Presentations and Workshops

Speaking topics offered:

  • Simplify Your Home; Simplify Your Life
  • What Every Parent Needs to Know about Getting Organized
  • What is Your Clutter Personality?
  • The Spirit-Stuff Connection: Organizing to Reflect Your Values
  • Time to Downsize, But Where Do I Start?
  • Home Organizing for Every Room
  • How to Stay on Top of the Paper Pile
  • Unpacking the Packrat: Understanding Hoarding
  • Hope for the Holidays: How to Organize (and Stay Sane) During this Busy Season

Contact us for a detailed description of each talk or

Call Kate at 309.251.2646 to schedule your presentation today.

“It has been a pleasure to work with Kate Varness. Her programs on organizing have been popular and well attended at Pekin Public Library. Kate is the consummate professional, with interesting and meaty presentations to help everyone live more organized and productive lives. Our patrons look forward to more programs by Kate.”

-Laurie Hartshorn, Pekin Library

“Kate gives so much practical information in a fun way–lots of alternatives too. She is good at pacing and answering individual answers.”

-Ann, audience member

“Kate has a very pleasing voice and style of presentation. She gave lots of ideas for organizing. It looks like Kate has found the perfect job!”

-Joanne, audience member

2013 Events

January 10, 2013

Pekin Public Library, 6:30 pm

Understanding Hoarding

Contact Emily Lambe at elambe@pekinpubliclibrary.org or call the library

January 17, 2013

Mothers of Twins

Organizing for Busy Families

April 10, 2013

Encore! Program for 55+ sponsored by Methodist Medical Center, 10-11:30 am, Methodist at Allen Rd

Downsizing and Simplifying

Call Anna Saxon for more information: (309) 672-4926

 

2012 Events

January 11 & 13, 2012

OLLI, Bradley University

Get Organized: Collecting or Hoarding?

Registration required

 

February 4, 2012

Alpha Delta Kappa-Organization for Women Educators

Home Organizing for Every Room

 

March 8, 2012

Society of Women Engineers, Five Points, Washington

Organizing Round Table Discussion

 

March 12, 2012

Henry MOPs

Organizing Q&A for Moms

 

March 24, 2012

National Association of Professional Organizers Annual Conference, Baltimore, MD

Do You Know Enough About AD/HD?

 

April 17, 2012

Encore! Program for 55+ sponsored by Methodist Medical Center, 10-11:30 am, Methodist at Allen Rd

Downsizing and Simplifying

Call Anna Saxon for more information: (309) 672-4926

 

June 14, 2012

Family Core, Peoria

Organizing Busy Families

 

October 1, 2012

Promoting Educating Women

Why is it so Hard to Get Organized?

 

October 15, 2012

Mommy Moments, First United Methodist Mom’s Group

Living with Less, Getting Rid of Excess

 

November 1, 2012

Mom’s Squad, Elmwood United Methodist Mom’s Group

Organizing for the Holidays