The Savvy Mom’s Quick Guide to Keeping Your Car Interior Clean!

Keeping your car interior clean when you have kids is the daily struggle of Moms (and ‘Mr. Moms’!) everywhere!  “HAH! – Impossible”! (I know what you’re thinking!) My friend had a child take a SHARPIE marker out of her bag and color half the back seat before she caught him…Yes. True story. Cheer up families everywhere! Keeping your interior looking fabulous IS possible – even with kids! Here’s a few quick tips every savvy Mom needs to know! Tip 1 – Prepare, Prepare, Prepare!! Get carpets for the floor to put on top of the floor mats. Use a 6 ft floor runner to put under the car seats. Or use a doormat if you have bucket seats. This protects your upholstery, and when it gets dirty, just take it out and hose it off in the driveway! Get this tray for the kids! Best.Tray.Ever. The little edge keeps any snacks contained, as well as any toys or...

Spring Break Travel Tips

Spring Break Travel Tips Spring Break Travel is the welcome escape from months of winter cold! Families, college kids and lots of hard-working individuals find getting away at this time of year just the ticket to propel them through a few more months of the ‘9 to 5’! Here are few great tips Miss MOXIE wants YOU to keep in mind before you hop on the plane to your fabulous destination! Prep Work– How’s the luggage? Wheels work. Zippers Zip. Handles pull out properly. Update Prescriptions. Purchase any OTC medication. Check your glasses! Make sure you have the screws tightened. Insure your important travel/ID documents are up-to-date. House Sitter? Print up any instructions, your itinerary, and emergency numbers. Set any light timers, have post office hold your mail, and hold your newspaper. Have any important pet information available. No House Sitter? Print a list of things to do before you walk out the door: Turn up AC, Turn...

Earn Extra Cash by Renting out a Room

I know this subject is a bit off topic for Moxie Girl but I wanted to share some information with my readers. My husband and I have a large home with some bedrooms that we don’t use regularly. We decided we wanted to earn extra cash by renting out a room but we weren’t quite sure how to go about doing it. After researching for a while, we ran across the vacation rental website Air BnB. This unique website works two ways: 1) you can sign up and rent out a room in your home or your entire home and 2) you can find a rental for your own vacation travels. Earn Extra Cash by Renting out a Room We have stayed in wonderful homes owned by amazing people whenever we’ve used Air BnB instead of a hotel when we are traveling about. Usually, renting through Air BnB is much less expensive than a hotel and...

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...

Labor Day Weekend Round 2: The holiday continues!

Happy International Housekeepers Week Everyone!   I don’t know about you, but I always get excited this time of year! It’s a fun time to recognize all of the hard work that gets put into the home. Not to mention, it immediately follows Labor Day, so it’s a fun week guaranteed!   It’s amazing to see the vast changes over time in housekeeping and to check out the statistics.   But, as I’m sure most of you are experiencing, in addition to this wonderful week-long holiday is another urge to have a Labor Day round 2. Not only is it important to keep our households organized, but we need to organize our lives. The key to keeping us all healthy is to keep our minds sane. And the way to do that, is to allow yourself to relax.   I know I’ve mentioned before that relaxation must start within your own home. I want you to...

Stress-Free Traveling?

It’s almost that time of year again. Holiday trips are about to begin! For moms who tend to burn out before vacation even starts – put the kids in charge of packing and planning for themselves. Yes, seriously! Empower your children and use the vacation to teach valuable life lessons! The whole family can be involved in the planning the budget and activities. Everyone will enjoy the trip more if they have some say in what will happen. Plus, it’s a great opportunity to teach your kids that fun sometimes costs money and time management is still necessary, even for play. Use our Kids Vacation Planning worksheet to help them brainstorm, research, and plan their special activity for the family. Instead of packing all the suitcases yourself, this year tell everyone they are in charge of their own suitcase. Use our Kids Packing List to make a list of how many tops, pants, shoes, etc. your children will need and let them choose what items they bring. This...