Easy Ways to De-clutter Before You Move

  It’s as simple as this. You’re paying the moving company by the pound or by the hour, so it is to your financial benefit to get rid of excess possessions before you move. If you’re not paying by the pound, good for you. But you’ll still pay for neglecting to de-clutter…only in a different way. You will suffer with…

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Quit Paying For Storage!

Quit Paying For Storage!

  Do you currently pay or have you ever paid to have an off-site storage space? If so, it’s time to think about cutting the baggage and saving yourself the headache.   There are several benefits to clearing out that expensive storage unit. Keep reading to learn the top 3 reasons you should dump your collection of rarely-used items.  …

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‘Pull It Out’ Looking Like It Did When You ‘Put It In’

‘Pull It Out’ Looking Like It Did When You ‘Put It In’

  Protecting the items in your storage space is of utmost importance. When it’s time to pull out your things, you want them to be in the same condition you left them. Using the techniques we will describe, you will save time by not having to clean things that have gotten dusty in storage. You will also save money by…

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The ABC’s of Conquering Paper Piles

The ABC’s of Conquering Paper Piles

  Every house has them. Piles of paper accumulate really quickly. We all deal with different types of paper. You may have lots of schoolwork from your children whereas someone else may have a number of medical records. Whatever you are dealing with, it is all handled universally. Setting up a system is the key. Here, we take you through…

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Do It Yourself Taxes

Do It Yourself Taxes

Is your tax situation pretty straight forward? Then you may be a good candidate for DIY tax preparation. There are a number of free options at your disposal plus paid programs for more complicated tax situations. Decide which one works for you or decide that it’s time to consult a professional tax accountant like Dave Burton right here. If you’re…

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What is a “Memory” Anyway?

What is a “Memory” Anyway?

  Us: “Do you have a memory box?” You: “What the heck is a memory box?” A memory box is one place where you can store all of your keepsakes. Keepsake = Memory! A memory, in this instance, is an item you are keeping for the purpose of remembering something from your past. How do you determine what should be…

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A Thoughtful Transition

A Thoughtful Transition

Staging a home requires homeowners to focus on the essentials versus an abundant amount of décor. A staged home is polished and streamlined. It showcases the desirable features and amenities of a living space. Once you begin to stage your home, take inventory of household items and prepare to pack. Packing is a step by step process or it can…

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