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The next in my book review series, a two-for-the-price-of-one deal. The ICD Guide to Challenging Disorganization for Professional Organizers (ICD = Institute for Challenging Disorganization) and Denslow Brown's The Processing Modalities Guide. Amazing books for my colleagues. WELCOME TO MY BOOKCASE
I'm pleased to say that I'm launching webinars to share my training, experience and values about organizing and its worth with as many people as possible. SHED Your Stuff, Change Your Life by Julie Morgenstern is one of the works which most profoundly informs my work as an Organizer, and helped m...
Really. I cudda been a star. I trod the boards in purely amateur the-a-tre productions in college - I was a thoroughly convincing, perpetually-sloshed and grandly-rotund Friar Tuck my senior year. When I was in my late 30s, the director of a wonderful regional company in NYS tried to discover me ...
I, Lauren Williams, CPO, CVPO, Founder and Owner of Casual Uncluttering LLC, am taking the huge step of launching webinars. Take a peek at my book review of Judith Kolberg's masterwork Conquering Chronic Disorganization to learn how the webinar might help you. The book review is homegrown: the we...
It struck me that a presentation designed to address personal safety for a Professional Organizer, who goes into other peoples' spaces daily, might also be a GREAT presentation for real estate and complementary service providers. SO, please accept the NAPO Seattle Area Chapter's invitation to... ...
OHIO, Only Handle It Once, is a golden rule among Organizers. It's meant to teach our clients how to forestall "churning" - a word I dislike intensely! Churning - I prefer "shuffling " - is a behavior where people try to make keep/let go decisions about their possessions, but only end up moving s...
I'm teal blue. My favorite color is purple, followed by blue, green and a deep raspberry red. A client has our appointments in teal blue on her calendar and she lit up like the sun when she told me she'd settled on that perfect color for me. It's one of her favorites. I'll take it, I'll rejoice w...
I've been buying little odds and ends of furniture to make my home more functional. Some of those pieces need some maintenance, using linseed oil or equivalents (and am I ever grateful there are equivalents!!!! The smell of linseed oil makes me ill). Not gonna name the source, but one of my furni...
Sounds simple, open a window. And still I forget to do it, even as I'm driving on my favorite Washington back roads, surrounded by greenery, no other cars for miles, no commercial buildings burping smoke, and thinking to myself just how stale the recycled air is in my car. How open windows benefi...
Games that don't waste time. Well, first off, no game wastes time - play never wastes time. For children, it is a critical mechanism for learning, as The Hechinger Report article Twenty-six studies point to more play for young children suggests. Dr. Stuart Brown, founder of The National Institute...