The Casual Uncluttering LLC misadventures continue. My gifted webcam, 8-years-young, is awesome. Once I got it and audio to work in a cappella harmony. After an hour of cycling through every combination of every switch I could think of. I still haven’t the slightest daft notion of why what I’m doing works. Zoom sneers at…

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Cane over chair

It’s easy to to put your foot in your mouth and bite down hard. Not even deliberately. Just without knowing. And when we’re frightened, stressed by unfamiliar and uncomfortable situations, it’s twice as easy. I’ve posted about cursing, and self-talk, before, as defenses against damaging inwardly-directed verbal habits. I’m looking outward today. Sherwood Community Services,…

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I, Lauren Williams of Casual Uncluttering LLC, will have full virtual organizing (aka remote organizing) capability as of April 15, 2020. PLEASE, don’t be shy about asking for the opportunity to work with me via computer or telephone!

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My wonderful colleague Jean Prominski, Seattle Sparkle, has a Masters of Fine Art in Glass from Rhode Island School of Design, and used to be a professional glass blower for the world-famous Dale Chihuly. She’s also increasingly highly trained as a Professional Organizer, same driven data geek as me. And now she’s combined her passions…

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Capybaras

I don’t know what to say right now. The “We’re Here” and “Take Special Precautions” posts from companies as far-ranging as The Container Store and Lyft are just annoying. I can’t help most of my clients because they are cautiously self-quarantining. Most of my family is on the East Coast. My friends are limiting their…

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Once again, the devils designing Safeway Monopoly have demolished my expectations. The board – half the size it was last year. MAKES ME WANNA SHOUT.  No more draping it ooooo sooooo lovingly over the back of the coach, forlornly hoping to ward off vindictive creases and tears. Players are even more precipitately pushed careening over…

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Monopoly pieces

Safeway Monopoly is back one week from today. This year, I’m ready. My calendar is marked, my strategy honed. But there’s been something missing, and I finally know what it is. My lucky tradition. Athletes wear their lucky shorts and socks. Actors tell each other to “Break a leg” before treading the boards. I believe…

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The local paper’s headline blares “Roofing company fined for putting workers at risk.” Misusing ladders, insufficient safety equipment. I’ve stepped through a client’s window – which, by the way, was on the floor. I wasn’t in the middle of martial arts demonstrations. A garden rake gave me a black eye in an Everett thrift store…

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Sunflower and Butterfly

13 x 7 = 91. That’s the other side of the coin of my 13 x 7 = 28 post. I didn’t fail. I made the best decisions I could in the time I had with the resources available to me. I conducted triage. I frequently remind my clients that triage is a critical skill.…

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