Articles Written By: Ann Gambrell

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The “NEW” Spring Cleaning

The “NEW” Spring Cleaning

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Spring Time ChoresToday’s spring-cleaning is not the same today as in our mother and grandmothers’ day. Yes. Spring does still conger up thoughts of opening the windows and freshening up the house. So, go for it with these quick tips to help you “spring” into action.

Avoiding Clutter Situations

Avoiding Clutter Situations

Yes, there ARE ways to avoid bringing more “stuff” into your life. Be it your home, work place, car, etc. Here are a few thoughts to consider. Choose one and work on it.  Then consider another idea. Enlist a caring friend to aid you in this project.

Recognizing Procrastination

Recognizing Procrastination

We all procrastinate. Yes, even professional organizers like myself. So why do we do it? Usually because it’s something we dread, like taxes, window cleaning, filing papers, purging over stuffed closets/drawers…and more. Procrastination tactics take on a variety of forms: watching TV, reading, exercising, helping others, computer games/Facebook, online shopping, etc. We can all identify with…

The Waiting Game

The Waiting Game

Tips to keep from wasting time waiting: 1. Schedule doctor or clinic appointments for first thing in the morning or right after lunch. That way you are not kept waiting because another patient was late or the doctor had an emergency which set the entire schedule off for the day.

Jump Start the Holidays?

Jump Start the Holidays?

I know, I know…..but it’s not too early to plan for the holidays. By gradually easing into them you will be better prepared and less stressed! Here are a few ideas to ponder while you get over the fact that I am discussing this in October.

Kids’ Room Organizing…Yikes!

Kids’ Room Organizing…Yikes!

Yes, we avoid entering their room when possible, because we know what it will look like…and it isn’t good. The floor may not even be visible; cluttered with clothing, papers, books, back pack spilling out and maybe even dirty dishes. It is so easy to close the door & walk away. Not only is this…

When 5 minutes counts!

When 5 minutes counts!

Question: What could I possibly accomplish in a mere five minutes? Answer: More than you think. Here are some tips to get you moving toward an uncluttered home.

Family Travel Tips…And Stress Relievers

Family Travel Tips…And Stress Relievers

School is out and a car trip is in the planning including checking for deals online, coupons, AAA, to save money on hotels, meals, etc. Planning can save time, money and stress!!

Spring Cleaning

Spring Cleaning

Spring cleaning today is not the same today as in our mother and grandmothers’ day. Then the house was literally turned inside out with a schedule including, deep cleaning and polishing of all furniture, fresh wallpaper, painting, cleaning wood floors, fresh or new slipcovers, and more. If you do not recall all this fuss over…

Family Chores

Family Chores

Getting Things Done & Lessons learned! Bottom line: children involved in household chores learn to share responsibilities, work within a team and become accountable. What worked well in our home was to first have a meeting of the adults in the home…EG: parents/partners/grandparents, etc. to set a plan for presenting this household procedure program to…

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