About Lauren Williams

I'm Lauren Williams, Certified Professional Organizer®, Certified Virtual Professional Organizer®, the founder of Casual Uncluttering, and I can't imagine a better way for me to earn a living than as a Professional Organizer coming into your shelter to give you back your control, peace of mind, health and dignity. I've collaborated with clients in every room in a house, attic to basement, home office, home business, garage, shed, storage units and even a horse barn. I help with arts & crafts, paperwork, memorabilia, laundry, leftover microwaves in corners and I'm comfortable with many levels of disorganization. I also like kids, cats, dogs and more exotic pets! I've worked with hundreds of clients to get their stuff sorted and systems in place for them to use, put away and find their items again OR let go whenever necessary. Stuff management, time and stress management and space planning are all involved.

I've moved cross country three times - I understand disruption! 

I have a BA from Bryn Mawr College, and an MBA from Baruch College of the City University of New York. I can proudly claim a professional history in a variety of settings, from think tanks and small non-profits to large academic institutions. I've worked with nuns, doctors, lawyers and many other demanding specialists as well. I refined my organizing skills while subscription manager for scholarly publications, office and records manager for fundraising departments, senior administrator for a university dean - a jack-of-all-trades with a mind for details.

I've been the stay-at-home parent to a special-needs child, but we are fortunate that my young person has improved over time and I can now maintain my business. I am openly bisexual, out since 1982, and with equal pride, I can point to service to my community, at the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Community Center of NYC, during Pride Parades and in membership in various queer organizations. I once founded a two-person company producing gay greeting cards, several years before they were fashionable. I'm also familiar with and comfortable in the leather community.

I'm divorced and downsized from the 4,600 sq. ft. house to the 1,024 sq. ft. apartment.

I enjoy structure and organization, and combining functionality and form - I can shop at flea markets and thrift stores for hours to find the "THAT'S IT!" jewelry box, or spend 45 minutes on the floor at superstores making sure my youngster can open the plastic boxes intended for toys.

Casual Uncluttering LLC Testimonial - Sam, age 10
From Sam, age 10. Always going to be a favorite testimonial.
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Honest Biscuits - watch my storeroom adventures part 1...Final tallies in 4 hours - 3 large bags of trash gone, 3 boxes of boxes to recycle, 15 empty milk crates uncovered, and significant sorting finished. I've also been providing some guidance to the back office, getting structures in place for easing paperwork processing. And 2!

 

And then there's my time helping a client conquer a Harry Potter closet.

MEET ME

I'm conducting organizing sessions by teleconference - Zoom, Duo, Microsoft Teams, or tell me about a mechanism you like and I'm gonna investigate it the same day. One-on-one teleconferenced organizing meetings, also known as "virtual" or "remote" organizing, are usually shorter than a "regular" engagement, focus on well-defined projects even more closely than side-by-side work, and can actually have some powerful advantages over efforts where I'm hands-on with you.

This kind of collaboration isn't for everyone, so I can't promise we'll sign a contract for a virtual partnership. If you'd like a laugh, read about my preparation misadventures on my blog. If this is an intriguing idea, call me at 425-947-3976 or email me at lauren@casualuncluttering.com. If virtual doesn't end up being a possibility, I'm still going to get to you in-person again, sooner or later. Please let your colleagues, your friends and family know about me and about virtual organizing - I'll be able to help an English-speaking person (yup, no talent whatsoever at other  languages) anywhere in the world.

In the meanwhile, reach out to someone you fought with, call that college buddy, mail a letter to someone.

Be safe, be well.

 

Casual Uncluttering LLC James Lott Jr The SOS ShowMy interview on The SOS Show with James Lott Jr. is live! Follow this link to listen to this free-roaming conversation about my training, my emotional connection to Professional Organizing, my clients and much much more. I'm very proud of it.