Preparing the year’s biggest feast for friends and family can require a lot of work. Not to worry, All My Sons Moving Company has a few Thanksgiving Hacks that can make your meal preparation simple and satisfactory.
1.Write out all of your recipes ahead of time so you are not scrambling to remember them the day of.
2. If you do not have a wire roasting rack for your turkey, crumple up multiple sheets of aluminum foil and coil them on the bottom of the pan.
3. Prep and cut all vegetables the day before, and store them in the fridge. This includes chopping onions, peeling potatoes, and washing greens.
4. Add baking powder to mashed potatoes for extra “fluff”. To save room for cooking other items, keep mashed potatoes warm in a slow cooker. Set temperature on low and stir every hour.
5. If you forgot to buy a rolling pin for dough, a wine bottle is just as effective.
6. Use a muffin tin to make individual portions of stuffing. This helps make the stuffing crispier and easier to serve.
7. Potatoes are easier to peel after they have been boiling. Boil them for 15 minutes, let them cool for 10 minutes, and the skin should come right off.
8. Use a portable cooler for extra fridge space.
9. Keep your pie crust frozen up until you put it in the oven. This will maintain its shape the best.
10. Add a spoonful of soy sauce to gravy to bring out the most flavor.
All My Sons moving company suggest you keep these Thanksgiving hacks in mind so you can enjoy your holiday celebration!
Phoenix movers have the perfect spot for nature enthusiasts: The Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix, Arizona. The garden was created in 1939 by passionate Phoenix locals who recognized the need to conserve the desert environment. Over the last 70 years, its mission has been to understand, protect, and preserve the desert’s natural beauty.
The core values of this living plant museum are stewardship, interdependence, authenticity, and accountability:
-Protection and preservation of desert plants, animals, and habitats.
-Promote the understanding that people, plants, and nature are all dependent upon each other for survival.
-To work ethically and responsibly within the community.
The garden aims to promote and spread knowledge around conservation of desert plants, especially in the southwestern United States, and to explain to visitors how abundant life survives and thrives in the harsh Arizona desert.
Today, The Desert Botanical Garden is 1 of 24 botanical gardens nationwide accredited by the American Alliance of Museums. It consists of 140 acres, with 55 of them under cultivation – with over 55,000 plants on display in their lush outdoor exhibits. There are 821 dedicated volunteers, 107 staff members, and over 633,000 attendees every year. This is a popular spot for children’s fieldtrips, as the garden has hosted over 32,000 students.
The Desert Botanical Garden is frequently updating their exhibits, hosting concerts, events, and educational talks. There are seasonal activities such as “Ask a Gardener” on weekends, a nighttime desert experience called “Garden Flashlight Tours”, and “Birds in the Garden”.
As a great spot for a romantic date, an educational afternoon, or a leisurely stroll through the flowers, Phoenix movers say this is a top recommendation for nature lovers to enjoy and appreciate Arizona’s abundant natural beauty.
Phoenix movers at All My Sons Moving & Storage report that new residents have arrived to Phoenix just in time for Election Day deals. On November 8, once you have received the coveted “I Voted” sticker, various locations in Arizona will help you celebrate your right to vote.
-Show off your “I Voted” sticker at any Firehouse Subs location for a free medium drink with your sub.
-Shake Shack in Uptown Plaza, Kireland Commons, and Scottsdale Fashion Square are offering a free scoop of custard to voters.
-Get pumped up for the election with free coffee from 7 Eleven, starting at midnight on Election Day. Download the 7 Eleven smartphone app, then use the coupon in the Scan and Save section.
-Rejoice in the closing of the election with a drink at Drexyl. Phoenix movers say if you wear your sticker proving your participation, you will receive the following drinks for only $1 – Mai Tai, margaritas, piña coladas, lemon drops, and red and white wine.
-Krispy Kreme locations in Chandler, Mesa, and Phoenix are offering free doughnuts to those who can show they voted.
-To encourage voting amongst parents of small children, the YMCA is offering free child care on Election Day from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
-Can’t find a ride to the polls? Phoenix movers report two Arizona services are offering to help. Download the Discount Ride app and use the promotion RIDE2VOTE to receive a ride up to $10 to and from your polling location.
-ZipCar is also offering to help; from 6-10 p.m. on Election Day, Zipcar is waiving fees so people can get to the polls to cast their votes. No account necessary.
With just ten days to go before America makes history with its 2016 presidential election, candidate Donald Trump addressed Phoenix residents at the Phoenix Convention Center.
Residential Phoenix movers report candidate Trump stood in front of a packed house as the crowd cheered him on, stating “Restoring honesty to our government and the rule of law to our society will be a very high priority of my presidency.” He urged Phoenix voters to help him win the state of Arizona and win back the White House.
In his speech, he discussed his disdain for Obamacare, saying that the citizens of Arizona are experiencing a 116% increase in premiums that are not working. Residential Phoenix movers report that Obamacare rate hikes are worse in Phoenix than any other part of Arizona, along with skyrocketing deductibles. If he becomes president, Trump says his administration would immediately repeal and replace Obamacare, giving Arizona residents only one group to negotiate with. Trump also addressed and the hopelessness many Americans have expressed about the confidence in our government.
When discussing his opponent to Phoenix supporters, Trump highlighted the ongoing investigation into Clinton’s missing emails. “Her actions were willful, deliberate, intentional, and purposeful,” he stated. He accused Clinton of arranging a deal with Attorney General Loretta Lynch that took place in Arizona. Trump pledged to end government corruption.
Residential Phoenix movers know Arizona is traditionally a Republican state, which will come into play in the election on November 8, 2016.
All My Sons of Phoenix were concerned a few years ago when the city of Phoenix was struggling to find a way to control pests. The city couldn’t control an infestation of ground squirrels near 32nd Street and State Route 51. The pesky burrowing rodents destroyed a nearby earthen dam, forcing the residents of Phoenix to shell out $1.1 million to replace it.
No one had a clue how to control the rodents until Ed Checkley, an environmental quality specialist for the city, found a solution; Mother Nature to Fight Mother Nature, which is something that both residents and Phoenix movers were thrilled to initiate.
Approximately two years ago, Phoenix erected “raptor poles” as a part of a pilot program to help get rid of and a way to control pests that were damaging levees and dams. The ideology was to use birds of prey like red-tailed hawks, barn owls, and kestrels for pest removal in flood control areas, rather than using environmentally-harmful poisons.
The concept is simple really. Perch poles create a vantage point where the birds can scout for their prey. As more and more raptors come to feed, the rodents scatter for two reasons. First, they are eaten, and second, the screeching birds drive squirrels, rats, rabbits, and other species away.
This way to control pests is much safer than using rodenticides, especially new neighborhoods. Poison can end up in the water supply and can be carried into the food chain. Checkley said the city stopped using poison as a way to control pests in 2008, in part because changes in environmental regulations required the posting of poison-hazard signs, which would have frightened residents and potentially lose business for local Phoenix movers.
The Phoenix residential movers at All My Sons Moving & Storage realize that many residents don’t notice raptor birds living among them and the winged predators are rebounding as they migrate back into the urban areas where development once drove them out. The program can also save the city money; each perch pole only costs about $3,500 which is pretty insignificant in comparison to the $1.1 million spent to rebuild the flood control areas.
All My Sons residential movers and residents who are working tirelessly to upgrade the Phoenix community and city parks. While they have made great progress to create a beautiful space where they can create art and play music, they still find some things missing from the greater picture. Phoenix residents’ first task was to clean up the park and the alleyways, and the next is to beautify the parks by creating murals and other art installments.
With this plan in hand, Phoenix residents were ready to move forward, but they were missing one key necessity; funding. Finally, the money came in in the form of a grant from the Love Your Block Phoenix mini-grant, which provided residents with $1,000 to five different Phoenix communities, each year in order to beautify their city, one block at a time.
Projects included alley cleanups, painting murals, building butterfly gardens, installing storefront planter boxes, and free libraries. On top of providing money for revitalization projects for Phoenix communities, the grant also connected residents to the community in ways it wasn’t connected before.
Phoenix residents are focusing their efforts on low-to-moderate income areas. The communities plan to hold more cleanups and add a mural along the alleyways that lead up to the parks. They are well on their way to becoming a group of people who want to do something to make the environment they live in better, which is just a small part of why Phoenix is becoming such an attractive city to move to.
All My Sons in Phoenix is anticipating the history making fight for the World Series title this year. Both the Cubs and the Indians go head to head in an effort to win their first title in decades. The Indians last title came in 1948, while the Cubs haven’t won since 1908, and haven’t played a World Series game since 1945. Despite both teams having Midwestern roots, their Phoenix fans get to cheer on players from both teams every spring, in the Cactus League.
We know that Phoenix’s Cub fans and Phoenix’s Indian fans are not going to want to share space while they cheer on their team. Fortunately, there are options for fans of each team to watch the World Series in Phoenix.
- Half Moon Sports Grill
Known as the Windy City Sport Grill, the bar is a great place for Cubs fans to watch the World Series in Phoenix. The bar feature Chicago-style fare and pays tribute to the owner’s Chicago roots.
- Hobnob Sports Grill.
A Chicago friendly bar that serves hearty game-day fare with great drink specials. Cheer on the Cubs while you watch the World Series at Hobnob Sports Grill after moving to Phoenix.
- Diamond’s Sports Grill.
The cozy bar has a long history with Chicago, as it was founded by the former Cubs broadcaster Harry Caray and his announcing partner, Steve Stone.
- Lucky Break.
The bar is already established as a place for Cleveland Browns football fans, and is now a hotspot for Indian fans to watch the World Series in Phoenix. The bar host 24 screens and has great draft beer, and hot dog specials.
- Goodyear Ballpark.
This Ballpark is where the Indians’ Cactus League practices during the spring and has free admission for fans wanting to watch the World Series in Phoenix. Concessions will be available for purchase and fans can sit on the lawn and in the stands.
With fall upon us and winter just around the corner, your full service movers in Phoenix know that residents in the area won’t have much to complain about. Aside from the dropping of temperatures, Phoenix residents have another reason to enjoy life a little more than the rest of us.
According to a new study, Phoenix area citizens have a new reason to rejoice. Bankrate, a financial publishing site, surveyed 21 cities in the United States, and Phoenix claimed the ninth position for best city for people to grow wealth.
Countless factors influence a household’s ability to grow wealth; from social capital to the way decision makers handle their money on a day-to-day basis. The results of the study were decided upon by five different key factors: savable income, human capital, debt burden, home ownership, and access to financial services.
According to Bankrate, Phoenix’s biggest strength when it comes to growing wealth is human capital, and Phoenix has the country’s best access to higher education per 1,000 residents. Phoenix also ranked higher in savings after tax income, receiving an additional $14,828 per year, which is the third highest among all of the cities that ranked the highest to grow wealth.
On the downside, one of Phoenix’s greatest weaknesses to grow wealth is the access to financial services, which relates to how easily and cheaply residents can access crucial financial services, such as retirement accounts, mortgages, and auto loans. Phoenix scored poorly, as its metro area has the third lowest amount of bank branches per 100,000 residents.
If you are interested in moving to the ninth top city to grow wealth, our expert movers are here to assist your family in a full service move to Phoenix. Visit our website today for an estimate!
Just a half an hour from Phoenix, Scottsdale Arizona is known as a desert version of the Miami’s South Beach. This comparison is particularly apt at Christmas. The average temperature in Scottsdale on Xmas day is a balmy 65 degrees. That doesn’t dampen the Christmas spirit though.
While the weather outside is far from frightful, the holiday fun in Scottsdale is certainly delightful. All kinds of great holiday fun can be found in and around the Scottsdale area.
Scottsdale is ranked as the best city in America to raise kids. It couldn’t be more evident than at the Polar Express of Scottsdale, running from November 7th through January 3rd 2015. This wonderful recreation of the classic children’s book by Chris Van Allsburg features a train ride to the North Pole where the kids will get to meet with Santa himself.
What would Christmas be without a picture with Santa ? The kids can get a photo-op with Old St. Nick at Santa HQ in the Scottsdale Fashion Square. A variety of photo packages are available, and of course there’s great shopping for the adults.
Speaking of adults. Want to give one of the grown-ups on your Christmas list a memorable Xmas experience ? Look no further than one of the luxurious Spa packages at the Prado Restaurant at Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia. The Omni features Play and Stay Golf packages, Spa packages, and a breathtaking view of Camelback mountain.
But there’s more to Scottsdale than Xmas. Scottsdale’s top 10 rankings for Best Run Cities in America, Safest Cities In America, Best Place to Raise Children and Google’s “eCity” award recognition have made it a magnet for young families. But Scottsdale was also ranked as the 5th best place to retire. There’s something for everyone year round in the Scottsdale. Move to Scottsdale and discover why it’s called “The West’s Most Western Town”.
Started as one man’s vision, Glendale was carved from a desert wasteland into the thriving, beautiful community it is today. After digging a forty mile long canal that brought water to the area, he was deep in debt. After this, he further extended himself by building a road half that distance going to Peoria. Unfortunately, he was still struggling financially. After much hard work, he finally convinced seventy families to move to Glendale by declaring it alcohol-free, a measure that many local religious groups loved. A decade later at the turn of the 20th century, the growth of industry brought many more families from far and wide to his town. It only continued to grow from there.
Today, Glendale is a very modern city, with a fantastic stadium and arena, candy factory (featuring tours), and art center among other attractions. What makes Glendale unique among cities of its type is the fact that it celebrates a rich history that is still visible, with a multitude of historic buildings still standing. In larger cities, many of these treasures are destroyed to make room for new wonders, but Glendale manages to have both. Move to Glendale and you’ll find a wonderful city ready to take you in.