Ann Gambrell

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…

Resolutions VS Goals? Is there really a difference?

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 fantasies. Goals are everything resolutions…

Jump Start the Holidays?

Jump Start the Holidays?

I know, I know…..it’s way too early to be thinking about the holidays. 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:

Fast Food…at home…Really?

Fast Food…at home…Really?

Cook? Who has time to cook? Too busy driving kids to and from sports activities, dance classes, martial arts, school, friends’ homes, play dates, and more? Well, you are not alone. Most families are very busy and in many households both parents are working outside the home as well.

Kids and Paper, Paper, Paper!!

Kids and Paper, Paper, Paper!!

They are back in school and here comes the avalanche of papers! School kids generate a lot of paper. From the first time they bring home that fist-full of drawings from pre-school until they leave for college, the paper chase is on. School papers, homework, magazines, photos, report cards, memorabilia and so much more can…

$aving At The $upermarket

$aving At The $upermarket

I recently read a newspaper article indicating that more families are choosing to save money by cooking at home VS eating out. Along with rising grocery costs, rampant obesity and poor nutrition, a plan is definitely needed. The plan should include: a weekly dinner menu, a smart shopping list, and whatever it takes to fill…

It’s summer…no time to cook!

It’s summer…no time to cook!

It’s summer, school is out and the fun begins! Well…. except for one thing. The busyness of fun may have its drawbacks. Instead of the hectic days of chauffeuring kids to and from school and their sports or other activities, you are now busy trying to relax and have fun with the family. Whether you…

Quick Tips For Closets

Quick Tips For Closets

1. Clear out what doesn’t fit and has not fit for some time. 2. Move the out of season clothing to another area. 3. Organize clothing according to wear each day/week. 4. Eliminate clothes bags that take up too much hanging space.

Spring Cleaning…Really?

Spring Cleaning…Really?

Today’s spring-cleaning 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, rug cleaning, fresh or new slipcovers, and more. If you do not recall all this fuss over winter’s ending,…

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