April Fools PranksIt is always tough to figure out pranks that will be funny, but not go too far. Luckily, we have found some pranks that will scare your friends but are completely harmless. Getting insurance involved in your fun prank should be the least of your concerns! Wormy Apple – Take some gummy worms and place them all over the fruit in your household. Pack... Read More
It is always tough to figure out pranks that will be funny, but not go too far. Luckily, we have found some pranks that will scare your friends but are completely harmless. Getting insurance involved in your fun prank should be the least of your concerns!
Wormy Apple – Take some gummy worms and place them all over the fruit in your household. Pack them in lunches for your family and see how long it takes them to react!
Wacky Milk – A few drops of food coloring will do the trick. Your friends will cringe as the moldy
looking milk that is still just as tasty to drink!
Break the Computer Screen – There is a desktop background which creates the illusion that the screen is cracked. While your coworker is away from their desk, change the background so once they return, they will think there is a break in their LCD screen!
Taped Light Switch – A very simple yet effective prank. With some clear tape, place the switch down so it can’t be flicked on. Watch as anyone struggles with this simple task!
Take The Call – Again, some tape is needed. While someone is away take their cell phone and place it on the underside of their chair. Wait for them to return and call them. Watch the walk around confused as they try to figure out where it could be.
Have a prankster in your life? Make sure that your home is covered in case someone pulls a prank and doesn’t follow our tips. With NJ Home insurance, you can rest easy knowing your household is safe regardless of any accident.
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I Lost My Luggage…Now What?On vacation, the last thing you want to have to worry about is losing your luggage. Unfortunately these things do happen and they can really put a damper on your getaway plans. You can lose your luggage in so many ways, whether it is theft from a person, a switched bag, or if it is lost by the airline. Either... Read More
Keeping Your Dog Calm During FireworksWhen you think of 4th of July, the first thing you probably think of is fireworks. While this may be exciting for us, chances are your dog does not agree. While us humans are out taking in the fireworks, your furry friend is probably at home hiding or pacing around your house. Even the most well-behaved dogs can get easily flustered... Read More
Pool Maintenance TipsDid you take the cover off your pool this weekend? Those of us that don’t have pools envy you, but the one thing we don’t envy is all the hard work that goes into maintaining your pool throughout the summer. Before you dive-in to pool maintenance (pun-intended), remember to make sure your insurance company is aware you have a pool... Read More
Did you take the cover off your pool this weekend? Those of us that don’t have pools envy you, but the one thing we don’t envy is all the hard work that goes into maintaining your pool throughout the summer. Before you dive-in to pool maintenance (pun-intended), remember to make sure your insurance company is aware you have a pool and you have the coverage you need on your Home Insurance policy. If you recently put in a pool, definitely give your insurance company a call to update your home insurance. Your company may not insure your home with a pool or they may have certain restrictions. It’s important to be aware of those rules and restrictions in the event that an accident occurs.
Now that we have shared some helpful insurance reminders, we thought it would be helpful to give you some reminders on the pool maintenance tips you should be implementing throughout the summer.
- Check pool chemistry often, making sure you don’t allow the pH level to get above 8.0.
- Clean the skimmer in the pool pump frequently.
- Add chemicals after the sun has set.
- Make sure you run your pumps enough.
- Brush down the walls and tile to help prevent algae
Good luck and enjoy your swimming pool this summer! If you’re still worried about your New Jersey Homeowners insurance coverage for your pool, it might be a good idea to ask your agent about the extra liability an Umbrella Insurance policy can give you. Then you could really float around and relax, knowing you have plenty of coverage if anything should happen.-->
Want to Sell Your Home?If your home is on the market and doesn’t seem to be selling there may be some things you can do to speed up the process. These improvements can help your home sell without you be tempted to continue to lower the price, allowing you to get the most for your home. Another great thing about selling your home in a timely... Read More
If your home is on the market and doesn’t seem to be selling there may be some things you can do to speed up the process. These improvements can help your home sell without you be tempted to continue to lower the price, allowing you to get the most for your home. Another great thing about selling your home in a timely fashion, is having to spend less money on your New Jersey Home Insurance for your old home. If you have already begun making the move to your new home, chances are you are paying two home insurance policies, and that is not fun for anyone! Take a look at some of these suggestions that are sure to make potential buyers want to move in.
Give your home a good cleaning. One of the big mistakes people make when selling their home is that they don’t give it a good cleaning before they have an open house. People are going to be looking at every area of your home so don’t just clean the basics. Remember to clean floors, ceilings, and your carpets. An added bonus of a clean home is the fresh scent throughout the home.
De-clutter. Less clutter can make your home look larger and the more organized the better. In organizing spaces like closets and shelves if you color coordinate and remove unnecessary items it can make the space seem larger.
Depersonalize. Try to make your home look as neutral as possible because this will make it easier on the potential buyers to picture themselves there. This means neutral colors, no family collectables, and nothing religious, these could all clash with potential buyers’ taste.
Enhance furnishings. It seems like a crazy suggestion, but you may want to look into hiring a staging company. For around $200 you can get them to do a walkthrough of your home and give you some suggestions on how your home should be set up to maximize its look. Focus on the most important rooms like the master bedroom and living room.
Spruce up the curb appeal. First impressions count so make the most of the first thing buyers will see. Get them excited about your home before they even step in the door with a fresh-cut lawn, nicely trimmed bushes, and some flowers to brighten things up! Small changes like a newly painted mailbox or door and fresh numbers on your home can also make your home pop.-->