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Welcome to my blog. You're going to find everything here: the book reviews I share on Amazon, the silliness I post to Facebook, whatever might pop into my head that comes out on paper, an education on organizing techniques, pointers to anything from a quiet spot to read a book in Edmonds, WA to worthwhile charitable recipients.

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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Marie Claire Outfit 911 – Filling your Closets Wisely

By Lauren Williams | March 11, 2017 | Comments Off on Marie Claire Outfit 911 – Filling your Closets Wisely

I believe that some women have a better chance of filling their closets wisely, thus avoiding clutter, by gaining knowledge about how to dress and shop. So, with that in mind, here’s the review of “Marie Claire Outfit 911” I posted in Amazon: Any woman in a panic over what to keep in her closet…

Organizer’s Resource Fair

By Lauren Williams | March 8, 2017 | Comments Off on Organizer’s Resource Fair

Organizer’s Resource Fair A Must Attend Event Hosted by the Seattle Area chapter of the National Association of Productivity and Organizing Professionals (NAPO)! Tuesday, April 4th, 2017, 6:00PM-8:30PM Bellevue Coast Hotel 625 116th Ave NE Bellevue WA 98004 If you are interested in ANYTHING organizing or productivity, you will build your resource list of branding…

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Easy Charity Monopoly Lottery

By Lauren Williams | March 7, 2017 | Comments Off on Easy Charity Monopoly Lottery

For all of you playing the Jewel-Osco, Vons, Randalls, Safeway, Tom Thumb, Pavilions, Shaws, Acme, Amigos, Albertsons, Eagle, Star Market, Carrs, Market Street, United Supermarkets, Super Saver, Pak’n Save Foods, Lucky grocery Monopoly game… When you get a game ticket for something free that you don’t want, maybe get it anyway and give it to…

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Thumbtack – another way to get to know me, and many skilled professionals

By Lauren Williams | March 5, 2017 | Comments Off on Thumbtack – another way to get to know me, and many skilled professionals

Thumbtack is a terrific online brokerage for getting quotes from professionals in a countless number of industries on a huge variety of projects. I like it because I was carefully screened before I was allowed to bid on work.

A simple shortcut to clear the clutter – Wastebaskets!

By Lauren Williams | March 4, 2017 | Comments Off on A simple shortcut to clear the clutter – Wastebaskets!

Wastebaskets!!! I say this to my clients CONSTANTLY!!!!! I’m reposting this with permission of Wan Lim, an Associate Real Estate Broker with Exit Realty of Denver, CO. He said it MANY times better than I can. “If you find yourself surrounded by seemingly endless piles of clutter all the time — from old magazines, to…

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The Secret Lives of Hoarders by Matt Paxton

By Lauren Williams | March 3, 2017 | Comments Off on The Secret Lives of Hoarders by Matt Paxton

Matt Paxton found his life’s calling by chance. But he brings endless passion, compassion, energy, a sharp ability to read people and even enthusiasm to that work – conducting the intensive deep cleanings that the homes of people with hoarding disorder often need in order to be able to reclaim the spaces safely. This book…

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Project Management, for Beginners (and it’s for life)

By Lauren Williams | March 3, 2017 | Comments Off on Project Management, for Beginners (and it’s for life)

DK Essential Managers Project Management by Peter Hobbs This book is tiny, only 4” x 6” and 72 pages. Its title says it all. It’s a primer. It doesn’t go in-depth with strategies for every situation, but alerts you to everything you need to anticipate. The step-by-step breakdown of the process, from defining your goals…

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Organizing Your Garage In No Time by Barry Izsak

By Lauren Williams | February 28, 2017 | Comments Off on Organizing Your Garage In No Time by Barry Izsak

OK, this book is about garages. It’s about decluttering the garage. It’s about safety in the garage. It talks tools. But it’s really about The Dream Garage. Planning it, constructing it, and keeping it functional for all time. But soooooo much of Mr. Izsak’s sensible advice is applicable for other spaces in your home or…

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Old Bathroom Sink Pipe & a Leak & a Mess oh my

By Lauren Williams | February 22, 2017 | Comments Off on Old Bathroom Sink Pipe & a Leak & a Mess oh my

The lovely photo of a pristine bathroom above is NOT representative of the wet mess I, no eyeglasses yet, no coffee, squelched onto first thing 5:30 this cold Pacific Northwest morning. My supply line – OK, what is a supply line??? – had sprung a leak overnight, gracing me with a lake in the cabinet…

We need the closet, Harry. Move out.

By Lauren Williams | February 20, 2017 | Comments Off on We need the closet, Harry. Move out.

Do you have a Harry Potter closet? As I sit in my apartment, pondering how to find another few inches of space next to my water heater for the shipment of boxes which arrived two weeks earlier than I expected, I’m somehow reminded of Harry Potter’s cupboard under the stairs. A nuisance space, too strangely…