Home Make Over: Backyard Edition

Remember those old summer days? You’d run and play in the backyard, maybe hang in a hammock and look at the stars; catch fireflies in jars and be disappointed when they died after you didn’t poke holes in…

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Emergency Moving Checklist

I don’t know that I have ever had an emergency move. Sure, I have had last minute moves and poorly planned moves. Never an emergency wherein I needed to move. Thankfully, that is not what this post is…

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Boosting Home Value with Outdoor Living

When I was a kid, my neighbor got a pool and I remember asking my dad about it and he just said they were trying to boost the resale value of their home. Now I didn’t start my…

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How to Survive Living in an RV

Whether you are foregoing a traditional home, or just taking a cross-country trip, living in an RV is tricky. And that might be putting it mildly. You will be in close quarters with a couple of people, in…

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We Gotta Go Back Marty: Back to Your Mom’s House

Remember when you were a kid, and your parents said all that you needed to be successful was a college degree, maybe an internship, and then you’d be able to make an adult life? Now you’re graduating college…

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Putting Childish Things Away

Kid playing a tug of war

Growing up is probably the worst thing ever. Bills, car insurance, mortgage, car tags, responsibility. All those things are the antithesis of fun and merriment. What’s the adage, “when I was a child, I thought as a child,…

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Bathroom Storage: Big Plans for a Tiny Room

Mordern bathroom

Ever walk into someone else’s bathroom and feel immense envy because the space feels huge? Maybe it was well organized, but the place ran like a well operated machine, and you just thought that you could never do…

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Have a Good Year in Goodyear

Goodyear map

I have written extensively on the growing metropolis of Phoenix, and while Glendale might want to fight me on this front, should Phoenix continue to grow the way that it has been it will begin to engulf the…

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College Life: Freedom and Small Spaces

A Convocation degree certificate

Oh yes, college. The first time many kids are freed from the strict rules of their parents and are free to form their own identities. For many this is a struggle between finding the right balance of social…

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Sheds: The Garage of the Backyard

Outdoor storage room

Something I remember clearly as a kid is a “pick one” problem, they were these things where you had two options and you had to pick one, and no matter you did the other would be bad. Like…

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