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Spend An Hour a Day to Organize Your Entire Lake Havasu Home!

Spend An Hour a Day to Organize Your Entire Lake Havasu Home!

Spend An Hour a Day to Organize Your Entire Lake Havasu Home!

Spend An Hour a Day to Organize Your Entire Lake Havasu Home!

Say you have this endless to-do list around the house that you seem to never get to or take forever to get to just one thing. You probably have good intentions and try really hard to fit these things into your free weekends but free weekends fill up quickly with better things to do! What if there was an easy way to tackle it all and not have to spend the whole weekend doing it? Well, there is! Try dedicating an hour a day to these projects around the house. Make an appointment with yourself! Here are some ways to get that done.

  1. Make your list

This is first step to getting anything done! List all of the things that need your time, need repair, fixing up, touching up, or organizing. Once you do that, you can start with the most important: what is driving you crazy at the moment? Maybe it is that your desk is covered in papers from work, mail, or your kid(s) school? Maybe your files need a re-freshening and you have a lot of papers that need shredding? Once you figure out what time of day you can set an hour aside, begin by organizing or cleaning whatever it is that is adding stress to your home.

  1. Designate a bye-bye box

Place a specific box in your home for giving items away. Whether it is clothes, household items, appliances, toys, etc. Decide if you want to donate it or give it to a friend or family member and keep it handy so you can grab it as you go out the door.

  1. About those decorations

Now that the holidays are over, you can take all of the items you didn’t put up this year, and put them in the go-away box.

  1. Make your doorway a happier place

One of the best ways to do this is by organizing and creating a system for your entry-way. You know what annoys you when coming and going through your entry-way. Spend your hour one day, fixing that. Once you get a system in place, you will feel so happy!

  1. In the kitchen

The kitchen is a chaotic place sometimes. Especially when it comes to pots, pans, and small appliances like crock-pots and such. Go through them and organize them. Spend your hour that day putting a kitchen system in place that works better for your cabinets and your convenience. Make it easier to grab the items you use regularly. While you’re at it, go through your utensils and clean them out. If you don’t use them, store or donate them. Otherwise, make the ones you use the most the easiest to access. Sort your food storage containers; clean the counters of big appliances you don’t use as much as you think. Remove a chunk of your coffee mugs as you only really need a few! This may take more than an hour. Decide how you want to take this one. Just remember in the end, it is so worth it!

  1. The living room

Take a good look at your displays around the living room and on shelves. Decide if something needs a change and make it happen! The best part about doing it this way, an hour a day, is that you have put getting it done finally into action. While you are in the living room, examine your cables. This is not the most fun job you will have but you can knock it out. Bundle the cables together with a bread tie and label them.

This Spend an Hour a Day to Organize Your Entire Lake Havasu Home- information is brought to you by: Steve Ticknor, your Lake Havasu real estate professional with Sunstone Realty Professionals. Serving all your Lake Havasu real estate needs by delivering professional representation, expert advice and a true 5-star customer experience.

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2830 Papeete Drive

2830 Papeete Drive

Boating with the Balloons- Lake Havasu AZ

Boating with the Balloons- Lake Havasu AZ

Boating with the Balloons- Lake Havasu AZ

Boating with the Balloons- Lake Havasu AZ

It’s going to be a beautiful holiday weekend here in Lake Havasu, perfect for boating with the hot air balloons! Make your reservations today to ensure your spot on the water this Martin Luther King holiday weekend, January 13-15. To watch these huge balloons is absolutely majestic, and to add the lake in is what dreams are made of. Peace, serenity, and the best views around the lake as you follow along and watch the hot air balloons glide with the boats. The ride will take you through the famous Bridgewater Channel and land you in Thompson Bay where the hot air balloons have enough room to fly over and even dip in and out of the water. With the reflection of the lake, this is the most picture-perfect views you can get for the year.

The morning trips start at 7:30am and last around 2 hours. The afternoon trip begins at 4:15 and returns around 6:15. Along with your boat ticket, you will be offered coffee and hot chocolate on board. Restrooms are on the boat, as well.

These charter boats hold 40 people at a time. Make your reservation and pay when you get there. If you show up, you may get a spot but it is better to put yourself down for a ticket in advance. 3 full days of Boating with the Balloons, don’t miss out!

When: January 13-15

Where: Bluewater Jetboat Tour, 70 London Bridge Road, Lake Havasu, AZ

Ticket Price: $28 per person; kids under 12 free

This Boating with the Balloons- Lake Havasu AZ information is brought to you by: Steve Ticknor, your Lake Havasu real estate professional with Sunstone Realty Professionals. Serving all your Lake Havasu real estate needs by delivering professional representation, expert advice and a true 5-star customer experience.

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3955 Mediterranean Lane

3955 Mediterranean Lane

44th Annual Lake Havasu Polar Bear Day

44th Annual Lake Havasu Polar Bear Day

44th Annual Lake Havasu Polar Bear Day

44th Annual Lake Havasu Polar Bear Day

What a title! 44th? That’s a long time. What on earth is Polar Bear Day? Well, it’s quite an interesting event here in Lake Havasu City, AZ! Part of what makes us so special is all of the fun events we involve the Lake in. The Lake Havasu Boat & Ski Club hosts this unique event where you have two options: become a bear, or stay a chicken!

Come one, come all. Everyone is welcomed and invited to take a dip in the Lake and become a brave bear. Earn your patch! This event is really for fun, and community togetherness. Enter as a group and take the plunge together or join in with other groups for the dip. If you want to brave it on your own, you can do that, as well.

You must “bear” the cold to participate which means you cannot wear a wet suit. Swim suits are required. The good news is, you can warm up your insides by the heaters on the beach and even eat some hot soup to warm up the insides of you, too. The rules are simple; you fully immerse yourself into the cold water to become a polar bear. If you chose not to do the full plunge, you can just dip a portion in the cold water and be a chicken, and win the traditional chicken patch. It is all in good fun, and if you come out you will not regret the laughter and the memories you will make. This is a great way to start the New Year, and loosen up!

Who knows, you may find yourself showing up planning to be a chicken and becoming a polar bear! Or planning to spectate and end up participating. Come out and find out which you will become. Bring your swim suit just in case! Afterwards, stay and hangout at the beach for the afternoon, and even watch others take the plunge into the cold. Winners will be chosen for youngest girl and boy, and the best in show, as well as, the best spill. See you there!

Entry Fee: $8 for swimmers; $5 for chickens

When: Saturday, 1/7/16 from 12-4

Location: Nautical Beachfront Resort, 1000 N McCulloch Blvd, Lake Havasu City

This 44th Annual Lake Havasu Polar Bear Day information is brought to you by: Steve Ticknor, your Lake Havasu real estate professional with Sunstone Realty Professionals. Serving all your Lake Havasu real estate needs by delivering professional representation, expert advice and a true 5-star customer experience.

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2495 Palisades Drive

2495 Palisades Drive

2nd Annual London Bridge Renaissance Faire

2nd Annual London Bridge Renaissance Faire

2nd Annual London Bridge Renaissance Faire

2nd Annual London Bridge Renaissance Faire

Lake Havasu Arizona is kicking family fun into high gear for 2017 with the 2nd Annual London Bridge Renaissance Faire. For those of you who have not been to a renaissance festival before, you are really in for a treat. Most of all, experience medieval times with delight as you see history retold in the form of stage performances and street performers dressed in full costumes of that era. In addition to the live entertainment will be arts and crafts, artisan demonstrations, and of course, the most delicious food choices. Have you even had a huge turkey leg at a Ren Festival? The food alone is worth coming for!

Hence, to fully immerse yourself in the fun, come dressed up. A lot of folks do! At the 2nd Annual London Bridge Renaissance Faire, you will also find yourself delighted to watch jugglers, musicians, comedians, magicians, and village characters as you walk around captivated! Bring the whole family, as every age will enjoy the sights, culture, and history.

The newest additions to the festival this year will tournaments of armored combat, archery, and live jousting on horseback. These shows are sure to be crowd-pleasers and keep you on the edge of your seat as you feel like you are really in an arena of medieval times.

2nd Annual London Bridge Renaissance Faire

2nd Annual London Bridge Renaissance Faire

2017 Additions!

Also this year, there will be three stages busy will entertainment for the audiences. It is recommended that you purchase a weekend pass so you get the opportunity to see it all! Examples of performances you won’t want to miss include Highland Way- a Celtic band, Thomas Wood the pyro juggler, Silk Moon Nomads- Havasu’s own troupe of belly dancers, Gallows Humor gypsy band, and a bunch more of awesome performers. With a marketplace of food and novelty shopping, a Pirate’s Cove children’s area with a real treasure hunt, tons of unique performances and the overall exciting atmosphere, aren’t you ready to buy your tickets today?

Dates: January 6-8, from 10am to 6pm on Friday and Saturday; 10am to 4pm Sunday

Location: Lake Havasu State Park, Lot 4; Parking 171 London Bridge Rd, Lake Havasu City

See website for more details of the Faire, pricing, and purchase options. https://www.londonbridgerenfaire.com/

This 2nd Annual London Bridge Renaissance Faire information is brought to you by: Steve Ticknor, your Lake Havasu real estate professional with Sunstone Realty Professionals. Serving all your Lake Havasu real estate needs by delivering professional representation, expert advice and a true 5-star customer experience.

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1957 Mesquite Ave Lake Havasu City

1957 Mesquite Ave Lake Havasu City

Lake Havasu Area Chamber of Commerce 2017

Lake Havasu Area Chamber of Commerce 2017

Lake Havasu Area Chamber of Commerce 2017

Lake Havasu Area Chamber of Commerce 2017

The New Year is quickly approaching and it is a good time to talk about the Lake Havasu area Chamber of Commerce, which is a big part of the Lake Havasu community. They host social events, networking, business events, and job opportunities throughout the year. Being the largest in northwestern Arizona, now is a great time to join and get involved if you aren’t already.

The chamber is an independent operation and represents around 700 businesses and individuals, small and large, although, made up largely of small businesses. They are an independent operation, and serve as a support system for our community. An advocate, here for your benefit.

Each Tuesday of the month, the chamber hosts a Social Hour. The first one of the New Year will be January 3, 2017. This is a great way to network, socialize, and be a part of the business community. Promote the community, be a part of business legislation, and attend premier events all year long.

2017 January Social Hour:

When: 1/3/17 from 5-6pm
Where: Fiesta Mexicana Restaurant, 1621 McCulloch Blvd, Lake Havasu City

No reservations needed! Just attend and enjoy! If you are interested in joining, members receive all kinds of benefits. Perks like visibility for your business on the chamber website, all access to the chamber need-to-know items, training and education, connections to the business community, networking with other members, low-cost advertising opportunities, advocacy, and discounts! That’s a pretty great list of benefits. For more information, visit the website here.

This Lake Havasu Area Chamber of Commerce 2017 information is brought to you by: Steve Ticknor, your Lake Havasu real estate professional with Sunstone Realty Professionals. Serving all your Lake Havasu real estate needs by delivering professional representation, expert advice and a true 5-star customer experience.

Ring in the New Year at Martini Bay in Lake Havasu, AZ!

Ring in the New Year at Martini Bay in Lake Havasu, AZ!

Ring in the New Year at Martini Bay in Lake Havasu, AZ!

Ring in the New Year at Martini Bay in Lake Havasu, AZ!

Ring in the New Year at Martini Bay in Lake Havasu, AZ!

Lake Havasu AZ folks, come celebrate this special time of year at an elite party surrounded by spectacular lake views! The London Bridge Resort is home to lakeside views, downtown life, and the Martini Bay restaurant. Starting at 4pm, come join in the New Year’s party whenever you like and enjoy a delicious dinner, live entertainment, a DJ, party favors and a champagne toast!

Spend the day downtown in the fabulous Lake Havasu City and end your night here. Best of all, make reservations to stay overnight at the London Bridge Resort and don’t worry about driving home! Downtown Lake Havasu is full of things to do with shops, bakeries, boutiques, bars and pubs. In addition to the view of the lake, take in the Festival of Lights which displays over 500,000 lights that set the lake aglow for the most picturesque views.

At midnight, along with the champagne toast will be a ball drop. Gather around with your friends and loved ones and countdown to 2017. The menu is set to be Filet Mignon with other delicious fixings which you can eat at any time throughout the evening. Wear your best neon themed party attire, and make the best of memories.

Location: Martini Bay, 1477 Queens Bay, Lake Havasu City

When: The Party starts at 4pm

To make reservations, click here

For London Bridge Resort reservations, click here

This Ring in the New Year at Martini Bay in Lake Havasu, Az information is brought to you by: Steve Ticknor, your Lake Havasu real estate professional with Sunstone Realty Professionals. Serving all your Lake Havasu real estate needs by delivering professional representation, expert advice and a true 5-star customer experience.

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3955 Mediterranean Lane

3955 Mediterranean Lane

 

Must-Haves in Your New Lake Havasu Home

Must-Haves in Your New Lake Havasu Home

Must-Haves in Your New Lake Havasu Home

Must-Haves in Your New Lake Havasu Home

Moving into your new home is a hectic and exciting time! Often, we forget basics that we didn’t even realize we need until we need them. For example, a ladder or better yet, ladders. Who knew how often a ladder would be needed, and different types? You want to make your new home moving process as easy as it can be and having these essentials handy will surely help with that!

Fire Extinguisher

Here is a forgotten but much needed item. We have probably all had at least one scare in the kitchen or from a candle that you thought, “that could have been real bad.” It is best to avoid these scenarios with having the proper safety equipment handy. There are different types of fire extinguishers including ones for cooking oils and woods, so choose the best one for your needs.

Tools

You most likely already have acquired your basic tools such as a hammer, screw driver, level, measuring tape, and hopefully a drill. But, home ownership comes with the need for some heavy duty tools such as a ratchet set, hand saw, and stud finder. While you are figuring out your tool situation, go ahead and make a tool kit, and keep it handy.

Headlamp

Things come up that require you to not only need light but also both of your hands! Invest in a hands-free headlamp for when you need to check the basement, breaker box, or even crawl space. Something you don’t think about until you are asking “Hey honey, come hold the flashlight please!”

A Good Wet-Dry Vacuum

We all make messes. Especially when doing things around the house like weekend projects. A vacuum which can handle both wet and dry messes is one to keep handy.

Extension Cords

Here is another one that you don’t think about or realize how often you will need extension cords. Especially around Christmas time when you have to use all of those pretty lights to be festive! Go ahead and organize them and keep them in a spot you will remember. At some point, you will needs those guys!

Emergency Kit

Be prepared! It is just a good rule of thumb. Keep general things like cash, food, water, a change of clothes, a flashlight, batteries, first aid kit, and sleeping bags in this kit. Stock up for the whole family, including pets, and be prepared for at least 3 days of supplies. Don’t forget diapers and formula if you have infants in the house.

Owning your own home is such an accomplishment and comes with pride. With all of the responsibility of home ownership, hopefully these tips can help ease your busy minds, and contribute to your preparedness in this role.

This Must-Haves in Your New Lake Havasu Home information is brought to you by: Steve Ticknor, your Lake Havasu real estate professional with Sunstone Realty Professionals. Serving all your Lake Havasu real estate needs by delivering professional representation, expert advice and a true 5-star customer experience.

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3510 El Toro Drive Lake Havasu City, AZ

3510 El Toro Drive Lake Havasu City, AZ

 

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21st Annual Festival of Lights Lake Havasu, AZ

21st Annual Festival of Lights Lake Havasu, AZ

21st Annual Festival of Lights Lake Havasu, AZ

21st Annual Festival of Lights Lake Havasu, AZ

Those of us who live in the Lake Havasu area of Arizona know that the lake is really the heart of our city. We love to use our resources and involve our beautiful Lake whenever we can! And the 21st Annual Festival of Lights is one of our favorite ways to use the Lake! The day after Thanksgiving is when the Christmas spirit kicks off! The water is set aglow with over 500,000 lights set for your viewing pleasure. In full picture, the Lake is gorgeous and guaranteed to make you feel the Holiday warmth! 500,000 lights! Wow! It is a very exciting time here, indeed.

On the day after Thanksgiving, Santa visits and hangs out around the Lake, and then comes back every Friday and Saturday from 6-8pm. The kids and families of all ages love it! Get your camera ready, and making long-lasting holiday memories at the Lake.

Ways to Enjoy the Lights

It is a lot of lights that can be seen from far distances, making the Lake glow. Drive around, park and walk around the Lake, visit with Santa, or even hop on your boat and take a night cruise around the Lake for the full experience. London Bridge is the best place to take a stroll, while the Bridgewater Channel is the ultimate destination to take your boat through. Park in the English Village, or the London Bridge Resort, or the Convention Center. You have until 10pm each night to see the lights.

When: November 25-January 1st from 6-10pm.

Location: The London Bridge Resort and the London Bridge are located at 1477 Queens Bay

This 21st Annual Festival of Lights Lake Havasu, AZ information is brought to you by: Steve Ticknor, your Lake Havasu real estate professional with Sunstone Realty Professionals. Serving all your Lake Havasu real estate needs by delivering professional representation, expert advice and a true 5-star customer experience.

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2195 Cosnina Drive

2195 Cosnina Drive

 

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