Ann Gambrell

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.

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.

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!!

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…

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…

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.

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