I'm thrilled to announce that I earned my designation of Certified Professional Organizer® (CPO) from the Board of the National Association of Productivity and Organizing Professionals (NAPO) on 7/1/2017. I'm one of only nine CPOs in WA among 318 in the US. Fewer than 10% of all NAPO members have...
This is the third article I've written for Jeff Moore's fantastic website EveryDayPowerBlog. It was fun writing, but the best part is the video that Jeff found for the end. I'm reprinting the article with Jeff's permission, but PLEASE go online for the film. It's fascinating. 5 Reasons Why Lettin...
It's a good day when you can help a "pop-up" client (Lauren Williams dictionary: a client who only needs help every once-in-a-while) last-minute before a home inspection.
Hawks, ducks, a heron, and my first up-close-and-personal osprey, at least as close as a lamppost on 520 allowed. I LOVE MY JOB!!!!! And yes, I know. I just love the photo.
It's Hard to Make a Difference When You Can't Find Your Keys: The Seven-Step Path to Becoming Truly Organized by Marilyn Paul brought me to tears more than once. This lyrical, cheerful, gentle, compassionate, sensible look at the consequences of disorganization and methods for re-framing negative...
Client cancelled today. Shrug shoulders, take the opportunity to do other things. Except what I've chosen to do is so very low priority it's annoying the heck out of me that I'm doing it. Until I realize that it's actually prep for vacation next month. INTERESTING EXERCISE, to really trace back m...
I don't have a lot of jewelry. Maybe 10 bracelets, no idea how few earrings, maybe 12 pins. And 18 necklaces. Notice how I'm sure of the necklaces? Necklaces are my favorite jewelry. My first jewelry "ah ha"? Necklaces and I don't get along. I have mild metal allergies, and necklaces get heavy or...
Scheduled to Death is the second in a series of Maggie McDonald, Professional-Organizer-as-amateur-sleuth novels. Ms. Feliz has the creativity to introduce yet more unconventional, memorable, sure-to-remain-in-the-wings-to-come-onstage-when-needed actors into the cast, and yes, they are fun! New ...

Lauren Williams, CPO, CVPO

Professional Organizer: Puget Sound homes
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