Did You Hear That? It's Cell Phone Courtesy Month

Written by on 7/19/2019 8:00 AM . It has 0 Comments.

It hasn't received much publicity, so it may surprise you to know that July is Cell Phone Courtesy Month. We’re halfway through without many people noticing. But why do we need to be reminded about being polite and considerate when we use our phones? Because, it seems, we humans have become experts at annoying or endangering others when we use them. Let's just think of a few ways that can happen. We might use them in places we shouldn't, like cinemas or even a doctor's office, forgetting to mute them or turn them off. We might talk too loudly. Some people will quite happily drag us into their conversations by shouting into their phones, inside a restaurant or store, or even in a peaceful  public library. In a survey some years ago, 87% of us said we'd witnessed loudly intrusive phone calls, sometimes using abusive language. Our bet is that percentage is even higher today. Or, they watch movies or play games with volume on high. ...

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The Secrets Of Camping with Ease

Written by on 6/13/2019 5:30 AM . It has 0 Comments.

How to Prepare for the 2019 Camping Season Are you ready for it? June is National Camping Month – also known as Great Outdoors Month. Yay! And what a long way tented vacations have come since leisure camping became a thing instead of a pioneering necessity. Now we have multi-room tents that can be erected in minutes, RVs and trailers that enable us to create a home from home, and even posh sites with luxuriously furnished, fixed accommodation from tents to yurts – better known these days as "glamping". But as many campers have learned from bitter experience, it pays to plan ahead for your trip. That doesn’t mean you have to shoehorn your fun into a tight collection of must-do happenings. But having a well-planned excursion can make a big difference to a successful camping trip. Your Camping Checklist What you take depends on many factors – where you're going, who's going, whether you take your temporary home with you – be it a tent of RV ...

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How to Prepare Your Thanksgiving Dinner Without Cooking Up Trouble

Written by on 11/20/2018 8:15 AM . It has 19 Comments.

Thanksgiving Cooking tips Famous playwright Oscar Wilde once said that after eating a good dinner we should be so content we could forgive anybody for anything, even our own family members. With Thanksgiving coming up, that's an optimistic message. But the secret, as we all know, is being able to conjure up what is probably the biggest and most complicated meal of the year while all those family members wait around in noisy anticipation! It's not just about being a good cook and a great practitioner of the art of culinary juggling, but also about being able to do so safely in the toughest of circumstances! But Thanksgiving safety begins long before you pop the turkey in the oven, as we'll explain with our Thanksgiving safety tips. There are two main hazards that should be uppermost in your mind as you go about preparing your Thanksgiving dinner: kitchen safety and food safety. Tips for Thanksgiving Kitchen Safety Thanksgiving is the biggest day of the year for fires that involve cooking equipme ...

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Tips and Tricks on Deck Safety

Written by on 7/26/2018 8:00 AM . It has 101 Comments.

The Ultimate Deck Safety Guide Your deck is your home’s outdoor activity hub when the weather’s nice – you use it for entertaining, relaxing, cooking and more. The problem? It’s outside, and it’s under constant attack from the elements. And according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, an average of 45,000 people per year are injured as a result of a faulty, damaged or old deck. So, is your deck still safe? Today we’re giving you the ultimate deck safety guide complete with safety codes, signs you need to replace your deck, keeping your pets and kids safe, plus an infographic!   Section 1: Safety Codes for Deck Railings, Stairs and More Section 2: 5 Signs That You Need to Replace Your Deck Section 3: How to Keep Kids and Pets Safe on Your Deck Section 4: How to Protect Your Deck from Outdoor Living Accessories Section 5: How to Protect Your Deck during Inclement Weather Section 6 : The Ultimate Deck Safety Guide Infographic Safety ...

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Top Tips for Backyard Summer Safety

Written by on 5/3/2018 7:00 AM . It has 67 Comments.

Keep your backyard safe with these Summer Safety Tips!  Enjoy your summer with these Outdoor grilling, Pool safety, Yard Tools and Pet safety tips for your backyard. Kirby Insurance your trusted insurance advisors.

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Why Has My Auto Insurance Rate Increased?

Written by on 3/1/2018 9:15 AM . It has 98 Comments.

With the increase in auto insurance premiums Kirby Insurance shops around for the best rates for their clients.  We also have some tips to help reduce the cost of your auto insurance.  There are a number of actions you may be able to take to reduce your auto insurance premium -- though there's usually a price to pay if and when you have to make a claim.  Find out the details here!

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Why Distracted Driving is Everyone's Problem

Written by on 2/5/2018 8:07 AM . It has 77 Comments.

 Research says that although 84% of drivers recognize the dangers, more than a third of these very same people admit to texting or sending emails from behind the wheel themselves.  Follow these tips and share with your your drivers, to help prevent distracted driving.  

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