Furniture Repair Bank

By Lauren Williams | May 21, 2024

I LOVE learning about a-maz-ing donation-worthy recipients, especially ones with fabulous missions. The Furniture Repair Bank, right in Seattle, takes in furniture, lamps and some other household items in all sorts of states of repair, repairs the items and then distributes the refurbished goods to agencies which provide resettlement services. WOW!!!!! Thank you Happy Hauler for…

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The Anti-Planner Dani Donovan

By Lauren Williams | May 21, 2024

Dani Donovan is an ADHD-abled inspiration for the ADHD-abled worldwide. She does it all: TikToks, comics, public speaking, a blog aaaaaaaaaaannnnnnnnnd The Anti-Planner: How to Get Stuff Done When You Don’t Feel Like It. I’m pointing you to the clean edition: there’s a cuss-word-loaded version makes a Nu Yawker proud.   This ISN’T the book…

Donating Stuff for Kids

By Lauren Williams | May 19, 2024

Just today, a client asked for ways to donate stuff for kids to kids. I love a good challenge, so…. (these are just a few)   Child’s Play Charity supports children in hospitals by providing gaming opportunities to those pediatric patients in creative, generous ways. Hospitals, for example Seattle Children’s, might be able to take…

Air, Glass and Fire

By Lauren Williams | May 18, 2024

Air, glass and fire. Sounds lovely, like an art studio, or maybe someone taking beach glass and trying to influence its shape at a bonfire. It’s actually deadly. Empty, capped glass bottles, if caught in a fire, explode. A pile of them, 1/2 way up a wall, is more lethal than paper piled to a…

The Works Seattle

By Lauren Williams | May 17, 2024

I had a wonderful time at The Works Seattle last night, teaching a basic organizing class to nine enthusiastic, inquisitive attendees. The conversation ranged from “How do you organize electronics cables” to “How do you remember to clear your car?” and everything in-between. Tremendous fun. As always, Coco was the star of the show.  

The Cancer Cartel

By Lauren Williams | May 16, 2024

The Cancer Cartel is NAPO Washington State’s first member under the professional society chapter’s new category, Community Partner. The chapter is proud to partner with this 501(c)(3) non-profit which (quoting from the Cartel’s “About Us” page) “provides financial resources and relief to cancer Warriors. We want anyone in the battle against cancer to be able…

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Organizing 101 The Works Seattle

By Lauren Williams | May 12, 2024

THIS IS IT Organizing 101   The Works Seattle 3516 Fremont Place North Seattle, WA 98103 Thursday, 5/16/2024 7:00PM   My class is sooner than later and you want to get your ticket.  

I’m in the middle

By Lauren Williams | May 8, 2024

I’m in the middle of switching to a new accounting program. All kinds of drama. Including that, at the moment, I’m Mr. Lauren Williams within the new system. 

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The American Association of Daily Money Managers

By Lauren Williams | May 5, 2024

The American Association of Daily Money Managers (AADMM), is a professional society for people who provide invaluable services to their clients. I’m drawing this description right off the national website:   Bill paying, including calls to payees regarding incorrect bills and preparation of payments for client approval. Reconciling checking accounts and investment statements. Preparing and…

All the Reasons

By Lauren Williams | May 3, 2024

You finish moving in to the new apartment, you adopt two kittens. You release the leftovers from your dog who’s crossed the rainbow bridge, you rescue a pittie. You go through the closets, you find the string of pearls from your Grandpa. You return your stuff to your bedroom, you return your son’s bedroom to…

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