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Houston, we have an excuse

By Lauren Williams | August 14, 2022

I have a thing for old travel trunks and vintage luggage. Brand-new storage with a travel theme or vintage look triumphs over uninspired, unremarkable items every time. Folding blankets this…

Meaningful Connections Through Play – Toby Falconer

By Lauren Williams | August 10, 2022

Toby Falconer, founder of The Open Fort, wants people, even complete strangers, to connect. He is, among other things, an advocate of placemaking, a movement to make public spaces welcoming,…

Newbie Pitfalls and You’re Never Too Old to Learn

By Lauren Williams | August 9, 2022

NAPO (National Association of Productivity and Organizing Professionals) Seattle Area Chapter has an extensive lending library. It lives under my bed. Inconvenient, you might say. Unless you’re me, a data…

A Little Less of Everything – Sandra van der Lee

By Lauren Williams | August 3, 2022

Sandra van der Lee fervently wants us to complain, or feel awful, or take a day off when we think we need to, and David Chislett agreed while they chatted…

Oh, the Books We’ll Write updated

By Lauren Williams | July 30, 2022

Oh, the Books We’ll Write (and I, miserably, put my own ambitions on hold when COVID hit) is a running list of books I keep, stuffed in a blog post,…

Innovate the Next – Tiisetso Maloma

By Lauren Williams | July 27, 2022

Tiisetso Maloma, the author of seven books including The Anxious Entrepreneur: Anxiety Defeats Creativity – Creativity Defeats Anxiety (OH WOW, that’s ME!!),  interviewed with David Chislett for the 2021 Playful Creative…

Did It Again – Earned another Certificate for Casual Uncluttering

By Lauren Williams | July 22, 2022

Uh huh, I did it again. Earned a fifth Level II Specialist Certificate from the Institute for Challenging Disorganization. Time Management and Productivity this time. And WOW, the books were…

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How Play Can Save The World – Jeff Harry & Lauren Yee

By Lauren Williams | July 20, 2022

How Play Can Save The World – Jeff Harry & Lauren Yee chatted with Alyea Sandovar during the 2021 Playful Creative Summit with a goal to provide tools to heal…

The Power of Stories for Change – Douwe van der Werf

By Lauren Williams | July 13, 2022

Stories are what people use to organize themselves and their societies. That’s the stunning argument in Douwe van der Werf‘s 2021 Playful Creative Summit conversation, The Power of Stories for…

Hoarded room Casual Uncluttering project

Ceci Garrett, therapist who specializes in hoarding disorder

By Lauren Williams | July 11, 2022

Ceci Garrett is a phenomenal resource for people seeking therapeutic support around hoarding challenges. She is the adult daughter of a person with hoarding disorder, who courageously teaches about that…

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