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Don’t Let Home Improvements Leave You Underinsured

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By Ben Moore



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Don’t Let Home Improvements Leave You Underinsured

As many Americans face months on end stuck at home, some are using their time (and money) to create a change of scenery or upgrade their surroundings. Office equipment purchases are on the rise, and people are tackling more renovation projects than usual.

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But expensive new stuff and significant home improvements can leave you underinsured. If you’re considering making changes to your home — or if you already have — it’s smart to revisit your homeowners or renters policy. Here’s how to ensure it covers the new additions.

Tell Your Insurer About Your Plans

There’s a good chance you’re underinsured before you even make changes, according to Don Griffin, vice president of personal lines at American Property Casualty Insurance Association. Talk to your insurer before making any expensive purchases or changes to your home to inform

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The unlikely $5 supermarket buy that will leave your bathroom smelling amazing all year round

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‘This has changed my life’: The unlikely $5 supermarket buy that will leave your bathroom smelling amazing all year round

  • Customers are using an unusual product to leave bathrooms smelling fresh 
  • The $4.90 No Vac Sanitiser and Deodoriser is made for fabric materials 
  • But mum Belinda said it works well to freshen up the tiles around her toilet 
  • Another shopper agreed and said it works amazingly well on laundry floors too 

An unlikely supermarket product is being praised by shoppers online for its ability to leave bathrooms smelling fresh no matter what.

Australian mother, Belinda, shared images to the Mums Who Clean Facebook and revealed she uses the No Vac Sanitiser and Deodoriser on the tiles around her toilet.

‘When the toilet is smelling bad, just use No Vac,’ she

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Which Home Improvements Can I DIY and Which Should I Leave to a Pro?

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Dear Lifehacker,
My home is screaming for a redo. I’d love to try my hand at doing some of the upgrades myself and save a ton of money in the process, but I’m sure some projects are better left to the professionals. What do I need to know before I go all Bob Vila on my place?

Signed,
Worried Weekend Warrior

Dear WWW,

DIY home improvements can definitely be very rewarding, both in terms of saving money and the sense of accomplishment you’ll feel as you turn your living space into your dream home. Choose the wrong projects, however, and all your time and effort will be wasted—not to mention you’ll end up paying more to have the work redone correctly. Also, some improvements are just plain dangerous for regular homeowners (even experienced DIYers) to do themselves.

So before you pick up that drill, ask yourself the following questions to

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