Buried in Treasures Support Group repost 1

I will be starting a for-fee virtual Buried in Treasures support group in January 2024. Please email me at lauren@casualuncluttering.com or call me at 425-947-3976 for details. • Does your stuff overwhelm you? • Is it kinda easy to bring it into your spaces, and kinda hard to let it go? • Do you want…

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Cool Clocks

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So many cool clocks. So very many cool clocks. And timers. Using a clock that appeals to you can strongly enhance productivity. These are just some of my favorites: Braille clocks Diglo vibrating clocks Linear Clockworks mooas Cube Timer Owlconic Skil-Care Sensory Clock Sunrise clocks Talking clocks Time Timers Znewtech And the dreaded… calendar. The…

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One of my heroes – Marnie Cooper

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Marnie Cooper is in recovery from hoarding disorder. She’s worked with Dr. Randy O. Frost for a very long time, and bravely captures her challenges and conquests as cinema verite, vignette videos which she shares on Facebook and YouTube  with the title A Hoarder Comes Clean. I adore her sense of humor, her honesty and…

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Apologies. Life.

Apologies. Life. I haven’t posted since June 15. Illness off-and-on. The weather. A family member who’s needed support. Some super-special, super-tiring clients. Being part of the team which converted my National Association of Productivity and Organizing Professionals chapter from a Seattle-based agency to a WA-state-focused body, which we formally celebrated on May 1 (YAY!!!!!).  …

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Clutterers Anonymous Literature

I won a raffle! I never win raffles. I attended the October 2022 Mental Health Association of San Francisco Redefining Crazy Conference. It is always amazing, I always learn something new. And I won a raffle for filling out the “How’d Ya like It?” survey. I won the CLA (Clutterers Anonymous) Literature Collection.   And…

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Leah Farish, Conversation Balloons, podcast

Leah Farish, author, civil rights litigator, and host of the Conversation Balloons podcast, invited me to a free-ranging discussion of hoarding disorder and the people who suffer from this horrible mental illness on her May 17, 2023 broadcast on Spotify. Take a listen!  

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The Endowment Effect and Organizing

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Sometimes our brains are scary. The Endowment Effect is a good example. I’m quoting from the mini-encyclopedia of behavioraleconomics.com: “This bias occurs when we overvalue something that we own, regardless of its objective market value (Kahneman et al., 1991). It is evident when people become relatively reluctant to part with a good they own for…

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The Ultimate Room-By-Room Decluttering Checklist | Redfin

Check out the recent Redfin article Casual Uncluttering was featured in: The Ultimate Room-by-Room Decluttering Checklist | Redfin Creating a decluttering checklist is an excellent way to begin organizing your home and simplifying your life. Along with helping you take stock of your belongings, lists can help you stay on track and prioritize the areas…

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Sometimes, it AIN’T you

Sometimes, it ain’t you.    Sometimes, the instructions come in Arabic. It sounds silly. But it’s true – sometimes, even all of the time, you’re tired, not lazy – it takes you three tries before you realize the instructions are in Arabic.  Sometimes, even all of the time, you’re not stupid – the instructions came…

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