Learn how to find joy in decluttering at the next Live@Lanier

Published 12:15 pm Monday, February 26, 2024

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When Jane Armstrong’s parents died in a car crash, she had to ask herself what to do with their accumulation of a lifetime. Hard and often painful choices had to be made between valuable, worthless, and invaluable—what to keep, sell, give to family or donate.

At the next Live@Lanier, set to take place on Thursday, March 14, at 1 p.m., Jane will ask attendees to consider the premise that as time passes, we take with us something from each year. 

“From furniture to books, souvenirs, clothing, dinnerware, art and more, we may have an emotional attachment to some things and have forgotten we have others,” she says. “Then comes a day we ask what to do with it all?”

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Based on her personal experiences during her family tragedy and her career as a geriatric social worker, Jane has become a popular speaker at senior centers. With empathy for those who may find it difficult to let things go, she will share her step-by-step approach to finding joy in prioritizing, organizing, decluttering and simplifying.  

Live@Lanier is free and open to the public at Lanier Library, located at 72 Chestnut St. in Tryon. For more information, call 828-859-9535 or visit thelanierlibrary.org.