Tag archive: Organize

Multi-functional Furniture That Transforms Small Spaces

— Organizing is all about finding the best solution for the space you have available. Utilizing multi-functional furniture is like having a golden ticket to create the most efficiently organized space possible. The reason we give multi-functional furniture such a high praise is its ability to create storage solutions as well as save space. There…

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,…

Documents You Need to Find in Case of an Emergency

  The nature of life is so fragile. In a matter of seconds, our lives and our plans can get turned upside down by things totally out of our control! We all know this, but there is no point in going through life worrying about all of the bad things that could happen. That would…

8 Ways Perfectionism Can Stifle Your Progress

Every human, in every situation, must face duality. The good and the evil, the dark and light of human emotion influences the way that we perceive and process the world. Organizers are known for being perfectionists. Here at M2O, we have always joked about “making money out of our madness”. The expression alludes to the…

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…

10 Multi-Purpose Organizers You Never Thought of Before

Life changes, people change and our lifestyles adapt, so why shouldn’t our organizing products do the same? Who said they can’t?! Here at M2O we love to re-use and re-purpose as many products as we can. If our clients have something in their house that can be used as a container, we do our best to…

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…

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…

Fifty Shades of Organizing

We have been organizers for a while now so you know we have seen and organized it all. From fifty shades of gray to fifty shades of red and every color in between. So far, we haven’t came across a skeleton in a closet and we like to keep it that way. When people ask…

10 Easy Organizing Tips to Save You Time

Remember when looking for tools took longer than the work for the actual project itself? Or all those times that you bought tape because you couldn’t find the one you had? After years in this field, we can easily pinpoint lots of patterns that lead to wasting time or money on a daily basis. Here…

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…

5 Ways to Encourage Kids to Stay Organized

Label Everything When you label where everything goes, everyone knows where to find things and where to put things away, including your kids. Depending on how old they are, you can either use labels displaying words or pictures. Label your children’s toys and anything else that they use and are responsible for keeping tidy. Make…

‘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….

Organizing Survival Guide

  Sometimes a home may look orderly from the outside. But once the closets, drawers and other spaces that are covered by a door or cabinet are revealed, the disorganization is apparent. Here are a few tips to make those hidden places more manageable and organized.   Everything has a home. Just because a space…

Park and Store

  Since the early 20th century, garages were built to store and maintain vehicles. Over time, garages became a significant part of the house; a place for homeowners to store household items. All this extra stuff can accumulate into an unorganized mess. How can a garage become a functional space that holds multiple belongings? With…

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…

Stop clutter before it starts

Organizing tip: “It was on sale” is not a good enough reason to buy something that you don’t need!!! Stop the clutter before it starts.

Happy Tails

Fido is grunting and foamy bubbles are spewing from his mouth. Your afternoon Frappuccino drink is lodged between slobber and gums. Yes, the dog ate your coffee beverage and neglected to ask if you wanted seconds. He lurks for goodies with bulging eyes and a slick tongue. He struts to the bathroom for fresh toilet water and makes…

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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