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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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Emergency Preparedness – There’s bad news and good news

By Lauren Williams | October 3, 2018 | Comments Off on Emergency Preparedness – There’s bad news and good news

NAPO Seattle Area Chapter, one of my two professional societies (National Association of Productivity and Organizing Professionals), hosted Dr. Rebecca Chatfield and Mr. Paul Thomsen who volunteer with the City of Bellevue Office of Emergency Management to teach Emergency Preparedness for a variety of audiences. We believe that helping our clients get organized can help…

Now the real fun begins – High Road Organizers to the rescue

By Lauren Williams | October 2, 2018 | Comments Off on Now the real fun begins – High Road Organizers to the rescue

OK, I’ve posted about High Road Organizers, a company whose products I like so much I’m a paid affiliate to them, once before. That post was about getting your car, and therefore you, ready for summer vacation.   BUT   Moms, we all know when the real fun begins. We’re in school commute season now.…

Testimonials – a good week for them!

By Lauren Williams | October 1, 2018 | Comments Off on Testimonials – a good week for them!

It’s been a good week for testimonials. I’m gratified to have had this one posted to Google by Margaret Comstock, an eager and creative client. Most important, I learn something from each of my client’s perspectives of my approach – for example, it always startles me when someone appreciates “tough.” It’s not a word I…

An extremely satisfying collaboration

By Lauren Williams | September 24, 2018 | Comments Off on An extremely satisfying collaboration

I’ve featured Tiffany Swedeen in blog posts before. This was one of my best projects ever: “Living Dirty and Getting Clean” posted to ScrubbedCleanRN 9/23/2018, and pointing, deservedly, to Recover and Rise. “Living Dirty and Getting Clean The clutter, chaos, mementos and memories had been sitting stagnant, waiting their turn to be sifted and sorted. The Garage.…

Cindy Jobs Coaching and Organizing

By Lauren Williams | September 24, 2018 | Comments Off on Cindy Jobs Coaching and Organizing

I’ve had the greatest fortune and pleasure of knowing Cindy Jobs for several years. We’re both members of the National Association of Productivity and Organizing Professionals Seattle Area chapter. We’ve served on the Board together. We’ve contributed to chapter Days of Service together. We’ve even just plain relaxed together at chapter holiday parties.   I…

Hoarding situation

The H Word

By Lauren Williams | September 22, 2018 | Comments Off on The H Word

It’s bad for me to be bored in a library. I will unfailingly wander to the “For Sale” racks and I WILL find something. This time it was A Pint of Murder, written by Charlotte MacLeod under the pen name Alisa Craig and published in 1980. I vaguely remembered the name Charlotte MacLeod – turns…

Announcing my latest Pinterest Board

By Lauren Williams | September 18, 2018 | Comments Off on Announcing my latest Pinterest Board

So how do I celebrate finishing building my marketing displays? Launching a new Pinterest board!!! “Musicians I care about” I’ll be adding to it slowly and steadily. https://www.pinterest.com/casualunclutter/musicians-i-care-about/

Hat Head

By Lauren Williams | September 17, 2018 | Comments Off on Hat Head

I’m an entrepreneur. I wear many hats, some divine, some so ill-fitting I don’t dare slink around in them in public. And of course I get hat head – lose a check from a client, miss an appointment on occasion, break something. Today I got hat fingers. My super-supportive, cajoling Kitsap Clutter Controllers colleague, Sheila Taylor,…

Victor Janusz Band

By Lauren Williams | September 14, 2018 | Comments Off on Victor Janusz Band

I had the ultimate bonne chance to meet Victor, Victor Janusz Band, at a Greater Seattle Business Association mixer. My parents love music. I would struggle to remember all the Broadway musicals I’ve seen; I have fond memories of watching my father conduct classical in front of our stereo; I’ve seen the Modern Jazz Quartet,…

Tiny details

By Lauren Williams | September 13, 2018 | Comments Off on Tiny details

This is a terrible photo of something I find beautiful. A makeup case I picked up for a buck at Goodwill, I use it to carry my external backup hard drive in my knapsack. I needed a case because otherwise the drive’s charger kept getting tangled with other things in my knapsack. It isn’t even…