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Marie Kondo “the life-changing magic of tidying-up: the Japanese art of decluttering and organizing”

By Lauren Williams | August 14, 2017

Marie Kondo’s “the life-changing magic of tidying up: the Japanese art of decluttering and organizing”   Doesn’t Translate for Me   As a Professional Organizer, I wanted to give a…

Tips for Staying Organized with Kids

By Lauren Williams | August 10, 2017

Tips for Staying Organized with Kids  This advice is probably universal among my colleagues and I. I was just glad to contribute to this GoodCall blog. I’m reprinting it here with permission. I’m even…

Certified Professional Organizer Certificate

Certified Professional Organizer, Mentoring, Part 2

By Lauren Williams | July 28, 2017

I’m thrilled to announce that I earned my designation of Certified Professional Organizer® (CPO) from the Board of the National Association of Productivity and Organizing Professionals (NAPO) on 7/1/2017. I’m…

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5 Reasons Why Letting Go is Good for the Soul

By Lauren Williams | July 24, 2017

This is the third article I’ve written for Jeff Moore’s fantastic website EveryDayPowerBlog. It was fun writing, but the best part is the video that Jeff found for the end. I’m…

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Pop Goes the Client

By Lauren Williams | July 23, 2017

It’s a good day when you can help a “pop-up” client (Lauren Williams dictionary: a client who only needs help every once-in-a-while) last-minute before a home inspection.  

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Wonderful Wednesday: Birds

By Lauren Williams | July 19, 2017

Hawks, ducks, a heron and my first up-close-and-personal osprey, at least as up-close-and-personal as 520 allowed. I LOVE MY JOB!!!! Yes, I know. I just love the photo.

Red Squirrel grabbing nuts from feeder

This adaptability thing is getting on my nerves

By Lauren Williams | July 15, 2017

A power outage went off in my neighborhood today. Which spread as far as my car dealership. Which meant my tune-up was cancelled. Which meant everything I’d planned to do…

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It’s Hard to Make a Difference When You Can’t Find Your Keys by Marilyn Paul

By Lauren Williams | July 14, 2017

It’s Hard to Make a Difference When You Can’t Find Your Keys: The Seven-Step Path to Becoming Truly Organized brought me to tears more than once. This lyrical, cheerful, gentle, compassionate,…

Vintage Grabber Thrift Shop Find

I got a grabber

By Lauren Williams | July 12, 2017

Do not ask how I managed to put $30 worth of painter’s tape into my recycle bin to toss into my recycle dumpster, I do not know. It’s been that…

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Looking for Motivation: Effective Time Management

By Lauren Williams | July 10, 2017

Client cancelled today. Shrug shoulders, take the opportunity to do other things. Except what I’ve chosen to do is so very low priority it’s annoying the heck out of me…

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I'm giving myself permission to refuse to write every day - too much pressure!!! I'd never enjoy writing again, and I'd bet my audience would start making comparisons between me and a mosquito. I'm told I have a good sense of humor - I know I enjoy finding ways to laugh and to get other people to laugh. Don't take any of it too seriously, except of course the serious stuff. And, after all, everything is about our stuff.  

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