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Hard-to-dispose-of stuff – Washington Post article

By Lauren Williams | July 26, 2021

The Seattle Times “borrowed” this article from The Washington Post and now I’m borrowing it from both of them – fantastic updated look at how to dispose of some hard-to-get-rid-of…

Recognizing and Treating Hoarding Disorder by Carol A. Mathews

By Lauren Williams | July 26, 2021

Recognizing and Treating Hoarding Disorder: How Much is Too Much? is a 2021 publication of W.W. Norton & Company, Inc., New York, in which Dr. Carol A. Mathews analyzes the…

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The Hoarding Handbook: A Guide for Human Services Professionals – INVALUABLE

By Lauren Williams | July 22, 2021

The Hoarding Handbook: A Guide for Human Services Professionals, 2011, Oxford University Press, by Christiana Bratiotis, Cristina Sorrentino Schmalisch and Gail Steketee is an invaluable guide to the project-management complexities…

Awwwwww, fer cryin’ out loud, not another imperfection post!

By Lauren Williams | July 21, 2021

Um hmm, another imperfection post. Because I can’t proclaim “Perfect!” with any satisfaction just yet.   I made this trifle for the sole purpose of holding my reusable shopping bags.…

The National Association of Black Professional Organizers

By Lauren Williams | July 20, 2021

I was delighted to discover The National Association of Black Professional Organizers exists. I think it’s always fantastic when colleagues with potentially similar experiences, who may share common needs, are…

Why hire a Professional Organizer?

By Lauren Williams | July 18, 2021

I belong to numerous behind-the-scenes chat rooms for Organizers. Some are hosted by my professional societies, some are convened for common interests around issues like hoarding, others are hosted by…

Frustration and a Little Free Food Pantry

By Lauren Williams | July 17, 2021

I’ve mentioned in another blog post that I donate to Little Free Pantries on behalf of clients, especially now in lieu of easy access to more formal food banks like…

Clear Voices

By Lauren Williams | July 16, 2021

As I’ve mentioned many times, I’m a member of the Institute for Challenging Disorganization. I’ve been on a exploratory committee for ICD, seeking out agencies which might make synergistic partners…

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Cleptomaniacs And Shoplifters Anonymous, LLC (CASA)

By Lauren Williams | July 14, 2021

Terrence Shulman, founder of The Shulman Center for Compulsive Theft, Spending and Hoarding, and a fiercely dedicated counselor and advocate for people who suffer from various addictions, is deeply concerned…

Washington State Sales Tax

By Lauren Williams | July 4, 2021

As of 7/1/2021, Washington State requires me to charge sales tax on my services and any goods or services, for example the assistance of subcontractors, I directly add to my…

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