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Winter has officially ended and we have entered the spring! As the ground begins to thaw and flowers begin to bloom, there is so much growth and beauty all around. However, the starting of spring also means a heat wave is on its way and summer is not far behind. Moving to Phoenix can be a bit different from other cities due to its proximity to the desert. Preparing for the temperature changes of the desert can be like preparing for summer in other heat stricken areas. Check out these tips to get your home ready for the desert’s temperature changes coming your way!

Check Your Air Conditioning Unit

If you are just moving to Phoenix, chances are you have already had your AC checked prior to moving. However, if you are a current resident, performing routine Air Conditioning maintenance prior to the hot spring and summer months can help prevent an uncomfortable situation later in the year. In recent past, temperatures throughout Phoenix AZ have been on the rise and the hotter the temperature the more important having a working AC becomes.

Check Ventilation for Leaks

Ensuring that every aspect of your cooling system works will make enduring the desert’s temperature changes much more bearable. To check for leaks on your own, look throughout your home for any drafts in the windows or doors. Also, check the insulation in the attic or basement of your home to ensure it will keep the cool air in during the warmer months. Repairing ventilation leaks can be as simple as adding a bit of extra caulking or weather stripping to your doors and windows.

Roll Out Your Pest Prevention Plan

As the desert’s temperatures in surrounding areas changes, bugs tend to flock towards resident homes. Prepare your home against these bugs by having your pest control service add a few extra traps for bugs. In addition, check your home for any cracks that bugs may try to enter through.


Preparing for a move can be a stressful and time consuming task. Remembering to pack everything you need, but not over pack with items you don’t need can certainly take a toll on your mind. When moving to a new home or city, there are many factors that need to be taken care of. To help you prepare for a move the local Phoenix movers have put together a checklist of items you should do ahead of time so nothing slips through the cracks!

60 DAYS BEFORE THE MOVE

With two months of time between you and moving day you have plenty of time to get your home organized and ready to move.

  1. Purge your home of all unnecessary items.
  2. Contact AMS Phoenix and set up your move arrangements.
  3. Gather school and medical records.

To prepare for a move at this point, you should be collecting any information that will be needed in your new home as well as cleaning your home of items you do not need or want to take with you. Giving yourself two months to get organized will leave plenty of time to set up a garage sale or donate items. Also, requesting and receiving records may take a while, so it is always best to do so in advance.

45 DAYS BEFORE THE MOVE

Start gathering more items and information you will need to complete the move. (1) If you have hired AMS as your professional mover, arrange for your packing supplies and begin packing as soon as possible. (2) Start eating any food items you do not want to transport. (3) Learn more about the layout and dimensions of your new home. Plan out where furniture pieces will go and where boxes will need to be dropped off to stay organized on move in day.

30 DAYS BEFORE

  • Pack and label all boxes. Staying organized is crucial to a move.
  • Advise your employer if you will be away on move in day

15 DAYS BEFORE

  • Change address with your local USPS office. The form can be found online or requested in person.

MOVING DAY

  • Keep inventory of all boxes.
  • Sit back and let your local Phoenix movers handle the rest.

There is no doubt Phoenix has Irish pride. Whether you are Irish or not St. Patrick’s Day in Phoenix can be a blast for everyone. The local Phoenix movers of All My Sons, enjoy celebrating St. Patrick’s Day in Phoenix every year because of the amount of activities to do with friends and family alike. From Parades to music festivals, Phoenix AZ has it all! This year check out these top places to celebrate the luck of the Irish!

St. Patrick’s Day Parade in downtown Phoenix

Naturally there is a parade for St. Patrick’s Day in Phoenix as in most other cities but the enthusiasm felt throughout the streets is unparalleled. Ring in this St. Patrick’s Day with live Irish music, food, dancing and games. The parade in Tucson’s Armory Park will be held on March 17th from 11 in the morning until noon. The parade will make its way through downtown as patrons celebrate and rejoice in the festivals amenities.

There will also be an Improv Comedy Show held on St. Patrick’s Day in Phoenix for those looking to get a good laugh in. The show will take place at the National Comedy Theatre Phoenix. Tickets for those wishing to attend are between $12 and $14. However, if you show up wearing green or use the promo code GREEN online when booking, you can receive $2 off your tickets!

Pot of Gold Music Festival

Another popular attraction, the local Phoenix movers recommend attending is the Pot of Gold Music Festival. This musical bonanza will start on St. Patrick’s Day and continue until March 18th. Single day tickets are being sold for $69 each or a 2-day pass can be bought for $130. The festival will feature music from genres such as hip hop, reggae, and rock on Friday and punk/ alternative music on Saturday.


The Scottsdale Art Festival is an annual festival that hosts over 170 artists with over 35 different performances, and what would a festival be without some of the best food around? This year the 47th Annual Scottsdale Arts Festival will be held at the Scottsdale Civic Center Park on March 10th through March 12th. Friday and Saturday the festival will be open from 10 in the morning until 6 in the afternoon. Sunday, the final day of the festival, it will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Rain or shine the show must go on, and the people of Scottsdale have no intentions of stopping the show.

If you are new to Phoenix or will soon be moving to Phoenix, make sure to wake your way over at least one day during the festival to see some of Scottsdale’s finest works of art and performers. This year there will be artists from all over the country showcasing their works of art. Guest will be able to purchase any art they can’t live without. Also, there will be an online art auction for those who unfortunately cannot make it. The proceeds of the online auction will benefit the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts.

In addition to the art there will be plenty of live music, delectable food choices from local food trucks, and fun family friendly activities for everyone! Bring the kids for life sized games of Jenga, Connect 4, Yard Dice and Checkers! For those guests who would like to try their hand at an artistic masterpiece there will be a paint class to paint your own interpretation of the LOVE sculpture while enjoying a glass of wine. Classes will be held Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on a first come first serve basis. The classes are $25 for those wishing to participate.


All My Sons Local Phoenix movers know a security deposit is a lot of money to part with when you first move into a rental unit. At the end of a typical rental agreement, if you have met all the rules and regulations set in place by your landlord, you should get your full security deposit back. Unfortunately, the issue of a landlord refusing to return security deposits is quite common in the world of renting. So, what can you do to guarantee you get your security deposit back at the end of your lease?

Before you move in:

1. Read and understand your lease contract before you sign.

2. Take pictures of everything.

3. Note any scratches, holes, marks, or anything that happened to the unit before your tenancy.

4. Complete a move in inspection with your landlord so your landlord can acknowledge previous damages from former tenants.

Once you move in:

1. Be gentle with the walls and fixtures.

2. If you have a pet, make sure they are trained and housebroken.

3. Repair any damages or issues as soon as they arise.

Before moving out:

1. Request to be there when the landlord performs an inspection on the unit. This way they will be held accountable for any issues they might claim.

2. Give your landlord a fair amount of time to find a new tenant.

3. Most importantly, local Phoenix movers suggest you know your rights as a tenant. If for some reason your landlord refuses to return your security deposit, they must legally provide you with an itemized statement for how they plan to use your money for necessary repairs.


The day has finally come for you to show your house to potential buyers, and you are scrambling to stage it correctly before you open the front door. Not to worry – local Phoenix movers at All My Sons offer 5 tips for showing your house that can help you lock in the sale.

Clean Everything

Though it’s the most important tip for showing a home, it is often overlooked. A clean home plays a big role in the appeal to a potential buyer. Steam the carpets, mop the floors, wipe the windows, ensure there aren’t stains or crumbs on the counters, straighten the beds, put shoes and toys away.

Remove Bad odors

A house that has an unappealing smell can quickly turn off a buyer. A top tip for showing your house is to open all the windows and use air purifiers to remove pet, cooking, and musty odors. Try to create a neutral, fresh scent rather than an overpowering one.

Put Away Personal Items

Things like family photos, children’s artwork, or religious items that are on display can create an issue for a person trying to envision themselves living there. Local Phoenix movers suggest homeowners try to emotionally detach from the house. Leave only neutral decorative items – remove items that are very personal to you or anyone living in the home.

Improve Traffic Flow

A potential buyer doesn’t want to feel like the house is cluttered or lacks a natural “flow” from room to room. Pay attention to furniture arrangement so ensure a comfortable flow, rather than poor storage.

Apply the “Goldilocks Effect”

The Goldilocks effect means your design pattern should be “just right” so it is as appealing as possible. This means you must consider lighting, temperature, and noise levels. You don’t want your rooms too dark or too bright, too hot, or too cold, and you don’t want too much noise coming from your home.

 

Use these easy tips for showing your house, and impress your potential buyer!


Are you looking for a fun and exciting way to celebrate your love this Valentine’s day in Phoenix? If you’re new to Phoenix and trying to plan the perfect date, local Phoenix movers have some suggestions for new residents hoping to impress that special someone.

For Valentine’s Day in Phoenix with the whole family, local Phoenix movers suggest: Valentines Family Day at Dave and Busters – 9460 W Hanna Ln Glendale. For just $10 a person, you’ll receive a chocolate fondue buffet, unlimited video games all night long, a spin on the “Spin to Win” prize wheel, a Valentine goody bag, and enjoyment of the craft stations.

Valentines Date Night at Tilt Studio – Starting Friday Feb 10th at 4 PM, Tilt studio is offering a couple’s package, which includes a pizza, two beers each, and two full hours of unlimited video games for just $45 per person.

For an outdoor Valentine’s Day in Phoenix, take your sweetheart to the Waterfront fine Art & Wine Festival, where independent artists will show cause their unique paintings, drawings, photography, jewelry, and ceramics. The festival takes place at the banks of the canal in Scottsdale the weekend before Valentine’s day.

Surprise your significant other with a one of a kind experience at Butterfly Wonderland. For only $25 a person, each couple will enjoy wine, hor d’oeuvres, and the film Flight of the Butterflies in a state of the art theatre. Butterfly Wonderland has the largest indoor butterfly pavilion in America, so you and your date are sure to be amazed.

Various artists will be performing in Phoenix and the surrounding area in the week before and after Valentine’s day. Check out a performance from: Ariana Grande, Neil Sedaka, Chubby Checker, David Spade, George Lopez, Tony Orlando, Arsenio Hall, Billy Crystal, Keith Sweat, or Chris Rock.


Local Phoenix movers at All My Sons Moving & Storage report the Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show will be returning to Scottsdale February 16-26.

This world class event, which Scottsdale locals call “the greatest show on earth” will feature thousands of different horses all competing for the prestigious Scottsdale title. The Arabian Horse show sets the standards for horses and horse trainers throughout barns worldwide. It will be sponsored by The Arabian Horse Association, a nonprofit organization for the world’s top owners, breeders, and Arabian horse enthusiasts. Completions will include show jumping, dressage, and western.

The show originally had its beginnings in 1955 at the Arizona Biltmore, but quickly outgrew the venue as owners, trainers, and breeders traveled from all over the world to witness the first-class competition. Over the years, the show has gained popularity, expanding from 50 featured horses to nearly 2400. Local Phoenix movers say this event attracts thousands of spectators, fascinated with the beauty, agility, and grace of these giant animals.

An Arabian horse is a very distinct, easily recognizable horse breed. It is the oldest purebred in the world. Due to their stamina, soundness, disposition, and speed, they are extremely popular for competitions. The goal of the Arabian association is to promote breeding, competition, and education of the horses, and assist in the perpetuation and longevity of the Arabian horse.

The Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show will be held at West World: 16601 North Pima Road Scottsdale, AZ 85260.


While you are in the midst of moving to Phoenix, it may seem instinct to stop at fast food restaurants on the way, or go out to eat at your favorite restaurants, just because you have the best excuse to do so. However, once you begin to settle into your new house, preparing meals at home will be beneficial to your health, and your wallet. Local Phoenix movers at All My Sons Moving & Storage are here to share with you one of our favorite meals: breakfast. Here is an easy breakfast recipes to cook in your new home after moving to Phoenix.

Hot Quinoa Cereal

You will need:

1 cup almond milk
1/3 cup quinoa flakes
1/4 cup goji berries, dried blueberries, or cranberries
pinch of sea salt

Toppings:

peanut butter, almost butter, maple syrup, or honey
toasted walnuts or raw almonds
fresh fruit
chia seeds
apples

Instructions:

1.In a small to medium sized saucepan, set over medium-high heat and bring your almond milk to a boil

2. Add the 1/3 cup quinoa flakes, 1/4 cup goji berries, and pinch of salt

3. Turn off the heat and stir

4. Let cereal sit for 3 minutes and allow for quinoa flakes to cook though

5. Stir one more time, it should be thicker and creamier

6. Ladle the cereal into a bowl and top with your choice of delicious toppings!

If you are looking for more delicious recipes to cook in your new home after moving to Phoenix, check out our blog!


Thousands of Arizonans have committed to march with groups around the country advocating for women’s rights the day after Donald Trump is sworn into the White House as the President of the United States. Local Phoenix movers at All My Sons Moving & Storage say this Phoenix women’s march is being organized by a grassroots group of volunteers that plan to gather at the state Capitol on January 21, 2107.

The women’s march is for promoting the value of human rights, equal rights, community efforts, and more. Local Phoenix movers report that if people wish to exercise their First Amendment rights, they can show up to the Capitol and do as they please. However, there is a slight problem with this Phoenix women’s march: Capitol officials say the group must secure $2 million in liability insurance. The Capitol allows for events like this; however, you must go through the registration process before obtaining your space to march.

There are three different categories of events at that can take place at the Capitol:

1.Individuals or groups can march at any time, no permit required

2. Individuals or groups can reserve space to hold a conference lasting no more than 30 minutes on the House or Senate lawn, or in the rose garden using a podium. Applicants must fill out an application and be approved before conference.

3. Individuals or groups can rally or protest on the Capitol grounds and may use props, stages, or tables. They must also fill out an application and be approved, but they need to have insurance as well.

In this event, we turn to event number three. Unfortunately for this Phoenix women’s march, it is a bit difficult to purchase the insurance being asked for by the Capitol because the private citizens are not sponsored by an official group.

For the event to go as planned, the march can be held with no equipment or bathrooms, they could get a permit to hold a news conference, or they can get a permit and the insurance as they hope. With just a few days left, local Phoenix movers hope for the best when it comes to this Phoenix women’s march.