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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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Day of Service 2019 NAPO Seattle Area Chapter

By Lauren Williams | January 10, 2019 | Comments Off on Day of Service 2019 NAPO Seattle Area Chapter

My chapter of my professional society, the Seattle Area Chapter of the National Association of Productivity and Organizing Professionals (NAPO) tries to coordinate a Day of Service every year in honor of January, GO (Get Organized) Month. This year we are highly motivated to find a worthy candidate – Governor Inslee declared January 2019 Get Organized…

Get Organized Month in Washington

By Lauren Williams | January 7, 2019 | Comments Off on Get Organized Month in Washington

THANKS TO THE DEDICATED, RESOLUTE DETERMINATION OF CINDY JOBS, my amazing colleague in the Seattle Area Chapter of my professional society, the National Association of Productivity and Organizing Professionals, Governor Inslee has given us Washington Professional Organizers a New Year’s Resolution. He’s declared January 2019 as Get Organized in Washington Month. Most encouraging!    

Hometalk

By Lauren Williams | December 31, 2018 | Comments Off on Hometalk

Hometalk is dangerous. Downright evil. A Vermicious Knid of the Internet, snarfing up the attention of anyone  – or at least me – foolish enough to take a glimpse.   Am I a DIYer? NOT EVEN CLOSE. This NYC kid grew up in apartments, and learned from an early age that janitors are your best friends…

Best EVER Christmas Tree Recycling Method!!!!!!!!!

By Lauren Williams | December 27, 2018 | Comments Off on Best EVER Christmas Tree Recycling Method!!!!!!!!!

Winter Open Barn New Moon Farm and Animal Sanctuary Saturday, January 5, 2019, 1:00PM – 3:00PM 19111 Burn Road Arlington, WA 98223 844-GET-GOAT (438-4628) info@newmoonfarm.org   We’ll welcome you and your (not brown) Christmas tree at the farm!   Come drink hot cider, cocoa or coffee, pet the critters, feed the goats your tree and…

‘Tis the Season to Recycle Christmas Trees

By Lauren Williams | December 26, 2018 | 2 Comments

There are too many of these events to list individually, and hunting them all up is close to impossible. This is what I was able to glean in about three hours. Get persnickety, find your local troop or government solid waste/sanitation department. Follow the links for contact info, suggested donation amount, and curbside details. Pick…

THE MADHZUB HUG CLUB

By Lauren Williams | December 25, 2018 | Comments Off on THE MADHZUB HUG CLUB

Be it known that: _________________________________________________ is a participant in good standing, and is free to give and/or receive hugs at any time or place. No expiration date: no monthly dues. Membership automatically renewed whenever one hugs. Make hug anemia a dis-ease of the past. Waaaay back in September 2018, I met Madhzub at the “Only…

Styrofoam Recycling Event Kitsap County 12-29-2018

By Lauren Williams | December 23, 2018 | Comments Off on Styrofoam Recycling Event Kitsap County 12-29-2018

WHOEVER FOUND THE PUPPY PHOTO FOR THIS FLYER IS A MARKETING GENIUS!!!   Styrofoam Recycling Event Dec. 29 at County Fairgrounds Kitsap County Washington sent this bulletin at 11/29/2018 08:50 AM PST View as a webpage Usually swimming in Styrofoam after the holidays? (Port Orchard, WA) – Save Styrofoam™ packaging from your holiday shopping and gift-getting and…

The Sensory Child Gets Organized by Carolyn Dalgliesh

By Lauren Williams | December 16, 2018 | Comments Off on The Sensory Child Gets Organized by Carolyn Dalgliesh

I’m unhappy that I didn’t post this review in August 2015, when I first stumbled on the book in a thrift shop. The review only went up on Amazon, grrrrr. Better late than never? It offers techniques for helping children with Sensory Processing Disorder stay organized. Someone in my family has Sensory Processing Disorder, which…

How to organize just about everything by Peter Walsh

By Lauren Williams | December 13, 2018 | Comments Off on How to organize just about everything by Peter Walsh

I love Peter Walsh and I loved Clean Sweep, but…. How to organize just about everything: More Than 500 Step-by-Step Instructions for Everything from Organizing Your Closets to Planning a Wedding to Creating a Flawless Filing System is not as useful as I’d hoped.  Great on some basics: “how to organize a school locker” was…

How to Store Your Kids Sentimental Items Long-Term

By Lauren Williams | December 12, 2018 | Comments Off on How to Store Your Kids Sentimental Items Long-Term

This is TIMELY. I’m pleased to have contributed to How To Store Your Kids Sentimental Items Long-Term by the talented Rachel Hartman on November 3, 2018 for SpareFoot‘s blog.   How to Store Your Kids Sentimental Items Long Term