Workshops

Upcoming Workshops

Feng Shui Your Home for Easier Living

Clearing Clutter is the first step to good Feng Shui and easier living in your home.

In this inspiring program Cynthia a certified professional organizer, with an interior design background and now enrolled in a certified school of Feng Shui. Cynthia will show you how clutter keeps you stuck and gives you new motivation to create,clarity and beauty in your space. You will learn:

  •  What is Feng Shui
  •  What are the causes of clutter
  •  How to change your “clutter script,” get unstuck, and take control of your space
  •  Practical tips for clearing the clutter.
  •  How to keep your space clutter free for ever!

This workshop entails a 4 hour tour of my home showing every closet, cabinet, drawer, shelf, on all 3 floors. This covers every room including kitchen, dining room, 4 bathrooms, family room, master bedroom and 2 kids bedrooms, home office, playroom, scrapbook room, guest room and garage.

Learn how to organize your home by taking the techniques that I have developed throughout the years and implementing them in your home. You will see first hand what organizing products work to keep you organized. I will also instruct you to where to buy them. I organize with a decorative touch so you will be amazed what I use to keep my home organized!

There will be a light lunch served after the workshop in my backyard.
Length: 5 hours
Fee: $100

RSVP is a must to reserve your spot. Please send checks payable to Cynthia Braun at
11 Lake Lane
Lake Grove, NY 11755
(Make checks payable to Cynthia Braun)

Date: Sunday August 18th, 12-5pm

This workshop sells out fast so send in your payment ASAP to guarantee a spot

Other Workshops Offered

Unclutter, Organize and Decorate

A well-designed space that is functional and appealing is one thing that many home owners wish for. Creating that beautiful space takes knowledge and time. When you attend this workshop you will learn from a Certified Professional Organizer and Interior Designer how to go about obtaining a well organized beautiful home. Enjoy the outside air by attending this workshop poolside in my backyard. Refreshments will be provided.

Learn the steps it takes to accomplish this task.
Know the inside secrets.
A plan on how to do it yourself.
Take home tips and ideas you can use immediately.

Date: TBD
Time: 2-4 pm
Cost: $75

Must pre-pay to register for this event by sending your check payable to Cynthia Braun at 11 Lake lane Lake Grove, NY 11755.

Paper Organizing Workshop

Have you been overwhelmed by the paper in your home? Are you embarrassed when unexpected company drops in and the counter is piled with papers? Do you lose important papers? If you answered yes to any of these questions this workshop is for you. Papers come almost everyday via the mail or from work and school. You will learn how to keep papers so you can find them when you need them. This workshop will guide and show you the practical easy ways to keep your papers organized. You will learn what papers to keep, shred or just throw out. Bring a notebook to notes in this 2 hour informative workshop.

Fee: $75
Date: TBD
Time: 2pm-4pm

The check must be received in advance to secure your spot.
Make checks payable to Cynthia Braun for $50 and mail to:
11 Lake Lane
Lake Grove, NY 11755

Organizing your entire home

My most popular workshop

This workshop entails a 4 hour tour of my home showing every closet, cabinet, drawer, shelf, on all 3 floors. This covers every room including kitchen, dining room, 4 bathrooms, family room, master bedroom and 2 kids bedrooms, home office, playroom, scrapbook room, guest room and garage.

Learn how to organize your home by taking the techniques that I have developed throughout the years and implementing them in your home. You will see first hand what organizing products work to keep you organized. I will also instruct you to where to buy them. I organize with a decorative touch so you will be amazed what I use to keep my home organized!

There will be a light lunch served after the workshop in my backyard.
Length: 5 hours
Fee: $100

RSVP is a must to reserve your spot. Please send checks payable to Cynthia Braun at
11 Lake Lane
Lake Grove, NY 11755

Organizing Your Closets

This workshop will show you how to organize all your closets in your home including clothing, coats, utility, linen and kids. I will show you what products are best for accessories and give you more storage space. You will learn the key to effective finding what you want when you want it. . Learn correct wardrobe management. Like it or not, everyday people are judged by the way they dress and present themselves. Failing to understand the power of protecting a strong personal image can undermine both individually and corporate credibility. I will talk about how to manage your growing children's clothing too. Utility and linen closets will also be discussed to manage your towels, linens and household items ie; light bulbs, batteries and cleaning supplies.

Length: 2 hours
Fee: $50
Date: TBD
Time: 2pm-4pm

Testimonials for workshops

Hanita from Stony Brook

It was an excellent workshop, Cynthia. I feel inspired and energized to tackle things in my house. Thank you for sharing your home as a learning opportunity and providing so many great tips.

I thought the workshop's was very useful, informative and motivating. I got a lot of great tips that I'm eager to put into action, like getting boxes for memorabilia and implementing a file system along the lines you recommend. This is the second workshop I've attended that you gave and it's such a pleasure to be in your beautiful, well organized home and come away with many new ideas, tips, tools and inspiration. It's so helpful too, to learn from the other participants and be able to share with the group. You create a very welcoming environment for all of this to happen

Dianne from Riverhead

Carol and I thank you for a wonderful workshop. I am amazed at how you have found solutions and tools to help your clients regain and maintain organization in their homes, and and lives. It was just the boost that I need to get back on track and keep the momentum going. Also thank you for sending me the info regarding the handyman services. I'll will definitely contact them.

Marylin from Setauket

I was so VERY impressed with your seminar yesterday. You did such a fabulous job!! I am extremely proud of you! You have so much positive energy and you are so personable! You have so MANY strengths that come across loud and clear---first it is most obvious how much you love what you do! Your caring attitude is shown loud and clear. You are then so knowledgeable and talented ! Your professional presentation is beyond outstanding! Wow!

Thank you! I cannot say enough how impressed I was with your professional presentation.

Maureen in Nesconset

I did and am so excited about it! I had a room that was filled with papers and old magazines and junk and I have been going through it. I have recycled tons of papers and have sent my husband off to work with bags and bags of paperwork to shred. There was no way that I had the time to shred all the paperwork and he has a bin in his office where Shred It comes weekly or bi weekly and it is gone. I am still working on the room as it takes a lot of time, but I am so happy with the progress I have made so far.

My husband and I had taken a trip to the Container Store in NYC and bought a few things to help organize this same room. I just need a little more time in my hectic life to conquer more!

I am so glad that I went to your seminar. At first I didn't feel like I got that much out of it, but I certainly did. I would have never conquered this room because it was so overwhelming that I used to just shut the door and forget about it. You had given me the "power" to conquer it! Thanks again!

Lauren

As I am moving closer and closer to my weight loss surgery date. I have been really cleaning house! I have been removing so much clutter and organizing myself and I feel so much better about myself because of it. I got so much more out of the Organize Your Kitchen to Lose Pounds Workshop than I ever anticipated.

Betty from Oceanside

I have known Cynthia for 10 years and have been at her house hundreds of times but never realized how very organized she was. I learned so much and took 4 pages of notes. I learned How to decide what to keep or part with how to memorialize kids' projects without keeping the actual project. Not only was the workshop informative, we had a lot of fun watching Cynthia do her thing. She is very honest and patient and didn't make anyone feel threatened to ask even the obvious questions.

Allison from Dix Hills

It was such a personal experience, especially since you took us into your home and showed us the way everything works behind the scenes. You acknowledged each person, their background, and how you had a connection with each participant. Everyone felt comfortable asking questions, and peeking through your drawers, which is usually perceived as an invasion of privacy. Even though I am in college and don't have a stable home, I was exposed to a TON of good organizing skills that I can implement in my life for years to come.

Jean from Port Jeff

Dear Cynthia: Thanks so much for the very interesting day. I learned a lot and am now trying to implement what I learned. Your beautiful, organized home is an inspiration to me, and I thank you for sharing it with all of us. It was very good to see you, and I hope that sometime in the future I will be able to use you again

General response

exceeded my expectations
great resources
great closet system that I should implement in my home
now I know I need to purge
great organizing products I should buy to organize
Now I know what steps I need to do
Great design ideas too
I need to get rid of things I do not use or need
Learned how to store certain things that I use

Jennifer from East Setauket

I just wanted to let you know I had a great time at the recent organizing workshop at your home! I definitely picked up some very helpful tips! Also, the 2 hours you spent helping me organize my home office was the best money I ever spent. More important than clearing out the clutter, you really helped me change the way I look at things. My husband can't believe i no longer save any receipts to match to my monthly credit card statements.

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

Karen

You beat me to it. I was going to write to you to thank you and tell you how much I enjoyed the day.

I was just looking at ALL the photos. I'm still in awe. You are an amazing woman. It's great that you can maintain such organization in every room of your house on a daily basis. And to be able to teach all of these skills to your children is even better.

I don't know too many people that would be willing to let strangers open EVERY drawer in their house (and take photos!!!). And it was truly such a pleasure to see it all so neat and organized.

You lived up to your family mission statement because you created a warm ambiance in your home and made it a place your family would want to come home to.

I enjoyed the beautiful backyard and surroundings, as well. The snack and lunch were delicious. You're the hostess with the mostess.

Your house is beautifully decorated and you clearly have a creative side/touch.

I still don't understand how you don't have a TO DO list and lots of extraneous papers. Perhaps, one day, I need to follow you (like a shadow) while you live and work.

Just from today alone I have a to do list. Example: Things to buy (dryel, miracle wash cloth, magic eraser, wine out) (and bring coupons for Bed Bath and Beyond); Take camera memory chip to make certain prints; contact Hi Tech Photo about VCR conversion; google jewelry armoire (for my daughter); implement any of your ideas, or purge a room, etc. And that's in addition to following up on other things that I have going on in my life, or that I did this weekend. I'm lucky enough to have an assistant that can help me implement some of it.

I just don't understand how you don't have a list of things you need to do tomorrow or this week, for example, relating to the children (things involving: the end of the school year, school or sporting events, gifts for teachers, sweet 16 gifts for your daughter's friends, outfits and accessories for your daughter to attend sweet 16s, getting ready for camp, getting ready for finals, etc).

I'd love to know your secret.

Thanks again for a lovely day. I'll ask my 2 daughters whether they have an interest in attending on August 2nd.

Lea from Plainview

Thank you Cynthia. It was a lot to take in, but I wanted to thank you for the lovely afternoon. I got a lot out of it. Hope to see you soon.

Pam from E. Northport

Thank you so much for your great presentation, the tour of your AMAZING house, and your hospitality. It was a wonderful day! You really do practice what you preach - you have got to be the most organized person on the planet!!
Thanks again for a great day!!

Stamatia from Huntington

Thank you so much for a wonderful, fun and informative day on Sunday at your workshop . I thought you did a really wonderful job on the seminar and during the walk-through. Your home is beautiful and a true testament that having a lot of stuff is doable as long as you're organized! The walk-through also helped to reinforce all of the things that I've learned from you in the past five months. It was truly a terrific day. Thanks again!

Patti

Thank you so much to you and your family for opening your home to everyone. I had a wonderful time . You were more than generous with your time. You are with me in spirit every day at home and at work; I am trying each day to get a little more organized and I hear your words in my head all the time: . Thank you and I look forward to the next time we get to work together - even if it's not for awhile:(

Hope Leibowitz

Sorry I haven't got back to you but I was so busy taking care of Fall things (garage sale and I put a floor in my attic to have more storage). I used your ideas about using storage bins. I must of spent at least 200 dollars. I label them and I divided the attic into sections and categories.

Then I organized more than half of my kitchen cabinets-separating baking items, all breakfast foods, pots and pans.
That's all I did so far because I fell and broke my ankle and a week later developed a "Frozen Shoulder". I never had time to download pictures I took from camera because I was busy at work. I hoping I will do that while I'm home recuperating. I been shredding 20 years of taxes I had in my attic- not fun!

I just wanted to tell u that I really enjoyed your workshop and hope to continue to organize when I can get around better!