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From Clutter to Calm – Organizing Help for Families. Classes upcoming at the Clinic

Oct 15, 2018 03:47PM ● By Editor
Media release from Sawtooth Mountain Clinic - October 15, 2018

Parenting can be stressful.  Parenting when you’re surrounded by chaos, clutter, and confusion is definitely stressful!  Just like our children’s “stuff” changes as they grow, so do the ways that we can keep it under control.   The “From Clutter to Calm” classes are the latest installments of the Hot Potatoes! series of parenting workshops that are co-sponsored by Sawtooth Mountain Clinic and Cook County Health and Human Services. 

These classes will help clear away the confusion and overwhelm for parents of tots and teens as they learn age-appropriate ways to go from clutter to calm.  We’ll cover such topics as:  what to do with the piles of gifts that holidays and birthdays bring; how to process and organize school papers and projects; keeping the family calendars on the same page, and getting ready for senior year and the parties that come with it, while planning for post high-school life.

Wednesday, October 24 is the Tater Tot class for parents of preschool and elementary-age kids, and Thursday, October 25 is the Hot Potatoes class for families with tweens and teens.  Both classes run from 5:30 until 7:00 pm, and there is no cost for either class.  Our presenter, Tammy Schotzko, will be joining us remotely.  Participants are welcome to come to the classroom at Sawtooth Mountain Clinic and be part of the “watch party” or to tune in and watch on Facebook Live on the clinic’s Facebook page.


Tammy Schotzko, the owner of We Love Messes, was born, raised, and currently resides in northern Minnesota. Having moved 7 times in her adult life, earned a B.S. in Business with a Psychology minor while working almost full-time, fighting (and winning!) the breast cancer battle, running several small businesses, and parenting, she would not have stayed sane without being organized. Her combined education and life experiences have given her a zeal to share her organizing talents with others so they may in turn get more out of life with less frustration! Called “The House Whisperer” by her clients, Tammy operates with a “less is more” theory, focusing on keeping the things you truly have time for and love, while letting go of those that weigh you down. She’s the only Certified Professional Organizer® in all of Northern Minnesota. For more information, visit

For more information about the Hot Potatoes classes, or to RSVP that you’ll be at the watch party, contact Hartley Newell-Acero at [email protected] or call 218-387-2330.


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