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Organizing professional to help declutter your surroundings

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Thursday, May 19 at 7 p.m. — LUDLOW — The Friends of the Fletcher Memorial Library will host Maxine Gautier for an organizing workshop on Thursday, May 19 at 7 p.m. at the Fletcher Memorial Library. The event, entitled “Wouldn’t you like to Lighten Your Load?” organizing workshop will take place in the community room (downstairs). Please park at the back of the library.

Do you feel like you’re fighting a rising tide of clutter in your home or office? Is your schedule so loaded you don’t have time for a deep breath? Come to this presentation by professional organizer Maxine Gautier and learn some strategies to put you back in control. She’ll start by discussing proven decluttering techniques. Gautier will provide some information about keeping things organized once you’ve decluttered. Finally, she will offer ideas and support for streamlining your schedule and creating valuable free time. There will be time for group exercises and a Q&A session, and participants will leave prepared to handle an organizing challenge in their life.

Maxine Gautier, founder of Out from Under Professional Organizing, has been organizing homes, offices and lives in Boston and Vermont since 2000. Her approach is grounded in practical support and advice, with a goodly pinch of humor. Past clients have included the executive directors of several non-profit organizations, numerous entrepreneurs, and a variety of harried homemakers.

Fletcher Memorial Library is located at 88 Main Street, Ludlow. For more information, call 802-228-8921 or visit a

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