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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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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…

Charity Choice Monday – FamilyWorks Seattle – Real Change 26

By Lauren Williams | November 4, 2019 |

FamilyWorks Seattle maintains food banks in Wallingford and Greenwood. And a Resource Center for the essentials like diapers and school supplies, and playgroups for children up to age five, and parenting classes and workshops, and many more life-enhancing programs. Its wishlists are posted on those pages.

Charity Choice Monday – Country Doctor Community Health Centers – Real Change 26

By Lauren Williams | October 28, 2019 |

“Country Doctor Community Health Centers (CDCHC) has a rich history of providing high quality, caring, culturally appropriate primary health care to our neighbors, regardless of their ability to pay. We understand that choosing a primary care provider is one of the most important health decisions you can make. Here at Country Doctor Community Health Centers we…

Expect the Unexpected – nope

By Lauren Williams | October 25, 2019 |

“How thoughtful of him!  To expect the unexpected shows a thoroughly modern intellect.” That is a quote from the Third Act of Oscar Wilde’s An Ideal Husband. The quote, in horrible fashion, always seems to be shortened to “Expect the Unexpected.” That always sets my teeth on edge: it feels like an exhortation to paranoia,…