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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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Queen Anne Cooperative Preschool goes Casual

By Lauren Williams | May 5, 2019 | Comments Off on Queen Anne Cooperative Preschool goes Casual

I’m overjoyed to announce that Queen Anne Cooperative Preschool (QACP) and I will be shaking off the dust, clearing a tiny cobweb or two, rescuing all the Tonkas without wheels and generally calming the tantrums an accumulation of 36 years of well-loved children’s, parents’ and teachers’ stuff can cause in a space. I’m honored with…

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Think outside the pot – the Casual Uncluttering LLC Credo

By Lauren Williams | May 4, 2019 | Comments Off on Think outside the pot – the Casual Uncluttering LLC Credo

Organizers use The Muttering Game, invented by one of our Grandest Dames Judith Kolberg and revealed in her book Conquering Chronic Disorganization, to help our clients organize paperwork. A client picks up a piece of paper, mutters whatever comes to mind about the paper, and we Organizers write down the thought. Client puts down the…

Casual Uncluttering LLC job perks

By Lauren Williams | May 3, 2019 | Comments Off on Casual Uncluttering LLC job perks

The positions of Founder, Owner, solopreneur and sole employee of Casual Uncluttering LLC have their job perks. Getting to pass by this house is one of them. I will simply bring up this photo whenever I need to smile for the rest of my life. Enlarge the photo. Please.  

NW LGBT Senior Care Providers Network

By Lauren Williams | May 1, 2019 | Comments Off on NW LGBT Senior Care Providers Network

I went to Bryn Mawr College, an academic institution with an entrenched mission of supporting eccentricities. For example, we held a May Day, a celebration of Spring: white dresses, hoop races, Maypole dancing… Do I know why? Honestly, no. It was tremendous fun, and I dove in wholeheartedly from freshwoman year on, but nope, no…

Working with a Teacher – Report Card 4-30-2019

By Lauren Williams | April 30, 2019 | Comments Off on Working with a Teacher – Report Card 4-30-2019

4/30/2019 I’ve been meaning to contact you every day since we’ve been back from spring break. I’ve kept the desk clear, except when it’s being used for the intended use. The filing is working out great! When I come back from meetings, I know exactly where every piece of paper or document should go! What…

Friendly Reminder – Casual Uncluttering LLC pages evolve

By Lauren Williams | April 30, 2019 | Comments Off on Friendly Reminder – Casual Uncluttering LLC pages evolve

Hello Casual Uncluttering LLC audience!!! I’ve added a referral or two to my ADD page. I’m adding two new pages entirely by the end of next week. The Events Calendar is refreshed as often as I can find useful events. Whenever I’m giving a public talk, you’ll see it on my Workshops and Talks page.…

Charity Choice Monday – St. Vincent de Paul of Seattle – Real Change 6

By Lauren Williams | April 29, 2019 | Comments Off on Charity Choice Monday – St. Vincent de Paul of Seattle – Real Change 6

St. Vincent de Paul of Seattle (and its partners in Monroe, Olympic Peninsula, Spokane, Tacoma/Pierce City, and Vancouver) intimately involves itself in the lives of its clients. Call for help and a pair of volunteers will knock on your door to listen to your concerns. It provides financial assistance for essentials such as rent, but…

Casual Uncluttering LLC because

By Lauren Williams | April 28, 2019 | Comments Off on Casual Uncluttering LLC because

A Designer’s Top 10 Tips for Increasing Home Value Gillian Lazanik, a Houzz Contributor, lists “Hire a Professional Organizer” as her 9th tip in the April 18, 2019 article I link to above (and thanks to my colleague Anne Blumer for leading me to it!). All of the tips are worth noting and this is…

Casual Uncluttering LLC at HomeStreet Bank UW Home Fair 4-25-2019

Casual Uncluttering at the HomeStreet Bank UW Home Fair

By Lauren Williams | April 25, 2019 | Comments Off on Casual Uncluttering at the HomeStreet Bank UW Home Fair

I am now home, triumphant and honored that I again staffed a booth at the by-invitation-only HomeStreet Bank UW Home Fair with a fabulous cohort of other service providers and friendly University of Washington attendees. My first booth was 2016, and I’m not sure I had the slightest idea what I was doing. I was…

Meet Casual Uncluttering’s new assistant

By Lauren Williams | April 23, 2019 | Comments Off on Meet Casual Uncluttering’s new assistant

My apologies that I can’t find a better way to show this to people – but I PROMISE it’s worth the link. Thank you to Inside Edition, March 21, 2019 for carrying this story and Gearhead Nation for bringing it to my attention. Man and Ghost