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Posts Tagged ‘Institute for Challenging Disorganization’

Don’t Toss My Memories in the Trash

Don’t Toss My Memories in the Trash: A Step-by-Step Guide to Helping Seniors Downsize, Organize, and Move is a book. But it’s also a plea, spoken by someone forced to hastily move out of his/her home because a complication of aging has caused him/her catastrophic harm. Vickie Dellaquila, a Certified Professional Organizer(R) of the National…

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How to Say It to Seniors – David Solie

How to Say it to Seniors: Closing the Communication Gap with Our Elders by David Solie is one of the required reading books on the Institute for Challenging Disorganization‘s list for its Level II Aging Specialist Certificate. Mr. Solie teaches us how to finetune our conversational style to match the unique, long-term perspective of Seniors.…

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Ambition Accomplished – More Institute for Challenging Disorganization certificates

Me, Lauren Williams, Certified Professional Organizer(R), Founder and Owner of Casual Uncluttering LLC, myself and I are elated to announce that I’ve earned the last two of the 10 Level I Certificates of Study which the Institute for Challenging Disorganization offers: Life Transitions and the Client Affected by CD and Time Management and Productivity AMAZING…

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A Happier Ending

I’m studying for my next Level II Certificate of Study with the Institute for Challenging Disorganization (ICD): Aging. And I’m on the Board of the National Association of Productivity and Organizing Professionals Seattle Area Chapter. We have a lending library, and I just finished a tedious project of re-indexing our offerings. And “the Great Material…

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How to Become a Professional Organizer

Seven of my colleagues and I contributed to this blog post. And as much as it is a GREAT launching point for “how-to,” it’s also a persuasive set of arguments for why someone needs to hire a professional… Lost count of how many times we mention National Association of Productivity and Organizing Professionals and strongly urge people…

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Music in my pocket


I keep music in my pocket. I don’t own an alarm clock. I set a musical alarm on my phone. I wake up to the alarm and instantly turn my phone to a music and humor morning talk radio station. The minute I’m dressed, I tuck the phone in my back pocket. Music in my…

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Happy Anniversary to Me October 13, 2011

I incorporated Casual Uncluttering LLC in the state of Washington on October 13, 2011. I’ve put in 288 hours of initial consultations with potential clients. I’ve logged 126 hours of continuing education. I’ve spent over 2,500 working hours on-site with clients, sometimes as little as two hours, one session, and my client is ready and…

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Sandra Felton, Founder of Messies Anonymous

I may start a shrine to Sandra Felton, a pioneer in the Organizing world. She’s written TWENTY, 20, XX, 普通话, २०   books, founded Messies Anonymous, has been intimately involved in the National Study Group for Chronic Disorganization which became the Institute for Challenging Disorganization, and the National Association of Productivity and Organizing Professionals.   I’d…

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