Author: Lauren Mang

Gratitude has become quite the buzz word and hot topic these days. There are countless studies showing a direct correlation between gratitude and happiness, contributing to a positive and healthy lifestyle. And with Thanksgiving around the corner, gratitude will be on most people’s minds and...

More often than not, when I meet with a new client during our initial organizing session they are worried I’m going to make them get rid of all their stuff. This couldn’t be farther from the truth. There have, in fact, been times I have...

Whenever I do an organizing consultation or I'm in an organizing session, I use a very strange example to highlight a very important rule of organizing: place it where you use it. The reason it's so peculiar is because it's meant to stand out and make...

Clients believe that I love every product at The Container Store but I will tell you now that's not true. Actually, there are several items at TCS that I don't like and won't recommend to clients, and I'm very upfront about that. One of those items...

People expect organizers to be perfect 100% of the time, but (I’ll let you in on a little secret) no one is ever perfect 100% of the time. Organizers - like celebrities - are just like everyone else: we put our pants on one leg...

In October 2018, I flew down to southern California to work with the parents of a client (that I work with regularly in San Francisco). I had met the parents before, and knew they were eager to downsize and have less to clean/find/worry about, giving...

It’s almost August – how the heck did that happen?! Summer will be over in a few weeks for some of you, and the school year will start again. For others, you have a little longer to enjoy those dog days of the summer that come...

Ok, it’s time to get real: how many of us have a small (or maybe large) stack of gift cards in our wallets or somewhere in the house, collecting dust because we never remember to use them? You can’t see my hand, but it’s up! As an...

During my trip to Kauai back in April, I made an important discovery: I actually loved picking things to do that day or in any given moment; there was something really exciting about it. As you can imagine, my life as an organizer is pretty...