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So it's that time of year – spring cleaning. We all dread it. it's one of those things that we really don’t look forward to doing but feel really good about it when we are done. It's time to roll up those sleeves and get to work on the interior and exterior of your home. Both are just as important! Although most of us clean either every day or a couple times a week, it's really important that we focus on a few things that are easy to forget about at least once annually.

 

Here is a list of 5 things you should clean once a year. Let’s get to work!

1. Your Closet

We all need a change of style every now and then. We buy clothes and accessories and shoes and soon start to realize, unless you have unlimited walk-in closets in your house, that we

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If you’ve never moved before, prepare for some stress and headaches. Even moving local within the same city can be a vexing process. Between bureaucratic tasks like redirecting mail, changing your billing address, updating your contacts, and minor tasks like getting a new dog sitter and finding a new route to work (or a new job altogether), you’ll have your hands full. And then there are the not-so-simple matters of packing and moving.

The physical, financial, and mental stress of packing your life into containers and moving them into a new place can leave you exhausted in more ways than one. Fortunately, when you’re moving to a place like wonderful Palm Springs, CA, you’ll have all the necessary moving amenities nearby.

Read on to see how to make

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Palm Springs is a beautiful place to spend Valentine’s Day. The weather is not too hot, desert flowers are just starting to bloom and the clear skies are perfect for stargazing. Planning a big move to the city? Then take the stress out of planning Valentine’s Day and check out the following things to do with a significant other.

Special Tour at Living Desert Zoo and Gardens - Tequila Included

Head to the Living Desert Zoo and Gardens for a special tour of the Park after Dark. This tour takes people up close to the animals minus all of the usual daytime crowds. Current animals on display include an amur leopard, a camel, and a golden eagle. The Friday after Valentine’s Day is adult night, which includes a tequila tasting with the tour.

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Palm Springs VillagefestDreaming of a warm winter? You don’t have to if you decide to visit (maybe even relocate) to somewhere naturally warm, like Palm Springs, California. The early months of the year are among the best times to visit Palm Springs — you’ll avoid the summertime heat that residents know all too well while being able to enjoy the consistently beautiful weather.

Events Throughout the Winter

Palm Springs doesn’t slow down for the winter, and their event calendar is proof of that. Throughout the winter you will find many festivals. There’s the Villagefest Street Festival, a regular Thursday evening street festival in Downtown Palm Springs where artisans, entertainers, shops, and restaurants showcase their wares and samples to the public. If you’re only in the

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Palm Springs Pride FestivalPalm Springs Pride Festival 2017 is almost here. For people who haven't ever been to this festival, as well as those who have come to previous festivals, this year's line-up is going to be impressive. The event is held on the first weekend of November, so time is running out to make your plans to come.

An Early Kickoff for This Year's Events

This year's festivities are starting early. Wednesday, October 25 is OUT PSP: A Kick Off to Pride Weekend. This event is taking place on the fourth floor outdoor patio of El Mirador Plaza. You can enjoy DJ Baz on the turntables and a host of offerings from Coachella Valley restaurants and bars. This event takes place from 5 to 8 p.m. Tickets for this event are $50 up until October 14 or $75 after.

The George

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Want to move to Palm Springs but worry you won’t be able to afford it? If you’re over 55 and you live in certain California counties, consider Prop 90.

Proposition 90 is a 22-year-old initiative that enables homeowners 55 years or older to transfer the base year value of their principal residence in one participating county to a newly purchased residence in another participating county provided that certain requirements are met. Palm Springs is an ideal destination for retirement because it is in Riverside County, a Prop 90 particiant.

To qualify for the program, applicants and properties must meet the following requirements per the California Board of Equalization:

1. At the date of transfer of the original property, the transferor (seller) must

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Palm Springs Golf CoursesIf you're heading to Palm Springs, California, be sure to pack your activewear - you're going to need it.

An Oasis With Options

The typical image that comes to mind when thinking of Palm Springs is time spent lounging around the pool or doing some serious shopping. But there is a whole lot more to Palm Springs than that!

Like architecture? Palm Springs has a vast concentration of Mid-Century Modern that will dazzle you. You can take a tour of Elvis's Honeymoon Hideaway or grab your parka for a trip to the top of San Jacinto Mountain.

Or go exploring through the Uptown Design District to find a trove of unique antique shops, galleries, furniture boutiques, fashion design shops, restaurants and more.

Like hiking? There are 134 hiking trails

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Top 5 Palm Springs Restaurants

As the choice vacation destination of many Americans across the nation and tourists across the world, it comes as no surprise that Palm Springs is full of exceptional spaces to dine. Whether you're hankering for classic Americana dishes or elegant French cuisine, Palm Springs is full of premier restaurants where you can delight your taste buds with flavors from all over the world. In fact, Palm Springs boasts one of the most well developed restaurant scenes in the nation.

If you've just moved into the city, put these five restaurants at the top of your list when it comes time to explore the culinary scene in town.

Cheeky's

Today, Cheeky's is the place to be when it comes to brunch, but the popular restaurant was not always a breakfast

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Smart Home Features Buyers Are Looking For

There's no question that as the real estate market evolves, houses are getting smarter. Things that were once the stuff of dreams are now the reality we live in. Adjust the temperature of your house an hour before you leave work, so that when you get home, your house is the perfect temperature. Invest in energy-efficient dimmable LED lighting that cuts power costs and reduces your overall environmental impact. Install a smart home security system and rest assured that your loved ones will be safe even if you're out of town.

But when it comes to selling your home, does it matter to buyers whether or not you can interface your home with your cell phone? Do buyers consider energy efficiency when they're investing in a home? According to a study

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4 Reasons To Buy a Spanish Style Home In Palm Springs

There are two prevalent building styles in the Palm Springs area. There's the celebrated Mid-Century Modern building style that Palm Springs is so well known for, and then there is also the Spanish-style home that dates back to California's early days. Both architectural styles have a number of benefits when it comes to both style and practicality.

Here are four reasons to buy a Spanish-style home in Palm Springs:

Timeless Style

The biggest draw of a Spanish-style home for sale in Palm Springs is their classic style. Since Palm Springs was first settled, these houses have been a popular building style. Many years later, the style is still prevalent. With corrugated red-tile roofs, white stone exteriors, decorative wrought-iron detailing, and

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