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By Lauren Williams | March 16, 2017

My March 14, 2017 post taught you the best time management technique ever. The second best time management technique ever is a little more complicated. I hope the visual helps.   Whenever I have a task which has a time frame which is limited by something outside my control, like store hours, a deadline when…

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Charity DON’T – Goodwill gets a surprise

By Lauren Williams | March 15, 2017

Anyone who follows me knows how much I respect Goodwill as a recipient for charity. But please, beloved clients, colleagues, friends, DON’T ever do this – from USA Today which picked up the story from the Seattle Post-Intelligencer on 10:17AM ET March 17, 2017 (and MANY local sources carried it): A Washington Goodwill donation center…

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By Lauren Williams | March 14, 2017

This is the best time management technique anyone will ever teach you, so there, nyah! Somewhere always on your person or at least in your car, keep a list of the places which you most frequently go to: grocery stores, pet shops, dry cleaners, big box stores. My list, which I keep in the Notes…

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Eastside Friends of Seniors – a wonderful charity

By Lauren Williams | March 14, 2017

I give talks throughout the Puget Sound Region. Everything about my job is my favorite activity, except for the occasional bruise or mouse dropping, but the talks really are one of my highlights. They keep me thinking about best practices and I learn as much from my guests as they might from me. My guests, and…

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Marie Claire Outfit 911 – Filling your Closets Wisely

By Lauren Williams | March 11, 2017

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

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…


Easy Charity Monopoly Lottery

By Lauren Williams | March 7, 2017

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

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

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

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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