Author: Lauren Mang

Happy Earth Day!  I've always been proud to be born on Earth Day, despite the fact that I do *not* have a green thumb. I can’t keep houseplants alive to save my life. They don’t tell me they are hungry like my dog does (she's a...

Recently I had my two scheduled clients cancel on the same day: Monday, October 15th. This almost never happens! I do have a 48-hour cancellation policy, and both clients gave me notice far in advance. So, I did what I normally do: I reached out...

More often than not people assume that because I’m a professional organizer, I expect you to get rid of all your stuff, especially the sentimental stuff. Those who don’t yet know/work with me assume I have no feelings and am ruthless when it comes to...

In my time as a professional organizer I’ve discovered that there are really two types of people out there:  those who file vs. those who pile those who eat the frog vs those who need to build motivation those who ask for directions vs. those...

My life was forever changed 6 years ago when I attended (while interning for) Beth Penn of Bneato Bar’s Paperwork Bootcamp. Beth described it as a “workout for your paperwork” and boy was that spot on. She encouraged clients to bring in their mail, active files and/or...

The other day a client said to me “Well, it’s because I’m a perfectionist.” And I gave a chuckle and responded with “Well, I’m a recovering perfectionist.” Which then made me think this would make a great blog post. The dictionary defines perfectionism as refusing to accept any...

One of the biggest skills I try to impart on my clients is writing notes to their future self. The majority of us do not have assistants to keep us on task, leaving us to do this for ourselves. I wear a lot of hats at...

One of the biggest tips I share with clients revolves around the concept of Family Tidy Time ©. It even works for couples without kids, or if you’re single and live alone (drop the family; or do it with a friend/family member virtually). You really shouldn't need...