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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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Neurodiversity Resources

By Lauren Williams | August 5, 2019 | Comments Off on Neurodiversity Resources

It’s HERE. I’m elated to introduce a newly-reminted Resources page on my website. What had been devoted to ADD/ADHD is now a brief introduction to materials concerning three prominent expressions of brain-based neurodiversity: ADD/ADHD, Dyslexia, and Executive Functioning Disorder. It’s my hope that these will provide people with a starting point for research into their…

Charity Choice Monday – DESC – Real Change 20

By Lauren Williams | August 5, 2019 | Comments Off on Charity Choice Monday – DESC – Real Change 20

The Downtown Emergency Service Center (DESC) provides integrated services including housing, emergency shelter, crisis intervention and healthcare to thousands of homeless and formerly homeless people every day. ​ We fight for public resources and policies that serve our most vulnerable and marginalized neighbors: those living with mental illness, substance use disorders, and other disabilities. We believe…

Certificate of Study Students and Learning Theories

By Lauren Williams | August 1, 2019 | Comments Off on Certificate of Study Students and Learning Theories

Just finished the requirements for the Institute for Challenging Disorganization’s Level I Certificate of Study about Students and Learning Theories. Only two more before I’ve gained all the Level I certificates which the Institute offers.  

Charity Choice Monday – Asian Counseling and Referral Service – Real Change 19

By Lauren Williams | July 29, 2019 | Comments Off on Charity Choice Monday – Asian Counseling and Referral Service – Real Change 19

Asian Counseling and Referral Service (ACRS) Hope and opportunity in over 40 languages and dialects. ACRS promotes social justice and the well-being and empowerment of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders and other underserved communities – including immigrants, refugees, and American-born – by developing, providing and advocating for innovative, effective and efficient community-based multilingual and multicultural…

Certificate of Study “Understanding the Needs of the Aging Client”

By Lauren Williams | July 22, 2019 | Comments Off on Certificate of Study “Understanding the Needs of the Aging Client”

Me, Lauren Williams, Owner, Casual Uncluttering LLC, just earned my latest Institute for Challenging Disorganization Level I Certificate of Study “Understanding the Needs of the Aging Client” to make sure I maintain my National Association of Productivity and Organizing Professionals (NAPO) status as a Certified Professional Organizer(R).    

How to Become a Professional Organizer

By Lauren Williams | July 22, 2019 | Comments Off on How to Become a Professional Organizer

Seven of my colleagues and I contributed to this blog post. And as much as it is a GREAT launching point for “how-to,” it’s also a persuasive set of arguments for why someone needs to hire a professional… Lost count of how many times we mention National Association of Productivity and Organizing Professionals and strongly urge people…

Charity Choice Monday – Neighborcare Health – Real Change 18

By Lauren Williams | July 22, 2019 | Comments Off on Charity Choice Monday – Neighborcare Health – Real Change 18

Neighborcare Health‘s intense impact in Seattle reaches back to the 1967, when it initiated The Open Door Clinic to address disparities in healthcare access for residents of certain Seattle districts. From that starting point, Neighborcare pioneered a dental clinic only one year later, and now provides services in a far-flung number of settings from Pike…

Moving Day

By Lauren Williams | July 17, 2019 | Comments Off on Moving Day

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 | Comments Off on Fruits of my Honest Biscuits labors

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 | Comments Off on Charity Choice Monday – The Sophia Way – Real Change 17

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…