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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Cormorants at dusk Rhododendron Park Kenmore WA

Chaos Theory, which I probably don’t understand at all, might be summed up as: “Nothing is as random or as predictable as we believe.” I like watching the cormorants at Rhododendron Park in Kenmore to prove it. The colony has a dusk-time ritual: individuals may already be perched on the branches of their favorite tree,…

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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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