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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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Virtual Organizer on the Road Show dates

By Lauren Williams | July 19, 2020 | Comments Off on Virtual Organizer on the Road Show dates

Sunday July 26, 10:00AM – 12:00PM PST – $10, registration through EventBrite Sunday July 26, 1:30PM – 3:30PM PST – $10, registration through Eventbrite Sunday July 26, 5:00PM – 7:00PM PST – $10, registration through Eventbrite Monday July 27, 11:00AM – 1:00PM PST– $10, registration through Eventbrite   Sneak Peak at the Virtual Organizer on the…

Light Bulb Booties

By Lauren Williams | July 19, 2020 | Comments Off on Light Bulb Booties

Kids’ pencil cases, Goodwill find. These are going to get me to smile for weeks. Bet you’d never see something like this in a professional video studio. Look for more virtual Organizer on the Road Shows soon – that’s what reminded me I needed to protect the bulbs.

“Clutter” Caught my Eye

By Lauren Williams | July 18, 2020 | Comments Off on “Clutter” Caught my Eye

This April 15, 2020 article by UC Berkeley Greater Good Science Center affiliates Michael Amster and Jake Eagle, “Stuck at Home? How to Find Awe and Beauty Indoors” is just amazing. The subtitle “During quarantine, you can gain a sense of perspective by discovering what’s wondrous in the clutter of your home.” caught my eye.…

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Carpe decide-at-the-very-last-minute

By Lauren Williams | July 17, 2020 | Comments Off on Carpe decide-at-the-very-last-minute

Carpe diem, Latin for “pluck the day,” according to the Encyclopedia Britannica, is part of a larger quote by the Roman poet Horace: “pluck the day, trusting as little as possible in the next one.” Horace lived the philosophy of welcoming life moment-by-moment: an ancient sage empowered by a now scientifically-validated concept of a healthier,…

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How to Have a Conversation

By Lauren Williams | July 16, 2020 | Comments Off on How to Have a Conversation

As we zigzag through Zoom calls, fumble through Facetime, or dive into Duo, are we communicating comfortably? Set aside being foiled by frozen screens and malcontent microphones. Are we saying what we intend to say, and doing so in ways that are respectful and impactful for the people listening to us and who we’re listening…

Charity Choice Monday – Hospitality House – RealChange 61

By Lauren Williams | July 13, 2020 | Comments Off on Charity Choice Monday – Hospitality House – RealChange 61

Hospitality House “…seeks to help homeless women find home, health and hope … in the south King County area in October 2000, people from the community came together, with the help of twelve churches in the area, to establish this single homeless women’s shelter at the Lake Burien Presbyterian Church. Hospitality House’s 90-day program lays…

Uncharted Waters

By Lauren Williams | July 6, 2020 | Comments Off on Uncharted Waters

Casual Uncluttering is going into uncharted waters – catch my radio ad on KUBE 93.3 FM Seattle or 106.1 KISS FM Seattle anytime Tuesday 7-7-2020 through Tuesday 7-14-2020. Tell me when you heard it, where you were, and repeat something you heard and you’ll get a prize…

Charity Choice Monday – Senior Centers – RealChange 60

By Lauren Williams | July 6, 2020 | Comments Off on Charity Choice Monday – Senior Centers – RealChange 60

I’ve posted about Senior Centers, Phinney Neighborhood Association (PNA) in particular, elsewhere.  I think there at least 53 (WOW!!!) in Washington State, if I manged to count the list of members of the Washington State Association of Senior Centers correctly. Many have a thrift shop as a fundraising arm – plenty of opportunities to donate…

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Institute for Challenging Disorganization Does It Again

By Lauren Williams | July 2, 2020 | Comments Off on Institute for Challenging Disorganization Does It Again

The Institute for Challenging Disorganization (ICD), a phenomenal professional society for people who wish to specialize in helping clients with complex needs, for example people with brain injuries or severe ADD, has just launched INTERNATIONAL PAGES. WOW!!!!! ICD offers you a great selection of ICD’s current resources, translated in five different languages: Dutch, French, Italian,…

I almost didn’t go

By Lauren Williams | June 30, 2020 | Comments Off on I almost didn’t go

I almost didn’t go. I’d finished with my first client at 12:30. My second appointment started at 3. Only 1/2 hour between locations. I had no problem making the decision to get a root beer float from Snoqualmie Ice Cream Scoop Shop. Only reason it took me as long as it did was that nasty…