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Getting the Holidays Under Wraps

It’s that time of year again when we feel like we are going to lose our minds and stress out because the holidays are quickly approaching us. We have so much to prepare for in such little time, but have no fear -- there is workshop for you that will help you get organized and be stress free during the holiday season. You will learn different tips and strategies that will help you plan and prepare ahead of what you need to do during the holiday season.

Professional Organizer Amara Willey will be giving a workshop called How to Survive the Holidays: Organizing for the Season of Stress at the Peapack and Gladstone Library on Wednesday, November 7, at 7 p.m. The library is located on 1 School Street in Peapack, NJ 07977.  Call the library at (908) 234-0598 to sign up for the workshop.

By learning different tips, you will be able to more effectively plan meals, shop for gifts, manage your time and be more ahead of schedule. Some tips that you will be learning are how to manage the different types of events and activities that occur during the season and how to keep your ornaments and other holiday decorations organized. You will leave this class with a plan to “get it all done” this year, from decorating to entertaining, sending cards, cooking, shopping, and wrapping. Bring your personal calendar to the workshop to use for organizing.

Time to Get Organized is a full-service organizational and time management company that assists corporate and home-based businesses and residential clients with their organizing needs. Please visit their website  www.OrganizeNJ.com  for more information about upcoming events, like them on Facebook at  http://www.facebook.com/organizenj  or follow them on twitter at  http://twitter.com/organizenj. Their new office is at Annandale Square, 67 Beaver Avenue, Corbitt Building, Lower Level, in Annandale, NJ 08801.
 

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