Cheryl Bourland's blog

Have You Installed a Rain Barrel Yet?

It bears repeating that it is always a smart idea to try and do your part to help out your local environment and an added bonus might be some money in your pocket as well! You might not realize it, but chances are pretty good that you use a lot of water around your home's exterior. Every time you turn on the hose or carry out a watering can, you are both spending money on your utility bill and using up a precious resource. Luckily, there's a simple and effective way to curb your impact: install a rain barrel! Here are some great reasons why you should consider this simple improvement. 

Don't Forget These Areas During Spring Cleaning

Spring is HERE! This means that it's time for one of the season's classic events: spring cleaning! If you're anything like me, you relish any opportunity to clear out all of the clutter and grime that builds up inside during the winter months. Everyone does the obvious things like washing the floors and wiping off the tables, but there are lots of inconspicuous places in your home that can easily go overlooked. In this post, you can see which areas need a little more attention in order to ensure a thorough deep clean this spring!

Severe Weather Chances Means Preparedness is Key

tornadoThese past few evenings have had the potential for severe weather in our area so it might be a good time to brush up on some safety tips for these types of situations. Being prepared is the best solution to whatever mother nature can throw at us. Whether it is severe thunderstorms with the potential of tornadic activity or the remnants of a coastal storm such as a hurricane that could cause heavy wind damage and flooding you need to be able to assess the situation and act accordingly.