How to Get Your Arizona Landscaping Ready for Spring

  Spring in Arizona is a beautiful time of year. Before it gets too hot, take advantage of the lovely weather to get the exterior of your home looking picture perfect. Here are a few things you can do to spruce up your Arizona landscaping for spring.   Get your grass in shape.   Many homeowners in Arizona plant different types of grass in the spring and in the fall, so they can have lush, green lawns all year long. Spring is the time for bermuda grass. If you’ve planted bermuda grass before, it has gone dormant over the winter Read More

How to Make Sure Moving Day Goes Smoothly

  Moving takes a lot of time, a lot of work, and a lot of planning. The entire process, from finding a new home, to selling your old one, to deciding what to take with you, to packing up, can take weeks, or even months. And yet, it all comes down to one big day: moving day.   Moving day can be relatively painless, or it can be extremely stressful. We’re guessing you’d rather keep things on the “painless” side, so here are a few tricks to help you do just that.   Pack a suitcase.   The first few Read More

5 Kid-friendly Home Organization Tips

  “Kids” and “organized” may seem like two words that can’t ever be used together. Many parents resign themselves to the fact that their homes will basically be a disaster zone while they have young children. Believe it or not, however, this doesn’t have to be the case!   There are some things parents can do to make their home both organized AND kid-friendly. Here are five of our favorites.   Set yourself up for success.   Before you get started, think about the areas of your home that need to be organized, and think about how to make them Read More

How to Organize Your Home Office

  If there’s any area of your house that should feel neat and organized at all times, it’s probably your home office space. In an ideal world, this is where your work gets done, where the bills are handled, where important documents get filed away, and where you can always go to find a paper clip or a highlighter. In the real world, however, a home office space can sometimes turn into a disaster zone, where bills go to get lost without being paid, stacks of papers appear in the blink of an eye, and you can’t even find a Read More

Quick Tricks to Freshen Up Your Home for Spring

  In Phoenix, spring comes early—no matter what the groundhog says. So while the rest of the country is bundled up, waiting for the snow to melt, we can start getting ourselves and our homes ready for spring.   Here are some quick ways to make your home feel like spring.   Add greenery.   Plants and flowers add a little “spring” to any home. Living plants are always great, but fake plants do the trick in a pinch. Adding some fresh flowers and a plant or two to your home (even if it’s a Phoenix-friendly cactus) will have your Read More

The Downsides to Using Your Garage for Storage

  We all have things we need to store: holiday decorations, out of season clothing, sentimental pieces we just can’t seem to throw away. We want these things within close reach, but also out of sight.   If you have an attached garage, you might think that’s the perfect solution. However, there are a few things you should think about before using your garage for all your storage needs. Here are a few downsides to using your garage for long-term storage.   No room for your car.   It may not seem like a big deal to leave your car Read More