Driving Tips That Wake You Up!

Whether you are stuck in traffic or driving on a long road trip, you want to make sure you remain focused and alert the entire time. Driving while tired can be very dangerous to both you and other drivers on the road. Driving drowsy leads to over 100,000 accidents each year. In order to avoid driving while tired, here are some tips to help you drive in Harrisburg, PA. 

Stay Active
If you have a small snack available when driving, make sure to eat it slowly. The longer you can stay active, the more you will be able to stay awake. Eating your snack one bite at a time will help prolong how long you remain active eating. As always, you want to be careful eating while driving. Only eat if it is a small snack. Sunflower seeds are a great snack while driving and will keep you active while you maneuver the seeds in your mouth.

Stay Away From Sugar
Sugar can put you into a lull after you have consumed it. You want to avoid any sugar before and during your drive. Once the sugar is gone from your system, it can make you feel drowsy and tired. Chewing sugar-free gum is a great way to avoid sugar and still keep busy.

Sing Along
If you have a favorite CD in your car that you can sing along to, pop it in. This will keep you busy and focused. Make sure the song is not too soothing that it will put you to sleep. If you can move to the music, this will also help you stay awake. 

Put the Window Down
A cool breeze on your face can help keep you awake. If you feel yourself falling asleep, make sure to roll the window down or turn the air conditioner on. This will help keep you alert.

State minimums aren’t always the best choice for car insurance. To learn more about your insurance options, contact us at Henderson Insurance Agency. 


3 Ways to Save Time While Cleaning Your Harrisburg, PA Home

Keeping a home neat and tidy is a never-ending task, and so is keeping your insurance up to date. Your home must be cleaned every time guests come over, and you should review your homeowner’s insurance policy every time you have a change in circumstances. Neither cleaning your home or checking your insurance should take you all day, though. Here are three ways to save time while cleaning your Harrisburg, PA home, along with how to quickly review your homeowner’s insurance policy.

Stains are notorious for taking a long time to remove, so finding ways to quickly get rid of them could significantly reduce how much time you have to spend cleaning. The best method for removing a stain will depend on the type of stain you have. For:

  • stained microwaves, nuke white vinegar and then wipe the inside of the microwave with a paper towel
  • hard water stains, use a dryer sheet to buff out the mineral deposits (even used dryer sheets work)
  • oil stains, put some oil on a paper towel and wipe up the stain

Save Time Reviewing Your Insurance

At Henderson Insurance Agency, we can help you save time reviewing your homeowner’s insurance after a major purchase or new addition. Through our online tool, you can get quotes on insurance policies that are similar to yours in just a few minutes. If you have specific questions about your policy or another one, our independent insurance agents are happy to help. They can both review your insurance policy and help you find a new one regardless of what carrier offers it, because they’re independent and work for us. The entire process only takes a few minutes.

If you need help finding homeowners insurance or want more cleaning tips, give us a call at Henderson Insurance Agency. Serving Harrisburg, PA, homeowners insurance agents at our office have helped many Pennsylvania residents — and we’d love to help you, too.