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Charity Choice Monday – Refugee Women’s Alliance – RealChange 56

By Lauren Williams | June 8, 2020 |

Refugee Women’s Alliance “is an award-winning, nationally recognized nonprofit that provides holistic services to help refugee and immigrant women and families thrive. In 34 years of work with multi-cultural communities, we have refined our services to most effectively promote integration and self-sufficiency. All of our services are designed to quickly and effectively stabilize clients, promote…

Lonely Socks Need Purpose Too

By Lauren Williams | June 7, 2020 |

I’ve now started following Feng Shui a little. Got this tip from a practitioner: “If someone is ill, take a piece of their clothing that is worn often, and expose it to sunlight between 11am and 1pm (midday). My suggestion is that you leave it, or them, in the sunlight the entire time. Socks, jacket,…

Trying Something New – Casual Uncluttering LinkedIn Page

By Lauren Williams | June 6, 2020 |

I’m experimenting with a Casual Uncluttering Company Page on LinkedIn. I’m going to offer unique business-oriented content in its posts: I will give you just this one sample, an article from Libby Sander in the March 25, 2019 Harvard Business Review “The Case for Finally Cleaning Your Desk,” to tempt you into following me.

More Organizer on the Road Show options

By Lauren Williams | June 5, 2020 |

Sneak Peak at the Virtual Organizer on the Road Show Sunday June 7, 2020, 9:00AM – 10:30AM Pacific Standard Time, Tickets on sale through Eventbrite Friday June 12, 2020, 9:00AM – 10:30AM Pacific Standard Time, Tickets on sale through Eventbrite Friday June 12, 2020, 12:00PM – 1:30PM Pacific Standard Time, Tickets on sale through Eventbrite…

3D Printers and the Maker Spirit

By Lauren Williams | June 4, 2020 |

I am particularly pleased to share a link to the June 2020 edition of Vancouver Family Magazine, pages 12 – 17, detailing the profoundly impactful volunteer efforts of several community groups, including Repair Clark County, to teach, feed and protect vulnerable members of their city. I’ve often highlighted Repair Clark County’s Repair Cafes. I’m in…

Charity Choice Monday – Low Income Housing Institute (LIHI) – RealChange 55

By Lauren Williams | June 1, 2020 | Comments Off on Charity Choice Monday – Low Income Housing Institute (LIHI) – RealChange 55

The Low Income Housing Institute (LIHI) is a superbly multi-faceted agency addressing homelessness through advocacy, direct action with the provision of housing in multiple configurations, and support services. Besides housing options, LIHI also operates Urban Rest Stops, “urgent-care” facilities which offer basic amenities like showers and laundry machines.   The Institute actively solicits in-kind donations,…

Vintage Grabber Thrift Shop Find

South King Tool Library – Resourcefulness Personified

By Lauren Williams | May 29, 2020 | Comments Off on South King Tool Library – Resourcefulness Personified

South King Tool Library (SKTL) lives to empower Do-It-Yourselfers. Quoting from its website, “A tool library operates much like a traditional library, allowing borrowers to check out tools and equipment to care for their homes, yards, gardens and more. People interested in borrowing tools create member accounts that allow them access to their tool library’s…

Virtual Organizer on the Road Shows

By Lauren Williams | May 28, 2020 | Comments Off on Virtual Organizer on the Road Shows

Friday June 5, 2020 3:00PM – 4:30PM Pacific Standard Time Tickets on sale through Eventbrite I have a portable demonstration of an organizing session, to let anyone get familiar and comfortable with the process. It’s a bin of items my clients and I often encounter in our sessions. Coco in the photo is a sample…

Tilting the Universe for a Mirror

By Lauren Williams | May 26, 2020 | Comments Off on Tilting the Universe for a Mirror

I’ve read Karen Kingston’s Clear Your Clutter with Feng Shui. Ms. Kingston was once a Professional Organizer, and early to bring this Eastern art to Western attention. NAPO Seattle Area, my chapter of the National Association of Productivity and Organizing Professionals, hosted Deni Luna to introduce us to its concepts. NAPO has a designated subspecialty…

Charity Choice Monday – Bellwether Housing – RealChange 54

By Lauren Williams | May 25, 2020 | Comments Off on Charity Choice Monday – Bellwether Housing – RealChange 54

Bellwether Housing “was founded in 1980 by the downtown business to provide affordable workforce housing for downtown workers to live close to their jobs. After nearly 40 years of success and growth, Bellwether is Seattle’s largest nonprofit affordable housing provider. ​ Today, we serve over 3200 residents in 2100 apartments. By locating our buildings near…