Smart Kitchen Storage: 7 Tips to Make the Most of Your Space

  You know the kitchen is the heart of your home. It’s where your family gathers to cook, eat, chat, and relax. Or at least, that’s the theory. Of course, if your kitchen is cluttered or crowded, you won’t really be able to do any of that.   A neat, organized kitchen can really make your home feel peaceful and well cared for. Of course, not everyone is so lucky as to have tons of cabinet and counter space in their kitchen. We’ve come up with seven tips that will help you make the most of whatever space you have Read More

Moving to Phoenix? Here are 10 Things You Should Know

  If you’re moving to Phoenix, or any of its surrounding cities—welcome! As longtime inhabitants of the Valley of the Sun, we’re happy to have you. And we’re happy to share with you a few insider tips on moving to, and living in, this amazing area. Here are ten things you should know about moving to the Phoenix area.   It’s hot.   Okay, so you probably already know this. But let’s just be perfectly clear right from the beginning—it’s really hot. Triple digits are the norm in the summer (which often extends from May to September), and temps over Read More

Insurance On Your Belongings (Better Safe Than Sorry!)

  No one likes to think about losing their belongings. Unfortunately, it happens. Whether due to a house fire, flood, or robbery, your valuable possessions really could be gone in the blink of an eye.   This is why it is so important to make sure that your possessions—especially your most valuable ones—are properly insured. How can you be sure? We’ve listed some tips below that will help you stay on top of your personal property insurance.   Read your policy.   It may sound straightforward, but it’s the first, crucial step toward protecting your belongings is knowing what your Read More

Summer Moves in Arizona: Do’s and Don’ts

  Moving is always a lot of work. All the planning, shopping for materials, organization, packing, and labeling—not to mention the actual moving—can really become a big, burdensome project. Add triple-digit temperatures to the mix, and you’ve got the makings of a truly miserable experience.   Unfortunately, there are a lot of reasons why moving in the summer, even in Arizona, can make sense. Schedules are a little less busy, time off is a little easier to get, and housing markets are usually more active. So if a move in the Arizona summer is inevitable, what can you do to Read More

Surviving Summer in Phoenix

  Talk to any Phoenix native, and they’ll tell you just how great the winters are: mild and sunny, without a snow flurry in sight. Phoenix winters are the envy of the rest of country.   Summer, however, is another story.   In the Phoenix area, summer brings with it triple digit temperatures, turning cars into ovens, sidewalks into frying pans, and swimming pools into life savers.   Whether it’s your first summer in Arizona, or your fiftieth, you are probably already dreading the sweltering summer that lies ahead. We’ve come up with a few tips to help you survive Read More

Clean, Cleaner, Cleanest: Taking Spring Cleaning to the Next Level

  Spring is well under way, especially in Arizona. In fact, Phoenix and its surrounding areas are gearing up for the inevitable, triple-digit summer that is just around the corner.   That being said, there’s still some time to squeeze in some spring cleaning, so your home can be in good shape for the coming season. Take a look at some of these things you can do to take your spring cleaning to the next level—whether you’re just getting started, or you’ve been “done” for weeks.   Deep clean your appliances.   All the surfaces of your home may be Read More