Ellen Gurwitz is an organized and high-energy individual, and professional organizer.
She finally listened to some friends who urged her to start a business to help clients get out from under too much stuff. After careful consideration, she launched De-clutter Me! in 2013.
Beyond being well organized, she brings more than twenty years of award-winning sales and customer service expertise to her work. Her professional background includes co-owning and managing a Burlington retail and mail order business. She also has sold on the phone for a major Burlington company, answering product questions and providing customer service. Her eyes and ears are open wide. She’s ready to support you as you de-clutter!
Ellen gets great pleasure from helping people in their homes and workplaces as they free themselves from excess. It could be multiple appliances, old holiday decorations hanging from closet shelves, house plants needing trims, chaotic office supply areas and filing systems.
The best part is seeing the looks on people’s faces as their concerned frowns soften into happy smiles. Many quickly realize how much lighter they feel, understanding that physical clutter = mental clutter. Beyond clearing physical spaces, it actually can be a spiritual experience, too!
A professional organizer, clients also call Ellen angel, catalyst, change agent, coach, “grand poobah,” guru, lifeguard, “magic fairy godmother,” personal trainer, and even savior. The last label is a bit much, but she appreciates the praise.
When not working, she often thinks about, and is involved in, making music. She is an alto in the Vermont Symphony Orchestra Chorus and its spin-off, Bella Voce Women’s Chorus. For several years, she produced and hosted a weekly eclectic music show on Internet radio station www.wbkm.org.
Over the years, her volunteer activities have included for several cultural organizations, and aboard the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum‘s canal schooner replica, Lois McClure. Elected to local government, she served on and chaired a Vermont selectboard. She also served on a neighborhood condo association’s board of directors. A dedicated lap swimmer, she also likes to sail, garden, read, kayak, and bike. She’s especially excited about paddling with Dragonheart Vermont. Oh, there’s Scrabble, too.