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Learn how to trim down the clutter in your life with this Lake County Extension Office educational program

RELEASE DATE: January 17, 2008

TAVARES — The Lake County Extension Office is presenting an educational program titled "De-Clutter Your Life" on Thursday, Jan. 24, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Lake County Agricultural Center, located at 1951 Woodlea Road in Tavares.

"Disorganization and clutter costs time and money," said Julie England, a Family and Consumer Sciences Extension Agent with the Lake County Extension Office. "It also causes stress and may affect your personal safety."

By attending the "De-Clutter Your Life" presentation, participants will reasons why they clutter, barriers they may face in organizing their lives, clutter clearing strategies for their home and records and what to with "stuff" and how to safely store it.

Preregistration is required for this free program. For more information or to register, call Rene Bass at (352) 343-4101 or e-mail rcbass@ufl.edu.

Each month, the Lake County Extension Office presents educational programs on a variety of subjects including closing your seasonal home, transferring non-titled property and food safety. The Lake County Extension Office sponsors all programs, which is a partnership between the University of Florida, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences and the Lake County Board of County Commissioners. Trained professionals and volunteers offer research-based education in agriculture, family and consumer sciences, and 4-H youth development.

Upcoming educational programs titled "Timely Topics" include:

• Feb. 6 — Mold and Mildew: The Fungus Among Us: Prevent and control mold and mildew.
• March 5 — Who Gets Grandma's Yellow Pie Plate: Avoid conflict when transferring non-titled property.
• April 8 — Closing Your Florida Home: Tips for closing your seasonal home.
• May 7 — Food Safety and You: Reduce your risk of food-borne illnesses at home and away.

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