Author: Lauren Mang

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...

How has it possibly been five years already?! June 3rd is the official day I filed my FBN (or fictitious business name, sometimes known as "doing business as" or DBA) with San Mateo County and set up a business bank account. Getting the business up and...

When I was a kid, and we went on a family vacation, my dad would never truly unplug. He’s a businessman and always had to take work calls (this was pre-internet/email), which upset my mother the most. I never understood why he couldn’t just cut...

One of my favorite rooms in a home to organize is the kitchen. It's densely packed with tons of gadgets, cooking appliances, utensils, and usually foods of all kinds all jammed into every inch of cabinet or drawer space (sometimes even all over the countertops)....

The (North American) definition of “store” (as per Google.com) is: verb: 1. keep or accumulate (something) for future use; retain or enter information for future electronic retrieval; have a supply of (something useful); remain fresh while being stored. Why are we giving up our living and storage space...