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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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How to Overcome Mental Fatigue

By Lauren Williams | November 13, 2018 | Comments Off on How to Overcome Mental Fatigue

Many thanks to Cindy Jobs, who shared this on LinkedIn. I need these reminders myself! How To Overcome Mental Fatigue, According To An Expert Forbes Magazine, Sep 25, 2018, 01:34pm, Noma Nazish  

Tom Lehrer Don’t Panic and Where’s my Towel?

By Lauren Williams | November 12, 2018 | Comments Off on Tom Lehrer Don’t Panic and Where’s my Towel?

Thank every god of industry (Vulcan, anyone?), Tom Lehrer kept me sane. Sadly, it was “Be Prepared,” a rather nasty spoof of the Boy Scouts, which kept racing through my head, sending me into slightly hiccup-inducing giggles because I’m a terrible person who finds cynicism funny, as I again dealt with a leak under one of…

Channeling Pollyanna

By Lauren Williams | November 5, 2018 | Comments Off on Channeling Pollyanna

It has been a lousy day. I may have taken a client’s children’s favorite toys to donation by mistake – dear readers, cover your ears, the air is heavy with my wrath. The weather is giving me a headache. I haven’t had a chance to eat since early breakfast, and it’s now about 8PM. I’ve…

As simple as your CBAs – procrastination

By Lauren Williams | October 28, 2018 | Comments Off on As simple as your CBAs – procrastination

Someday I will take boundless joy in paying someone who likes to clean houses to clean my house. Win – win – win. Toss in a couple more wins for good measure, we’ll call it a Baker’s Dozen. Until I win the Safeway Monopoly millions or the book I’m gonna write becomes a best-seller, I…

Business Impact NW

By Lauren Williams | October 21, 2018 | Comments Off on Business Impact NW

Business Impact NW, according to its homepage “empowers a talented and diverse community of entrepreneurs, supporting the continuing growth of local small businesses through micro-enterprise. We are at once your sounding board, advisers, and cheering section, your funding source and your access to resources. Impact is a part of our name, and we are making…

Website Calendar?

By Lauren Williams | October 20, 2018 | 4 Comments

Hello, folk who follow my blog! I’m considering adding a calendar to my website which would feature opportunities like shredding events, the Wastemobile in your town, talks by notables such as Dr. Edward Hallowell. Would that be useful to you? If “YES,” what would you want me to list? Please leave your comments here on the…

Step Aside, I’m a Professional

By Lauren Williams | October 18, 2018 | Comments Off on Step Aside, I’m a Professional

“Step Aside, I’m a Professional!” I know there’s a joke somewhere which started that expression. I can’t find it, which is making me nuts. “Step Aside!!!” was the first thought popping into my head when I finished Clutter Control: Useful Tips for Getting Rid of the Mess, compiled and edited in 1991 by Susan Wright…

Happy Anniversary to Me October 13, 2011

By Lauren Williams | October 13, 2018 | Comments Off on Happy Anniversary to Me October 13, 2011

I incorporated Casual Uncluttering LLC in the state of Washington on October 13, 2011. I’ve put in 288 hours of initial consultations with potential clients. I’ve logged 126 hours of continuing education. I’ve spent over 2,500 working hours on-site with clients, sometimes as little as two hours, one session, and my client is ready and…

National Coming Out Day 10/11/2018 – LGBTQ Visibility

By Lauren Williams | October 11, 2018 | Comments Off on National Coming Out Day 10/11/2018 – LGBTQ Visibility

From now on, I’m going to post something about LGBTQ issues every year on this day for as long as I own my business. Why? I don’t have to, especially since I am a bisexual who can hide behind a previous straight marriage which gave me the gift of my son. So, why?   Precisely…

“I can’t make it tomorrow I’m wiped out”

By Lauren Williams | October 11, 2018 | Comments Off on “I can’t make it tomorrow I’m wiped out”

Funniest testimonial I’ve ever gotten – if I ever write a “my-life-as-an-Organizer” book, “I can’t make it tomorrow I’m wiped out” is going to be the title. “Hi Lauren, THANK YOU SO MUCH! I love you, but I need to cancel tomorrow. I am super sore and beat after today. It was such an accomplishment…