Tag archive: NAPO-Chicago

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…

3 Virtual Party Ideas

Netflix Party: Google Chrome Extension A great way to enact (or circumvent) my rule has been to use the Netflix Party Chrome Extension! Long before any stay-at-home orders went into effect, my best friend and I were getting together every weekend to watch The Office. Now, we call each other up via video chat or…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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 People of NAPO2017

  As I packed my bag for yet another conference of the National Association of Productivity & Organizing Professionals (NAPO), I wondered what my big take away would be in 2017. Each year, I end up bringing home new inspiration that breathes life into my passion for organizing. It also reinforces my desire to continue…

M2O at NAPO2015

The National Association of Professional Organizers hosted their annual conference in Los Angeles this year. This unique opportunity to be educated in organizing practices and to network with other professionals in our industry are just a few of the things that drew the ladies of M2O to join in on NAPO2015. Here is a wrap…

Learning & Connecting at NAPO2014

    Written by Schae Lewis   Conferences are familiar to me. With many hospitality and business expos behind me, I knew this one was special. It was my first National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO) Annual Conference and it was in sunny Scottsdale, AZ.     The Venue   A motivated gaggle of perfectionist…

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