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Tip Jar: Umbrella, I Tell Ya.

April showers bring May flowers, right? Sayings tend to ring true, in our experience. The weather in the spring once again proves unpredictable. At least here in Philadelphia.

That is why this week's tip is to keep an umbrella everywhere. Go nuts. Keep one in your car, one at work, and one at home. Give a cool umbrella as a gift to a friend or a colleague when appropriate. No house is a home without a place to put an umbrella stand for your umbrella and no wardrobe is complete without the go to umbrella on that occasional rainy day. I got caught in the rain today without one. Lesson learned...the wet way.

My favorite is the retro clear bubble umbrella that keeps you super dry even when the wind picks up. My second favorite is a plain understated yet sophisticated black pointy umbrella that makes you feel a little more dapper than usual when carrying it open or closed.

Do you have a favorite?

[Umbrella from Totes Isotoner]

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Today my oversized very large blue and white umbrella was extremely handy!

Posted by Navona Hart, Real Estate Agent, Farmville Virginia Homes & Land (Real Living Cornerstone) over 3 years ago

I seem to have umbrellas everywhere.  I'm not even sure where they all came from but they have come in handy this spring.

Posted by Cindy Jones, Pentagon, Fort Belvoir & Quantico Real Estate News (Integrity Real Estate Group) over 3 years ago

Hey, this is a little like keeping a pair of reading glasses all over the house, which I do.  Can't see a thing without them.  I need to buy more umbrellas.  Oh, wait..... I live in L.A.  :)

Posted by Jane Peters, Connecting you to the L.A. real estate scene (Power Brokers Int'l) over 3 years ago

I always keep umbrellas in my car, but nine times out of ten it starts raining while I am at the store, or at the office, and I don't have my umbrella with me. I should have one of those really small ones to keep in my purse!

Posted by Rose King, Friendswood / Pearland Homes (UTR, Texas Realtors) over 3 years ago

I'm with Jane... reading glasses in the car, each room of the house and extras on my person!  While it does rain frequently up here in San Francisco, most of the time it is this soft, misty kind of rain that doesn't really require an umbrella, but I keep one in the car "just in case" :)

Posted by Peggy Hughes, SF NYC LA (PHA/Peggy Hughes Associates - Professional Moving Organizer) over 3 years ago

My favorite umbrella........I don't think I even own one!  LOL!

Posted by Renée Burrows, Las Vegas Real Estate Broker - www.urLVhome.com (Savvy Home Strategies Realty, LLC-REALTOR®-Estate-Probate) over 3 years ago

All of you folks in "Sunny California"... This is clearly not a LA's West Coast post : )

Here in the East Coast we get weather. But there is no reason to get caught in the reain without a fashionable unbrella.

 

Posted by Christopher and Stephanie Somers - Realtors - Philadelphia Real Estate (Realtor / Owner - RE/MAX Access) over 3 years ago

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