Baby, It’s Hot Outside!

Moxie Girl is headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona and when we get to this time of year, heat is a daily issue. Baby, it’s hot outside! But, guess what? It’s even hotter in your car. Especially if it’s parked out in the open all day long. Even an hour in a grocery store parking lot can create a solar oven right in your vehicle. So, it’s time to clean out your car of anything that can melt, burn you, or cause a problem and use some common sense when it comes to functioning inside your car. Make sure to check in every obvious and less obvious place of your car for things that can melt. If you’ve got kids, you’ll be surprised at what you find stuffed in a seat crevice or buried in a storage bin in the very back of the car. Here’s all the places to check:   Glove compartment Console Under the seats...

Patio Prep for Summer

Summer is just around the corner and if you haven’t already, now is the time to get your patio area ready for summertime enjoyment. Not sure where to start? Here are some steps to follow to get the job done: Patio Prep for Summer Remove everything from the patio area. If you’ve got a grassy area, move everything there. If space is tight, move the patio furniture to your driveway for a good cleaning. (more on that in a bit.) First, either sweep or use a shop vac to get rid of all loose debris. Once that’s done, hose off the patio area using a high-pressure hose nozzle. If you’ve got some nasty stains or spots on your concrete, pavers, or cool decking, you may want to consider renting a pressure washer to remove those stains.   Take stock of your patio furniture. It’s probably looking a little dusty and grimy. If the cushions are removable,...

Organizing Your Home Office

At Moxie Girl, one of our services that is becoming more and more popular is that of home organizing. I’m sure you know how frustrating it can be to have piles of stuff here and there. No matter how clean and organized you can be, quite often it’s inevitable that we end up with that unintended pile of papers, files, and who know what else! If you work from home, quite often your home office can become disorganized in a matter of a few days. If you don’t get a handle on the clutter and disorganization, chaos reigns supreme! We recently helped a home photographer get his office organized. He had some special requirements in his work space. Even though you may not be a photographer, when you organize your work space, take a few moments to jot down all the different things you need to accomplish in that space. Then, sketch out a rough draft of...