Organizing from the Inside Out for Teens – Jessi & Julie Morgenstern

By Lauren Williams | April 7, 2021

Organizing from the Inside Out for Teens I’m writing this as a 50+-year-old, not a teenager. But for my money at least, this is NOT just a reprinting of Julie Morgenstern’s Organizing from the Inside Out. Julie’s daughter Jessi offers an independent, spirited and insightful young person’s fresh opinions about Julie’s techniques which hopefully make…

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Grandma Organizer

By Lauren Williams | April 2, 2021

Granny Frump. Grandmama Addams. Grandma Georgina and Grandma Josephine. Nana Fern Schaeffer. Grandma Moses. And now Margareta Magnusson, who I dub “Grandma Organizer.” Ms. Magnusson is the author of The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning, and best I can tell the first to illustrate this particular decluttering philosophy for the rest of the world.…

The Playful Creative Summit

By Lauren Williams | April 1, 2021

What is the Playful Creative Summit? The Playful Creative Summit is a FREE 5-day long virtual conference for those those who need new solutions to existing problems, or have creative ideas but no idea of what to do with them. Play enthusiasts, professionals, consultants and curious onlookers are invited to learn how to play and…

Organize Create Discipline The OCD Way – Justin Klosky

By Lauren Williams | March 31, 2021

Organize Create Discipline The OCD Way I have TREMENDOUS respect for Justin Klosky, who has taken what can be a crippling disorder and turned it into a source of amazing strength. And I can’t begin to explain how much I admire his courage in admitting that he is a survivor of childhood sexual abuse. But…

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Purses are pains-in-the-__________

By Lauren Williams | March 29, 2021

I don’t like purses. Can not stand purses. Purses are pains-in-the-__________. If I could shove everything I need in a wallet, I’d be a cheerful human. I fiercely prefer knapsacks, but I can’t justify carting a knapsack around when I’m not carrying my computer, and knapsacks aren’t as easy to hide (I like smash&grabs even…

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Nina Garcia’s Look Book: What to Wear for Every Occasion

By Lauren Williams | March 24, 2021

Nina Garcia’s Look Book: What to Wear for Every Occasion I believe that some women have a better chance of filling their closets wisely, thus avoiding clutter, by gaining knowledge about how to dress and shop. Nina Garcia’s Look Book: What to Wear for Every Occasion (publication date 2010) is one of the books I…

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Good Housekeeping Clutter Rescue!

By Lauren Williams | March 17, 2021

Good Housekeeping Clutter Rescue! This tiny book is filled with ideas, tips and encouragement for getting every space in your home organized. There is a slight disregard for cost, an “oh of course you can just buy a pretty solution” optimism to the book, but it does also supply many ideas for home-made, recycled, inexpensive…

Eat That Frog – Brian Tracy

By Lauren Williams | March 10, 2021

Eat That Frog Brian Tracy’s Eat That Frog is a source for techniques which may help some people organize their creative thinking in a manner which will help them use it more productively. It is a book which advocates common-sense time management habits. Some examples are: write checklists of your tasks; start, first thing in…

Easy Closets – Joseph R. Provey

By Lauren Williams | March 3, 2021

Easy Closets This 2010 publication from Creative Homeowner, authored by Joseph R. Provey, is an excellent reference for anyone considering a home remodel or an addition, absolutely worth getting your hands on somehow. It speaks to the do-it-yourself OR anyone who will be hiring a contractor. Provey hasn’t forgotten a thing, not how to determine…

How to Clean Practically Anything

By Lauren Williams | February 24, 2021

How to Clean Practically Anything   Alright, I’m cheating here.  I have the 1996 edition of How to Clean Practically Anything, by the Editors of Consumer Reports  – WHICH I still use, and which was already in its fourth edition waaay back then.  So the 2019 edition can only be even better. This guide gives…

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