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Sponsored by Simplicity Organizers

2013 Lunch and Learn Series

Hosted by The Junior League

1332 Maryland Avenue



Thursday, September 19th

Organizing to Create a Closet of Personal Style

-Presented by Laurie Martin and Whitley Hamlin, Owner of the Queen City Style (

Is your closet stuffed to the gills and yet you never feel like you have anything to wear?  If so, this session is for you. Organizer, Laurie Martin, will offer tips and strategies on organizing the keepers and how to thoughtfully donate or consign the rest.  The style maven, Whitley Hamlin, creator of the Queen City Style, will show you how to streamline your wardrobe and develop your personal style. Get ready for a whole new you!


Thursday, October 17thth

Hoarding: The First Steps to Recovery

- Presented by Dr. Andrea Umbach, psychologist at Southeast Psych and Founder of the Charlotte Anxiety Consortium (

                  Simplicity Organizers observed the extreme emotional, psychological, financial, and mental effects of a                  diagnosed hoarder when they worked on the television show Hoarders, hosted by A&E.  Hoarding stories           are often fascinating to listen to or watch on television, however when you or a close friend is struggling            with hoarding, you experience first hand the devastating effects.  This session is appropriate for anyone                    who would like to better understand the serious impact of hoarding. Dr. Andrea Umbach, who specializes        in the treatment of hoarding and anxiety disorders, is passionate about assisting others in their quest            toward improved functioning by learning new skills and making positive changes in one’s life.


Thursday, November 14th

Organizing for the Holidays

-Presented by Anne Steppe

The holidays…they’re back!  If last year’s decorating, cooking, shopping, wrapping and gifting left you exhausted and stressed, this year can be different.  Learn how to focus on what really matters and let the rest go.  Tips will be offered on time management, setting priorities and the nuts and bolts of streamlining your holiday traditions so 2013 is your best holiday season ever.


Cost:$25 per person if you register on-line.

            $30 at the door.

            Free for all Junior League members who register through the JL membership site.

  • Each attendee is encouraged to bring gently worn clothing items for men, women, or children.  These     items will be donated to the Junior League Warehouse.


What to bring: A salad topping to share.

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