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2017 

This author, a godmother of the profession, is funny and inspires intensely creative "out-of-the-box" organizing solutions which give people permission to organize on their own terms. This was one of the first three books I ever read as I was starting out in my career, and is still one of my favo...
03/30/2017
"Complete Home Storage" by Southern Living magazine, 1999, is one of those things I love to find in thrift stores, or, in this case, the fundraising bookstore of a public library in Bellevue, WA. You never know what excellent advice special editions of magazines are going to have. It's not on my ...
03/23/2017
And I think I invented the third best time management tool ever, but if I'm wrong someone please let me know. It's the Wish List calendar. I keep a calendar just for events I'd like to do: scheduled just like appointments for the doctor, the car in the shop, the children's soccer games except Wis...
03/22/2017
Non-profits make a huge difference in our communities. This post is for those of you who may feel a dispirited "How can I make a difference?" when anticipating the Spring holiday season and what it means.BaltimoreThe Village Learning Place (VLP) is an independent community center and library recl...
03/21/2017
Members of the National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO) are good. Very good. But participants in the Institute for Challenging Disorganization's (ICD) programming are skilled for clients with more demanding needs: clients with brain injuries, ADD, hoarding disorder and the like. ICD...
03/19/2017
My March 14, 2017 post taught you the best time management technique ever. The second best time management technique ever is a little more complicated. I hope the visual helps. Whenever I have a task which has a time frame which is limited by something outside my control, like store hours, a dead...
03/16/2017
Anyone who follows me knows how much I respect Goodwill as a recipient for charity. But please, beloved clients, colleagues, friends, DON'T ever do this - from USA TODAY, which picked up the story from our local newspaper The Seattle Post-Intelligencer 10:07 a.m. ET March 17, 2017 (And MANY local...
03/15/2017
This is the best time management technique anyone will ever teach you, so there, nyah! Somewhere always on your person or at least in your car, keep a list of the places which you most frequently go to: grocery stores, pet shops, dry cleaners, big box stores. My list, which I keep in the Notes ap...
03/14/2017
This tiny book, "Good Housekeeping Clutter Rescue!", put together by the editors of  Good Housekeeping magazine, the 132-year-old grande dame, is filled with ideas, tips and encouragement for getting every space in your home organized.  There is a slight disregard for cost, an “oh of course you c...
03/11/2017
ADD-Friendly Ways to Organize Your LifeI had an unusual reaction to this book by Judith Kolberg & Kathleen G. Nadeau, a highly-regarded ADD coach. This is an excellent resource for ADD-abled people because it is explicitly formatted for people with ADD - they can usually read it, when other tradi...
03/09/2017
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Lauren Williams, CPO, CVPO

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