Working with a Teacher

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Services for Real Estate Pros with Casual Uncluttering LLC

It was a brief but successful journey, captained by Lauren Williams!

I had four hours in which to spend on tackling my office space in the classroom. I had moved classrooms at the beginning of the school year, and hit the ground running. I had my own materials to incorporate into what was left by the previous teacher. What ended up happening between September and April is there wasn't a good organizing system and my work space kept growing out of control.

Within the allotted time I had scheduled to work with Lauren, she facilitated my realization of my vision for my space. Some professional organizers have a set way and   show you their way. While I went in to this experience needing direction, I got that direction, but customized to me. She cheered on my efforts, letting me know that I was making great progress. She also kept me on schedule, as well as encouraging a timely break or two. 

Lauren even encouraged me to use my own terminology for the different organizing zones - give away, donate, share, let it go to a colleague, don't want any more.... And 'to file' was narrowed down to more specific terms, such as really considering what type of filing was ultimately needed - 'to file' was revised as we went. As I realized how I wanted my system that would make me more efficient would look, the categories were revised. 

Lauren was responsive to my style, like only a pro can do. Her flexibility in adapting to what I needed was spot on! She also came fully prepared with resources to support the process, her own trash bin to haul away what we collected, clips and binders, cardboard boxes at the ready to move clutter to storage if needed and blue tape to set up organizing zones. This clearly wasn't her first rodeo. 

I'm excited to get back to work after this spring break and put to use the new efficient systems that we created together! I am now clear about how I will use my newly defined spaces. 
All this, in only a four hour journey! Thank you, Lauren  :)  Phoebe T., Burien, April 2019

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Rainmaker
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Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Realtor Top 1%
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It might help if you prefaced this blog with an introduction explaining this is a review or letter from one of your clients. It took me a while to figure out what was going on. But maybe I'm just slooooowww.

Apr 12, 2019 07:09 PM #1
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Barbara Todaro
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Good morning, Lauren Williams, CPO what a great testamonial from you client who happens to be a teacher.... everyone loves a teacher, and when one is complimented as your were in this narrative, it's a solid testament.... nicely done.....easy reading and well organized.... just as a professional organizer would do!!!

Apr 13, 2019 02:20 AM #2
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James Dray
Fathom Realty AR LLC - Bentonville, AR
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Morning Lauren.

Some people want that motivation to get rid of a lot of unnecessary items.  All they need is that one kick start.  Apparently, you know who to make that happen 

Apr 13, 2019 02:22 AM #3
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Kat Palmiotti
Grand Lux Realty, Monroe NY, 914-419-0270, kat@thehousekat.com - Monroe, NY
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What a wonderful testimonial from a happy client. Great job!

Apr 13, 2019 02:57 AM #4
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Sheila Anderson
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Good morning Lauren. Sounds like a really productive four hours. Good for you.

Apr 13, 2019 04:30 AM #5
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Michael Jacobs
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Hello Lauren - the client/teacher's ability to personalize your suggestions is another indication of making organization work for "You".

Apr 14, 2019 10:04 AM #6
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Endre Barath, Jr.
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Lauren what an awesome Testimonial, you need to publish this on all your Internet platforms and ask your client to do it on LinkedIn and even the evil Z:) Yelp etc... well worth it, Endre

Apr 16, 2019 11:51 PM #7
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