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September 24, 2018
Tips & Tricks / Ellen Gets It Done

Ellen Gets It Done & Real Simple Book Giveaway

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Real Simple just came out with a new organizing tome, The Real Simple Method to Organizing Every Room and How to Keep It That Way, and our good friend and expert organizer, Ellen Madere, is a contributor. What I like about this book is the concrete advice: exactly where to donate outdated denim and well-worn sneakers (Nike Reuse-A-Shoe program grounds the shoes into material used to make playground surfaces!). You’ll find handy tips on how to get the family involved, a chapter covering every room in the house, and a list of inspirational resources. If you can’t go it alone, hire Ellen, who has been helping everyone from hapless collectors to hoarders streamline their lives for years. She knows what should stay, what should go, where it belongs and she’ll make sure the giveaways get a good home. She’s offered up these resources for E List readers:

Seamstress: Dawn Hutchins – Old Lyme: 860-739-5219


Safe Futures New London

Homeless Hospitality Center – New London: Homeward Bound Treasures:

Simply Sharing in Essex

IRIS – New Haven CT

Don’t forget to donate books to your local library. They have sales and could use your tomes (in good condition).

Old towels can go to your local veterinarian. They love them!

Enter to win a free copy of The Real Simple Method to Organizing Every Room and How to Keep It That Way.

Or purchase the book at RJJulia.

Ellen’s Back To School Tips

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