Articles Written By: Ann Gambrell

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Streamlining Morning Madness

Streamlining Morning Madness

Getting the kids off to school can be chaotic to say the least! Here are some tips to help reduce stress for all. 1. Starting the night before by planning: a. Homework completion and in the backpack or at the exit door. Anything needing to leave with them. b. What will they wear to school?…

Taking On the Garage!

Taking On the Garage!

No more space to store “stuff?” Then this information is for you. No one, including me (a Professional Organizer) looks forward to attacking the garage. Most are just happy if no one gets to see what you have there! Well, buck up and here we go: Begin by emptying the garage contents into the driveway and…

Clean Sweep…new & easy tips!

Clean Sweep…new & easy tips!

Who doesn’t like a clean home, without hiring a cleaning service? Here are some QUICK & easy tips to get you & your family started on some dreaded chores.

Quick Cooking VS Eating Out

Quick Cooking VS Eating Out

Not only is it less expensive to dine in, it is healthier and better for the family relations. Saving money is good, as it is much cheaper than eating out or ordering in. Along with that is the opportunity to connect with your family. Whether it’s having the kids help to cook, set the table…

Fun Travel….Less Stress

Fun Travel….Less Stress

According to the official Chase’s List of Annual Events, June is “Anti-boredom” month. So if you’re planning to fend off the dullness of July, you might plan a family car trip. Yes, gas prices are an issue, however you DO need to get away and spend time together as a family. It doesn’t have to…

Grocery & Kitchen Smarts

Grocery & Kitchen Smarts

Weekly grocery shopping can be time consuming and costly. Yes, I said weekly, as shopping more frequently will be even more time consuming and costly! A quick stop for milk is OK as long as you are not caught up in the store promotions and end up with more than a quart of milk. That…

Family Organizing Tips

Family Organizing Tips

Spring is a busy season for families with Spring Break, sports, recitals, end of year parties, field trips and more.  It is easy to feel overwhelmed, here are some family organizing tips to help. 1. Regularly, update the family calendar with appointments, special occasions, sports and school activities. 2. Handle paperwork, email and postal mail…

Shuffling through the toys and the tears!

Shuffling through the toys and the tears!

At some point we determine that our kids have too many toys & gadgets. Of course they may not agree and insist on keeping all of them, even the ones they no longer use, play with or need. This can be an emotional situation, so take it slowly until you see their reaction.

Organizing Tips For A Busy Family

Organizing Tips For A Busy Family

Regularly, update the family calendar with appointments, special occasions, sports and school activities. Handle paperwork, email and postal mail ASAP. Discard junk, etc. Pay bills 1-2 times a month or auto pay to save time. Designate location for mail to be placed and dealt with daily.

A Fun & Successful Garage/Yard Sale!

A Fun & Successful Garage/Yard Sale!

Get the word out. Publicity is key, especially if you hold the sale in an area with little traffic. Signs posted everywhere (without becoming a nuisance!) can include; on your lawn and the lawns of other participants, local grocery stores, groups where you participate (PTA, MOPS, networking groups, church.), etc. Street signage should be easily…

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