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  • Keep Thieves out of Your Car with These Tips

    If you’ve ever had your car broken into or stolen, you know how awful it feels. Your car is like an extension of your home, and knowing that a stranger has been inside, helping themselves to your belongings, goes beyond the loss of physical items. Unfortunately, Washington state has one of the highest vehicle theft […]

    October 4, 2019

  • Why You Might Want to Live Like a Minimalist

    Decluttering is having a moment these days. Organizing guru Marie Kondo has her own show on Netflix, people everywhere are going through their things and asking, “Does this bring me joy?” and many are even exploring the minimalist lifestyle. Wondering what the all the fuss is about? Let’s talk about some of the benefits of […]

    September 24, 2019

  • How to Ride Your Motorcycle Safely in a Group

    Group riding is a favorite activity among many motorcycle riders. Whether you’re part of a riding club, a social event, a charity ride, or out for a leisurely cruise with friends, group riding can be a rewarding way to spend time doing what you love. However, group riding has its own risks. This is especially […]

    August 21, 2019

  • Changes to Your Home That Might Affect Your Homeowners Insurance

    A home is an ever-growing, ever-changing thing. Think back to when you first moved in – how many changes have you made since then to create your perfect space? Just like your home, your homeowners policy is also in constant flux. Common changes to the interior or exterior of your home can affect the cost […]

    August 12, 2019

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    It’s Back-to-School Time — Is Your House Ready?

    We’re not quite sure where summer went, but if you haven’t noticed, it’s already time to think about the new school year. And as you think about how to get your kids organized and ready, consider doing the same thing for something else — your home. It won’t just be good for you; in many […]

    August 1, 2019

  • Eight Ways to Beat the Heat Without AC

    Washington is finally starting to see some warmer summer weather – great news for outdoor adventures, pool parties, and suntans, but bad news for our houses! If you’re one of the majority of Washington residents who don’t have air conditioning in their homes, you know that hot weather can make for a stuffy, uncomfortable house […]

    August 1, 2019

  • How YOU Can Help Prevent Wildfires

    We’ve all heard Smokey the Bear tell us “only YOU can prevent forest fires.” Well, it’s true! Although wildfires do happen in nature due to things like lightning strikes, did you know that about 85% of all wildfires are caused by people? There are a lot of ways we can be more responsible with our […]

    July 23, 2019

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    Five Tips to (Finally) Get your Garage Organized

    There’s perhaps no organizing task more daunting than the garage—it’s often the dumping ground for the stuff that has no other place in the house, or the things you don’t use but just can’t bring yourself to toss. How do you know you’ve got a problem? Maybe you’ve noticed it’s getting harder and harder just […]

    July 15, 2019

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    Our Summer 2019 Charity of the Quarter!

    We’re all “jazzed” up about our newest Charity of the Quarter: Band Families & Friends! Band Families & Friends is a non-profit support group that was organized on San Juan Island in 1998 to: Provide logistical support for middle and high school band activities, uniform distribution, chaperones, and music cataloging. Provide financial support for expenditures […]

    July 11, 2019

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    How to Make Your Family Vacation a Great One

    Summer is here, which means it’s time to think about family vacations! (If you haven’t been thinking about them all year, that is.) The family part of family vacations, however, can make things a little complicated. You want to choose a destination that is fun for everyone, including the kids. You want to ensure they’re […]

    June 26, 2019