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Welcome to my blog. You're going to find everything concentrated here: the book reviews I share on Amazon, the silliness I post to Facebook, the ideas that come to me in the middle of the night. There will be content here that doesn't get posted anywhere else. I hope you find it educational, inspiring, funny and fun. 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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How to set up an ideal home office

By Lauren Williams | June 23, 2017 | 0 Comments

I was pleased to be invited to contribute to Leslie Hughes’ 6/20/2017 ClosetBox blog post “How to set up an ideal home office.” It is reprinted here with permission:   “The perception: Working from home is a dream. It’s a short commute from your coffeemaker to your desk, you’ve got endless flexibility and you never…

Address to Die For – author Mary Feliz

By Lauren Williams | June 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

Address to Die For is the first in a series of  Professional-Organizer-as-amateur-sleuth novels. My favorite genre is mysteries. My wildly quirky taste lets me enjoy everything from Rex Stout to Ngaio Marsh to Dorothy Sayers to Leslie Charteris to Mary Wings to Ellis Peters. This book was a little long – I’m not giving away…

Paying it Forward – Celebration and Numb Hands

By Lauren Williams | June 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

Update 6/20/2017 My friend said I can name her!!!!!!! Stephanie Cohu, HURRAY!!!!!!!!! A brave friend of mine had a Master of Science degree conferred on her today, Saturday, 6/17/2017, by the City University of Seattle – I’d name her here but I’m not sure she’d ever forgive me.  Brave because she earned her degree later than typical,…

Mentoring, the Universe, and Stupid Little Stuff

By Lauren Williams | June 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

I believe in mentoring, even if it’s only something as simple as giving someone a list of resources to help them explore launching a business. I spent two inspiring hours today talking to a young woman who’s curious about opportunities as a Professional Organizer. She came armed with a list of questions – excellent start!…

University District Food Bank – Seattle NAPO Community Service 5-13-2017

By Lauren Williams | June 14, 2017 | 0 Comments

I had no idea what I was doing. I had no idea that four hours re-arranging supplies, clearing out old stuff, and building shelves could have such power. I naively, ridiculously thought I was going to help “someplace where people can get a few cans of soup to help fill the pantry.” The University District…

Pirates of the Closet – Unburied Treasure

By Lauren Williams | June 12, 2017 | 0 Comments

Why didn’t my husband and I do this years ago? I’ve never been a great housekeeper, but that’s not the issue as I can hire someone to clean and dust. The issue is I became disabled about four years ago and have great difficulty with mobility. We’ve been feeling our home is closing in around…

The Tao of Time by Diana Hunt and Pam Hait 1991

By Lauren Williams | June 11, 2017 | 0 Comments

This is a fascinating book which basically denies the validity of Western, clock-driven concepts of time. Its authors teach internally-driven time-keeping habits based on the Eastern principles of Taoism. Taoism can be viewed as a philosophy or religion: it is holistic, a defining set of practices and beliefs to govern a practitioner’s actions and values.…

No Such Thing as a Typical Day – Memorial Day 2017

By Lauren Williams | May 29, 2017 | 2 Comments

Up at 6 – my usual target, but it can go as low as 4:30 and as high as 8. Out to Everett, a great city with fantastic Farmers Markets, restaurants, antiquing and beautiful parks. Alas, I couldn’t enjoy any of those, as I went straight to a session with clients. Which was even better,…

Born to Organize by Sara Pedersen

By Lauren Williams | May 28, 2017 | 0 Comments

Sara Pedersen’s Born to Organize Everything you need to know about a career as a Professional Organizer is a clear, concise, comprehensive “behind-the-curtains” guide to starting out as a Professional Organizer is a must-read for anyone at any point on the Professional Organizing “spectrum.” For people just considering the career, Ms. Pedersen wisely balances her discussion…

Cyndie Dantzscher – Savoury Thymes Catering

By Lauren Williams | May 25, 2017 | Comments Off on Cyndie Dantzscher – Savoury Thymes Catering

Cyndie Dantzscher, Personal Chef, Caterer and Founder of Savoury Thymes Catering isn’t just a Chef. Cyndie delights in teaching: teaching about nutrition, technique, flavor combinations, and unusual foods such as smoked milk (yes, smoked milk, which she uses for mashed potatoes). Cyndie is another of my Sky Valley Business Boosters Monroe BNI buds, which makes…