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New Year, Clean House

With the start of a new year, there is no time like the present to conquer cleaning up the home. Begin the new year by taking some time to deep clean your home room-by-room and tackling outdoor chores. Consider these suggestions and keep your home clean and clutter-free in 2018:   Kitchen Kitchens can become clutter collectors. Items which do not belong in the kitchen should be moved to their proper location. Consider donating items, such as small appliances, dinnerware, and cookware you do not use to local charities. Clean out your drawers, cabinets, pantry, and refrigerator and be sure to discard any unwanted or expired items. Once you have removed the clutter, wipe down all kitchen surfaces with a cleaning spray and a towel.   Bathrooms Along with all other rooms in the house, de-clutter before you clean. Empty drawers, shelves, and cabinets and remove items such as empty soap and shampoo bottles, old toothbrushes and expired medications. Next, clean and sanitize.   Bedrooms & ...

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Pool Season is Almost Here

Here in Florida, it’s almost always pool season. If you’re planning on installing a new pool, make sure that it’s properly insured and that it complies with local safety standards. The Insurance Information Institute has some tips on how to approach getting your new pool. Contact your city because each city has different standards for installing a pool. Your new pool must also comply with local safety standards and building codes. Such codes may include installing a fence, deck and other safety equipment. Also notify your insurance agent because installing a pool will increase liability risks and your agent can advise you about any policy changes you should make. For example, most homeowners policies include a minimum of $100,000 worth of liability protection. Your agent might suggest increasing that amount to $300,000 or $500,000. It’s also a good idea to update your policy to cover your pool structure in the event that it is destroyed by a storm or other disaster. Making additions to your home is exc ...

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Easy Plants to Garden

Florida Peninsula Insurance Company offers advice for home gardening

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