Progressive CEOS (Continuing Educational Outreach Service) held their October meeting at the WVU extension office in Fairlea. Extension Agent Andi Hoover was the author of the educational program “Clutter Clean Up.” Decluttering your home can be an overwhelming task. Many things have a sentimental attachment and are hard to get rid of. The recommendation is to set reasonable goals and work on one area at a time. Set a deadline for completing the task and stick to it. As you work through a drawer, closet, or room put things in boxes or trash bags labeled trash, recycle, donate, and keep. Ask yourself how many of these do I need, does the clothing still fit, do I love it, have I used it in the last year, is it worth the space it is taking? The result will be a safer, clutter-free home. Your children will thank you.
Members were reminded of the 2024 planning meeting on Oct. 16 at the WVU extension office at 10 a.m. The next countywide meeting will be Nov. 16 at the Rupert Community Building. The program on floral arranging will be followed by a covered dish luncheon. Nonperishable food items will be collected for the Wellspring Food Pantry. The drawing for the quilt will be made at this meeting. To enter the drawing, contact any CEOS member or the WVU extension office at 304-647-7408.