Author: Lauren Mang

Happy Ash Wednesday! The 40 Bags in 40 Days challenge was brought to my attention back in 2012. I found it a great way to declutter my entire house. Instead of giving up one thing for the 40 days of Lent, try giving up a bag of clutter each...

A YouTube subscriber asked me to highlight some of my favorite features in luggage, and I thought it was a great idea! What I look for in a bag: Durable luggage (whether hard case or fabric) Luggage that is preferably waterproof Locks included on the luggage;...

I realize that it can be difficult to remember what you can and cannot recycle. In this blog post, I’ll focus on more odd items you don’t dispose of daily, but need to be properly recycled. Wine corks: Most Whole Foods Markets will take corks to recycle (and you...

If there were only one bit of wisdom I could impart on my clients, it would be to organize a little every day. Organizing every day will keep the clutter at bay! If you simply take 15 minutes each day to organize, it will save...

Since one of my resolutions was to Be More Green in 2015, I had to understand the difference between trash, recyclables, and household hazardous waste. In addition to my ReThink Waste Tour, I also visited my local Household Hazardous Waste Program (HHWP) to learn exactly...

People often ask me how I can be so organized. I do believe some people are born with the talent, but I'll let you in on a little secret: I use the same tricks that I recommend to clients. For example, I cannot live without a timer to...

If you're an avid follower of the LMOI blog, you'll notice I mentioned twice in previous posts about my ReThink Waste Tour in the fall of 2014. I wanted to share some photos and information with you from that day and encourage you to to...

As I mentioned in a previous blog, one of my resolutions in 2015 is to create less waste whenever/wherever I can. In this blog I'll give you tips on how to be more green in 2015. I have taken tours of my local Recycling and...

The above video includes my top packing tips that I use each time I prepare for a trip. As you've seen in previous blog posts (one, two, and three), I've had a lot of practice with packing over the years! Would you believe me if I told you packing was...

It's important to understand that organizing is a process. Once you do it, it's not done forever. You still have to revisit/review organized items and see if there's anything left to purge. I do this seasonally for my wardrobe, and yearly for other items (like...