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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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Cats – OK Clients, You Know Who You Are

By Lauren Williams | February 7, 2017 | Comments Off on Cats – OK Clients, You Know Who You Are

Cats.   I just found this on the members-only Facebook page for my professional society. Had to share.

Organizing = Archaeology

By Lauren Williams | February 5, 2017 | Comments Off on Organizing = Archaeology

An April 2016 Yelp review from my wonderful client Pinko G. I like this one because we agree “Organizing = Archaeology.” “Lauren has been a dream. She is casual & yet totally professional. A very intuitive and caring personality too. She came into my bogged down studio apartment and box by box helped me sort…

Community Get Organized Month – Get Ready for Next Year

By Lauren Williams | February 1, 2017 | Comments Off on Community Get Organized Month – Get Ready for Next Year

The National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO) created Get Organized Month™ (GO Month™), a month-long initiative that focuses attention on how getting organized empowers people to regain control over their lives. During GO Month every January, dozens of NAPO chapters and thousands of members hold public events throughout the country to raise awareness of the benefits of…

23 Family-Friendly Mudroom Storage Ideas

By Lauren Williams | February 1, 2017 | Comments Off on 23 Family-Friendly Mudroom Storage Ideas

This article is reprinted with permission of Katie Kavulla, Care.com https://www.care.com/c/stories/4690/23-family-friendly-mudroom-storage-ideas/ Keep the mud out of your house with these family-friendly mudroom storage ideas. If your home has a mudroom, count yourself lucky! Not only is mudroom storage great for capturing dirt from your kids’ outside adventures before it gets to your living space, but…

Judith Kolberg’s “Conquering Chronic Disorganization”

By Lauren Williams | February 1, 2017 | Comments Off on Judith Kolberg’s “Conquering Chronic Disorganization”

I’ve decided to try for Board certification in my profession – CPO, Certified Professional Organizer. In honor of that, I’m going to post occasional reviews of the books I’m studying. I hope my reviews help you find interesting stuff. The books aren’t all easily available, but most are worth hunting for if you like to…

Solve The Home Office/Guest Room Dilemma

By Lauren Williams | February 1, 2017 | Comments Off on Solve The Home Office/Guest Room Dilemma

This blog is posted with permission of Meryl Alcabes, Sleepers in Seattle. http://blog.sleepersinseattle.com/2017/01/25/solve-home-office-guest-room-dilemma/   Posted on January 25, 2017 by Meryl Alcabes Solutions Revealed: My Favorite Organizer On The Home Office/Guest Room I met Lauren, of Casual Uncluttering, at a business meeting a few years ago.  She introduced herself as an organizer and I immediately thought, “I’m never letting her into…

Don Aslett Clutter's Last Stand

Clutter’s Last Stand

By Lauren Williams | February 1, 2017 | Comments Off on Clutter’s Last Stand

I’m a decluttering geek. In honor of the fact that I’m studying to board-certify (going for CPO (Certified Professional Organizer)) in my profession in June, I will be posting reviews of the books I’m studying.   Don Aslett, a cleaning expert who built a housekeeping service empire, doesn’t soften the blow about decluttering. He openly…