Kids’ pencil cases, Goodwill find. These are going to get me to smile for weeks. Bet you’d never see something like this in a professional video studio. Look for more virtual Organizer on the Road Shows soon – that’s what reminded me I needed to protect the bulbs.

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old movie projector

Mailchimp is a tool for social media marketing. This blog post isn’t an endorsement of Mailchimp. But it is a salute to The Rocket Science Group, the company behind Mailchimp, for giving back with ingenuity par excellence. Poke around on MailChimp’s website and you’ll find MailChimp Presents, an ever-changing feast of short films about entrepreneurs,…

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Pocket watches

Carpe diem, Latin for “pluck the day,” according to the Encyclopedia Britannica, is part of a larger quote by the Roman poet Horace: “pluck the day, trusting as little as possible in the next one.” Horace lived the philosophy of welcoming life moment-by-moment: an ancient sage empowered by a now scientifically-validated concept of a healthier,…

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I’ve now started following Feng Shui a little. Got this tip from a practitioner: “If someone is ill, take a piece of their clothing that is worn often, and expose it to sunlight between 11am and 1pm (midday). My suggestion is that you leave it, or them, in the sunlight the entire time. Socks, jacket,…

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I’m prouder than a peacock that Casual Uncluttering LLC’s first-ever virtual Organizer on the Road Show was a success. GenPride, a community center dedicated to serving LGBTQ Puget Sound Region residents, graciously hosted me. I was fortunate – we had a small number of guests, so I didn’t feel nearly the same stage fright as…

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jar of money

I abandoned my cherished Safeway Monopoly weeks ago. Asking clerks to endure another exposure to a stranger to hand me tiny blue gambling slips felt petty and selfish. They deserved to reserve their patience and strength for people with genuine check-out problems. Giving up Monopoly – anguishing, and necessary. There’s nothing wrong in seeking out…

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The Holderness Family – Comedy – ADD/ADHD – Brilliant. This loving, extroverted, outrageously creative family is giving a gift to the world, finding astonishingly inventive ways to cope during life in shelter-in-place. Penn Holderness, the Mr. of the household, is very open about his ADD-ableness and a splendid example of a person who uses it…

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Lauren's necklaces

Casual Uncluttering’s “Organizing Pep Rally” is a great virtual get-together with family or friends, your favorite social club, the monthly Home Owners Association gathering, your small-business networking night, or any other combination of colleagues, chums and blood-relations you might desire. THIS IS ME So, what is an Organizing Pep Rally? I come to your space using…

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Man wearing blindfold

See if you can baffle me, Lauren Williams of Casual Uncluttering. with a question. Depending on time constraints, this talk can be more effective if I get the questions a day or two in advance, but it’s not mandatory. This structure lends itself to particular topics as well: “How do I make my desk less…

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