Hoarding Disorder support option

Dr. Chia-Ying Chou is offering a new Compassionate Mind Training for Hoarding & Cluttering Issues program starting July 22 for people who experience clutter/hoarding challenges. I’ve seen Dr. Chou speak. She is an extremely valuable asset in our community.  

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Simplify your space – Marcia Ramsland

Simplify your space create order & reduce stress Marcia Ramsland’s book annoys me. I unfortunately find it an “Of course you can” book. “Of course you can” books always work on a premise of “this is simple, there’s no reason on Earth why you can’t do this.” They also tend to be one-size-fits-all. So they…

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Throw Out Fifty Things

I attended a conference on hoarding disorder yesterday, 1/30/2021. Some of the materials reminded me of this book: Throw Out Fifty Things: Clear the Clutter, Find Your Life, authored by Gail Blanke and published in 2009. Ms. Blanke, from her book cover, is “a world-class motivator, a former columnist for Real Simple magazine, and the…

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Marla Cilley the FlyLady – Sink Reflections

Marla Cilley, the FlyLady, www.FlyLady.net, nurtures a millions-strong online community of people who share organizing tips and tools, motivation, and comradeship. They support and empower each other in countless ways. Cilley is the bedrock of that community, who over the course of her own struggle with chronic disorganization developed a very simple, very gradual, very…

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Bathroom-Busting

I never thought I’d find enough to say to contribute to a second article about bathrooms (“How to Organize Your Bathroom in Seven Simple Steps“) by Paige Smith for SelfStorage.com was the first) but I did.   “How to Organize Your Bathroom Fast – Even in 15 Minutes” by Michelle Coy, January 14, 2019 for realtor.com   Overwhelmed…

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Standing on the Shoulders of Sidetracked Home Executives

When Casual Uncluttering LLC was so new I was terrified of making mistakes rather than confident that I would make them, I read organizing books as quickly as I could discover them. Marla Cilley, FlyLady.net, author of Sink Reflections (my review is here) was one of the first Organizers I studied – I wrote that…

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Diary of an Organizer – Mary Jane Maffini fini

I’ve read the last of Mary Jane Maffini’s Charlotte Adams series: Death Loves a Messy Desk, Closet Confidential, and The Busy Woman’s Guide to Murder. If you enjoy tongue-in-cheek, you will enjoy these. Charlotte Adams is an enduring, endearing nitwit who ought to consider it a wonder she and her friends are still alive after…

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#SmallisMighty Casual Uncluttering LLC – tiny!

Lauren Williams Casual Uncluttering LLC June 27, 2016

I’m watching the #SmallisMighty campaign on LinkedIn, in celebration of National Small Business Week. LinkedIn proclaims: “Happy National Small Business Week! All week long, we’ll be celebrating the power of small businesses. What ‘mighty moments’ has your business had? Share your story on LinkedIn with the hashtag hashtag#SmallisMighty and tag anyone who helped along the…

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Queen Anne Cooperative Preschool goes Casual

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I’m overjoyed to announce that Queen Anne Cooperative Preschool (QACP) and I will be shaking off the dust, clearing a tiny cobweb or two, rescuing all the Tonkas without wheels and generally calming the tantrums an accumulation of 36 years of well-loved children’s, parents’ and teachers’ stuff can cause in a space. I’m honored with…

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