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Home Organization: Tips from Professional Organizers

In our daily life, we all might experience stress from our jobs, finances, parenting, and other areas of our lives. Our home should be our refuge, a place where we feel safe and relaxed. Living in a messy, chaotic, and cluttered home can be stressful. When your home is cluttered, your mind can become cluttered too. A cluttered space might cause stress, impact productivity, and generally make household tasks more complicated. It can even affect your sleep.

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12 Things Professional Organizers Declutter Every Day

You know how people always say that the littlest things can make the biggest difference? Well, it’s true, especially when it comes to keeping your home tidy!

12 Things Professional Organizers Declutter Every Day:... read more

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18 Things Professional Organizers Never Buy

Don’t waste your money—or accidentally create more clutter. Here’s what you need to know to truly streamline your space.

18 Things Professional Organizers Never Buy:... read more

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6 Simple Tips for Effectively Organizing your Kitchen during COVID-19

An organized kitchen makes it easier to cook solo and bring your family to cook together. When all family members know where the tools are, the preparation is easy to accomplish and share responsibilities. An organized kitchen helps you feel more comfortable preparing your meals for you and your family,” Ellen Delap, certified professional organizer, told Healthline.

Here are 6 simple tips to help you get your kitchen optimally organized:... read more

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CNN Spring Clean and Declutter

It's what Ellen Delap, a certified professional organizer (there's a board for that), sees time and again. People she's helped are left with a new sense of hope.

"Right away, people see change in their environment," said Delap, of Houston, Texas, the current president of the nearly 3,500-member National Association of Productivity and Organizing Professionals. "They feel their space is lighter."... read more

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Early Bird Tax Filers

A routine is the key to success for one early bird.

In Houston, certified professional organizer Ellen Delap sent her personal return and business return information to her accountant earlier this month. The immediate past president of the National Association of Productivity and Organizing Professionals expects her taxes will be filed by very early February.

Delap calls herself “a born organizer,” but says it’s a teachable ability. In her work, she helps female small business owners and entrepreneurs keep their commercial and personal lives organized. Part of the job is tracking down tax information throughout the year and centralizing it, whether in a paper file or a digital folder.... read more

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Secrets of Getting Organized

All about Smart Home Technology

Smart home technology creates automation in your home so you don’t have to attend to things as frequently. It makes everyone’s life smoother because we don’t have to think about “Did I turn off the lights?”. As a result you are being proactive in terms of saving money and saving time in your day.

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Clean Up and Get Organized

“This is the biggest get-organized and be-productive month of the year. It falls so naturally with our inclinations,” said certified professional organizer Ellen Delap, who is president of the National Association of Productivity and Organizing Professionals. “Everyone’s doing it, and we’re all on the same page getting rid of stuff.”

Clutter accumulates in every room in nearly every home, and the reasons are fairly universal, Delap said.... read more

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How Hiring Help Made me Happier and Healthier

Delap looks at enlisting outside help as a team model, she says. Whether it's sending out laundry, hiring an organizer or cleaner or using meal preparation plans, “you're just enlarging your team,” she says, freeing your time to do what you do best.... read more

VIDEO

Here's a Way to Build a 'Capsule Wardrobe'

ABC 13, Build a Capsule Wardrobe, Ellen Delap, Professional-Organizer.

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How To Declutter Your Home

ABC13, Declutter Your Home, Ellen Delap, Professional-Organizer.

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Get Organized for New School Year

ABC13, Get Organized for the New School Year, Ellen Delap, Professional Organizer.

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Take Command of Organizing Family Life

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

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Tidy spaces can prevent kids from becoming overwhelmed and frustrated

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

August 6, 2014, Reuters, Philly.com » August 4, 2014, Reuters, Chicago Tribune, Parenting: Messy Rooms

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Helping Someone with A.D.D. Get Organized
- Keeping You Organized a Podcast by SMEAD

Certified Professional Organizer Ellen Delap gives strategies on how to help someone with Attention Deficit Disorder (A.D.D.) get organized.

VIDEO

Closet Space & Systems

Certified Professional Organizer Ellen Delap is a fan of closet systems. "It is an investment but is well worth it." She says once you start organizing, emotionally you will notice a difference!

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Organizing tips for 2014

ABC 13, January 7, 2014


Getting Organized is Key for Successful School Year

ABC 13, $tretch Your Dollar, August 26, 2013


Organizing Your Child's Homework Station

ABC 13, August 5, 2013


Dollar Store Organizing Products

ABC 13, $tretch Your Dollar, April 1, 2013


Holiday Decorations

ABC 13, $tretch Your Dollar, November 3, 2010


Hoarding Can Inhibit Life, Experts Say

ABC 13, November 15, 2009 »


Ellen Delap, Various Videos, 2009-2014

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Kingwood Woman Helps Women Dress For Success

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

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School Bells Will Be Ringing

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

NEWS

  • Kingwood Observer

    Leading Women, FamilyTime Women of Achievement, January, 2009


  • National Study Group on Chronic Disorganization

    Procrastination and the Chronically Disorganized, October/ November 2009


  • Online Organizing

    Holidays Simplified, October 2009


  • Kingwood Observer

    Be Ready with Important Papers, September 2, 2009

Ellen Delap, Various Articles, 2009

NEWS

  • Forest Image

    How to Survive the Holiday Stress, November 2008


  • Kingwood Connection

    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


  • Houston Chronicle / Kingwood/Humble News

    Kingwood resident Ellen Delap helps others get organized (Katrina catastrophe)

    Remove Clutter, Reduce Stress, January 16, 2007


  • Kingwood Observer

    Preparing for the Holidays, November 2005
    In Honor of Get Organized Months, January 2005
    Spring Organizing, April 2004


  • The Forest Image

    Get Organized for the New Year, January 2006


  • AT&T Up2Speed Online Newsletter

    Spring Ahead with a Clean Closet, Spring 2006


  • Houston Family Magazine

    Spring Organizing, February 2004


  • Daily Court Review

    Organizing your Papers, October 2004


  • Houston Chronicle This Week

    Beanie Babies for Iraq, September 2004


  • Houston Business Journal

    Organizers Expertise on Moving, February 2002

Ellen Delap, Various Articles, 2002-2008
    Ellen offers additional support throughout your work together with:
  • Coaching on your project through email and telephone
  • Assist with arrangements with area resources to disperse your donations
  • Itemization of your donations for tax or other purposes
  • Resource list for your use

Plan your session today with Ellen!