Since 1998, Barbara
Tako has been a motivational clutter clearing and home organizing speaker and published author. She shares her techniques
and humor through her unique blend of infotainment for businesses, parenting groups, church groups, and other organizations
in the Midwest.
Barbara has been interviewed on television and radio shows, published in USA Today magazine and numerous times in the Minneapolis Star Tribune, and
featured in the Pioneer Press, White Bear Lake Press, and St. Croix Valley Press.
Barbara has worked with six metro Community Education districts in the St.
Paul, Minnesota area. She was the simple living columnist for the White Bear Press for several years. She also coordinated
a nonprofit simple living group which met monthly in White Bear Lake, Minnesota for several years.
speaks to women's organizations, church groups, retreat groups, and to employee groups at business wellness seminars and lunch
and learn talks. Her new clutter clearing and home organizing book is Clutter Clearing Choices: Clear Clutter, Organize Your Home, & Reclaim Your Life.
During seven years in the business world, Barbara handled billing, payroll, and inventory. She was later an underwriter,
supervisor, instructor and internal publications writer in the insurance industry. Her graduate studies in industrial/organizational
psychology were at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN. Her undergraduate degrees in Psychology and English are
from Luther College, Decorah, IA.
Barbara's satisfied corporate customers include: Wells Fargo, 3M, Target, Medtronic,
Super-Valu, & Securian.
Barbara is also a home manager in the
Stillwater, Minnesota area where she seeks to practice what she preaches for her spouse, children, and dogs!
continues to enjoy speaking to groups and helping individuals who wish to decrease clutter, and improve home organization
for a simpler, more focused life.
Clear Clutter & Organize
Your Home: For all ages and stages of life, this clutter control and home organizing seminar will help free up time
and energy for your priorities. Learn techniques to get rid of household clutter and then organize what is left! Pick from
a variety of ideas and techniques to choose what fits best for you!
Here are descriptions of some of
Barb's recent seminars:
Kids & Clutter: A presentation
designed to address clutter concerns from preschool through high school, including informational paperwork and activity schedules,
homework, art creations, toys, books, and bedroom organization.
Simplify Your Christmas: A talk
designed to help you simplify and organize your holidays, focusing on Christmas but applicable to other holidays and traditions.
Planning, holiday cards, gift giving, baking, cooking, and decorating are included.
Time Clutter Clearing:
A seminar to help you find, organize, and prioritize your personal time. We will cover some classic time perception and time
management techniques within the framework of simple living.
Paper Clutter Clearing: A presentation
to help you get rid of clutter and organize your personal paperwork, recognizing your own personal style. Learn simple ways
to control and manage paperwork.
Seminars, talks, and presentations include handouts with a detailed outline,
bibliography, and further resources. Additional information and references available upon request.
BARB'S SPEAKING & CONSULTING RATES
For more information:
Rates are dependent upon the size of the group
and whether or not the
seminar is for a business
or a nonprofit organization. Travel expenses may apply.
Please call for specifics.
Phone consultations and In-home consultations
are also available on a limited basis.
what other people are saying about Barb's
talks and book, go to Testimonials.
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