About Me in Your Office

​​​​​​​​​​​I'm Lauren Williams, the founder of Casual Uncluttering, and I am extremely glad I'm able to earn a living as a Board-certified Professional Organizer.

I have a professional history in a variety of settings, from think tanks and small non-profits to Columbia University. I've worked with nuns, doctors, lawyers and other demanding specialists as well. I refined my organizing skills while subscription manager for scholarly publications, office and records manager for fundraising departments, senior administrator for a university dean - a jack-of-all-trades with a mind for details.  I am openly bisexual, out since 1982, and with equal pride, I can point to service to my community, at the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Community Center of NYC, during Pride Parades and in membership in various queer organizations.  I once founded a two-person company producing gay greeting cards, several years before they were fashionable.

I've been heavily involved in three office moves. I was the third person hired into a brand-new department (and the only reason I wasn't the second - No. 2 had already been hired, and was getting fired for incompetence!). I've brought order back to several offices which had lacked staff for months.

Credentials

Lauren Williams, Casual UnclutteringCertified Professional Organizer(R) Certified Professional Organizer badge

I had Lauren help me organize my office - I'm a band director who has over 300 students a day and am in my 30th year of teaching, so there was a LOT of hard work to do. The techniques she taught me in the process of streamlining my office have been easy to maintain, created a space where I can function quite well, and carried over into other areas of my life. I can't say enough about how her involvement in teaching an old lady new tricks has fundamentally changed my life! I save at least an hour a day that is no longer spent looking for things, and I FEEL so much less cluttered in my mind, too. That is priceless. If you are stuck in a rut, can't figure out how to get started, or need a fresh perspective, call Lauren and let her work her magic. You'll wonder why you waited so long! Lesley Moffat, Henry M. Jackson High School, Mill Creek, WA

I enjoy structure and organization, and combining functionality and form, and I can put that to work for you. I can find the exact photocopier with the smallest footprint to fit the only space in the office with a grounded electrical outlet.

I can help you improve your productivity. I can help you bill clients more quickly. I can help you stop buying duplicate supplies. I can help you find storage.

I get huge satisfaction when I am able to help people on a deeply personal, highly collaborative level. I constantly need to be creative and think on my feet to develop solutions with my clients. There are very few people who are "traditional" file-cabinet-and-folder thinkers. It's fun to help people explore out-of-the-boix ideas ad methods for resolving their problems. And it's wonderful to help people regain comfort and peace in their offices.

I want this process to be fun for you. I will use humor at every chance to make this work easier. I am also able to work in what some people see as a very informal environment - with the phone ringing while we work, the deliveries arrinving at the gate, and the staff knocking on the door.

I will always listen to you. I enjoy hearing my clients' stories, getting introduced to their history. it's critical that I teach my clients the skills they need to eventually continue on their own, which involves a lot of give-and-take and experimentation. The process and work of getting organized, if well-done, makes people more self-aware.

Call me at (425) 947-3976 to schedule a one-hour walk through.  Or email me at lauren@casualuncluttering.com.

Services and Fees

Initial Walk-Through
Free for one hour, and you will get some ideas to use immediately.

Personalized, one-on-one service

$75/hour

Tolls split between client and I; parking paid by client.

The $75/hour does not include expenses for materials purchased for use in your office or home office, for which I will receive separate reimbursement.

Payment
check or cash, and is due at the end of each appointment.

Availability
I am best able to work within King County, but will consider other locations on an individual basis.  I work some weeknights, some weekends, and of course weekdays. I can often start as early as 8:00Am or begin as late as 6:00PM.

Process

I help you declutter and arrange your work environment. I guide you through discovering the systems and the approaches that work for you in your surroundings and for your day-to-day operations.

In the process, you might discover anything from an uncashed and valid check, to the heavy-duty stapler you misplaced, to materials for a marketing campaign that you thought had promise.

 

I work on any and all areas of an office including:

  • Garages
  • Staff Rec Rooms
  • Supply Closets
  • Mail Rooms
  • Offices
  • Reception Areas

 

I work with physical items such as:

  • Supplies
  • Equipment
  • Furniture Placement
  • Lighting
  • Paperwork

I do not work on virtual properties such as computer files or time management systems. I do not provide cleaning services, assembly or disassembly of furniture, shelving, closet systems; move furniture greater than 50 pounds; climb ladders or any other related activities, but I will gladly provide referrals to contractors for such tasks. I will not build, alter, or install anything in your work spaces, but will refer you to qualified craftsmen as necessary for such action.

I pledge that I will always act with discretion and confidentiality concerning a client's business.

Call me at (425) 947-3976 and let's talk.  Or email me at lauren@casualuncluttering.com.

Remember, the first one-hour walk-through is free!