Sunflower and Butterfly

13 x 7 = 91. That’s the other side of the coin of my 13 x 7 = 28 post. I didn’t fail. I made the best decisions I could in the time I had with the resources available to me. I conducted triage. I frequently remind my clients that triage is a critical skill.…

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Storage, a 1997 DK Home Design Work Books, by Dinah Hall & Barbara Weiss, is sumptuous. The kind of book you wish magically came with fabric swatches, paint chips and squares of the wickers used in all the baskets. In other words, it’s gorgeous, wonder-and-envy-inducing and an awfully good example of what I call “Of…

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I admit defeat. I admit abject, miserable, wretched failure. A failure to practice what I preach. And ghastly consequences. Starting a business is always perilous. In my early Casual Uncluttering LLC days, I constantly juggled coinage, allocating every leaden penny as carefully as possible to those operations for which I couldn’t tread water if I…

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Megan Reimann, M.Ed., NBCT, Academic Support Specialist with the Hallowell Todaro ADHD Center will be offering the latest insights into ADD/ADHD – CEU-eligible February 4, 2020 Featured Business Partner: Meeting Format 6:00-6:30pm Networking 6:30-6:40pm Welcome to the meeting & Introductions 6:40-6:50pm Business Partner Presentation 6:50-7:15pm Roundtable/ discussion of a pre-planned topic 7:15-8:15pm Guest Speaker 8:15-8:30pm…

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One of my greatest joys is learning something surprising about a colleague or friend. My colleague Maria Mafi of 123 Declutter offered me something unique. Maria’s given me the first chance to say “I’ve met the founder of an international non-profit.” Maria’s husband Cyrus is Chairman of Impact A Life, a Christian community-services agency providing…

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quilts and crate

Every specialty has its secret language. A serger is a machine which finishes the edges of projects. I think. A bobbin is a wheel-shaped anchor that attaches and guides a spool of thread to a sewing machine. Maybe. And by the time I finished Dream Sewing Spaces by Lynette Ranney Black, published by Vancouver, WA-based…

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How do I love The Complete Home Office by Alvin Rosenbaum? Let me count the ways. It’s taught me a significant number of features to look for while evaluating the physical and technological functionality of my Casual Uncluttering LLC clients’ offices, so much so that I may carry it with me when that’s the project.…

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I almost didn’t go out on the Casual Uncluttering LLC donation run this morning. I was unequivocally unambitious. I’d spent the morning bored, finally ending a project I started in March – blog posts cataloging the RealChangeNews Emerald City Resource Guide non-profits which take gifts-in-kind. It’s the holidays and I wanted to goof off a…

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World Globe

Christmas is my family’s most-revered holiday. We NEVER celebrate it as Christ’s Day, because we are an avowedly secular family. But we honor it as a day for building firmament-solid traditions, to join us with memories to pass down for many generations. In that light, in a month which holds sacred events for many of…

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