About

Why Hello There Friend!

Welcome to my organized and simple area of the web, where organization is the name of the game and the game is your entire life.

What’s this all about?

My blog “An Organized Life” strives to provide you with the tools and encouragement you need at whatever stage of the organizational process you are in. From basic organizational ideas to get you started to organizing specific life events, my goal is to provide you with that information, bring you guest bloggers who will give you even more inspiration and (hopefully!) give you some laughs along the way (because I’m hilarious).

Everyone's journey along this organizational path is different. While some are just starting out, others have finished the decluttering and organizational phase of their life and are looking for what's next! I hope that my blog can be a resource for everyone on this path.

Our lives are often busy and chaotic and I wanted to provide a space that not only encouraged and discussed organizational habits and techniques, but also provided a space where simple moments and beauty can be found, savoured and celebrated. Here and there within these pages you will find small moments, motivational words, breaths of fresh air and simplicity.

So, how did this all start?

I started documenting my deep love for organization, simplicity, minimalism, frugality, simple moments and beauty before Amelia was born. I started my Instagram account in March of 2016 and was blown away by the friendships, love and support I began to receive from strangers around the world. I quickly  found a community of people who loved the same things that I did. Fast forward several months to January 2017 when Marie Kondo did a lovely shout out to me on her Instagram and I gained about 5000 more followers and friends which encouraged me to keep going and in fact catapulted me into my blog. I have truly found, developed and fostered a community of people that have become incredibly important to me.

So, here I am. I’m just a girl who loves her coffee hot when she can get it. A girl that loves “Murder, She Wrote” books and wishes they were delivered to your home right after you finish one at no charge. A girl that loves her Husband and Baby more than anything in this world. A girl that wishes the days were longer so she could scroll endlessly through Instagram and connect with more and more amazing people.

I’m Lauren, and I’m so incredibly happy you've found me!

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Beautiful words from my extraordinarily talented best friend, Caitlyn:

If you asked Lauren to describe herself in one word, she would answer “fastidious”. While that may be a rather complex word, it actually represents her quite perfectly. Fastidious means to be very attentive to and concerned about accuracy, detail and cleanliness – a definition that truly warrants Lauren’s photo beside it in the dictionary.

The best part, though, is that she is the real deal. Those beautiful photos you see on her Instagram feed represent real moments in her daily life. Moments that don’t require endless hours of tidying to capture the perfect photo of a well-designed storage system.

An Organized Life. No staging required.

This is who she truly is and it all started as a teenager when Lauren became aware that she was drawn to spaces with little physical clutter and visual noise. With a natural gravitation towards a minimalist aesthetic and an innate interest in interior design, she discovered that when the space around her was organized, she was able to put her own thoughts in order – to focus and feel more put together. In embracing this, Lauren founded An Organized Life as a way to inspire and bring that same calmness to others.

But this isn’t about preaching a one-size-fits all approach and it certainly isn’t about spending thousands of dollars on expensive systems. Lauren is way too economical and practical for that. In fact, she is on a first-name basis with her local Dollar Store. With a sincere belief that everyone’s definition of organization is true and unique to them, Lauren simply finds joy in helping others figure out what they need in their life to feel organized and calm.  

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