I’m humbled by my clients. Clients on public assistance who, when we clear their spaces, are careful to remind me to bring their items to charity. Who volunteer their time in houses of worship, museums, their hospice communities.

Clients who have helped indigent friends and family pay for my help.

And today, I got a call from another client, someone suffering from miserable physical challenges: they are painful and limiting. This client is now severely isolated. My client needs me back on-site and won’t be able to get me in for the unforeseeable, dimming future. And so instead my client wants to hire me, anonymously, to help an overwhelmed home-grown, “housebound” food pantry get organized.

“There are two things that men should never weary of, goodness and humility; we get none too much of them in this rough world among cold, proud people.”
Robert Louis Stevenson, Kidnapped, Harper & Brothers, New York and London 1921, page 154

 

 

About Lauren Williams

Me, Lauren Williams, Certified Professional Organizer®: I'm a professional organizer who works in homes, home businesses and also small businesses. I'm a NYC native who's spent time in Philadelphia, Palo Alto, Baltimore and now Seattle. All great places, but NYC will always be home, and Seattle will be where I now stay. I help you think outside of the box to get something into the box.