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Welcome to my blog. You're going to find everything here: the book reviews I share on Amazon, the silliness I post to Facebook, whatever might pop into my head that comes out on paper, an education on organizing techniques, pointers to anything from a quiet spot to read a book in Edmonds, WA to worthwhile charitable recipients.

I'm giving myself permission to refuse to write every day - too much pressure!!! I'd never enjoy writing again, and I'd bet my audience would start making comparisons between me and a mosquito. I'm told I have a good sense of humor - I know I enjoy finding ways to laugh and to get other people to laugh. Don't take any of it too seriously, except of course the serious stuff. And, after all, everything is about our stuff.  

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Moving Day

By Lauren Williams | July 17, 2019 | 0 Comments

Is “11 Things to Do After You Move”, Zing by Quicken Loans, January 18, 2109, Cathie Ericson, which I’ve contributed to, going to make moving day fun? Heck no. But it might make it bearable. And you can hire a Professional Organizer, box knife in hand, who gets you unpacked and gives you a head…

Fruits of my Honest Biscuits labors

By Lauren Williams | July 16, 2019 | 0 Comments

Dinner, and breakfast, and lunch, and dinner, and breakfast… Casual Uncluttering LLC works for Honest Biscuits. Getting the back room a little more streamlined. I’m liking coming home smelling like vanilla!  

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Charity Choice Monday – The Sophia Way – Real Change 17

By Lauren Williams | July 15, 2019 | 0 Comments

Housing is a right to which all are entitled. We believe everyone is housing ready.   That concise philosophy informs this agency’s actions every day. It launched in 2008 when its founders realized there were no Eastside shelters for adult women at the time. Read the page which demolishes the myths around homelessness – BRAVELY…

Casual Uncluttering LLC Testimonial - Sam, age 10

My newest, forever-most-favorite testimonial

By Lauren Williams | July 14, 2019 | 0 Comments

Marla Cilley the FlyLady – Sink Reflections

By Lauren Williams | July 12, 2019 | 0 Comments

Marla Cilley, the FlyLady, www.FlyLady.net, nurtures a millions-strong online community of people who share organizing tips and tools, motivation, and comradeship.  They support and empower each other in countless ways.  Ms. Cilley is the bedrock of that community, who over the course of her own struggle with chronic disorganization developed a very simple, very gradual,…

Standing on the Shoulders of Sidetracked Home Executives

By Lauren Williams | July 11, 2019 | 0 Comments

When Casual Uncluttering LLC was so new I was terrified of making mistakes rather than confident that I would make them, I read organizing books as quickly as I could discover them. Marla Cilley, FlyLady.net, author of Sink Reflections (my review is here) was one of the first Organizers I studied – I wrote that…

Handmade and Reclaimed Market – Second Use Building Materials and Salvage

By Lauren Williams | July 10, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Handmade & Reclaimed Market is held from 10-4 on Saturday, September 21st in conjunction with our annual Fall Fest. This wildly popular event includes family friendly games, free food, a beer garden, a storewide sale, live screen printing, and more.   This particular market is held to showcase the work of artists that use reclaimed and…

Diary of an Organizer – Mary Jane Maffini fini

By Lauren Williams | July 9, 2019 | 0 Comments

I’ve read the last of Mary Jane Maffini’s Charlotte Adams series: Death Loves a Messy Desk, Closet Confidential, and The Busy Woman’s Guide to Murder. If you enjoy tongue-in-cheek, you will enjoy these. Charlotte Adams is an enduring, endearing nitwit who ought to consider it a wonder she and her friends are still alive after…

Charity Choice Monday – Catholic Community Services – Real Change 16

By Lauren Williams | July 8, 2019 | 0 Comments

Catholic Community Services of Western Washington/Catholic Housing Services of Western Washington delivers a mind-boggling breadth of services intended for homeless and/or low-income people via shelters, transitional and permanent housing, and improves the lives of particular clients – including the elderly, veterans, people struggling with mental illness or addiction, immigrants, and refugees – with specialized services.…

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Music in my pocket

By Lauren Williams | July 5, 2019 | 0 Comments

I keep music in my pocket. I don’t own an alarm clock. I set a musical alarm on my phone. I wake up to the alarm and instantly turn my phone to a music and humor morning talk radio station. The minute I’m dressed, I tuck the phone in my back pocket. Music in my…