SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Join bestselling author and organizing specialist Jamie Novak at the Scotch Plains Public Library on Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015, at 7:00 p.m. for a humorous look at the common challenges to getting organized. Be prepared to smile as one or more of these excuses hit home.

Aside from a laugh or two, you will walk away with tips on cleaning your closets and making piles of paperwork disappear - perfect for savers and sentimentalists. Learn what to keep, what to toss and how to let it go.

Jamie Novak has been seen on HGTV and QVC and as a home blogger on Martha Stewart Whole Living.

This program is free and open to all interested participants. Attendees are encouraged to register in advance: online (http://www.scotlib.org), phone (908-322-5007 x 204), or e-mail (library@scotlib.org). The Scotch Plains Library is located at 1927 Bartle Avenue, one block from Park Avenue in the center of town.