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8 Tips for a Great BBQ

Are you throwing a barbecue this summer and want it to be better than your neighbors? Be sure to plan ahead and consider including these 8 tips into your BBQ to ensure that guests leave saying yours was the best all summer:

  1. Theme – Pick a theme to encourage party-goers to dress up. This will also help you pick the music for the fun day.
  2. Entertainment – Pair the music with the party theme and put out theme-related games out for everyone to play.
  3. What you Grill Matters – Don’t stick with the typical burgers and hot dogs. Opt for some shrimp and pepper kabobs or tri-tip steak.
  4. Safety First – Follow all grilling safety regulations and be sure to follow the appropriate safe food handling rules to ensure no guests leave with food poisoning. That will surely make the competition speed past you.
  5. Plan Ahead – Marinate your meat 24 hours ahead to ensure great flavor.
  6. Be Considerate – Account for any allergies or any vegan or vegetarian guests that probably won’t enjoy that nice hunk of meat you’ve got there on the grill. Have a variety beverage selections as well.
  7. Don’t be cheap – If you’re going to have a party, have a party. Don’t buy cheap meat that your guests won’t enjoy.
  8. Most importantly – ENJOY! Don’t spend the whole time grilling. Be sure to show your guests how much you appreciate their presence.

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Home Maintenance Tips to Increase Home Safety this Spring

As winter transitions into spring, it’s time to check your home to see what maintenance jobs need doing to secure your property. Through home maintenance, you can raise the safety standard of your home to protect your family. Here are five simple tasks to get you started:

1. Change AC, air purifier and other household appliance filters for a cleaner home air environment.

2. Check your home’s CO and smoke alarms and replace their batteries to ensure they are working properly.

3. Have your cooling system inspected and maintained to ensure it will run efficiently and effectively when summer arrives. This includes checking thermostat settings, cleaning AC coils and ducts, checking refrigerant level, adjusting blowers, etc.

4. Purge old medicines out of your medicine chest. Dispose of expired prescription and non-prescription drugs to eliminate the risk of danger or harm. You may need to research FDA guidelines for proper disposal methods of certain types of drugs.  

5. Review and update your homeowners insurance policy to ensure you have adequate coverage. 

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