It’s a new year! Many of us annually make resolutions to adopt better habits, get in shape, accomplish more good, change our lifestyles — and then as the year progresses, we find we fall back into old routines and habits. This year, instead of just making the promises to yourself, why not try a different system of incentives and rewards.
Rather than simply resolving to "lose weight," you might tie shedding those unwanted pounds to shaping up your home’s yard as well — exercise and a beautification project tied into one neat package. The goals of quitting smoking, eating healthier food and drinking less might also translate into more sustainable living in terms of planting a garden, purifying your home’s air. Collecting rainwater is a perfect adjunct to conserving on home water usage, and saving energy as well.
Planning more quality family hours doing something other than watching television would be a great opportunity to take on DIY projects to improve your living spaces; think in terms of building or refinishing outdoor furniture, making new drapes or decorative pillows for your den, or learning to cook a favorite ethnic food as a family.
The possibilities are endless — for families as well as for neighborhoods. Some communities sponsor multi-family spring yard sales in an effort to improve and clean up the environment; others plan outdoor block parties and barbecues following a home maintenance day and street spruce-up effort. Some neighbors design distinctive curb numbering stencils to aid visitors and emergency responders.
While you’re considering ways to improve your life in the coming year, take a little time to consider your insurance needs as well. Feel free to contact us at Lou Aggetta Insurance to get a quote on all your personal and commercial policy needs. We’re your local Pleasant Hill experts.