In 2000, I read an article in the Houston Chronicle about the National Association of Productivity and Organizing Professionals (NAPO) and professional organizing. The rest is history. It’s Professional-Organizer.com’s platinum anniversary! Since 2000, the organizing and productivity industry has changed. It’s not only about organizing stuff. Just a few of the niches I […]
Ellen Delap is a professional organizer, family manager coach and productivity consultant in the greater Houston area. She is passionate about making a difference for families and being an organizing resource for the community. Her blog notes her remarkable encounters and experiences in organizing.
Entries by Ellen
I’ve been especially intrigued at looking forward at what’s new and different for organizing. Trends, what’s popular and what’s hip, show us the direction that our industry is heading. In the past there has been lots of interest in hoarding and clearing out stuff. There’s more substance to organizing now. New tv shows are […]
It’s the end of 2019 and I have remembered my Word of the Year through out the year. (Have you? ) It’s truly been a part of my work, my thoughts and my energy as I shift into new possibilities. Shift: a slight change in emphasis I have looked at this year […]
I am the first to share that experiences are the best gifts. However, there are some tech, organizing gifts that can make your life more organized, more productive and easier. Here are 4 gifts to keep in mind this year. Getting organized and being productive are easier with music! Your organizing playlist makes […]
Here are two important holiday reminders for you this year! Self care is in short supply during the holiday season. We have so much to do! Take your self care seriously this holiday in order to have fun throughout the season. There are elves everywhere! Keep open to the possibilities!
This year has been a year of challenges and changes in our country and our community. We have the power to live every day being thankful and grateful. Gratitude is powerful and can make your life better in so many ways. It’s creating new habits that reinforce being positive, gracious, kind, thankful and grateful. […]
Lists are useful for making sure you have all the details covered. No need to remember every detail because you have it captured on your list. You can be more productive with a list because it keeps you moving forward with each step. Holiday lists keep you organized during the busy holiday […]
Who hasn’t been delayed at the airport? It’s like travel by stage coach now with unexpected weather and mechanical delays. Recently with Tropical Storm Imenda, I spent 12 hours in the airport. (It was not nearly as scary as those on the road and I was happily near a bathroom.) Even before this […]
Holidays are merry times for families. For moms, dads, and family members with ADHD, there can be glitches with planning, timing, and finishing up in time for family time together. When it comes to family events, executive function limitations interfere with holidays in the ways we celebrate, the gifts we share and the […]