Tag archive: organizing

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…

Cleaning Stories: A Tale of 2 Clients

But after more than 10 years in business, we noticed that while our clients loved the organizing we did for them, many wished there was some way to “clean” the spaces we were emptying so that when we were done, everything would be organized and sparkling clean. Since organizing isn’t cleaning (and vice versa), we…

Organizing vs. Cleaning: Same, Same but Different

While the two words are often used interchangeably and seem to have some overlapping commonalities, they really aren’t the same. According to the dictionary, to organize means to “arrange into a structured whole; order” while to clean means “to be free from dirt, marks, or unwanted matter”.   Let’s take a look and see how…

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…

Smart Tips for Orderly Eating on the Go

Grab-and-Go Breakfast To make sure you get everything you need from the most important meal of the day, check out these helpful tips: 1.     Choose a variety of fruits, bars and shakes that can transport easily. If you’re running late in the morning, these handheld options make it easy to take breakfast on…

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…

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…

Surviving 10 Years in Business

by Schae Lewis, Certified Professional Organizer® Hire Help You may not have the resources to hire anyone in the first few months or years as a business owner; we didn’t! After 4 years of doing everything ourselves, the first step we took was to hire a virtual assistant. This person helped us do administrative tasks…

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…

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…

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…

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,…

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…

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