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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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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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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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My Journey as a Professional Organizing Intern (Part 2 of 3)

My Journey as a Professional Organizing Intern (Part 2 of 3)

by Carolyn Milligan Kerkhoff My first day as a Mission 2 Organize intern was different than any other “first day” I have experienced before. Naturally, I was nervous on my drive to the client’s house, but this feeling did not last long. When I arrived, I met two M2O organizers, Mackenzie and Ana, and was thrilled with how friendly and…

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3 Considerations for Practical Jewelry Organization

3 Considerations for Practical Jewelry Organization

Jewelry is the perfect accent that can make or break any outfit. It has the power to add just the right amount of character you need in order to feel confident as you start your day. However, without a practical organizing solution, you may find yourself going without any jewelry at all more often than not.  Make practical choices when…

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Surviving 10 Years in Business

Surviving 10 Years in Business

by Schae Lewis, Certified Professional Organizer® Around 2008, my best friend, Bahar Partow, and I started conceptualizing what would eventually become Mission 2 Organize. After 2 years, we officially launched our business in 2010. Over the past ten years, we have learned quite a few lessons. Having a business of your own is hard work but we think it is…

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My Journey as a Professional Organizing Intern (Part 1 of 3)

My Journey as a Professional Organizing Intern (Part 1 of 3)

by Carolyn Milligan Kerkhoff Hi there! My name is Carolyn Milligan Kerkhoff and I am the newest Intern for Mission 2 Organize. I am not kidding when I say my experience with M2O thus far has been life-changing. Let me go back a bit… When I was younger, I always dreaded that obligatory question that every adult seemed to ask;…

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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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6 Tips to Store Your Garden Supplies in a Small Space

6 Tips to Store Your Garden Supplies in a Small Space

Living in the Windy City of Chicago, where the winters are long, hasn’t stopped me from planting a garden on my balcony for nearly 19 years straight. And just because I live in a big city, in an apartment with no backyard doesn’t mean I have to go without the pleasure of freshly grown greenery, but it does mean I…

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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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