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Someday I will take boundless joy in paying someone who likes to clean houses to clean my house. Win - win - win. Toss in a couple more wins for good measure, we'll call it a Baker's Dozen. Until I win the Safeway Monopoly millions or the book I'm gonna write becomes a best-seller, I clean my hou...
Business Impact NW, according to its homepage "empowers a talented and diverse community of entrepreneurs, supporting the continuing growth of local small businesses through micro-enterprise. We are at once your sounding board, advisers, and cheering section, your funding source and your access t...
"Step Aside, I'm a Professional!" I know there's a joke somewhere which started that expression. I can't find it, which is making me nuts. "Step Aside!!!" was the first thought popping into my head when I finished Clutter Control: Useful Tips for Getting Rid of the Mess, compiled and edited in 19...
From now on, I'm going to post something about LGBTQ issues every year on this day for as long as I own my business. Why? I don't have to, especially since I am a bisexual who can hide behind a previous straight marriage which gave me the gift of my son. So, why? Precisely because I can hide, whi...
Funniest testimonial I've ever gotten - if I ever write a "my-life-as-an-Organizer" book, "I can't make it tomorrow I'm wiped out" is going to be the title. "Hi Lauren,THANK YOU SO MUCH! I love you, but I need to cancel tomorrow. I am super sore and beat after today. It was such an accomplishment...
Canadian Man Finds 1.75 Million Lottery Ticket in Old Jacket Newsweek, U.S. Section 10/7/2018 by Tom Porter at 9:40AM.  IF THIS DOESN'T MOTIVATE YOU TO DECLUTTER, NOTHING WILL."A Canadian man made a life-changing discovery when cleaning out his closet.Gregorio De Santis of Montreal was getting re...
My son loves Lego. We go to BrickCon every year we can. BrickCon is exactly what it sounds like, a convention for Lego fans, ALL ages. We went today, October 7, 2018, and we enjoyed ourselves as always. Lots of inspiration. It's got movies (AKA Brickfilms) - fandom short films and/or Lego adverti...
I had breakfast this morning, Thursday 10/4/2018, at Seattle's Greenwood Senior  Center, part of the complex of services provided by the Phinney Neighborhood Association (PNA). I'm fortunate, I was able to make a miniscule contribution to the Center to support the gathering, simultaneously a fund...
While tthe primary focus of this article is Washington State, all you need to do to make it relevant for a non-Washingtonian is look for the equivalent for your state and your town. The rest is universal. NAPO Seattle Area Chapter, one of my two professional societies (National Association of Pro...
OK, I've posted about High Road Organizers, a company whose products I like so much I'm a paid affiliate to them, once before. That post was about getting your car, and therefore you, ready for summer vacation.BUTMoms, we all know when the real fun begins. We're in school commute season now. Even...

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