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

Top 10 Qualities of a Great Storage Facility in the Phoenix Area

  At first thought, you might think that all storage facilities are created equal. The truth is, though, that some facilities have a slight edge over the others (and we’re not just talking about the ones that keep fresh-baked cookies in the office).   Here are ten qualities you should look for when trying to decide which storage facility to use in the Phoenix area.   1. Unit size variety.   Look for a facility that offers many different unit sizes. This will ensure that you’ll be able to find a space that works just right for you, without forcing Read More

Taking Care of an Estate After the Death of a Loved One

  When a loved one dies, the last thing you want to do is take on a huge project. Unfortunately, it is often necessary. Especially if an elderly relative has passed away, someone close to them is going to need to sort through all of their belongings and property and make important decisions about what to do with it all. What’s the best way to handle this, without it becoming any more stressful than it needs to be? We have a few tips.   Start Sorting   Your basic categories should be: keep, sell, donate, and discard. Take it one Read More

Storage for Toys: 5 Steps to Keeping Your Home Neater

  When you have kids, toys inevitably follow. Your once neat and tidy home can quickly become a minefield of blocks, dolls, trains, action figures, and dress up clothes. Stepping around (or on) all of these things gets old very, very fast.   And yet, effective toy storage is something that seems to evade many parents and households. Finding a toy storage solution that works for your home and your family can make a huge difference in your home’s atmosphere. Here are five steps to take to overhaul your toy storage. Get ready to make your life a whole lot Read More