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Picnic Packing Guide

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with Chicago's Urban Organizers 



July 2011 

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How 2 Pack a Picnic

"How 2 Pack a Picnic"


Having a picnic in the park can be a challenge if you forget something like, uh, let's say...a corkscrew to open your bottle of wine! Watch our latest video to be sure you have all of the things packed that you will need for your next picnic.


Let us know if you like our newest video and leave a comment on our YouTube channel!  


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"You can plan a pretty picnic but you can't predict the weather."

~Andre 3000 



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Dilly Cucumber Salad

This is one of our favorite summer recipes.  It's easy to make and pop in the fridge for a refreshing snack when the temperatures soar. If you are like us and you grow dill in your garden, why not throw some of that in too?!


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Hi there! 


There is a reason for the expression "this ain't no picnic". It's because, for the most part, picnics are enjoyable.  We hope you are able to get out this summer and enjoy a meal in the great outdoors! 


In our July video, newsletter articles, blog, and Facebook page we will provide you with picnic organizing ideas and tips.    


We would love for you to join us for our July event. Grab a group of friends and let's head to the lakeshore for a group picnic. This should be an event to remember! Plus there is still time to contribute to our shoe drive.  


This month we are offering a 23% discount on kitchen organizing, so now is the time to clear out those cabinets and to once and for all get control of all those plastic containers. Check out the details below or schedule your urban organizing session online now.   

Picnic Munchies!

Here is an example of our favorite picnic snack list. 

  • Salads - Potato salad, coleslaw, pasta salad, cucumber salad       
  • Fruit - Strawberries, blueberries, grapes, apples      
  • Meats - Prosciutto, salami, sopressata, roast beef, chicken salad 
  • Bread - Multi-grain, baguette, French, challah, flatbread       
  • Cheese - Gruyere, Gouda, Pleasant Ridge Reserve       
  • Accompaniments - Cherry tomatoes, olives, fresh herbs      
  • Beverages -  Water, red wine, Goose Island beer,lemonade 

 How 2 Store Your Picnic Supplies    



Picnics usually take place in the summer unless you live in Florida. So what are you supposed to do with all of your picnic supplies when you're not using them?


Go ahead and store all of your small picnic parts in the actual picnic basket itself. Keep some plastic plates, cups, silverware, salt and pepper packets, napkins, and an extra corkscrew right in the basket.  You'll be so happy when you can just throw in a few munchies and be on your way to the park. 


If you have the space,  keep your stocked picnic basket in a hard-to-reach  area in your kitchen. This is not something you are accessing on a regular basis anyway so take advantage of spaces between the fridge or back behind your more frequently used items. Cute baskets can even serve double duty and be displayed on tall, high shelves in your kitchen or pantry.  Those of you with a garage can put your basket out of the way on a high storage shelf in the garage.  Reserve eye-level shelves for everyday storage.  


By storing all of your picnic supplies together in one place, you'll save time by being all ready to go any time you're in the mood for an outdoor meal. Now get out there and enjoy some good,old fashioned al fresco dining this summer! 




Summer Facebook Contest Winner 


Congratulations to the winner of our Summer Facebook Contest and the new owner of an adorable collapsible picnic basket, Joe Mesa.


He got the most "likes" on the picture he posted on our Facebook wall of his favorite outdoor space, North Avenue Beach. 


Keep your eyes peeled for our next giveaway which will be featured exclusively on our blog

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 M2O's Monthly Mixer    events 


Our monthly events have started off to a brilliant success and we want to thank all of you who have come out.  


New sponsors are participating for each event and that means more raffle prizes and fatter goodie bags! Please join us each month for some new experience. Let's mix it up!  


Picnic Mixer in the Park
with Mission 2 Organize & TixMixer    

When: Saturday, July 30, 2011 at 1-4pm   

Where: Chicago Lakeshore just south of North Avenue, map it 

RSVP: Discount Advance Tickets Available Online Now 



View pictures of past Mission 2 Organize Mixers.   


Picnics are a fun way to spend a few hours, enjoying the fresh air and warm sun while munching on some of our favorite foods. We hope that you take a little time to pack up a picnic and head to the park this summer.


Whether you are planning a romantic proposal picnic, a big family picnic or a corporate picnic, Mission 2 Organize can help you to organize some of the finer details with "O Your Party".  


Speaking of parties, we had a blast at our June Mixer. Thank you to those of you who brought shoes for our Soles4Souls shoe drive. Your support of Mission 2 Organize means the world to us. Please reach out to us anytime by email or through our website. Thank you for your business and referrals!   


At Your Service,


    Bahar & SchaeNapo

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Offer Expires:

July 31, 2011

below$160 for 3 hrs of Kitchen Organizing  

includes 2 professional organizers



Picnic supplies are just a small part of the things you end up storing and needing to find room for in your kitchen. With at least 3 hours time, we can make a noticeable difference in your kitchen. Request an appointment at