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  • How to Get Started Decorating Your Home
    by Amanda Hendrix, Love & Renovations on November 20, 2018 at 11:00 am

    When you first move into a new home, it can be an exciting fresh start. All of those empty rooms may feel like a blank slate waiting for you to add your personal touch. But, what if aren’t quite sure how to make your house feel like home? If you don’t know where to begin, decorating may fall low […] The post How to Get Started Decorating Your Home appeared first on The Allstate Blog. […]

  • Emergency Preparedness: Tips for Storing Water in a Small Space
    by Bernie Carr - Apartment Prepper on November 19, 2018 at 11:00 am

    Water is one of the most important items to stock up on in your home emergency kit. To help ensure you and your loved ones have enough water for an emergency or natural disaster, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends storing a minimum of one gallon of water per day for each member of your family, including pets. The CDC […] The post Emergency Preparedness: Tips for Storing Water in a Small Space appeared first on The Allstate Blog. […]

  • How to Learn Life-Saving Skills
    by The Allstate Blog Team on November 16, 2018 at 11:00 am

    After you call 911, it takes an average of 8 to 12 minutes for first responders to arrive, according to the American Red Cross. But with proper training, did you know there’s a lot you can do to help on the spot if there’s an emergency? There are many classes and resources available to help you prepare. Here are some ways […] The post How to Learn Life-Saving Skills appeared first on The Allstate Blog. […]

  • 4 Things to Consider Before Getting a Dog
    by The Allstate Blog Team on November 15, 2018 at 6:00 pm

    Before you welcome a dog into your family, it’s important to make sure your potential four-legged friend is a good fit for you, your home and your budget. The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) suggests considering factors such as how much space you have for a dog and how often you’re home, […] The post 4 Things to Consider Before Getting a Dog appeared first on The Allstate Blog. […]

  • 5 East Coast Road Trip Ideas
    by The Allstate Blog Team on November 15, 2018 at 11:00 am

    While some travelers enjoy a highway route that detours through charming small towns with eclectic shops and restaurants, the scenic routes on the East Coast also offer breathtaking views of mountains and towns rich in American history. Before planning your next road trip, check out these five routes on the East Coast that might check off something on every passenger’s “must see” list. Brandywine […] The post 5 East Coast Road Trip Ideas appeared first on The Allstate Blog. […]

  • How to Heat Your Home Safely
    by The Allstate Blog Team on November 14, 2018 at 11:00 am

    There’s nothing better than settling into a warm house while the cold wind blows outside. But, getting — and keeping — your home heated may pose a safety issue if you don’t take the right precautions. According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), the leading months for home heating fires are December, January and February. Additionally, some of […] The post How to Heat Your Home Safely appeared first on The Allstate Blog. […]

  • How to Charge Your Cellphone Faster
    by Techlicious on November 13, 2018 at 11:00 am

    Whatever type of phone you carry, there’s one one thing smartphone owners can agree on: we’d like the batteries to stay charged longer. And since we rely on our smartphones for so much — from keeping in touch with family to navigating around town — a dead battery can be quite a hassle. Fortunately, a few minutes of […] The post How to Charge Your Cellphone Faster appeared first on The Allstate Blog. […]

  • How to Hang Items in Your Rental Without Using Nails
    by Madeline Coite, Apartminty on November 12, 2018 at 11:00 am

    As a renter, there are a few important things to keep in mind if you want to get your security deposit returned to you when your lease ends. Returning the property to the landlord in the same condition it was in when you first moved in is high on that list. Personalizing your living space with artwork, photographs and […] The post How to Hang Items in Your Rental Without Using Nails appeared first on The Allstate Blog. […]

  • Thrifty Holiday Gifting: Inexpensive Toddler Gifts
    by The Allstate Blog Team on November 9, 2018 at 11:00 am

    It’s easy to overspend on holiday gifts when the intended recipient is a toddler. After all, what can be more heartwarming than seeing a little one tear open a gift package with glee? That expectation makes them one of the most enjoyable groups to shop for. But, the truth is, you won’t spoil the holidays […] The post Thrifty Holiday Gifting: Inexpensive Toddler Gifts appeared first on The Allstate Blog. […]

  • How to Maximize Your Budget When Remodeling a Bathroom
    by The Allstate Blog Team on November 8, 2018 at 3:00 pm

    If you’re investing your hard-earned money in fixing up your bathroom, you’ll also likely want to know what the return on investment might be — and how to maximize it. Before you begin remodeling your bathroom, consider these tips to help you get more for your money. Find Ways to Save Looking to save money on […] The post How to Maximize Your Budget When Remodeling a Bathroom appeared first on The Allstate Blog. […]