Lauren Williams, CPO, CVPO, Professional Organizer: Puget Sound homes (Casual Uncluttering LLC) Services for Real Estate Pros

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Lauren Williams, CPO, CVPO
Professional Organizer: Puget Sound homes
location_on Woodinville, WA — Casual Uncluttering LLC
Get to Know Lauren Williams, CPO, CVPO

Second COVID vaccination shot 4/28/2021. Booster 11/22/2021.I'm on my way! I'm offering virtual organizing services. I'm the Owner and Founder of Casual Uncluttering LLC. I've moved cross country three times - I understand disruption! I'm a NYC native with deep Southern roots - one side of the family has streets named for it in Atlanta. I've been the stay-at-home parent to a special-needs child. I'm divorced and downsized from the 4,600 sq. ft. house to the 1,024 sq. ft. apartment. I have a professional history in a variety of settings, from think tanks and small non-profits to Columbia University. 

My youngest-ever one-on-one client, probably for as long as I’ll be in business, was five. Several of my clients – 80 or more years young. I'm an openly bisexual generalist who cheerfully brushes spiders out of her hair. I'm also familiar with and comfortable in the leather community. And I like cats, dogs and more exotic pets! My clients are doctors, small-plot farmers, teachers, bankers, airline personnel, housewives, retired, veterans, artists, craftsmen, parents, grandparents, widows, divorced, single, couples. But that's only a small sample of my clients. I've worked with 100s of people.

I’ve worked in every room in a house, attic to basement, garages, sheds, home-based business offices, storage units and a horse barn. I’ve turned around eviction proceedings, have volunteered in hoarding situations, but also once spent 45 minutes on a makeup sales rep’s sample case. Stuff management, time and stress management and space planning are all involved.

I refined my organizing skills while subscription manager for scholarly publications, office and records manager for fundraising departments, senior administrator for a university dean - a jack-of-all trades with a mind for details. I've been heavily involved in three office moves. I was the third person hired into a brand-new department (and the only reason I wasn't the second - No. 2 had already been hired, and was gettting fired for incompetence!). I've brought order back to several offices which had lacked staff for months.

I help you declutter and arrange your belongings.  In the process, we might discover anything from a string of pearls to old college textbooks.  I help you find your timeless treasures, and give you ideas on how to honor your property by keeping it carefully and conveniently.  I support you as you let go of items you may no longer need, and together we create storage systems so the possessions you value no longer get lost or damaged.  Those systems can be for paper, mementos, clothes, pots and pans or any other materials in your household, in any space in your home from your garage to your attic or your work environment.

I want organizing to be fun.  I will use humor at every opportunity to make this work easier.  I am also able to work in what some people see as very informal environments - with the kids side-by-side with us, the cat trying to get into the boxes, the plumber at your house at the same time.  That can make the effort easier for you, and that is a key to success.  This job has to be 100% client-centered.  If you have to call it quits early because your 2-year-old just had a temper tantrum, we will.  And we'll start again when you can.

Casual Uncluttering Goes Virtual

I've completed Master Level training to conduct virtual organizing sessions by teleconference - Zoom, Duo, Microsoft Teams, or tell me about a mechanism you like and I'm gonna investigate it the same day. One-on-one teleconferenced organizing meetings are usually shorter than a "regular" engagement, focus on well-defined projects even more closely than side-by-side work, and can actually have some powerful advantages over efforts where I'm hands-on with you. This kind of collaboration isn't for everyone, so I can't promise we'll sign a contract for a virtual partnership. If this is an intriguing idea, call me at 425-947-3976 or email me at lauren@casualuncluttering.com. If virtual doesn't end up being a possibility, I'm still going to get to you in-person again, sooner or later. Please let your colleagues, your friends and family know about me and about virtual organizing - I'll be able to help an English-speaking person (yup, no talent whatsoever at other languages) anywhere in the world. In the meanwhile, reach out to someone you fought with, call that college buddy, mail a letter to someone. Be safe, be well.

Certifications

Certified Virtual Organizer, Bridging the Gap Virtual Organizing Training, April 2020

Certified Professional Organizer (National Association of Productivity and Organizing Professionals member since 3/22/2011)

Volunteer BCPO Exam Development Committee Subject Matter Expert, March 2020 -

Certified by the Institute for Professional Organizers 5/2011

Institute for Challenging Disorganization member since 7/1/2017 - continuing education:

Earned all four available Specialist Level II Certificate of Study in: ADHD, Aging, Chronic Disorganization, Hoarding

Earned all ten available Level 1 Certificates of Study in: Earned all 10 available Institute for Challenging Disorganization Level I Certificates of Study in: (1) Basic Hoarding Issues with the CD Client; (2) Basic Mental Health Conditions and Challenges Affecting the CD Client; (3) Interpersonal Intelligence; (4) CD Client Administration; (5) Basic ADD Issues with the CD Client; (6) Chronic Disorganization; (7) Understanding the Needs of the Aging Client ; (8) Students and Learning Theories; (9) Time Management and Productivity and (10) Life Transitions and the Client Affected by CD

Skills

Decluttering, Uncluttering, Professional Organizing, virtual organizing

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I help you think outside of the box to get something into the box.