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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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Never slowing down – Institute for Challenging Disorganization – 4-for-4

By Lauren Williams | November 19, 2019 |

I’m never slowing down with the Institute for Challenging Disorganization for Casual Uncluttering LLC. I sat for three Level II Specialist Certificate exams on Wednesday 11/13/2019. Passed with honors.  So now I’ve got all four that are available: ADHD, Aging, Chronic Disorganization, Hoarding. Have to start the serious consideration of CPO-CD….  

Charity Choice Monday – North Helpline – Real Change 27

By Lauren Williams | November 18, 2019 |

North Helpline, which administers food banks serving the residents of the 98115, 98125, 98133, 98155, 98177, 98011, and 98028 zip codes, emergency services, a Baby Cupboard (infant and toddler supplies), and referral resources, approaches asking for donations as practically as it approaches caring for its neighborhood. It lists four ways to give: money, time, food,…

Pep Talks

By Lauren Williams | November 15, 2019 |

EVERYBODY talks themselves out of something sometimes. Going to a party – “I won’t know anybody there and won’t have anything to say.” “I’m ugly, nobody’ll want to look at me.” “There’ll be dancing and I’m a terrible dancer.” Giving an opinion at a meeting – “I don’t really understand this stuff, I’m a complete…

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Curious for more resources? – YouTube additions

By Lauren Williams | November 13, 2019 |

Nothing like a rabbit hole for whiling away a wet, cold afternoon. Ever since attending the CHADD lecture on assistive technology, I’ve been curious to see what I could add to Casual Uncluttering offerings. There’s lots online about assistive and adaptive technologies. I’ve added a bunch of pointers to my YouTube channel. There’s a bit…

And now for something completely different – FOSSILS

By Lauren Williams | November 12, 2019 |

This is a completely different kind of post than usual for me. FOSSILS!!!!!   “Ever wish you lived in the Triassic, Jurassic, or Cretaceous periods? If so, a trip featuring dinosaur fossils may be the perfect getaway. We asked dinosaur and travel lovers to share their favorite spots for seeing and learning about these fossils.…

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How to Organize Your Bedroom Fast-Even in 15 Minutes

By Lauren Williams | November 12, 2019 |

Another fun little blog which features an opinion of mine – How to Organize Your Bedroom Fast-Even in 15 Minutes June 25, 2019 by Whitney Coy for Realtor.com. Just in time for the holidays. C’mon, despite Whitney Coy’s first paragraph, you know where all the guests’ coats are going for the party… “When you focus…

Charity Choice Monday – Juvenile Justice Clothing Shop

By Lauren Williams | November 11, 2019 |

Every paragraph below is taken directly from the Shop’s website page. The Shop is a service within the King County Superior Court system, quietly coordinated by The Church Council of Greater Seattle. Youth and Family Clothing Shop What is it and who can access the Shop? The Youth and Family Clothing Shop is a clothing…

Planner Pad organizing/calendar system- new paid affiliation

By Lauren Williams | November 8, 2019 |

Some calendar systems leave me absolutely bewildered, confounded, flabbergasted, mystified and perplexed. Which is how I know they are probably PERFECT for some of my clients. The “offers a unique system that helps you organize, prioritize and schedule what matters most to you” in a format that’s as comfortable as my favorite pen. Which is…

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I’m SO glad I joined CHADD

By Lauren Williams | November 7, 2019 |

I’m a data geek. Give me an excuse to study something for hours, I will. That’s not why I joined CHADD (Children and Adults with ADD). I joined CHADD to meet people. Shortsighted me! CHADD, with a mission of improving the lives of people affected by ADD, is many many facets more valuable than that.…

Here be dragons – and Just & Simple

By Lauren Williams | November 4, 2019 |

Here be dragons – trade shows and the like that I attend having NO idea what I’ll find. Because, after averaging four networking meetings a month for a loooong time, I now only go to events where: (1) I’ll have fun and (2) I’m likely to meet new people. I only set sail, give or…