How to Host a Party to Remember

It may seem easy enough on how to host a party. Can’t you just throw out some beer and chips and let people mingle? If everyone knows each other, that can work…sometimes. But we’ve all been to that party where the white wine is served at room temperature in red Solo cups, the Swedish meatballs are cold and slimy, and no one is talking to anyone else. That’s the party your guests will remember for a whole different reason! Take it from the personal assistants at Moxie Girl: There is a better way! Create a theme The best parties seem to center around a theme. Whether that is the big game, a major awards ceremony, a holiday, or the pool, you’ll find that your event will run much more smoothly when there’s a reason behind the gathering. People will know what to expect, and they might even get in on the action by bringing a dish to share....

Spring Cleaning…With a Little Flair

Spring cleaning is a given around this time a year (see our previous post on spring cleaning). It’s a time to clear out the cobwebs, chase away the dust bunnies, and let the fresh air blow through your home. But spring is also a great time to think about temporary ways to brighten up your spaces for the season. Moxie Girl suggests the following tips for putting some spring in your step and in your home! Smells Spring Fresh Our sense of smell is a powerful thing. Put away your wintry pine, cinnamon, and apple scents and transition to spring with lighter and cleaner smells. Add some small, fragrant herb pots in your kitchen or try a citrus candle. Tuck a lavender sachet in your linen closet to freshen your sheets and towels. Seasonal Swaps A few quick and easy changes can make a big difference in your décor. Trade your darker couch pillows for a fun floral...

How To Clean Leather Furniture…and Make It Shine

As much as PETA might not like to hear it, a number of Americans have chosen to decorate their family rooms and living rooms with leather furniture. It can be a great option for a busy family with messy kids and shedding pets since fur and dropped food come off leather couches, chairs, and ottomans pretty easily and with minimal hassle. But did you know that, to keep your leather pieces in tip-top shape, you need to do more than just brush off the messes? In actuality, you should be cleaning your leather furniture regularly; here are some hints to make it shine. Location, Location, Location Before learning how to clean leather furniture, first consider where your leather furniture is placed. Does the afternoon sun stream through the windows right onto the cushions? Although cows seem to really enjoy the warmth of the sun, once their hides are part of your home, leather doesn’t fare so...

A Vacation to Remember—Minus the Cleaning

As the temperatures begin to rise, locals and tourists alike are ready to soak up the Phoenix sunshine, take in some spring training games, and escape cold weather during school breaks. If you have a vacation rental property in the area, this is the time of year when you know you’ll see a steady stream of guests heading through your property. It also means you have an increased need for vacation rental cleaning and other upkeep to maintain your investment and keep guests happy. Schedule Ahead Is your rental property busier during certain months? Do you need a thorough cleaning prior to the first guests’ arrival? When you own a vacation rental property, your reputation is on the line. You want to provide a warm reception to everyone, whether it’s their first time in town or they are regular guests at your getaway home.   Did you know that Moxie Girl’s housecleaning team can prep your...