Author: Lauren Mang

In my former career in the Fine Arts Industry, I specialized in fine art photography from its invention to the modern era. Contemporary Photography belonged to another department, quite literally, which was ok with me; I preferred the older stuff anyway. Sadly, I found the...

HAPPY NEW YEAR! Here it is, the very first day of 2020 and I want to focus on adventure throughout the year. In 2018, I read The Five Love Languages by Gary Chapman as part of my homework with my life coach. I discovered my main...

It’s nearing that time again: the end of one year, and the excitement around a new one we haven’t even met yet. After the stress of the holiday season, many people are happy to see the year come to an end, and don’t care if...

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...