Monthly Archives: March 2018

Spring Cleaning Tips

Spring cleaning tips from Knight Magee Insurance

I know most of us are experiencing whiplash here in RVA. Is it spring, winter or something in-between? That hasn’t stopped us at Knight Magee Insurance from starting spring cleaning. We recently underwent renovations to expand the front reception area and also have our friend Pavel replicating our logo to be displayed on the back wall!

Of course, because spring is a time for new beginnings, cleaning and organization around the house are very popular this time of year. If you’re ready to tackle that monumental chore, read on for some helpful information. (And if you’re so tidy and organized throughout the year that spring cleaning isn’t a big chore for you, well, keep that to yourself! Unless you want your friends and neighbors to be jealous, that is.)

Take it one room at a time. Deciding to clean or organize your entire home can quickly get overwhelming. If you focus on just one area or room, then move to another only when you’re finished, you’ll likely work more efficiently.

Follow the six-month rule. Generally, if you haven’t used something in six months (with the exception of seasonal items), it’s a good idea to consider throwing it away or donating it.

Don’t forget the kitchen. Just like other rooms, your kitchen likely has things that haven’t been used in some time — and this includes food in the refrigerator or freezer. Give those appliances a thorough cleaning and get rid of anything you won’t be eating.

Set yourself up for success. Paper clutter is something we all could probably cut back on pretty easily. Setting up a few recycling bins throughout the house gives you a convenient alternative to just setting that old magazine or paperwork down somewhere and watching the pile grow.

Make some money! Of course, the spring cleaning garage sale is a tradition for many homeowners, and can be a great way to bring in some extra income. Talk about a win-win situation — you get rid of stuff you don’t need, and someone pays you for it!

Stay safe. When you’re cleaning or maintaining your home, be mindful of the physical risks involved. Lift with your leg muscles, not your back. Avoid prolonged repetitive motions. Use ladders, lawnmowers and other dangerous tools with caution.

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For further questions and assistance, please contact Knight Magee Insurance at (804) 320-0129 or myagent@kmicoverage.com


Successful Fundraiser

The Fundraiser for Evie took place Friday, March 9, 2018. The event was a huge success and it’s because of the many individuals and businesses who pulled resources together to make it possible. $7,000 raised in one evening between ticket sales and silent auction items.

Big thanks to The Westin Richmond for hosting! Rachel Leyco not only had an amazing show, but she also helped with all the announcements throughout the evening!

Tricia & Lauren helped us pull together items for the silent auction; they also made sure we were getting the word out on social media. They were the first two we approached about having the event and were immediately on board to come together and make it happen!

The Westin Richmond was so AMAZING to work with. They provided an amazing venue and staff, they coordinated and prepared the food, provided the DJ, photo booth and more.

Dr. Sarah Wilmer with Manakin Sabot Dentistry and Tammy from the Green Kitchen approached us just a week or so before the event to offer resources for food. The contributions they made ensured we had enough food since we had more than exceeded our goal for ticket sales.

Many thanks to everyone else who chipped in by attending, volunteering, and donating items and services to the auction. We love RVA and this event was the perfect example of just how amazing our community truly is!

Many have asked for the go fund me page.

Thank you again for being a part of this event it meant so much to us at Knight Magee Insurance to see our clients, friends and other local businesses rally together to support The Poland’s.

 


Baby Evie Fundraiser Update

Category : Community , Fundraising , General , KMI

This week we got a glimpse of the evening’s menu and again The Westin Richmond has gone ABOVE and BEYOND!  When the Westin agreed to donate space for the event I think we all thought it was just that, a venue… but boy were we wrong… they are also providing food (Dr. Sarah Wilmer DDS has also made a generous monetary donation toward the cost of food), a cash bar, a DJ, a videographer who has created a video detailing Evie’s story, a photo booth, staff, and ongoing support to help iron out all the fine details.

In addition to The Westin Richmond, close family friends Tricia Norris and Lauren White have helped with organizing the silent auction. Together we’ve secured services and/or items from over 34 local RVA businesses.

And we can’t forget Rachel Leyco… 

Rachel will be performing at the event. Rachel, a Richmond Native, has been in the Richmond music scene for over a decade, she is a singer and songwriter, and in my opinion one of the most talented performers in RVA!

When we discussed organizing a fundraiser for the Poland’s I don’t think we realized its true potential and here we are less than a week away with almost 98 tickets sold. I’m in awe and I can’t thank everyone enough for the support. When the community comes together for a cause it’s powerful. We all have something to contribute and together we’re making a difference. Xo –Sierra Knight Magee

*Tickets are still available so if you haven’t purchased yours yet please do. Buy Tickets Here


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