Articles Written By: Ann Gambrell

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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…

Quick Cookin’ Tips

Quick Cookin’ Tips

Had a busy day at work or running errands, shuttling kids to and from sports activities? Everybody’s hungry and the last thing you want to do is cook dinner. You could order a pizza or send out for burgers or tacos or pop another boring frozen meal in the oven. Or…..you could put together some…

Best Tools For A Simple Life

Best Tools For A Simple Life

Tips for the kitchen Keep your cupboard stocked for quick meals. Store measuring cups & spoons in a basket near the baking supplies. Salad greens stored together make for easy salad making when time is short. Organize herbs & spices in alphabetical order for ease in cooking. Cooking oil in a squirt bottle makes use…

Resolutions VS Goals?

Resolutions VS Goals?

Is there really a difference? Yes! There is a HUGE difference. Historically, this is the time of year to think about what you would like to see happen in your life in the New Year. These “thoughts” are typically referred to as resolutions. The problem with resolutions is that they are usually hopes, dreams and/or…

The Giant Monday

The Giant Monday

I like to call January the “Giant Monday”. I guess because we usually start new projects, diets, exercise programs, etc. on Mondays. So January becomes the “Giant Monday”…. the time to start new “stuff”…projects, goals, resolutions. Goals and resolutions are not one in the same. Resolutions are hopes, dreams & fantasies. Goals are everything resolutions…

Getting Ahead Of The Holidays

Getting Ahead Of The Holidays

I know, I know…..it’s so easy to procrastinate about the holiday hassles. But, by gradually easing into them you could be better prepared, organized and much less STRESSED! Here are a few ideas to ponder while you get over the fact that I am discussing this in November: 1. Get a small spiral notebook (3X5…

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