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

Selling Your House? Here’s How to Make it More Attractive to Buyers

  If you’re moving, you’ve probably got plenty on your mind already. Moving to a new place brings plenty of challenges, from the logistics of packing your belongings to negotiating the price of your new home. Add in the hassle of selling your new home, and it quickly becomes a very difficult time of life.   Taking steps to make sure you find a buyer for your home—and fast—will help relieve some of that stress. What exactly should you do? We give you a few tips here.   Declutter.   Decluttering is key when a big move is imminent. Not Read More

7 Things to Throw Away at the Start of a New Year

  A new year brings new beginnings, right? Out with the old, and in with the new! There’s no better way to apply this than in your home. The start of a new year is the perfect time to throw away whatever excess you have, making room for a fresh start and a fresh perspective.   Need help knowing where to start? Here are eight things you should throw away at the beginning of a new year.   1. Clothes (and shoes) you don’t wear anymore.   Take a quick inventory of your closet. How many items in there do Read More

How to Get Rid of Clothes: 5 Tips for Decluttering Your Closet

  We know how it goes. You start with good intentions, armed with a trash bag and a donation box. You face the closet door, determined to get rid of at least half of what you’ve got stored in there. But then, as you go through your clothes, it’s all too hard to get rid of, for one reason or another.   “It was so expensive!” “I wore that on my honeymoon!” “That was my favorite sweater last year.”   It’s so hard to get rid of clothes that we have invested money in or have an emotional attachment to. Read More

10 Organizing Projects That Will Take You 10 Minutes or Less

  Organizing your home is a huge endeavor, right? Well, not necessarily. There are plenty of small home organization projects you can do quickly, that will have a big impact on how cluttered (or not!) your home is. Here are ten of our favorite organization projects that can be done in ten minutes or less.   1. Under the kitchen sink.   It’s a black hole of cleaning products, old sponges, and dishwashing detergent. Take all the junk out, give it a good wipedown, and only put back what you actually use. It may not make it easier to do Read More