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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…

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…

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. Moving has many parts, but no matter how small or big, how general or unique the situation, there is one thing for certain that you will need…boxes! It is not a bad idea to invest some money in sturdy…

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…

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. Here are 3 party ideas…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

‘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…

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….

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. Free File…

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…

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…

20 DIY Organizing Products Using Recycled & Repurposed Cans!

Here are 20 fun DIY projects that can help you to organize your home, office, garage and even your parties. The best part is that most of them won’t cost you a thing as they all are recycled and repurposed cans. As we always said getting organized doesn’t have to cost you a fortune and…

Have your candle and light it too!

I have this ritual of lighting candles. I call it my “candle therapy”! Going around the house lighting candles gives me a chance to think of my loved ones, universe and all within it. It’s a chance to count my blessings and remember all who left us, giving me such a sense of gratitude, peace…

Affordable Organizing!

  Here is a project that you can DO YOURSELF. Go to the Dollar Store and buy yourself some sturdy, long baskets. Use them in the cabinets of your kitchen or bathroom to contain similar items. Top this project off by labeling each basket with what’s inside. Now all you have to do is pull…

Organize one step at a time: Penny jar

  Surely coins can be one of the top five reasons for clutter in most homes. They find their way into bedrooms, sofas, side tables, junk drawers, and onto the laundry room floor. Really, any space you can imagine, a coin will find its way there.   One of the easy ways to keep your…

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