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Casual Uncluttering LLC
About this pro
Lauren is great! Comes prepared, is adept at working with all sorts of people, pets, spaces, and needs. And, she takes things away for me - very helpful! Lauren was the first person to respond to my listing, but I didn't want to just go with the first one. I have had not-great experiences in the past with hiring organizers (before Thumbtack) - how are so many so unorganized? Not showing up, not being helpful, etc. So, I checked out the links provided by a few of the other respondants, but I cannot believe anyone would actually hire someone to basically tidy up shelves and put labels on things. I need much more help than that! Lauren clearly was invested in this profession; she has a website, a blog, an active Twitter, all focused on home and office uncluttering, organization tips, and relevant anecdotes. Without being a pest, she contacted me several times over the course of the two weeks or so I took to decide - offering me links to check out, and just being great at reminding me that I needed to hire someone already, LOL. I could see that she had worked on teams with hoarders (It could be argued that I am headed that way), which is serious.The kicker was she mentioned having worked with artists - I didn't say I was an artist, but I am, and, as such, have a lot of art supplies and art and all that goes with that. I met with Lauren at my apartment for a free hour-long consultation. She was right on time (always is). We made a plan and I scheduled several dates with her. I have 20 years in one home to sort through, and no idea how to make my space and my life more accessible and functional. She has many ideas, much experience, and a very calm and positive (but not overly cheerful, mind you) attitude. I have her come for 4 hours twice a month, as we make headway on all my stuff. I am not quite able to do this on my own (I have ADHD and seriously blank out on my own), but am better at figuring out what to do with various things. I love how insightful Lauren can be about how my mind works, and therefore how my space might work better for me, and how to deal with my quirks. She takes things away for me. She likes finding good homes for things, repurposing items, and will go the extra mile to prevent waste, which I really appreciate. I hate the thought of filling landfills, but some things are beyond saving, and she helps me identify those, too. I can't wait to add some photos, but I am a work in progress, and want to do that in a few months, when I am further along.Apr 15, 2018VerifiedLauren W.'s reply
OH, I'm going to enjoy photos! I'm glad Michelle really evaluated candidates before settling on me: this is a very intimate process and there has to be a good fit.
Lauren was kind and easy to work with. She is extremely knowledgeable and have me tons of resources to either fix or donate my items, and to create new ways of storage. She has a simple method that I can now use on my own, but I'm still hoping to have her back in the next month! She made me feel empowered about my home and my space when I has been feeling powerless and overwhelmed for a long time. Thanks lauren! I'm so gratefulMay 30, 2017VerifiedLauren W.'s reply
I'm always very glad when my clients want to set off on their own. Helping my clients regain their confidence is one of the best parts of my job. My only regret if Tiffany doesn't call me back - she lives in a town with some of my favorite ice cream shops...
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- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?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.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?I obtained the designation of Board Certified Professional Organizer(R) on July 1, 2017. I've now joined a second professional society, The Institute for Challenging Disorganization, to start earning its credentials. Earned Specialist Level II Certificate in Chronic Disorganization Earned Level 1 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 and (6) Chronic Disorganization
- How did you get started doing this type of work?I was looking at a number of professions, or at simply reentering the workforce in one of my old specialties, after deciding to return to work when my son started full-time school. I started investigating the profession of Professional Organizer and attended a meeting of the Seattle chapter of the National Association of Productivity and Organizing Professionals (NAPO). The theme was "What's your favorite organizing tool?" When I realized how happy I was, sitting in a room of people who were discussing the merits of various file folder systems, I knew I was making a good choice!