Events: 10/20/2022

  • In the Checklist of Life - Part Two

    Thursday October 20th, 2022, 7 p.m.

    Location: Mercy Alumnae Association Virtual Event

    In The Checklist of Life

    "Decluttering: How to Save Time, Money, and Your Sanity -- and Have Fun Doing It!"

    This is the second portion of a two-part program. The first event is September 22.


    Thursday, October 20, 2022, at 7 pm



    Featuring Lynn Wolak McPhelimy '74
    Life Organizer • Coach • Author • Speaker

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    Held hostage by your stuff? Feeling completely overwhelmed? Fighting a losing battle with clutter in your home? Don't know where to begin? Don't know what to do with the stuff once you have yanked it out of the closets and cabinets, attic and basement, garage and shed? Keep? Sell? Donate? Dispose? Is it treasure or is it trash?

    How to Save Time & Sanity:

    Implement Lynn’s  proven 5-step Downsize/Organize Process: Achieve your goal of a clutter-free home in less time than you ever imagined!

    • Avoid the 8 biggest decluttering mistakes!
    • How to create a vision and positive mindset
    • How to set realistic, achievable goals 
    • How to prioritize projects

    How to Save Money: 

    • Hire the right professionals: Who should and should not be helping you?
    • 3 important questions to ask before saying "Yes!" to hiring a professional. Better to be safe than sorry.
    • Pros and cons of getting a storage unit

    How to Make Money:

    • Turn your unwanted stuff into cash: Is it treasure or trash? Learn 3 ways to determine the value of items you want to sell. 

    •Show me the money: Discover 5 best places to sell your stuff.


    Lynn is a 1974 Mercy High School alumna, graduated magna cum laude from Boston College, and holds an MBA from the University of Hartford. She is a life organizer and coach and is past Executive Director of the Connecticut Coalition to Improve End-of-Life Care. She is the author of the national bestseller In the Checklist of Life, and a frequent media guest expert on life organizing, downsizing, moving, productivity and family communication based on more than 20 years of experience helping thousands of people “get their ducks in a row.“

    A high-energy, entertaining storyteller, Lynn has been invited to be the keynote speaker, seminar and workshop presenter to diverse audiences in corporate, healthcare, financial, educational, legal, armed forces and faith-based sectors. Appearances and interviews include: The Oprah Winfrey Show, NBC’s TODAY show, PBS [1 hour special], ABC, CBS, NBC, New York Times, Chicago Tribune, Woman’s Day, Bottom Line Health and Bottom Line Personal. Clients include American Express, Aetna, Duke University Medical Center, Assurex Global, Eversource, Million Dollar Roundtable, Army National Guard, Yale School of Medicine, People’s Securities, Gilda’s Club, Red Cross, National Association of Personal Financial Advisors, American Association of University Women, National Funeral Directors Association, Alzheimer’s Association, New England Home Care and Hospice and AARP.

    Organize your Life checklist 
    In the Checklist of Life book information

      The link to the event will be sent to the registered email address on the day
    of the event.  Check your email for updates!  

    For additional information or questions, please contact the Advancement Office:  or call 860-346-6659.