Amanda Lauren


Name: Amanda Lauren

Title: Contributing Writer

Amanda Lauren is an interior design expert, television host, and writer covering home and lifestyle topics for sites such as Forbes, Forbes Global Properties, aSweatLife, and Simply Recipes.

Expertise and Experience

Amanda has written for sites such as, Forbes, Forbes Global Properties, Simply Recipes, aSweatLife, and Reader’s Digest. In addition to writing, she also hosts a podcast called Bougie Adjacent, with both solo episodes and interviews about interior design and lifestyle. Guests have included Breegan Jane, Jasmine Roth, Ree Drummond, Allison Holker, Patricia Altschul, Garcelle Beauvais, and Josh Flagg. 

One of Amanda’s proudest accomplishments was her show Between The Likes on EverTalk, in which she interviewed the cast of HGTV’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition as well as Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent, Ryan Serhant, and Giuliana Rancic, among many others. She has also appeared on Good Morning America and Your Future Home on Cheddar TV.

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MARCH 24, 2023 | FRIDAY
Rubbermaid Reveal Microfiber Spray Mop Review: Should You Buy It?

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MAY 25, 2022 | WEDNESDAY
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The Best Hardwood Floor Polishes of 2023

Most hardwood flooring endures a lot of wear and tear, not only from people walking on them, but also from kids and pets. However, a good floor polish can revitalize and restore hardwoods...

The Best Freezer Containers of 2023

Freezer-safe storage containers offer an excellent way to keep food fresh and avoid waste. They’re a great choice for leftovers, but they also come in handy if you like to prepare a week’...

The Best Electric Brooms Tested in 2023

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The Best Vacuum Mop Combos Tested in 2023

Cleaning floors is more than just sweeping or vacuuming. According to experts, you should be mopping at least once a week since it helps to sanitize the floors, reduce allergies, and prev...

MARCH 15, 2021 | MONDAY
The Best Mops for Tile Floors Tested in 2023

Mopping can be a tedious task, but the right mop can make the job easier. The best mop for tile floors gets floors clean without damaging them and doesn’t just push dirty water around und...

MARCH 15, 2021 | MONDAY
The Best Mops for Vinyl Floors Tested in 2023

Popular, budget-friendly vinyl flooring is attractive, comfortable underfoot, and holds up well to daily wear and tear, but it still requires regular care and cleaning to stay in good sha...

The Best Carpet Sweepers Tested in 2023

Before the vacuum cleaner was invented, people often used carpet sweepers. Though technology has rendered them almost obsolete, their lightweight, compact design and affordable price tag ...