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

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