Articles Written By: Ann Gambrell

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Back to school…more paper…UGH!

Back to school…more paper…UGH!

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Since there are more important issues to address with children, than their collection of papers, let’s use the K.I.S.S. (keep it simple silly) concept and make life easier for parent and child. Here are a few simple tips to get you started and to set up some good habits as the papers and the kids grow.

School Begins at Bedtime

School Begins at Bedtime

Getting out the door and off to school can be stressful and a morning dread! The key is planning; not just by the parents, but kids can also help to create a more “peaceful” morning. Along with this is a great teaching opportunity re: organizing & planning skills from grade school on.

Back To School….Easy Or Exhausting?

Back To School….Easy Or Exhausting?

Getting back to school, after an easy going summer, can be something families look forward to, or NOT! Kids look at it as getting back to hanging out classmates and friends they haven’t seen all summer and making new friends. Not looking forward to, may include getting back to schedules and homework.

Kids In The Kitchen

Kids In The Kitchen

Kids, in a busy kitchen, at various ages can be a “help” or a “hindrance.” At an early age they want to be where you are, and many times that is in the kitchen. Unless they are in a high chair they are just running around and “getting in the way.” However, at the correct…

The “NEW” Spring Cleaning

The “NEW” Spring Cleaning

Today’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…

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