Two-week milestone for my COVID vaccination

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Today is my two-week “anniversary” for my COVID vaccination, 5/12/2021. So I’m hopefully safer to come into your spaces. Don’t misunderstand: I’m still masking, still using distancing and sanitary precautions, in your home and in my everyday life. But every shot counts to getting us all closer to normal. So I’ll be getting boosters too…

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Casual Uncluttering joins the Amazon Associates program

Full disclosure: Casual Uncluttering is now a member of the Amazon Associates program, which earns me small commissions on successful sales of the products which I recommend through Amazon. BUT I NEVER recommend a product unless I think extremely well of it, and/or colleagues I trust and respect recommend it to me. So have some…

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Google Doodles Archives – Late to the Giggles

OK, am I the only person in the world who didn’t know that Google embeds games, interactive “exhibits,” and all sorts of other fun stuff into the doodle logo on the search engine??????? Perfect thing to share on Mother’s Day. And just totally agrees with my fervent To anyone saying “I can’t even draw a…

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Clutter Free: Quick and Easy Steps to Simplifying Your Space – Kathi Lipp

Kathi Lipp, author of Clutter Free: Quick and Easy Steps to Simplifying Your Space and several other organizing books, has amazing instincts about the emotional issues surrounding people’s efforts to get organized. She is extremely sympathetic, and her Christian viewpoint might be particularly comforting and empowering to women of faith. And she’s just plain sensible:…

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The ICD Guides

Casual Uncluttering Hoarding Situation 2

The ICD Guide to Challenging Disorganization For Professional Organizers, Kate Varness, CPO-CD, MA, Editor This book, written and edited by organizing specialists, ADHD experts and psychologists, is a primer for people who are trying to understand individuals who suffer from particularly complex organizing challenges.  Its primary audience is professional organizers, but it can be of…

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A face and a Little Free Pantry

Not all “establishment” food banks such as Hopelink are currently able to take donations of actual food. So I’ve got a scattering of Little Free Pantries, close cousins to Little Free Libraries, programmed into my GPS in order to make donations of non-perishable food items on behalf of my clients. Better yet, I’ve got one…

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Plated Imperfection

I like to cook. I enjoy food’s presentation, known as “plating.” And I agree with Voltaire, who wrote “Perfect is the enemy of the good.” A client recently let me have an adorable plant stand  – one less thing for the poor client to dispose of. It matches a planter, probably once a stair rail,…

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J. Gordon Lippincott – super genius

J. Gordon Lippincott – evil visionary? Consummate consumerist, unapologetic con man of capitalism? Astoundingly Renaissance-Man-gifted artist, engineer and acutely-observant social scientist. I stumbled on Lippincott’s name while reading Garbology (pps. 66 – 68, 292), author Edward Humes. Humes assigns decisive credit to Lippincott for the invention of conspicuous consumption, defined by the online Encyclopedia Britanica…

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Fanlight Productions – powerful resource

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There are days I wish I was a billionaire. Because I would turn Fanlight Productions,  “a leading distributor of innovative film and video works on the social issues of our time, with a special focus on healthcare, mental health, professional ethics, aging and gerontology, disabilities, the workplace, and gender and family issues (quoted from its…

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