Monthly Archives: July 2015

Home Cleaning Hacks for the Savvy Homeowner

Owning a home in Colorado comes with a whole new set of responsibilities to tackle. It’s important to make sure your home looks great and that it’s protected with affordable and comprehensive coverage from your independent insurance agents at Colling Insurance Services, Inc. Keep your home looking its best with the help of these simple and easy home cleaning hacks. 

Top 5 Cleaning Hacks for the Savvy Homeowner

1. Use lemons and Kosher salt to clean your cutting boards and stop leaving potentially harsh chemicals behind. Lay down a layer of Kosher salt, cut a lemon in half, and brush the lemon cut side down along the salt. After a few minutes of vigorous rubbing simply rinse the cutting board with water and leave to air dry. 

2. Old pillow cases are prefect for cleaning ceiling fan blades quickly. Simply hook an old pillow case over one blade at a time and carefully wipe backwards. As you pull it back towards you the fabric will wipe away any dust and safely store it inside the pocket.

3. A squeegee works wonders to remove pet hair from carpets, unlike a regular vacuum. All you need to do is brush it along the carpet with a firm grip and watch the hair pile up neatly.

4. Regular white chalk is great for eliminating grease stains on clothing, walls, and furniture. Cover the greasy area with a bit of chalk and let it sit for a few minutes before wiping it away with a damp cloth and you’ll be amazed at the results.

5. Your average lint roller can do much more than freshen your clothes before you leave the house. Use them to quickly clean hair, dander, and other debris off lamp shades and other smaller items around the house.

Make sure that your home and its content are protected with a Colorado homeowners’ insurance policy. Call us today to find out more information! 

How to Stay Awake on the Road

When you’re driving in Lakewood, CO or anywhere else, you want to make sure you are as alert as possible. It can be difficult if you have been working long hours or have spent too much time on the road already. The good news is that there are tips to help you stay more alert and focused as you continue to drive.

Approximately 100,000 police reported crashes occur in the United States every year because of people driving while drowsy and it has been estimated that around 37 percent of drivers have fallen asleep at one point or another while driving.

The best thing to do is acknowledge that you are too tired to drive before you even get behind the wheel. Ask someone else to drive or call a taxi to take you to where you need to go. It is much better to spend the money on alternative transportation or be late getting home than to get into an accident that is your fault because you fell asleep while driving.

Follow these tips to be more alert:

  • Don’t drive on the road for more than three hours at a time without stopping
  • Drive with a partner or passenger
  • Sing along to music to keep you more awake and focused

Auto insurance is of the utmost importance and you want to make sure you have the policy that’s right for you. At Colling Insurance we are going to work with you to find a policy by working with many insurance companies that are licensed to issue within the state of Colorado.

Call today and let us find the best policy. You can then be sure you are going to be well protected while on the roads – and you can make sure you are being the best driver by staying more alert.