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    Michelle Galvez

    Michelle Galvez
    A Bay Area native, Michelle is five years into fixing up her fixer upper. When she's not inside working on her latest project, she's in the garden tending her latest crop.

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    Simple Ways to Incorporate Feng Shui into Your Home

    Posted by Michelle Galvez on Jan 23, 2020 3:09:00 PM

    In honor of Chinese New Year, which begins this Saturday, we’re looking at ways to bring health, wealth and happiness into your home during this year of the rat. One way is with feng shui — the Chinese practice of orienting the items in your home in a way that creates a positive flow of energy and attracts joy, love, pleasure and abundance. While the principles of feng shui can be fairly complex and unique to each home, we have a few, fairly simple, ideas that you can put into practice yourself.

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    Topics: home decor

    Winter Garden Preparation for a Successful Spring Planting Season

    Posted by Michelle Galvez on Jan 16, 2020 5:02:53 PM

    While we’re currently locked in the dead of winter, spring is only a couple months away and with it comes warmer weather, pops of greenery, and a long list of things to get done in the garden.  Luckily, there’s no need to wait. You can (and should) get started on your to do list today. Here are a few tips to help your green thumb get off on the right foot.

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    Topics: home maintenance

    Busted: Popular Home Maintenance Myths Debunked

    Posted by Michelle Galvez on Jan 9, 2020 9:02:58 AM

    We’ve been hearing some interesting home maintenance myths lately that has us thinking it’s time to separate fact from fiction. So just call us Adam and Jamie because we’re ready for some serious myth-busting. Luckily (or unfortunately?), there’s no need to blow anything up.

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    Topics: home maintenance

    AAA House Manager: A Look Back at 2019

    Posted by Michelle Galvez on Dec 19, 2019 9:00:07 AM

    As we approach the end of 2019, we look back on what was AAA House Manager's first full year in operation. We experienced a lot of exciting changes — adding more House Managers to our team, expanding into new cities and, of course, welcoming new members. We're now helping more Bay Area homeowners than ever before, which is what we loved most about 2019. Let's take a look back on how we helped our members this past year. 

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    Topics: House Manager

    10 Holiday Gifts for the Home that They'll Love

    Posted by Michelle Galvez on Dec 12, 2019 9:30:07 AM

    Whether you were done months ago or haven’t even started (or maybe somewhere in between?) it can be tough to find the perfect holiday gift for everyone on your list. Luckily, we have some ideas for the area we’re experts in — the home.

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    Topics: home decor

    5 Tips to Prepare Your Home for the Ultimate Stress-Free Holiday Party

    Posted by Michelle Galvez on Dec 5, 2019 7:11:00 AM

    The holidays are here and you’ve decided to throw a party at your home to celebrate — that’s great! Of course, that’s until it’s a few days before the party and you’re running around the house in preparation, wondering why you signed up to host. We’ve all been there. But not to worry! We have 5 tips on how to prepare your home so your festive gathering goes off without a hitch.

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    Topics: home decor

    Happy Thanksgiving from AAA House Manager

    Posted by Michelle Galvez on Nov 26, 2019 7:00:00 AM

    Thanksgiving is this Thursday! We can't believe it's here already. The months have flown by, so it has us thinking about all we’re thankful for this year. At the top of our list are our loyal members — the best part of AAA House Manager! Of course, we couldn't do what we do without our talented team members. From our House Managers out in the field to everyone in the office, they help keep things running smoothly and we're thankful.  

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    Topics: House Manager

    The Differences Between Thumbtack and AAA House Manager

    Posted by Michelle Galvez on Nov 21, 2019 11:37:27 AM

    The rise of the gig economy and the companies that support it has changed everything from transportation to food delivery, so it’s no surprise that it has now hit home maintenance. Thumbtack.com is a website that matches customers with local service providers, including ones who can help around the house. We’ve previously looked at how AAA House Manager compares to Angie’s List, a traditional handyman, and a home warranty. Today we take a closer look at Thumbtack.

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    Topics: House Manager

    What to Expect During Your First AAA House Manager Home Visit

    Posted by Michelle Galvez on Nov 14, 2019 6:23:00 AM

    One of the best things about your AAA House Manager membership is that the benefits begin right away. In fact, your First Home Visit can be held as quickly as three days after becoming a member. It’s the first of two assessments a year included in your membership that allow your House Manager to familiarize themselves with your home, then monitor its condition as the months go on.

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    Topics: home maintenance, House Manager

    Love Your Home: 5 Tips for Fixing Up Your Entertainment Spaces Before Thanksgiving

    Posted by Michelle Galvez on Nov 7, 2019 6:50:00 AM

    The countdown is on! We’re exactly three weeks from Thanksgiving which means, if you’re hosting, you’re likely starting to feel the pressure of getting your home in order. (Fingers crossed you haven’t invited any Judgy McJudgersons who will be inspecting every inch of your home.) Either way, whether you’re looking to make a good impression or just want to liven up your living area for the holidays, here are 5 ideas for adding some pizzazz to your entertaining spaces before Thanksgiving.

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    Topics: home maintenance, home decor, love your home

     

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