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Christmas in Scottsdale

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”.

Where to Retire in Arizona?

Prescott, Arizona, located 100 miles north of Phoenix, was recently ranked number four in CNNMoney’s “25 best places to retire.” This famed city is most notable for encompassing the world’s oldest rodeo along with 800 buildings on the National Register of Historic Places. However, this isn’t the sole reason why Prescott, Arizona has become one of the most popular retiree destinations. The weather is hard to out-do: Ample sunny days and four distinct seasons. Also, with the market down 35% since 2007, Prescott has become a more economical retirement haven. If you are a historical guru or a sucker for warm weather, your Phoenix professional movers recommend Prescott, Arizona for your retirement destination.

Drive Carefully! Extreme Winter Weather Expected for Northern Arizona

Your professional movers would like to encourage all drivers traveling to northern Arizona to be especially cautious on the road as extreme winter weather conditions are expected to hit the streets in the form of 12 to 24 inches of snow! Fortunately, for vacationers and professional relocation service providers in Arizona alike, the department of transportation has nearly two hundred snow plow teams sweeping the streets and highways to maintain safety for those who will be behind the wheel in the less-than-favorable winter weather. Snow and ice may cause many roads to close temporarily, so your Phoenix professional mover recommends leaving early providing plenty of time to arrive should your preferred route become closed off due to risky road conditions.

Phoenix Movers Have Good News for Homes Affected by 2010 Hail Storm

For many Phoenix home owners, the damage from last year’s hail storm is still a looming concern. If your roof was damaged from hail in 2010, you may have been discouraged from pursuing an insurance claim due to the seemingly-standard restriction insurance companies have on ‘untimely’ reports. Brian McSteen, owner of Phoenix-area All Roofs, Incorporated, strongly urges all who have an hail-related roof damage to speak of to follow up with their insurance company as the statute of limitation for hail damage is not necessarily restricted to a year like you may have been led to believe. Your Phoenix mover knows you’ll appreciate being relieved of your roof-repair responsibilities, so if this applies to you don’t hesitate to contact your insurance company today and determine your options!

Move to Glendale

Phoenix area movers relocate many families to Glendale on a regular basis. With a population of nearly 300 thousand, it is clear that Glendale Arizona is a hot spot for families on the move; no pun intended! So why is Glendale so popular? For one, there is a thick concentration of entertainment in Glendale. Home to the Arizona Cardinals and the National Hockey League’s Coyotes, Glendale has much to offer to resident sports fanatics. The venues primarily utilized for Cardinal and Coyote home games also cater to music fans. Many huge acts put on concerts in Glendale, such as Paul McCartney; and there is much more that Glendale Arizona has to offer!

Spice Up Your Moving Day

What is cake without the icing? What is life without the spice to make it interesting? It is often the little extras that make the biggest difference, and your upcoming move is no exception to the rule! Even if you are enlisting the professional help of an Arizona moving company in Phoenix, you will probably still put a little of your own elbow grease into your move; this is great as you stand to save money by handling tasks such as packing or dismantling furniture. Don’t dread the chores you have on your to do list! What you need is to spice up your moving experience. Moving is not exactly a walk in the park, and when coupled with the scorching Arizona summer temperatures it can be an exhausting task to tackle. One of the best “spices” that you can provide for yourself and for anybody who is kind enough to lend a helping hand is a fully-stocked cooler. Cold water, sports drinks, and snacks should keep your crew hydrated and energized! A reliable coffee maker may also be necessary for any caffeine fiends helping out. A fully-loaded ipod can really boost the spirits of everybody helping out with your packing and such; you would be surprised to see how much a soundtrack can do for you while moving. Whatever extras you throw in the mix to spice up your moving day just enjoy the day as much as possible.

Pro Phoenix Movers: The Perfect Follow-up to Marriage Proposal Great or Not

The aptly titled YouTube video, “Greatest Marriage Proposal EVER!!!” is putting some real pressure on about-to-pop-the-question boyfriends everywhere. Matt (the point-scoring boyfriend) really pushed the marriage proposal envelope with this one, and is starting off on the right foot –assuming there are more brilliant gems where this idea came from! If you too have recently popped the question to the lady in your life, and your proposal wasn’t quite as ingeniously romantic as Matt’s, perhaps you can make up for your not-so-thoughtful proposal by hiring reputable Phoenix movers to help transition you two to your new home with care! After watching the video below, you might also want to schedule a surprise massage for your future wife to enjoy on your moving day as well!

Are You Moving into an Energy Efficient Home?

Energy efficiency is important, and is much easier to achieve than you may think! Whether you have recently moved, or are just tired of paying sky-high utility bills in your home, there are plenty of steps you can take to prepare for a much more affordable summer! Every house is different, but there are several common areas you can easily examine in your house to ensure that you aren’t spending more money that you should be on energy bills. Before you move in, and before the summer is in full swing, make a weekend project out of boosting the energy efficiency of your place so that you can save money this summer!

Sell Your House to Move in Phoenix

Selling a home to move in Phoenix can be a learning experience for most people. However; when you wish to sell your home, the learning aspect of the experience is probably a secondary motive unless you have high hopes of embarking on a career in real estate. A good understanding of basic house-selling principles is a good tool for you if you don’t plan to live at your next place forever, and you can really benefit from any education along the way with an already solid foundation of knowledge; nobody wants to acquire expertise by learning something the hard way, especially when it comes to selling your house!

Phoenix Mover Warning: Be Careful With Charitable Donations

As with any tragic and catastrophic even such as the earthquake/tsunami which recently took its toll on Japan, Arizona residents who care are surely eager to lend a helping hand in anyway they can to the people in Japan who need it right now. However; there are people in the world who heartlessly take advantage of these types of situations, and your Phoenix area mover here wants to extend a word of advice for anybody wanting to help provide aid to the people in Japan.

A charitable donation does the victims in Japan no good if you are fooled into “donating” to a scam artist, of which there are many in this world. To be sure that your donations are truly going toward helping disaster victims in Japan, your mover in Phoenix suggests limiting your donations to reputable charity establishments only. Furthermore; don’t ignore your suspicions if you are asked for a credit card number or checking information over the phone, it is better to be safe than to be sorry. You are more than welcome to cross-reference charitable establishments with the Secretary of the State’s Officer in Arizona if you have a bad feeling about any particular individuals you think may be trying to scam you.