Thursday, April 24, 2014

About Extended Warranties

Once your vehicle's manufacturer warranty expires, it's still important to have coverage in case an unfortunate circumstance occurs. Investing in an extended warranty for your vehicle can help ensure that your vehicle is always in the best mechanical condition and can help you avoid expensive repair bills. An extended warranty is repair coverage that kicks in after the typical manufacturer bumper-to-bumper warranty has expired. This extended warranty will cover most major breakdowns and will help  stabilize the cost of repairs, since the price of parts and labor tends to fluctuate over time. You have the option to purchase this warranty any time before the manufacturer warranty expires. You can even purchase an extended warranty after the manufacturer warranty expires, although the price will go up considerably.

Friday, April 18, 2014

Easter Paint Chip Garland

Are you looking for a quick and easy way to decorate your home for Easter? Using nothing but paint chips and string, you can quickly create this Easter egg garland!


    -Paint chips in whatever colors your heart desires
    -Mini hole punch (optional)

You can use whatever paint chips you have or are able to pick up at your local Home Depot. First, create an egg-shaped template to trace on the back of all of your chips. Next, cut out all your egg shapes and use a hole punch to create two holes along the top. You can get creative and poke holes if you do not have a hole punch on hand. Once you're finished, string the thread through the hole and choose a spot to hang your garland! Happy Easter!

Friday, April 11, 2014

Go Green for Earth Day

With Earth Day coming up on the 22nd of this month, going green is looking better than ever. Hybrid vehicle emissions are significantly less than those of a conventional car. This makes them an attractive option when looking to go green! Turn in the keys to your truck and think about reducing your carbon footprint this month.

Friday, April 4, 2014

Helpful Spring Cleaning Advice

We oftentimes associate the word "spring" with "cleaning." After all, they do go hand in hand. If you're feeling a little overwhelmed, we have some tips to help you get the job done!

Make a list of what needs to be cleaned in each room. Lists will help you to stay organized, especially if you have a huge project on your plate. Walk through each room and write down what needs to get done. Writing a list out will also help to ensure you have all the cleaning materials needed before you get started, saving me tons of time later.

Make a playlist. Listening to music while you clean will help take your mind off of the task at hand. Not many of us associate cleaning with the word "fun," but music does indeed make cleaning a little bit more thrilling.

Get a trash and donate box/bag. As you go through each room, make sure to declutter. Throw away old magazines and papers from the previous year. Put items you no longer use or need, like that book you bought 10 years ago but never read, in the donate box. Once you’re done cleaning your whole house, itemize your donate pile because you may be able to deduct those donations on your taxes.

Work on one room at a time. It’s easy to get overwhelmed when you want to clean your entire home all at once. Try writing down all the rooms in your home on a piece of paper and checking each one off as you go. If you can work on a couple rooms each weekend, you’ll get a lot more done and still have free time on the side.

Set an amount of time to work on each room. It's easy to get distracted. Before you know it, you're looking at items you've forgotten or old photographs. Set a timer so you don’t fall into this trap. You can also use the timer to give yourself a little break here and there. Much like a list, it will help you stay on track.

Do you have any spring cleaning tips you'd like to share with us? Leave us a comment down below!