March 2017
Get Organized with Robin Schwartz

March 14, 2017  9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Get Organized! with Robin Schwartz

Fee $70, includes nutritious snacks and drinks


Borg Warner Conference Room, Tompkins County Public Library, 
101 E. Green St. at S. Cayuga St., Ithaca, NY
Presented by the Human Services Coalition 
Co-sponsored by the Tompkins County Public Library

Walk-ins are welcome.  

For logistical reasons, we ask that you pre-register if possible. 
However, if you are unable to pre-register, you may register at the event. 
Scholarship requests must be made in advance.


Is the top of your desk completely covered in paper (with a little tiny cleared space near your computer)? 

Are your desk drawers filled with stuff from your predecessor’s predecessor? 

Are your file drawers stuffed to capacity (making it impossible to file anything)? 

Do you feel frustrated because you can’t find anything on your desk? 

And do you feel like you don’t have the time or the energy to deal with these issues? 


Then this workshop is for you! Just like a well-organized kitchen will help you enjoy cooking, a well-organized work space will make your job much easier and can reduce quite a bit of daily stress! 

Participants will gain the skills necessary to create a clutter free and organized work space that can be easily maintained forever! Along with instruction, this workshop will leave plenty of time for discussion and planning. 

Bonus!: Organizing paper on your physical desk top and organizing files on your computer desktop involve exactly the same skills and tasks. 

In this session Robin will cover:

  • How to set up a simple system for organizing incoming paper (so it doesn’t end up in piles)
  • Planning and envisioning your perfect work space
  • Tools to declutter (and declutter and declutter)
  • Making decluttering and organizing decisions with ease
  • Organizing your desk space so that it helps rather than hinders your work flow.
  • Set up functional filing systems for paper.


“One thing I appreciated about the class was that I was able to talk about my struggles with clutter and figure out my way through it so I could come up with a system that worked for me. The other surprise was that I also started to organize other parts of my life!”

“I have hired professional organizers before but somehow I always end up where I started. I hated how my house felt but I also hated dealing with it and procrastinated doing anything about it. Very simply, Robin showed me how to begin and how to keep going. For the very first time I feel like I know how to tackle my stuff and therefore have the motivation to do it! I am seeing great results. The more results I see, the more I want to continue.”

About the Presenter

Robin Schwartz has been a professional organizer since 1987, when she attended her first National Association of Professional Organizers conference in California. Her clients have run the gamut from having one messy closet to having a house about to be condemned. She has trained employees at Cornell and other local corporations. Her classes have covered a variety of organizing subjects including de-cluttering the home, avoiding procrastination, and office organization. Her classes are informative and she delivers her message with her particular brand of humor, making her presentations both informative and fun. 

Since 1993, Robin has worked full-time as the Program Director for the Community Arts Partnership, Tompkins County’s arts council. 

To learn more about Robin and her services, visit

Registration and Payment

Register online at If you are unable to register and pay online Please call 607-273-8686 or email

Cancellation Policy

All registration sales are final. At times a workshop may be canceled due to inclement weather or other issues. If this occurs, we will post the cancellation on our, email all registered participants, and refund any prepaid fees. If you plan to walk-in, please check our website for the most up-to-date information prior to attending.


Limited scholarships are available to agencies whose board and staff members cannot attend without one. To request a scholarship, email


Coffee, other drinks, and snacks are provided at all workshops; lunch is not provided. Attendees at sessions in the Borg Warner Room may leave and eat lunch on the Ithaca Commons.

Special Needs

Please notify us if you have any special needs; the Coalition wishes to make its workshops accessible to everyone.

For the comfort of everyone, HSC workshops are fragrance-free.  We appreciate your cooperation.

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Borg Warner Conference Room, Tompkins County Public Library
101 E. Green St. at S. Cayuga St.
Ithaca, NY
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