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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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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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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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Sun Tan in San Tan Valley

Desert Park

It’s no secret that Phoenix has been going through a bit of a rapid expansion in all directions. Suburbs are popping up in every corner of the Arizona map, and honestly if this trend continues the way it…

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Surprise Arizona: It’s Full of…

Sunrise map

Believe it or not, it is difficult to not write a pun title when the location you are writing about is Surprise, Arizona. No seriously, that is the name of a city in Arizona. A group of people…

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Peoria: A Hold Out Against Phoenix

Peoria map

Peoria, Arizona is an odd little burg. It is in two different counties – although primarily located in Maricopa. It is a suburb of Phoenix, but oddly has more interesting things to do. It is something of an…

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How to Move Stuff Without Breaking It

Girl planning her move

There is nothing quite as awful, no fear quite so absolute, as beginning to unpack only to find that all your clearly labelled “fragile” boxes may well have been through a tornado. What could you have done wrong?…

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Moving to Maricopa AZ?

View of sunset in Arizona

If you are realizing that the home prices outside Phoenix pale in comparison to the prices in the city, then Maricopa AZ might very well be the destination for you. Just a short commute to Phoenix, Maricopa serves…

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What’s Old is New: Packing Tips for Antique Furniture

Antique writing desk with desk set

Have you ever looked at an antique table or lounge chair and wondered what it has seen and experienced in the time that it has existed? What secrets it has seen, the lives it has seen changed, what…

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Self Storage Tips for Military Families

Military family

Regularly moving to a new area, or even a different country, is part of the job description for those in the military.   Though this relocation may be expected, it doesn’t make the upheaval any easier to deal…

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