Kitten Handing Big Dog a Rose

A Valentine for my clients: a few of my favorite things

By Lauren Williams | February 14, 2017

Working with six cats underfoot. A new “client” dog begins the day terrified of me, and that same sweet girl asks to sit in my lap by the end of…

Children and Old Man

Consider dignity when choosing assisted living for seniors

By Lauren Williams | February 12, 2017

I am in a profession which often helps seniors downsize: colleagues of mine specialize in it. My friend Trish Throop of Eldercare Consulting cautions that active-retirement and assisted living facilities…

Donna Smallin Organizing Plain & Simple

Organizing Plain & Simple by Donna Smallin

By Lauren Williams | February 11, 2017

I wrote this review of “Organizing Plain & Simple” in April, 2015. Ms. Smallin is one of the most respected members of my profession, with very very good reason. And…

cats in boxes

Cats – OK Clients, You Know Who You Are

By Lauren Williams | February 7, 2017

Cats.   I just found this on the members-only Facebook page for my professional society. Had to share.

Organizing = Archaeology

By Lauren Williams | February 5, 2017

An April 2016 Yelp review from my wonderful client Pinko G. I like this one because we agree “Organizing = Archaeology.” “Lauren has been a dream. She is casual &…

Community Get Organized Month – Get Ready for Next Year

By Lauren Williams | February 1, 2017

The National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO) created Get Organized Month™ (GO Month™), a month-long initiative that focuses attention on how getting organized empowers people to regain control over their lives. During…

23 Family-Friendly Mudroom Storage Ideas

By Lauren Williams | February 1, 2017

This article is reprinted with permission of Katie Kavulla, Keep the mud out of your house with these family-friendly mudroom storage ideas. If your home has a mudroom,…

Judith Kolberg’s “Conquering Chronic Disorganization”

By Lauren Williams | February 1, 2017

I’ve decided to try for Board certification in my profession – CPO, Certified Professional Organizer. In honor of that, I’m going to post occasional reviews of the books I’m studying.…

Solve The Home Office/Guest Room Dilemma

By Lauren Williams | February 1, 2017

This blog is posted with permission of Meryl Alcabes, Sleepers in Seattle.   Posted on January 25, 2017 by Meryl Alcabes Solutions Revealed: My Favorite Organizer On The Home Office/Guest Room I met Lauren,…

Don Aslett Clutter's Last Stand

Clutter’s Last Stand

By Lauren Williams | February 1, 2017

I’m a decluttering geek. In honor of the fact that I’m studying to board-certify (going for CPO (Certified Professional Organizer)) in my profession in June, I will be posting reviews…

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