There are certain truths that become evident at back-to-school time for most of us: The kids still haven't stopped growing, and we need to update their comically ill-fitting wardrobes. The school supply list is longer, and the prices higher, than last year. The family is woefully disorganized.
Thank goodness for people such as Ellen Delap, a certified professional organizer in Kingwood, Texas, with ... read more
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - If you're concerned that your child's perpetually messy room will cause him to grow up to be a disorganized, ineffective adult, rest easy. A tidy room isn't necessarily as crucial to a child's development as parents might expect, though it certainly does offer short- and long-term benefits.
"Is a messy room going to leave a kid less capable as an adult than they would have been otherwise?... read more
By LINDSAY PEYTON Copyright 2013 Houston Chronicle, March 5, 2013
Ellen Delap is making a difference - one suit at a time.
"It's all about confidence," she said. "It's important to establish a professional image, and that's what a suit gives you."
This professional organizer is a big fan of Dress for Success Houston and recently brought the Send One Suit Drive to her Kingwood neighborhood to give residents a convenient spot to donate to a worthy cause.
She asked for interview appropriate suits for women who are entering the work force... read more
By LANA BERKOWITZ Copyright 2011 Houston Chronicle, August 5, 2011
Getting ready for a new school year can be a challenge even for the most organized child wranglers.
"Back-to-school time is stressful for both parents and children, and if you don't meet it head-on, it's one of those things that snowballs," says Kat Jacoby of Divine Organization. That's why the San Antonio professional organizer suggests that parents take a moment to get themselves organized before dealing with sleepyheads and facing stacks of paperwork the schools send home with each student.
"Children crave routine and consistency," Jacoby says. "As we get older, we like more excitement and variety and stuff in our lives, but, truthfully, children just like everyday routines. That makes them feel safe and secure and makes them flourish."... read more
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Ellen Delap ... A professional organizer from Houston was among the first in the organizing industry and in the state of Texas recently to receive the Certified Professional Organizer (CPO) designation.June 2007
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