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The Founder of Lavender Organizes & Author of Mangoes in the Rain

We all have our comfort zones and coping mechanisms. Some find comfort in eating, and others find comfort in confiding. Chinaemelum Lavender Menakaya, also known as Lavender, found solace in decluttering and home organization. Her passion for home management allowed her to forget her worries and provided a much-needed escape from the harsh realities of life.
Chinaemelum Lavender Menakaya is a compassionate Nigerian woman whose name means ‘God Has Done It for Me.’ She goes by the name Lavender and believes that life molds you by what you go through as a person. She had a struggling and troubled childhood. Having experienced all the hardships of life, Lavender decided to transform her life by being positive and appreciating good things. Her determination to not lose hope in the face of adversity has made her who she is today. She is known amongst her friends as an amiable person who is calm, compassionate, honest, and organized.
Lavender is a voracious reader of non-fiction books. What is unique about her is how she transformed her passion into a rewarding career. She not just turned her hobby of decluttering and organizing into a career but also started writing. She finds it great to use her skills to help others by sharing her life experiences to inspire others or her defiance toward the home organization.
Lavender has been bringing order to various homes and living spaces for more than five years as a trained professional home organizer, serving her clients in Washington, DC, Alexandria, VA, and neighboring areas. She thinks that living an ORGANIZED life is essential! Lavender can handle any size project, and she is adaptable enough to work within your schedule and budget.
Lavender emphasizes that her work as a home organizer is quite rewarding and sustainable, offering numerous benefits to the whole family. She thinks that organizing every day prevents clutter from accumulating over time.

Lavender Organizes: The House Organizing and Decluttering Expert

An organized space complements a clear mind – free from all jumbled thoughts and filled with positive thoughts. Managing your personal space gives you peace of mind. However, tackling a home organization project can be daunting for many people. But it doesn’t have to be! With help from professionals like Lavender Organizers, you can get your home organized in no time. The benefits of organizing and decluttering your home are probably something you’ve heard frequently, but you may not understand why it is important. When everything is organized and in its designated location, it is simple to identify what you have and what is lacking. How does that help you save money? Because of the clutter, you won’t be heading to the store to buy things you already have but weren’t aware of!

It becomes physically exhausting to enter a congested area like a kitchen or a bedroom. As you go about your already frenzied day, it may weigh on your mind, reminding you that the space needs to be organized. You feel safe, accomplished, and stress-free as soon as you organize it up. Even though you might not be aware of it, a messy bedroom might keep you up at night. Moreover, rushing to finish up last-minute preparations for the next day before going to bed won’t make you feel more relaxed. A tidy, uncluttered bedroom can make you feel more at ease, which helps you get a good night’s sleep. You are more likely to be confident when you have an organized home to live in. You can anticipate entertaining loved ones and showcasing the gorgeous rooms of your home. Positive feelings about your living standard will help you make your presence felt. Moreover, maintaining your home may make you feel empowered. Lavender provides professional decluttering and home organizing services, offering customized solutions to your unique needs and requirements. She will collaborate with you to develop a plan of action to make the decluttering and organizing process as easy and stress-free as possible. She also offers decluttering services for her commercial clients, small enterprises, and other properties. Lavender Organizes envisions to Create Global Calmness Through Organization.

Mangoes in the Rain – A Memoir Discussing the Challenges of Growing Up in An Obnoxious Environment!

In her magnum opus, Mangoes in the Rain, Chinaemelum Menakaya describes her experiences growing up in an ultra-conservative, toxic, and dysfunctional environment with her egoistic and abusive father. Even though her mother wasn’t any better, she could still provide comfort and solace to the young girl. The author provides a fascinating account of her flight from America to Nigeria, where she was stranded for around 2.5 years. Her long-lasting pain is evident from her words as she continues to pour her heart out in an engaging account of silence, solitude, loneliness, and negligence. Lavender bravely described her struggles. She did this while keeping her writing straightforward so everyone could read and comprehend it. Additionally, the narration is passably fluid, facilitating understanding of her experience. It is a must-read book as it vividly and candidly highlights the drawbacks of living in an abusive environment when one is weak. This book highlights the author’s plight during her childhood years. Mangoes are an integral part of her life, which is why they are mentioned in the title of this memoir, in which she takes you on an enthralling journey of perseverance, steadfastness, courage, and survival. Her experience makes you understand how important it is to have a supportive family. She has also highlighted some instructive insights like – we don’t accept labels because they don’t define who we are. You have the influence to choose who you surround yourself with, yet unhealthy individuals will always give you misery. Children should be cherished, encouraged, and told to have high dreams. Anyone suffering from trauma or abuse should know they are loved. The book’s most important message is that once we let go of our labels, we may learn more about who we are and the purpose of living a meaningful life.

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