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Beth Randall
Beth has been a professional organizer for ten years. She is a member of the National Organization of Professional Organizers. She teaches at colleges, libraries, and for community organizations on the art of organizing both personal and professional spaces. She has been featured on CBS 2 News Chicago and WCIU Chicago.

So You’re Buying Your First Home
Five easy steps to owning a home! All the important steps to home ownership will be covered: the loan process, knowing the housing market, home selection, appraisals, home inspection and the closing. This session is free, but you must pre-register by calling IVCC at 815-224-0447.
Thu 6:30-7:30 p.m. Apr 24 1 Session
Tracy Tunnell CTC-216, IVCC CDV-5008-304 Free

How to Build Your Dream Home
So you’re thinking of building a house? Remodeling your current home to meet your current needs? Decisions! Decisions! This informative class will take you through the house planning stages from turning that first shovel of dirt all the way through to the certificate of occupancy issued by the building inspector. Avoid the “money pit". Learn the dos and don’ts of building your dream home from a former contractor who has 35 years of experience in the building industry. Topics include deciding on the style of your house, visiting showrooms and show homes for ideas, financing, insurance, hiring a contractor, building permits, project schedule, making changes not included in the contract, inspections, warranties, and resolving problems. Whether you plan on building this year or in the future, or remodeling your existing home, this course will help you make informed decisions.
Thu 6-9 p.m. Mar 13-20 2 Sessions
Gary Schweikert C-316, IVCC HLR-5518-303 $45

Tackling Household Paper Clutter
Is your mailbox overflowing? Haven’t seen the top of your home desk in a while? Where’s that important bill, receipt, or document? Sound familiar? Then this workshop is for you. What to do with all the paper that comes into your house is what this workshop is all about. You will learn what you should keep and what you should throw out. All of your paper organizing questions will be answered by attending this class. A portion of class will focus on organizing all the paperwork that comes with having kids.
Wed 6:30-8:30 p.m. Apr 2 1 Session
Beth Randall CTC-124, IVCC HLR-5511-304 $49