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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.


With almost 20 years running, the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series is one of the most fun running events in the United States. Starting in 1998, runners participated in a marathon that had live bands playing their music all along the course. It has turned into an annual event that gives back to children. After moving to Phoenix, what better way to get involved in your community while having fun and giving back than in an Arizona marathon?

The Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series is a weekend full of health and fitness, with a finish line concert. Participants get to walk or run on a scenic course that highlights host cities famous sites, live and local bands along the course, fans cheering them on as they pass by, an Official Participant shirt, a Finisher’s Medal and Certificate, free admission to the Finish Line Festival and Post Race Concert, and free admission to the 2-day Health and Fitness Expo.

If you are a new resident after moving to Phoenix, know that running in this Arizona marathon helps save lives at the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon begins at 7:50 a.m. on Wednesday, January 15. Starting line is at the Arizona Center at Van Buren Street and 2nd Street in Phoenix. It runs for about 7 hours and ends at the finish line at Rio Salado Parkway at Ash, Tempe.

Your local Phoenix movers at All My Sons Moving & Storage encourages everyone to get out and have some fun on a run!


Whether you are a music fanatic or not, attending a live concert is an entirely different experience that is worth living. You do not have to go to a great, big venue to get the full concert atmosphere, either. All My Sons local Phoenix movers share that concerts are not only fun, but they are even good for your health. Here are some of the biggest upcoming concerts in Phoenix worth discovering.

If you are a country music lover like the local Phoenix movers, join us at the Jake Owen and Chase Rice concert on Wednesday, February 1 at 7 p.m. at the Birds Nest at TPC Scottsdale.

If you prefer bluegrass, Del McCoury will be performing on Thursday, February 2 at 7:30 p.m. at the Musical Instrument Museum – Music Theater.

Classic rock fans choose this one of the biggest concerts in Phoenix. Chicago – The Band will be performing live at the Tuscan Music Hall on Thursday, February 2 at 8 p.m.

Ariana Grande will be putting on a show, and you can bet that this will be one of the biggest concerts in Phoenix this February. She will be at the Talking Stick Resort Area on Friday, February 3 at 6:30 p.m.

If you are into the smooth sounds of reggae, Rebelution on Friday, February 3 at 9 p.m. at the Rialto Theatre. You can also catch Iration at the same venue less than a week later, on Thursday, February 9 at 8 p.m.

Local Phoenix movers at All My Sons Moving & Storage suggest checking out Phoenix Concerts for all of your information in regards to the biggest and greatest upcoming concerts in Phoenix throughout the year.


Arizona is known for its sunny skies and perfect weather, but even Phoenix residents must warm their homes up in the winter months. Local Phoenix movers say this sunny state sometimes experiences December temperatures dipping into the low 40s. Do not let the holiday season bring an outstanding energy bill to your front door. Here is how you can save money on your energy bill while heating up your home:

1. Worn weather-stripping allows cold drafts into your home, causing homeowners to crank up their furnaces to stay comfortable. Replace worn weather-stripping and caulking around doors and windows.

2. Use a portable heater in areas where people commonly gather, like the living room or the kitchen. This gives your furnace a much-needed break, and will save 3 percent on costs for every degree below 70 that you turn down your furnace.

3. Local Phoenix movers urge you to take advantage of the Phoenix sun! Despite the cold weather, the sun will still help to heat up your home for free. Keep your blinds open around your windows for extra heat. This will give your furnace a break during the day, cutting down on your energy bill.

4. Windows account for up to 25 percent of heat loss in homes. Simply covering your windows and glass doors with clear plastic film can save up to 14 percent on an energy bill. Local Phoenix movers share that the film comes off easy for the warmth of spring.

5. Install a programmable thermostat. Studies show programmable thermostats that automatically drop the temperature during times that you are not home can minimize your heating bill by at least 10 percent.


Holiday celebrations start in late November with Thanksgiving, kicking off a string of parties, traveling, giant feasts, and delicious sweets. Phoenix movers and packers at All My Sons know this is usually the most difficult time of year for people to maintain self-control with their diets. The limitless temptations of the holiday season make it difficult for even the strictest dieters to stay healthy during the holidays.

Follow these simple tips from your Phoenix movers and packers at All My Sons Moving & Storage to stay in shape during the holidays.

1. Keep it moving. Exercise at least 30 minutes a day. No matter how busy your schedule is, only a half hour a day of physical activity can help keep your body healthy and in shape throughout the season. Go for a walk, a hike, a jog, a bike ride, a swim, or shoot some hoops. Phoenix movers and packers also recommend getting your family involved. This is a fun and healthy way to spend time together. Even one big activity a week instead of a movie will balance out some of your holiday indulgences.

 

2. Sign up for a race. Phoenix hosts races in December, such as Angels on Patrol, AZ Santa Run, Santa Hustle Marathon, and the Gingerbread 5K. Anticipating a race will remind you to keep in shape and motivate yourself to exercise each day.

 

3. Treat yourself occasionally! Phoenix movers and packers know how tempting holiday treats can be. Treat yourself for your hard work and indulge, but only occasionally. Limiting your intake of sweets, drinks, and holiday meals will make them taste that much better once you do treat yourself. Everything in moderation will keep you on track!