Designing Your Outdoor Space for Success (Even in a Phoenix Summer)

  Outdoor entertaining is one of the great things about owning a home. If you design your outdoor space well, it can really turn into an extension of your home that creates memorable experiences for you, your family, and your guests.   Of course, throw a Phoenix summer into the mix, and things get a little more interesting.   With temperatures well into the triple digits, it might be a little baffling to some why you would even want to spend time outdoors during a Phoenix summer. Well, with a little planning, you’ll be able to design a space that Read More

When You’re the New Neighbor: How to Feel Comfortable in Your New Neighborhood

  Moving can be a jarring experience in a lot of different ways. Not only are you in a new house, but more likely than not, you’re probably in a new neighborhood as well, with new surroundings and of course, new neighbors.   Each of your new neighbors is going to be different, so it may take a little time to gauge which ones you and your family will get along with. Still, there are a few things you can do to when you first move in to help you get through the stage of being the “new neighbor.” Here Read More

Safety First! Health and Safety Tips for Moving Day

  When you’re planning a move, your attention is pulled in a lot of different directions. You’re thinking about the best day to move, getting helpers lined up, and making sure the utilities will be turned on in your new home. Whether you like it or not, a move is a time of multitasking.   With so many things on your mind, it’s easy to see how health and safety could potentially take a backseat to other things during a move. But ignoring these things on moving day could lead to injuries that last long after your last box is Read More

How to Buy Used Furniture

  Whether you recently moved or just want to spruce up your space, buying used furniture can be a great way to furnish a space on the cheap. Many people sell their used furniture at deeply discounted prices, meaning you can get a steal on everything from beds to bookshelves.   Of course, special care should be taken when you’re buying anything used—and that goes double for furniture. Here are some of our best tips for buying used furniture.   Shop local.   Too often, people who want to ship large furniture items are trying to scam you. Keep your Read More

How to Sell Used Furniture

Selling used furniture is a pretty common thing these days. The Internet and social media has made it easier than ever for just about anyone looking to make money by selling used furniture in just about any condition.   If you’re looking to sell used furniture, you might be wondering how to best go about it. Here are some of our best tips!   Include ALL relevant information in your listing.   This includes: When the item was purchased Brand and style name (if applicable) Detailed measurements The item’s condition (more on that later) Asking price and whether or not Read More

How to Survive a Move During the Summer in Phoenix

  If you’ve ever experienced Phoenix in July, you’re probably wondering why anyone would even consider moving during the brutal, triple-digit Arizona summer. Unfortunately, some people don’t have a choice. Summer is usually a convenient time to move, with kids out of school and things generally slowing down. The housing market usually picks up in the summer, too, so it’s a popular time to move, no matter where you are.   If you’re moving in the summer in Phoenix, though, there are a few extra steps you should take to make sure that you’re comfortable during the move. Being in Read More