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Getting organized is easier than you think.

We clear the clutter and simplify

so you can spend time doing the things you love!

How we do it?

We simplify with S.O.U.L.

“Laura was a life-saver when she organized my closet!”

“I was having a really hard time getting rid of anything, and she helped me realize that I didn’t need a lot of what was cluttering up my closet. I slept better after working with Laura, knowing that there was less extra junk in my life! Everyone should spend a few afternoons with Laura and see how much better their homes (and their lives) can be!”
-Shelly

SIMPLIFYING YOUR LIFE, ONE SPACE AT A TIME

Organized by Ellis is a professional organizing company with a team of organizers trained to help you live an uncluttered life. Our approach is to create customized solutions that fit you, your items and your life.  We can transform your kitchen, pantry, garage, closets or playroom or whatever space is driving you crazy. The OBE process is tailored to give you beautiful, practical and sustainable results. Give yourself the ultimate gift . . . more time in your life to do the things you love.

Laura Ellis, founder of Organized by Ellis and creator of the Simplify with S.O.U.L.™ method. Laura is the past President of the Los Angeles chapter of the National Association of Productivity and Organizing Professionals (NAPO). She served on the Board of Directors of NAPO LA for 5 years.

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💚🤍 Our clients truly are our favorite part of the job. 🤍💙

After we organized this client's kitchen we brought our kit and tools to the car and came back in to say our goodbyes.

To our surprise we caught our clients gazing into their newly organized pantry. They said "it's so beautiful, we can't stop staring at it."

I said, mind if I snap a pic, and they said sure! 📷

It's moments like these, with our clients, that make our job so satisfying! 💙
💚🤍 Our clients truly are our favorite part of the job. 🤍💙

After we organized this client's kitchen we brought our kit and tools to the car and came back in to say our goodbyes.

To our surprise we caught our clients gazing into their newly organized pantry. They said "it's so beautiful, we can't stop staring at it."

I said, mind if I snap a pic, and they said sure! 📷

It's moments like these, with our clients, that make our job so satisfying! 💙
💚🤍 Our clients truly are our favorite part of the job. 🤍💙

After we organized this client's kitchen we brought our kit and tools to the car and came back in to say our goodbyes.

To our surprise we caught our clients gazing into their newly organized pantry. They said "it's so beautiful, we can't stop staring at it."

I said, mind if I snap a pic, and they said sure! 📷

It's moments like these, with our clients, that make our job so satisfying! 💙
💚🤍 Our clients truly are our favorite part of the job. 🤍💙

After we organized this client's kitchen we brought our kit and tools to the car and came back in to say our goodbyes.

To our surprise we caught our clients gazing into their newly organized pantry. They said "it's so beautiful, we can't stop staring at it."

I said, mind if I snap a pic, and they said sure! 📷

It's moments like these, with our clients, that make our job so satisfying! 💙
💚🤍 Our clients truly are our favorite part of the job. 🤍💙

After we organized this client's kitchen we brought our kit and tools to the car and came back in to say our goodbyes.

To our surprise we caught our clients gazing into their newly organized pantry. They said "it's so beautiful, we can't stop staring at it."

I said, mind if I snap a pic, and they said sure! 📷

It's moments like these, with our clients, that make our job so satisfying! 💙
💚🤍 Our clients truly are our favorite part of the job. 🤍💙 After we organized this client's kitchen we brought our kit and tools to the car and came back in to say our goodbyes. To our surprise we caught our clients gazing into their newly organized pantry. They said "it's so beautiful, we can't stop staring at it." I said, mind if I snap a pic, and they said sure! 📷 It's moments like these, with our clients, that make our job so satisfying! 💙
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📚Can’t this week – I’m all booked up📚

We know how much our clients LOVE their books! Organizing your books on display is a great way to admire your collection all year round.

Not sure how to organize your books? Try one of these options:
📒genre
📒color
📒height
📒remove the jackets
📒lay them down
📒stack them up
📒brace them with book ends

Between the pages of a book is a lovely place to be ~ and a lovely thing to see! 👀
📚Can’t this week – I’m all booked up📚

We know how much our clients LOVE their books! Organizing your books on display is a great way to admire your collection all year round.

Not sure how to organize your books? Try one of these options:
📒genre
📒color
📒height
📒remove the jackets
📒lay them down
📒stack them up
📒brace them with book ends

Between the pages of a book is a lovely place to be ~ and a lovely thing to see! 👀
📚Can’t this week – I’m all booked up📚

We know how much our clients LOVE their books! Organizing your books on display is a great way to admire your collection all year round.

Not sure how to organize your books? Try one of these options:
📒genre
📒color
📒height
📒remove the jackets
📒lay them down
📒stack them up
📒brace them with book ends

Between the pages of a book is a lovely place to be ~ and a lovely thing to see! 👀
📚Can’t this week – I’m all booked up📚

We know how much our clients LOVE their books! Organizing your books on display is a great way to admire your collection all year round.

Not sure how to organize your books? Try one of these options:
📒genre
📒color
📒height
📒remove the jackets
📒lay them down
📒stack them up
📒brace them with book ends

Between the pages of a book is a lovely place to be ~ and a lovely thing to see! 👀
📚Can’t this week – I’m all booked up📚

We know how much our clients LOVE their books! Organizing your books on display is a great way to admire your collection all year round.

Not sure how to organize your books? Try one of these options:
📒genre
📒color
📒height
📒remove the jackets
📒lay them down
📒stack them up
📒brace them with book ends

Between the pages of a book is a lovely place to be ~ and a lovely thing to see! 👀
📚Can’t this week – I’m all booked up📚 We know how much our clients LOVE their books! Organizing your books on display is a great way to admire your collection all year round. Not sure how to organize your books? Try one of these options: 📒genre 📒color 📒height 📒remove the jackets 📒lay them down 📒stack them up 📒brace them with book ends Between the pages of a book is a lovely place to be ~ and a lovely thing to see! 👀
6 days ago
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Yesterday we talked about holiday organizing now we're on to summer time fun!

Are you getting whiplash? Don't worry because summer is just around the corner!😎

👙It's time to dust off those surf boards here in SoCal + boogie to the beach!

🎡a few summer organizing tips:
🏄mount beach chairs + surfboards on the wall
🍧roll up those beach towels + place them in a basket for easy, quick access
🌞store your sunscreen in an easy grab and go place - we love a drawer by the door - or a bin by the door
🌅and remember to stay hydrated!
Yesterday we talked about holiday organizing now we're on to summer time fun!

Are you getting whiplash? Don't worry because summer is just around the corner!😎

👙It's time to dust off those surf boards here in SoCal + boogie to the beach!

🎡a few summer organizing tips:
🏄mount beach chairs + surfboards on the wall
🍧roll up those beach towels + place them in a basket for easy, quick access
🌞store your sunscreen in an easy grab and go place - we love a drawer by the door - or a bin by the door
🌅and remember to stay hydrated!
Yesterday we talked about holiday organizing now we're on to summer time fun!

Are you getting whiplash? Don't worry because summer is just around the corner!😎

👙It's time to dust off those surf boards here in SoCal + boogie to the beach!

🎡a few summer organizing tips:
🏄mount beach chairs + surfboards on the wall
🍧roll up those beach towels + place them in a basket for easy, quick access
🌞store your sunscreen in an easy grab and go place - we love a drawer by the door - or a bin by the door
🌅and remember to stay hydrated!
Yesterday we talked about holiday organizing now we're on to summer time fun!

Are you getting whiplash? Don't worry because summer is just around the corner!😎

👙It's time to dust off those surf boards here in SoCal + boogie to the beach!

🎡a few summer organizing tips:
🏄mount beach chairs + surfboards on the wall
🍧roll up those beach towels + place them in a basket for easy, quick access
🌞store your sunscreen in an easy grab and go place - we love a drawer by the door - or a bin by the door
🌅and remember to stay hydrated!
Yesterday we talked about holiday organizing now we're on to summer time fun! Are you getting whiplash? Don't worry because summer is just around the corner!😎 👙It's time to dust off those surf boards here in SoCal + boogie to the beach! 🎡a few summer organizing tips: 🏄mount beach chairs + surfboards on the wall 🍧roll up those beach towels + place them in a basket for easy, quick access 🌞store your sunscreen in an easy grab and go place - we love a drawer by the door - or a bin by the door 🌅and remember to stay hydrated!
1 week ago
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Holiday organizing! TOO SOON?

Out of sight out of mind right?👀...until the holidays roll around and we have to crawl into the attic space to retrieve our decorations from the mess we created the year before 😂

🏠The attic is a perfect place to store holiday decorations, costumes + keepsakes! But man, if it's not organized, it can be a real bummer!

Don't miss out on utilizing this space in an efficient way ☑️

📦For attics we recommend weather tight, durable, translucent bins! Why? 
🌦️ your items remain safe regardless of the weather
🔦translucent bins make it easier to identify what's inside
Holiday organizing! TOO SOON?

Out of sight out of mind right?👀...until the holidays roll around and we have to crawl into the attic space to retrieve our decorations from the mess we created the year before 😂

🏠The attic is a perfect place to store holiday decorations, costumes + keepsakes! But man, if it's not organized, it can be a real bummer!

Don't miss out on utilizing this space in an efficient way ☑️

📦For attics we recommend weather tight, durable, translucent bins! Why? 
🌦️ your items remain safe regardless of the weather
🔦translucent bins make it easier to identify what's inside
Holiday organizing! TOO SOON?

Out of sight out of mind right?👀...until the holidays roll around and we have to crawl into the attic space to retrieve our decorations from the mess we created the year before 😂

🏠The attic is a perfect place to store holiday decorations, costumes + keepsakes! But man, if it's not organized, it can be a real bummer!

Don't miss out on utilizing this space in an efficient way ☑️

📦For attics we recommend weather tight, durable, translucent bins! Why? 
🌦️ your items remain safe regardless of the weather
🔦translucent bins make it easier to identify what's inside
Holiday organizing! TOO SOON?

Out of sight out of mind right?👀...until the holidays roll around and we have to crawl into the attic space to retrieve our decorations from the mess we created the year before 😂

🏠The attic is a perfect place to store holiday decorations, costumes + keepsakes! But man, if it's not organized, it can be a real bummer!

Don't miss out on utilizing this space in an efficient way ☑️

📦For attics we recommend weather tight, durable, translucent bins! Why? 
🌦️ your items remain safe regardless of the weather
🔦translucent bins make it easier to identify what's inside
Holiday organizing! TOO SOON?

Out of sight out of mind right?👀...until the holidays roll around and we have to crawl into the attic space to retrieve our decorations from the mess we created the year before 😂

🏠The attic is a perfect place to store holiday decorations, costumes + keepsakes! But man, if it's not organized, it can be a real bummer!

Don't miss out on utilizing this space in an efficient way ☑️

📦For attics we recommend weather tight, durable, translucent bins! Why? 
🌦️ your items remain safe regardless of the weather
🔦translucent bins make it easier to identify what's inside
Holiday organizing! TOO SOON?

Out of sight out of mind right?👀...until the holidays roll around and we have to crawl into the attic space to retrieve our decorations from the mess we created the year before 😂

🏠The attic is a perfect place to store holiday decorations, costumes + keepsakes! But man, if it's not organized, it can be a real bummer!

Don't miss out on utilizing this space in an efficient way ☑️

📦For attics we recommend weather tight, durable, translucent bins! Why? 
🌦️ your items remain safe regardless of the weather
🔦translucent bins make it easier to identify what's inside
Holiday organizing! TOO SOON?

Out of sight out of mind right?👀...until the holidays roll around and we have to crawl into the attic space to retrieve our decorations from the mess we created the year before 😂

🏠The attic is a perfect place to store holiday decorations, costumes + keepsakes! But man, if it's not organized, it can be a real bummer!

Don't miss out on utilizing this space in an efficient way ☑️

📦For attics we recommend weather tight, durable, translucent bins! Why? 
🌦️ your items remain safe regardless of the weather
🔦translucent bins make it easier to identify what's inside
Holiday organizing! TOO SOON? Out of sight out of mind right?👀...until the holidays roll around and we have to crawl into the attic space to retrieve our decorations from the mess we created the year before 😂 🏠The attic is a perfect place to store holiday decorations, costumes + keepsakes! But man, if it's not organized, it can be a real bummer! Don't miss out on utilizing this space in an efficient way ☑️ 📦For attics we recommend weather tight, durable, translucent bins! Why? 🌦️ your items remain safe regardless of the weather 🔦translucent bins make it easier to identify what's inside
2 weeks ago
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⌨️ Now more than ever people are working from home.⌨️ 

📍We love creating work spaces that feel right for YOU.📍

✂️Which office is your vibe?✂️
⌨️ Now more than ever people are working from home.⌨️ 

📍We love creating work spaces that feel right for YOU.📍

✂️Which office is your vibe?✂️
⌨️ Now more than ever people are working from home.⌨️ 

📍We love creating work spaces that feel right for YOU.📍

✂️Which office is your vibe?✂️
⌨️ Now more than ever people are working from home.⌨️ 

📍We love creating work spaces that feel right for YOU.📍

✂️Which office is your vibe?✂️
⌨️ Now more than ever people are working from home.⌨️ 

📍We love creating work spaces that feel right for YOU.📍

✂️Which office is your vibe?✂️
⌨️ Now more than ever people are working from home.⌨️ 

📍We love creating work spaces that feel right for YOU.📍

✂️Which office is your vibe?✂️
⌨️ Now more than ever people are working from home.⌨️ 

📍We love creating work spaces that feel right for YOU.📍

✂️Which office is your vibe?✂️
⌨️ Now more than ever people are working from home.⌨️ 📍We love creating work spaces that feel right for YOU.📍 ✂️Which office is your vibe?✂️
2 weeks ago
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Having guests over? The beauty is in the details! 

It can be super easy to take a space from good to great! 
A few hacks: 
🌼Matching bins 
🌼Matching hangers 
🌼Consistency in the way items are facing, folded or places 
🌼Color matching 
🌼Keeping like-items together
Having guests over? The beauty is in the details! 

It can be super easy to take a space from good to great! 
A few hacks: 
🌼Matching bins 
🌼Matching hangers 
🌼Consistency in the way items are facing, folded or places 
🌼Color matching 
🌼Keeping like-items together
Having guests over? The beauty is in the details! 

It can be super easy to take a space from good to great! 
A few hacks: 
🌼Matching bins 
🌼Matching hangers 
🌼Consistency in the way items are facing, folded or places 
🌼Color matching 
🌼Keeping like-items together
Having guests over? The beauty is in the details! 

It can be super easy to take a space from good to great! 
A few hacks: 
🌼Matching bins 
🌼Matching hangers 
🌼Consistency in the way items are facing, folded or places 
🌼Color matching 
🌼Keeping like-items together
Having guests over? The beauty is in the details! 

It can be super easy to take a space from good to great! 
A few hacks: 
🌼Matching bins 
🌼Matching hangers 
🌼Consistency in the way items are facing, folded or places 
🌼Color matching 
🌼Keeping like-items together
Having guests over? The beauty is in the details! It can be super easy to take a space from good to great! A few hacks: 🌼Matching bins 🌼Matching hangers 🌼Consistency in the way items are facing, folded or places 🌼Color matching 🌼Keeping like-items together
2 weeks ago
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🥨Snacks Snacks Snacks!🥨 
 
Can't live with em' + you surely can't live without them! So how do we organize them!? 🤷‍♀️

These projects feature some of our favorite products including turn tables, stackable baskets, stackable beverage organizers and airtight food storage containers. 

🍿🧃Which organizing products are your favorite to use in the pantry? Let us know in the comments! 🙂 🍏🍭
🥨Snacks Snacks Snacks!🥨 
 
Can't live with em' + you surely can't live without them! So how do we organize them!? 🤷‍♀️

These projects feature some of our favorite products including turn tables, stackable baskets, stackable beverage organizers and airtight food storage containers. 

🍿🧃Which organizing products are your favorite to use in the pantry? Let us know in the comments! 🙂 🍏🍭
🥨Snacks Snacks Snacks!🥨 
 
Can't live with em' + you surely can't live without them! So how do we organize them!? 🤷‍♀️

These projects feature some of our favorite products including turn tables, stackable baskets, stackable beverage organizers and airtight food storage containers. 

🍿🧃Which organizing products are your favorite to use in the pantry? Let us know in the comments! 🙂 🍏🍭
🥨Snacks Snacks Snacks!🥨 
 
Can't live with em' + you surely can't live without them! So how do we organize them!? 🤷‍♀️

These projects feature some of our favorite products including turn tables, stackable baskets, stackable beverage organizers and airtight food storage containers. 

🍿🧃Which organizing products are your favorite to use in the pantry? Let us know in the comments! 🙂 🍏🍭
🥨Snacks Snacks Snacks!🥨 Can't live with em' + you surely can't live without them! So how do we organize them!? 🤷‍♀️ These projects feature some of our favorite products including turn tables, stackable baskets, stackable beverage organizers and airtight food storage containers. 🍿🧃Which organizing products are your favorite to use in the pantry? Let us know in the comments! 🙂 🍏🍭
3 weeks ago
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🌟We did it again! Another GLAM ROOM!! And boy did we have fun!🌟

The PAX system from IKEA is the perfect shelving system to hold the iDesign containers to keep everything in place while maintaining easy access + a sleek look. 

 💅The @idlivesimply deep drawer bins and deep drawer organizers are the key to making these large drawers organized and usable! 💅
🌟We did it again! Another GLAM ROOM!! And boy did we have fun!🌟 The PAX system from IKEA is the perfect shelving system to hold the iDesign containers to keep everything in place while maintaining easy access + a sleek look. 💅The @idlivesimply deep drawer bins and deep drawer organizers are the key to making these large drawers organized and usable! 💅
3 weeks ago
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🖌️ There's no time like play time! 🖌️

We had a blast creating this cute, colorful craft corner set up for our clients kiddos.

🎨 Playrooms can often look really busy and overwhelming. Organizing coloring books, workbooks, puzzle books + drawing pads into these white magazine holders defined the space and contains the paper - a truly tidy solution. And of course, don't forget the labels. 😉 🎨
🖌️ There's no time like play time! 🖌️

We had a blast creating this cute, colorful craft corner set up for our clients kiddos.

🎨 Playrooms can often look really busy and overwhelming. Organizing coloring books, workbooks, puzzle books + drawing pads into these white magazine holders defined the space and contains the paper - a truly tidy solution. And of course, don't forget the labels. 😉 🎨
🖌️ There's no time like play time! 🖌️

We had a blast creating this cute, colorful craft corner set up for our clients kiddos.

🎨 Playrooms can often look really busy and overwhelming. Organizing coloring books, workbooks, puzzle books + drawing pads into these white magazine holders defined the space and contains the paper - a truly tidy solution. And of course, don't forget the labels. 😉 🎨
🖌️ There's no time like play time! 🖌️

We had a blast creating this cute, colorful craft corner set up for our clients kiddos.

🎨 Playrooms can often look really busy and overwhelming. Organizing coloring books, workbooks, puzzle books + drawing pads into these white magazine holders defined the space and contains the paper - a truly tidy solution. And of course, don't forget the labels. 😉 🎨
🖌️ There's no time like play time! 🖌️ We had a blast creating this cute, colorful craft corner set up for our clients kiddos. 🎨 Playrooms can often look really busy and overwhelming. Organizing coloring books, workbooks, puzzle books + drawing pads into these white magazine holders defined the space and contains the paper - a truly tidy solution. And of course, don't forget the labels. 😉 🎨
3 weeks ago
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🌈✨Organizing by color is super trendy right now. It looks AH-mazing, but not everyone's food cooperates with the rainbow order.✨🌈

Grouping items by type and color if it makes it easy for the whole family to find what their looking for...or maybe it's an opportunity to help your kiddos get all their colors down. 

💫For this massive pantry we used risers, deep drawers, stackable bins, woven baskets, dividers, decanting containers, turn tables, labels; you name it, we used it! 💫
🌈✨Organizing by color is super trendy right now. It looks AH-mazing, but not everyone's food cooperates with the rainbow order.✨🌈

Grouping items by type and color if it makes it easy for the whole family to find what their looking for...or maybe it's an opportunity to help your kiddos get all their colors down. 

💫For this massive pantry we used risers, deep drawers, stackable bins, woven baskets, dividers, decanting containers, turn tables, labels; you name it, we used it! 💫
🌈✨Organizing by color is super trendy right now. It looks AH-mazing, but not everyone's food cooperates with the rainbow order.✨🌈

Grouping items by type and color if it makes it easy for the whole family to find what their looking for...or maybe it's an opportunity to help your kiddos get all their colors down. 

💫For this massive pantry we used risers, deep drawers, stackable bins, woven baskets, dividers, decanting containers, turn tables, labels; you name it, we used it! 💫
🌈✨Organizing by color is super trendy right now. It looks AH-mazing, but not everyone's food cooperates with the rainbow order.✨🌈

Grouping items by type and color if it makes it easy for the whole family to find what their looking for...or maybe it's an opportunity to help your kiddos get all their colors down. 

💫For this massive pantry we used risers, deep drawers, stackable bins, woven baskets, dividers, decanting containers, turn tables, labels; you name it, we used it! 💫
🌈✨Organizing by color is super trendy right now. It looks AH-mazing, but not everyone's food cooperates with the rainbow order.✨🌈

Grouping items by type and color if it makes it easy for the whole family to find what their looking for...or maybe it's an opportunity to help your kiddos get all their colors down. 

💫For this massive pantry we used risers, deep drawers, stackable bins, woven baskets, dividers, decanting containers, turn tables, labels; you name it, we used it! 💫
🌈✨Organizing by color is super trendy right now. It looks AH-mazing, but not everyone's food cooperates with the rainbow order.✨🌈

Grouping items by type and color if it makes it easy for the whole family to find what their looking for...or maybe it's an opportunity to help your kiddos get all their colors down. 

💫For this massive pantry we used risers, deep drawers, stackable bins, woven baskets, dividers, decanting containers, turn tables, labels; you name it, we used it! 💫
🌈✨Organizing by color is super trendy right now. It looks AH-mazing, but not everyone's food cooperates with the rainbow order.✨🌈 Grouping items by type and color if it makes it easy for the whole family to find what their looking for...or maybe it's an opportunity to help your kiddos get all their colors down. 💫For this massive pantry we used risers, deep drawers, stackable bins, woven baskets, dividers, decanting containers, turn tables, labels; you name it, we used it! 💫
3 weeks ago
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