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  • How to Identify Different Types of Clouds
    by The Allstate Blog Team on September 21, 2018 at 10:00 am

    Peer into the sky and take note of the clouds around you. Some days, they’re like cotton candy. Other days, they resemble wisps from a paint brush. A cloud’s appearance — from its shape, size and “texture” — can tell you a lot of information, according to NASA. In simple terms, the sky uses clouds as a way to move […] The post How to Identify Different Types of Clouds appeared first on The Allstate Blog. […]

  • 5 Safe Driving Tips for Deer Season
    by The Allstate Blog Team on September 20, 2018 at 10:00 am

    When autumn begins, it’s important to remember that deer become more active as they get ready for mating season — which can mean a greater risk of deer-related accidents while driving. It’s important to stay alert and be aware of your surroundings to help you avoid this risk. Here are a few safe driving tips to […] The post 5 Safe Driving Tips for Deer Season appeared first on The Allstate Blog. […]

  • How to Dispose of an Old Computer and Thwart Identity Thieves
    by The Allstate Blog Team on September 19, 2018 at 10:00 am

    Banging a hammer against your hard drive is not just a satisfying way to take out some aggression on a helpless piece of old technology. The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) also says it’s one way to help protect sensitive data that may still be held within an old personal computer you want […] The post How to Dispose of an Old Computer and Thwart Identity Thieves appeared first on The Allstate Blog. […]

  • Are You Guilty of These 7 Cleaning Bad Habits?
    by The Allstate Blog Team on September 18, 2018 at 10:00 am

    Is there a right way and a wrong way to clean your home? You may be surprised to know that some cleaning habits may actually work against you, leaving greasy residue when you want a clean shine or streaks where you want it to be crystal clear. See if you make any of these cleaning […] The post Are You Guilty of These 7 Cleaning Bad Habits? appeared first on The Allstate Blog. […]

  • Before You Rent a House: 4 Things to Consider
    by The Allstate Blog Team on September 17, 2018 at 7:32 pm

    If you are thinking about renting a house, you may first want to consider some factors that may differ from apartment rentals. From potentially higher expenses to more maintenance, here are four things to keep in mind before renting a house. 1. Outdoor Maintenance A perk to renting a house is that you’ll likely also […] The post Before You Rent a House: 4 Things to Consider appeared first on The Allstate Blog. […]

  • Your Smart Home: Making Voice Control Easy
    by Reed Kleinman, Smart Home Solver on September 17, 2018 at 10:00 am

    Remember the last time you couldn’t find the remote control right before your favorite show started? Imagine turning on the TV with your voice instead of frantically digging through the couch cushions. Smart home voice control makes this easy and affordable, and there are numerous smart devices around the house that can be controlled by […] The post Your Smart Home: Making Voice Control Easy appeared first on The Allstate Blog. […]

  • The History Behind Driving on the Left or Right Side of the Road
    by The Allstate Blog Team on September 14, 2018 at 4:00 pm

    The U.S. is among about 75 percent of the countries in the world that drive on the right side of the road, National Geographic says. The reason why most countries use the right lanes dates back to before the invention of cars — and the same is true for the approximately 50 countries in which drivers travel […] The post The History Behind Driving on the Left or Right Side of the Road appeared first on The Allstate Blog. […]

  • Chips and Cracks: When to Repair or Replace a Damaged Windshield
    by Mac Demere on September 13, 2018 at 10:00 am

    If your vehicle’s windshield gets chipped or cracked, should you repair or replace it? Regardless of where you live, your windshield may take a beating. There could be pea gravel falling from uncovered construction trucks, sanitation vehicles laying down salt and sand when the weather calls for it and the occasional chunk of unknown debris kicked up by cars passing by. I once […] The post Chips and Cracks: When to Repair or Replace a Damaged Windshield appeared first on The Allstate Blog. […]

  • Quick Fix: How to Clean Your Glass Cooktop
    by The Allstate Blog Team on September 12, 2018 at 10:00 am

    It happens to the best of us: You make a delicious meal on your glass cooktop, and when you return for cleanup, the mess seems to have glued itself on. But don’t panic. With some baking soda and dishwashing liquid, cleaning up can be much easier, according to Behind the Studio.  Step 1: Wipe […] The post Quick Fix: How to Clean Your Glass Cooktop appeared first on The Allstate Blog. […]

  • Renovation Rundown: What Are the Steps in a Home Renovation?
    by The Allstate Blog Team on September 11, 2018 at 10:00 am

    While not every home renovation works in the exact same order, you may want to follow a certain course to help avoid unnecessary work. For example, you don’t want to close walls and paint, only to realize you need to add a new plumbing stack that requires going behind the wall again. Many renovation projects […] The post Renovation Rundown: What Are the Steps in a Home Renovation? appeared first on The Allstate Blog. […]