Last week members of the Greater Kansas City alumnae chapter gathered at Courtney's home in Shawnee to learn some organizing tips from a local professional organizer, Tracy Hoth, of Simply Squared Away. We had a blast!

Tracy gave us handouts with some quick organizing tips and her favorite products and websites. Then, she whipped out some fancy containers she picked up at Target and Office Max and showed us how to control all the paper that flows through our lives. We even got our hands dirty (literally, unfortunately!) when she invited us all to dive in and organize a member's actual junk drawer.

Members submitted questions and pictures to Tracy ahead of time, and she spent one-on-one time with a few people talking about their individual organizing needs. After we completed quick program evaluations, Tracy drew a random name for a prize: an adorable handbag organizer from Simply Sarah Shaw! It pays to come to our "meetings," you never know when there might be an awesome prize!

We had a great time learning from Tracy and catching up with each other. Our next event is Tuesday, February 23.  We're meeting at Tanner's Bar & Grill (located at Highway 69 & 119th Street in Overland Park) for a Happy Hour welcome for graduating seniors from Delta Pi.