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Easy to Forget Cleaning Projects

As a busy homeowner, it is easy to fall into the trap of pushing off tasks that maintain the long-term value of your home in favor of more pressing problems. That’s OK, to a point, as certain house-cleaning projects should be in the “long-term maintenance” category. But putting them on hold for too long can have disastrous results. As with so many things in life, preventive maintenance can save a lot of future effort and cost in your home, too. We’ve put together the following checklist of cleaning projects that can save you headaches – and money – down the line. Keep up with general cleaning: Giving the entire house a light cleaning every couple of weeks goes a long way toward preventing un

You Have So Much Worth Protecting

Umbrella insurance is the most valuable coverage you've probably never heard of. Yet it's highly likely you need it. And it isn't just for high earners. It's for everyone, especially if you: Own a car Have regular income, assets, or retirement savings to protect Have children, especially a teenage driver Use social media or allow your children to use social media Have pets Own a home Host parties or entertain guests in your home Carpool or host other people’s children at your house Serve on a board or perform volunteer service Travel abroad Own a watercraft, ATV, snowmobile, golf cart, motorhome, or other recreational vehicle Rent a boat, snowmobile, ATV or other recreational vehicle while o

The Light Side of Home Security

Leaving your lights on — is it really a good way to keep burglars away from your Spokane home, or can it actually attract them? Or, is it just a “good” way to increase your electricity bill? As with so many questions in life, there isn’t one “right” answer. Using lights to enhance your home security can be effective, especially as part of a larger overall strategy. With that in mind, here are five things to consider: Remember that variety is key. If your exterior lights are always on, even during the day, that can be a signal to burglars that nobody is home. Otherwise, you’d probably turn off the lights after sunrise, right? Don’t leave your lights on constantly while you’re on vacation or a

 

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