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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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Bittersweet Day

By Lauren Williams | September 25, 2020 |

I was planning on a gleeful, goofy post about donating a trash bag stuffed to ripping with child-sized Santa Claus hats to The NOAH Center, a no-kill animal shelter in Stanwood, today. Because I did. Blasted things had lived under my bed for a YEAR, creating dust bunnies, multiplying like them for all I knew,…

Didn’t know I’d been included in this blog post and wow am I miffed

By Lauren Williams | September 24, 2020 |

Because every idea in it is fabulous! It’s an MSN Money blog post about how to cope with decluttering during these stressful months. “Expert decluttering tips for your great pandemic purge” 

Charity Choice Monday – Disabled American Veterans – RealChange 69

By Lauren Williams | September 7, 2020 |

Disabled American Veterans provides transportation services, employment counseling, assistance applying for benefits and more to our demobilized military personnel. Disabled American Veterans accepts vehicles.  

Inviting you to exciting NAPO Seattle Area Chapter events

By Lauren Williams | September 4, 2020 |

Going virtual has been AMAZING for my chapter, Seattle Area, of one of my professional societies, the National Association of Productivity and Organizing Professionals.   Take a look at our upcoming presentations and please come join us if topics intrigue you!   Thriving in a Pandemic, Dr. Jayne DuBois, Tuesday October 6, 2020 6:00PM PST…

Charity Choice Monday – REST – Real Escape from the Sex Trade – RealChange 68

By Lauren Williams | August 31, 2020 |

REST – Real Escape from the Sex Trade. Quoted from its website: “We were founded in November 2009 by a small team of women who recognized that very few services existed to meet the needs of sexually exploited individuals—and we set out to see how we could help, driven by the belief that everyone is…

Charity Choice Monday – Northwest Family Life – RealChange 67

By Lauren Williams | August 24, 2020 | Comments Off on Charity Choice Monday – Northwest Family Life – RealChange 67

Northwest Family Life. Quoted from its website: “We are a network of counselors committed to our mission of assisting “individuals and families in finding hope and healing when facing the pain of domestic violence, trauma and related issues.” We are a 50(c)3 non-profit dedicated to providing education and therapy within Washington State. We provide services…

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Proof that I’m a Professional Organizer and NOT a videographer

By Lauren Williams | August 20, 2020 | Comments Off on Proof that I’m a Professional Organizer and NOT a videographer

Proof that I’m a Certified Professional Organizer®, Owner of Casual Uncluttering LLC, and NOT a videographer – me on the job helping a client prepare for a ShelfGenie of Seattle closet.      

Charity Choice Monday – New Beginnings – RealChange 66

By Lauren Williams | August 17, 2020 | Comments Off on Charity Choice Monday – New Beginnings – RealChange 66

New Beginnings. Quoted from its website: “Founded in 1976, New Beginnings’ mission is to empower survivors and mobilize community awareness and action to end domestic violence. We are the only full service agency in Seattle whose primary mission is to serve domestic violence survivors. With over 40 years of established history, New Beginnings has become…

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OHMIGOSH

By Lauren Williams | August 16, 2020 | Comments Off on OHMIGOSH

OHMIGOSH. I find refreshment in the oddest places. I spent the morning of Saturday 8/15/2020 at the International OCD Foundation‘s Online Hoarding Meeting and I walked away inspired, invigorated and hopeful. There are sooooooooooo many people who care trying to find answers about this illness. And so many resources I didn’t know about for people…

Hoarded room Casual Uncluttering project

Beyond Hoarding – a documentary

By Lauren Williams | August 14, 2020 | Comments Off on Beyond Hoarding – a documentary

I was introduced to Beyond Hoarding, a 2019 documentary motivated by director David Coffin’s personal experiences as the executor clearing out the hoarded estate of his Great Uncle John, during the  International OCD Foundation‘s 2020 Online Hoarding Meeting. The film is a painstakingly balanced and sensitive examination of hoarding disorder. Balanced because it demonstrates the…