Home Cleaning Tips

Spring is right around the corner and with it traditionally comes cleaning! Here is a list of helpful spring cleaning recommendations:

  • Properly clean and seal countertops
  • Clean and wipe down kitchen and bathroom cabinets
  • Wipe and clean down windows, both inside and out
  • Clean your bathroom and kitchen tiles with a mixture of baking soda and water
  • Organize your closet and donate pieces you haven’t worn in a while
  • Wipe off burnt food and scum on your range and oven
  • Disinfect your washing machine with white vinegar and baking soda
  • Spot clean your walls to keep your paint job looking vibrant
  • Pull out your refrigerator’s shelves and drawers to be able to thoroughly wash it with warm and soapy water
  • Clean your dishwasher with specialty cleaner to ensure it properly removes grime from your plates and silverware
  • Wipe down patio furniture as the warmer months will be here before you know it
  • Don’t forget to clean your brooms and cleaning equipment as you can’t expect them to optimally clean if they aren’t clean

Do you have any home cleaning tips? Please share them below!

President’s Day

Today we celebrate our patriotic past by honoring our leaders. Originally established in 1885 to celebrate our first president, George Washington, it is still known as “Washington’s Birthday” by the federal government. In honor of this holiday, below are a few of our favorite presidential quotes:

“Liberty, when it begins to take root, is a plant of rapid growth.” – George Washington

“And in the end, it’s not the years in your life that count, it’s the life in your years.” – Abraham Lincoln

“Believe you can and you’re halfway there.” – Theodore Roosevelt

“Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.” – John F. Kennedy

“The American Dream means giving it your all, trying your hardest, accomplishing something. And then I’d add to that, giving something back. No definition of a successful life can do anything but include serving others.” – George H. W. Bush

“Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.” – Barack Obama

What are some of your favorite presidential quotes? Please share them below!

What is Homeowners Insurance?

What is homeowners insurance coverage? Homeowners insurance provides you and your family peace of mind and protection in the event of a disaster or accident involving your home. At Western Mutual Insurance Group, we offer our customers standard coverage starting with our preferred homeowners’ protection. Through our reliable homeowners insurance, you will have straightforward coverage that is there when you need it.

(*) Included in our policy with the Homeowners Plus Endorsement are the following benefits:

  • Extended Replacement Cost (ERC), which increases your dwelling coverage up to 150% for no additional cost. ERC safeguards against a higher than expected construction cost for damages to your dwelling structure.
  • Replacement Cost Coverage on Contents (RCC), helps cover the cost to fully replace your personal property if it is damaged or destroyed by a covered loss.
  • Mortgage Payment Protection is built into our homeowners’ policy. This endorsement will help supplement your monthly mortgage up to $1,500 per month for a maximum total of $18,000 in the event your home is deemed uninhabitable past 45 days.

In addition, when applying for a California Homeowners Insurance quote online, you will automatically qualify for our Web User Discount which provides 20% off the first year’s premium and 10% off at the first renewal!

By choosing Western Mutual as your homeowners’ insurance carrier, you will also gain access to our wealth of other homeowners’ insurance products and services such as EarthquakeFloodLandlord, and Seasonal.

(*) These benefits are included in our California Homeowners (HO-3) policies.  For more details about any of our other states or coverages, please give us a call at 1-877-968-8825.

Wear Red Day

Did you know that the number one killer of women is Heart Disease? It claims nearly 500,000 American women each year. The American Heart Association and National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute wanted to make people more mindful of this disease to raise awareness of women’s heart health. Celebrated on the first Friday in February, this year marks the 15th anniversary of the start of Wear Red Day.

Since its start, women have started to:

  • Increase their exercise
  • Check their cholesterol levels
  • Talk to their doctors about developing healthy heart plans
  • Lose weight
  • Make at least one healthy behavior change

Regardless of this progress, 1 in 3 women will die of heart disease or a stroke each year. To learn more about risks and prevention, visit the American Heart Association’s website.

We plan to wear red this month, will you?