Tag archive: Organize your life

Organizing Your Lazy Day for Ultimate Rest and Relaxation

We live in a fast paced world.  For most of us, time moves at the speed of light and we move right along with it. So when we have the opportunity to take a break from the busy-ness of life and just be lazy, we need to make sure we make the most of that…

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,…

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…

5 Skills Your Graduate Needs to Adult Like a Pro

Congratulations! You did it. You have raised an entire human being. You provided for them, fed them, clothed them, helped them manage their time and belongings plus you survived all of the many miscellaneous challenges of parenthood. But now it’s time to send them out into the world on their own. Are they ready to…

Ways to Promote Your Health While Working a Desk Job

Back before I found my dream job as a professional organizer, I worked a desk job. The hardest part wasn’t the job itself, it was managing my health in that work environment. I would get eye strain from staring at the computer and so antsy from sitting all day that I almost started pulling out…

What to Do with Your Linens When You Don’t Have a Linen Closet

Out of all the categories that need permanent storage solutions in our home, linens make the top of the list for sure. We all have and need linens. However, not all of us are blessed with a linen closet. Living without a space to store this necessary evil can truly be a curse. But don’t…

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…

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…

De-clutter Your Space, Free Your Mind

In a world that is filled with an overload of materials, tasks and information, it is so easy to have a cluttered space and mind. Both are as bad as you can imagine. A cluttered mind is not focused or productive just like a cluttered space is not peaceful or inviting. A recently published book…

Retrain Your Brain to Think Like an Organizer

Like any other skill, organizing has some basic principles. If you train your brain to know these principles, you can successfully organize, no matter the space you are organizing. Here are some of the principles we hand-picked from each room in the house. Take these tips and apply them to any organizing project.    …

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…

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…

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…

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