Events

CALENDAR #1

This page will help viewers learn about when/where Garrison Concierge will be present at local events, offering classes or public speaking programs, offering discounts, contests, free gifts and even blackout dates for Garrison Concierge’s vacations.

CALENDAR FOR 2017


APRILNew! Clutter Support Group at Desmond-Fish Library will be held on Tuesday, April 18th at 5:00pm. For more details about this new group, please visit this link. CLUTTER SUPPORT GROUP

MAY – MAY DAY ORGANIZE YOUR LIFE BOOT CAMP returns to a new venue on Monday, May 1, 2017 from 7:00pm-8:30pm at Create Community in Cold Spring. For more details and a registration form link, please visit the home pageMAY DAY ORGANIZE YOUR LIFE BOOT CAMP

PLEASE NOTE:   *Garrison Concierge vacation!  Garrison Concierge has not taken a vacation since 2009. My son will be graduating from law school, so we will be having family time from May 20th – May  29thI will ensure that all clients are taken care of before and during these dates.

JUNE – TBA

JULY – TBA

AUGUST –  TBA

SEPTEMBER – TBA

OCTOBER – TBA

NOVEMBER – TBA

DECEMBER – TBA

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JANUARY – GO MONTH 2017 EVENT!

Saturday, January 7, 2017 – 2pm

Desmond-Fish Library, Garrison, NY

Collect, Cling & Covet – The Emotions of Clutter

This program focuses on emotional attachments for material objects and offers exercises and discussion into the psychological reasoning as to why we collect, cling to and covet material items and touches on when these habits can become unhealthy. Co-presented by Madeleine DeNitto, professional organizer from Garrison Concierge and Garrison clinical psychologist, Susan Carroll Berck from Berck Counseling Center. Together, Madeleine and Susan will guide attendees to better understand why it is that we all have tendencies to accumulate and how it can be challenging to let go of what was accumulated.

You can share this event on Facebook with the link below!

Collect, Cling & Covet -The Emotions of Clutter

FEBRUARY –       ———

MARCH – Gearing up for special new announcements about sustainability! Stay tuned!

Also, TAX DAY PAPER MANAGEMENT sessions are offered at a discount from March 1st – April 10th! Receive a $25 discount for two or more hours.

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See what else Garrison Concierge offered previously below! 

2016

JANUARY

SPECIAL WORKSHOP!  On Monday, January 11th, Garrison Concierge offers the “NO-MORE-EXCUSES” ORGANIZING BOOTCAMP, a special two-hour workshop at the Philipstown Recreation Department. Unlike other classes offered by Garrison Concierge, this BOOT CAMP (two-hour workshop,) is a more firm approach with very direct questions to ask yourself and aggressive steps to take in order to bring about significant improvements.

For details, please visit this link, view the information on page 16 and sign up: BOOTCAMP

CLASSES!! Beginning on Monday, January 25th, the four-week class series “HOME SUSTAINABILITY: STEPS TO A LEADING A HEALTHIER LIFESTYLE” is available for those who wish to create a more sustainable style of life with plenty of information on easy steps to get started through more challenging projects to an ultimate option of a zero waste lifestyle.

For details, please visit this link, view the information and sign up: GREEN LIVING ~ SUSTAINABILITY

DISCOUNT FOR GO MONTH (Get Organized Month) – Time flies! Soon, there will be only a few days left before TAX DAY DEADLINE. Did you realize that the most frequent request for services from Garrison Concierge is PAPER MANAGEMENT? Having a professional who specializes in paper management is quite helpful to tame piles, files and boxes of documents to avoid any panicking about tax returns, confusion about medical records, legal or financial issues or any general accumulations. Call or e-mail to schedule a session and mention the special GO MONTH PAPER MANAGEMENT DISCOUNT of $30 off of any paper management session of three hours or longer and begin to feel tension being lifted… or avoided altogether.

FEBRUARY

CLASSES!! Beginning on Monday, January 25th, the four-week class series HOME SUSTAINABILITY: STEPS TO A LEADING A HEALTHIER LIFESTYLE is available for those who wish to create a more sustainable style of life with plenty of information on easy steps to get started through more challenging projects to an ultimate option of a zero waste lifestyle.

For details, please visit this link, view the information and sign up: GREEN LIVING ~ SUSTAINABILITY

WORKSHOP FOR SENIORS!!! On Monday, February 29th, -Leap Year!- a very special workshop for both seniors and caregivers will be offered with information about how seniors can stay in their own homes as long as possible to enjoy a safe, healthy quality of life for retirement. AGE-IN-PLACE: ORGANIZING A RESIDENCE FOR SENIORS TO REMAIN IN THEIR OWN HOMES should offer a range of possibilities and help with concerns that seniors and/or their caregivers face.

For details, please visit this link and scroll down to page 18 where you can view the information and sign up. You might want to hurry because there were sign-ups coming in from early January!

SENIORS ~ AGING-IN-PLACE 

MARCH

WORKSHOP! BASIC PAPER MANAGEMENT This is a two-hour workshop focusing on how to gain control over paper overload, set up filing systems and maintain files in order to prevent stress and losing important documents.

Set for Monday, March 14th, the time for this workshop is from 7pm – 9pm.

For complete details, visit this link! 

BASIC PAPER MANAGEMENT

APRIL  

WORKSHOP! WORKSPACES: HOW TO KEEP OFFICES & STUDIOS INSPIRING, YET ACCESSIBLE is a two-hour workshop that will be offered on Monday, April 11th from 7pm – 9pm and will help creative people be able to keep their inspiration, but also be productive with less clutter and better maintenance of their supplies. This workshop is especially nice for those involved with writing, visual or performing arts or sewing. 

For complete details, visit this link!                                                                                                         

WORKSPACES

FAMILY STAYCATIONApril 1-3, 2016, Garrison Concierge will be off duty for daughter’s baby shower family weekend! 

SPECIAL PRESENTATION!  FROM COBWEBS TO CLUTTER: CLEANING & DECLUTTERING STEP-BY-STEP is a special presentation that will be offered at the Desmond-Fish Library about spring cleaning on Wednesday, April 20th, 2016. 

Spring represents a new beginning… starting fresh!

Learn from Garrison Concierge on how to clean up and clear out the dirt, dust and clutter and have that fresh beginning you have hoped for become a reality! Discussion will include how to create plans that work with action that is not overwhelming. Your home can become fresh and neat from cleaning and clearing tips on a budget presented in this special presentation.

Wednesday, April 20th, 2016 ~ 1:30pm – 2:30pm

SPRING CLEANING PRESENTATION  

MAY 

~~~ There may be several days this month that will be completely blocked due to Garrison Concierge expecting FIRST GRANDCHILD!! More information will come closer to due date!

JUNE

FREE SENIORS WORKSHOP! COMFORT ZONES FOR NEW SENIORS  This two-hour workshop is set for Monday, June 13th from 12pm – 2pm and is FREE for seniors. 

For complete details, visit this link! 

WORKSHOP FOR NEW SENIORS

JULY

No events for this hot month…

AUGUST

ANNOUNCEMENT FOR AUTUMN PROGRAMS!

Garrison Concierge announces the official lineup of the fall programs being offered in September and October! The Organize Your Home Series is a group of three programs which can be registered for as a series of three or by one or two separately.

Details about each program can be found on page 16 in the PDF link below. Remember to register early, as spots for each class are limited!

SEPTEMBER

**Mini-vacation for Garrison Concierge – Saturday, the 10th – Monday, the 19th!

The ORGANIZE YOUR HOME SERIES begins on Wednesday, September 28th!

  • Wardrobe Inventory
  • Emotions of Clutter
  • Home Sustainability

This special program is a series of classes designed to help maintain a healthy balance within a household by opening up ideas to have everything run smoothly at home, at work and/or at school. Participants will learn the value of staying well-organized and how to achieve major accomplishments with personal projects. *This is a three-part workshop series but students can opt to take one or all of the workshops.

PROGRAM NO. 1 – Sept. 28: WARDROBE INVENTORY & ORGANIZATION   For anyone wanting to streamline their wardrobe and/or prepare for a life transition, this program brings logic into what is a very personal project. The program takes into account the pieces of any existing wardrobe for both women and men and uses checklists for staple garments that build the foundation of a complete wardrobe that fits perfectly into a standard closet.

Details about each program can be found on page 16 in the PDF link below. Remember to register early, as spots for each class are limited!

AUTUMN PROGRAMS!

OCTOBER

The ORGANIZE YOUR HOME SERIES continues on Wednesday, October 5th!

This special program is a series of classes designed to help maintain a healthy balance within a household by opening up ideas to have everything run smoothly at home, at work and/or at school. Participants will learn the value of staying well-organized and how to achieve major accomplishments with personal projects. *This is a three-part workshop series but students can opt to take one or all of the workshops. View the link below to sign up!

PROGRAM NO. 2 – October 5:  COLLECT, CLING & COVET- THE EMOTIONS OF CLUTTER  A brand new program focusing on emotional attachments for material objects. This program offers discussion into the psychological reasoning as to why we collect, cling to and covet material items and touches on when these habits can become unhealthy.

Details about each program can be found on page 16 in the PDF link below. Remember to register early, as spots for each class are limited!

AUTUMN PROGRAMS!

PROGRAM NO. 3 – October 26:  HOME SUSTAINABILITY: STEPS TO A LEADING A HEALTHIER LIFESTYLE   This workshop is for those considering ways to make their home and lifestyles more sustainable by adopting habits that lower refuge, power and clutter, etc. In this series, attendees will learn about living a healthier, simpler and more peaceful lifestyle while helping the environment.

Details about each program can be found on page 16 in the PDF link below. Remember to register early, as spots for each class are limited!

AUTUMN PROGRAMS!

NOVEMBER

TBA!

DECEMBER

Holiday discount will be offered… details to be announced soon!

Announcements for 2017 programs for national GO MONTH! (Get Organized Month)

CALENDAR FOR 2015

JANUARY 

GO MONTH (Get Organized Month) –  Garrison Concierge offers three contests!

FEBRUARY 

AMERICAN HEART MONTH –  Garrison Concierge offers a *per-hour-discount* for organizing sessions!

MARCH

BLACKOUT DATE – ELLIS ISLAND!    **ELLIS ISLAND TRIP CANCELLED DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER/ROAD CONDITIONS! If the road conditions improve well later in the day, Garrison Concierge can offer services locally. This blackout date has been moved to July 4th.   Garrison Concierge will be closed on Wednesday, March 4th for a special field trip to Ellis Island to view the hospital where my family had to remain quarantined before they were given approval to settle in the state of New York. This is an important personal journey, so thank you for understanding!

TAX PREPARATION!  For the month of March, Garrison Concierge will offer $30 off for any paper management sessions based directly for tax preparation. Session appointments for this fill up quickly, so try not to procrastinate in making contact with GC as soon as possible to reserve some time to focus on this task.

KITCHEN ORGANIZING!  For the month of March, Garrison Concierge will offer $30 off for organizing kitchens of any size. This will prove to be an important organizing project to help avoid eating expired foods and improving storage for foods to stay fresh for as long as possible in effort to not waste money and food.

CLASSES!!  Beginning March 9th, Garrison Concierge offers a six-week class series at the Philipstown Recreation Department. For details, please visit this link, view the information on page 20 and sign up: CLASSES

APRIL

SPRING CLEANING!  From April 25th – May 25th, Garrison Concierge will be offering a special deal for any requests to assist with attic or garage clearing projects. Call for details!

CLASSES!!  Classes from the six-week series that started in March will continue through April 20th. See details above in the March listing.

BLACKOUT DATES – MEDICAL VACATION! As I will be heading in for some routine out-patient surgery in early April, I am told I will need about two weeks for recovery between Tuesday, April 7th – Tuesday, April 21st. (If I am needing less time for recovery, I will certain update this calendar and let all of my current clients know immediately.)

MAY

MEDICAL EMERGENCY – As my clients already know, I have been on a medical emergency, which is not in relation to the medical vacation from April. I would like to thank all of my clients who have stood by me and checked on my well being during this unexpected situation and I hope to return to normal after my daughter’s wedding in June! Thank you so much for your support… I have tremendous appreciation for your patience and caring thoughts!

COMING IN LATE JUNE – ORGANIZING FOR GARDENERS!  Stay tuned for details!

JUNE

BLACKOUT DATES – WEDDING!!  As my daughter is getting married during the first week of June, Garrison Concierge will need to blackout June 1st – June 8th for a one week vacation. I know everyone will understand and plan accordingly.

VACATION ORGANIZING!  Being that Garrison Concierge has a few blackout vacation dates listed for this month, it makes sense to offer a special discount for those also trying to plan ahead for special excursions.

JULY

BLACKOUT DATE – ELLIS ISLAND!  Garrison Concierge will be closed on Saturday, July 4th for a special field trip to Ellis Island to view the hospital where my family had to remain quarantined before they were given approval to settle in the state of New York. This is an important personal journey, so thank you for understanding!   {**This is a snow/rain date from the original March 4th blackout date.}

AUGUST 

NEW DISCOUNT BEGINS! As of August 1st, there will be a new *green* discount! As it frequently happens that GC clients sometimes live so close to one another, saving GC time and fuel for sessions, it seems only logical to pass down those savings to clients! >>> The One Mile Discount <<<  will be offered when two clients living within-one-mile of one another both schedule any of the following options

  • an organizing session for two or more hours = $10 off
  • an errand deliver or small household task = $5 off
  • a house sitting check-in for five days or less = $5 off
  • a house sitting check-in for six days or more = $10 off

*** For example, if GC pops over to Client A at 8am for a house sitting check-in (in a series of four days,) and Client B lives down the road and needs an organizing session to begin at 9am, both of those clients receive a discount. Client A receives $5 off and Client B receives $10 off. *Note: Different services have different fees, so discounts will vary according to what services are requested.

Since clients won’t really know when other clients near them are scheduled, it will be fun for clients to have a little discount surprise every now and then! Garrison Concierge has always been a green company, so this is just another way to honor our beautiful Hudson Valley environment.

SEPTEMBER

CLASSES!!  Beginning September 14th, Garrison Concierge offers the “Organize Your Life” four-week class series at the Philipstown Recreation Department. For details, please visit this link, view the information on page 17 and sign up: ORGANIZE YOUR LIFE CLASS SERIES

OCTOBER

CLASSES!!  Beginning October 26th, Garrison Concierge offers the Organize the Parents” four-week class series at the Philipstown Recreation Department. For details, please visit this link, view the information on page 16 and sign up: ORGANIZE THE PARENTS CLASS SERIES

SPECIAL WORKSHOP!  “Compulsive Hoarding: Knowing the FactsThere will be a one-time workshop offered on October 19th focusing on the many risks of compulsive hoarding. For details, please visit this link, view the information on page 16 and sign up:  ONE-DAY WORKSHOP

NOVEMBER

PLANNING DELIGHTFULLY STRESS FREE HOLIDAYS!  Stay tuned for details!

DECEMBER

AFTER THE HOLIDAYS STORAGE ISSUES!  Stay tuned for details!

NEW 2016 CLASSES TO COME!!!   Plan now for classes for SENIORS, AN ORGANIZING BOOTCAMP and one about SUSTAINABILITY!! Check back soon for specific dates and class details.