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Ellen Smith

Articles by Ellen Smith

Sorting Out Your Laundry Room

A delightful young couple who recently moved to the suburbs after years in the city, hired me for an organizing consultation. This involved touring their

It’s a Family Affair

Can hiring and working with a professional organizer be a family affair? Anecdotally, I can relate experiences working with husbands and wives and also with

Decluttering Is Freeing

I would like to share some questions that came up this year during Pesach cleaning and preparation. I hope my answers can help guide you

Unpacking My Mission to Israel

“Stay safe” is what my relatives and non-Jewish friends were saying as I left for our community’s mission to Israel at the end of February.

Making the Grade

One of my favorite “Far Side” comics depicts a man who designed a time machine specifically to travel back to the very moment his mother

Thanks for the Memories

“Ellen, how do I deal with all my kids’ artwork from years past?” or “What do I do with piles of family photographs and albums?”

Trend Alert: The Costco Closet

Recently a client was showing me her garage with the intention of reorganizing it. I encouraged her to tell me how she dreamed it could

The Quick Fixer-Upper

As much as I love what I do, I realize that in the summer, we all yearn to be outside having fun rather than staying