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Ellen shares her expertise with the greater Houston community:

VIDEO

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


VIDEO

How To Declutter Your Home


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Get Organized for New School Year


NEWS

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

NEWS

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

VIDEO

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 »




NEWS

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

NEWS

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 »

    Clutter support group forms to help organize lives

    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

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