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  • Why Objects in Your Sideview Mirror Are Closer Than They Appear
    by The Allstate Blog Team on January 15, 2019 at 11:00 am

    Anyone who has glanced in a vehicle’s sideview mirror should be familiar with this message: “Objects in mirror are closer than they appear.” But did you ever wonder why that’s the case? The answer comes down to physics. Here’s a brief rundown on the science behind sideview mirrors, along with tips on how to use […] The post Why Objects in Your Sideview Mirror Are Closer Than They Appear appeared first on The Allstate Blog. […]

  • How to Prepare Your Car for Winter Weather
    by The Allstate Blog Team on January 14, 2019 at 11:00 am

    As the temperatures drop, you know winter is on its way — or maybe it has already arrived. While cold temperatures, ice, snow and slush often come along with this chilly season, it doesn’t mean your car has to be in the deep freeze until the spring thaw. Consider these tips for helping prepare your vehicle for the […] The post How to Prepare Your Car for Winter Weather appeared first on The Allstate Blog. […]

  • 5 Things to Do Before Finishing Your Basement
    by The Allstate Blog Team on January 11, 2019 at 11:00 am

    Maybe your basement would be a great play area for the kids, or maybe you’re tired of looking at gray cement walls when you go downstairs. Whatever the reason, you’ve recognized the potential value of that extra space in your home. If you want to begin using that below-grade area confidently for storage, living or entertainment purposes, you also […] The post 5 Things to Do Before Finishing Your Basement appeared first on The Allstate Blog. […]

  • 5 Tax-Saving Tips for Your Small Business
    by The Allstate Blog Team on January 10, 2019 at 11:00 am

    Tax credits and deductions are typically offered to small businesses each year. With a little planning, you can prepare to take advantage of the deductions you may be entitled to. The high-level summary of deductible business expenses from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) can help you get started. Read on to learn what expenses your business may be able to claim. Equipment and Software Purchases Your business […] The post 5 Tax-Saving Tips for Your Small Business appeared first on The Allstate Blog. […]

  • Quick Fix: How to Remove Salt Stains from Your Car Mats
    by The Allstate Blog Team on January 8, 2019 at 11:00 am

    When roads get icy, road salt or ice melt can help make driving conditions safer. Those same products, however, can make a mess when they’re tracked into your car. Thankfully, there’s an easy way to remove salt stains and ice melt from your car mats. Step 1: Combine the Ingredients Stir together 1 cup of white vinegar and […] The post Quick Fix: How to Remove Salt Stains from Your Car Mats appeared first on The Allstate Blog. […]

  • Quick Fix: How to Make a Door Draft Blocker
    by The Allstate Blog Team on January 7, 2019 at 11:00 am

    Chilly winds can sneak into your house under your door. Not only do these drafts leave your toes cold, they may also waste energy because heat escapes through the opening, Energy.gov notes. This DIY draft blocker helps keeps the heat inside, so you can stay warm and toasty. Step 1: Measure the Gap Use a tape measure to determine […] The post Quick Fix: How to Make a Door Draft Blocker appeared first on The Allstate Blog. […]

  • 4 Tax-Season Filing Tips
    by The Allstate Blog Team on January 3, 2019 at 11:00 am

    It’s almost here again: Tax Day, the deadline for filing income tax returns. If you’re preparing to file taxes, consider the following steps to help you minimize stress and maximize your tax return — whether you’re planning to file with time to spare or closer to the deadline. 1. Save Time and Money by Filing Electronically Millions of tax filers opt […] The post 4 Tax-Season Filing Tips appeared first on The Allstate Blog. […]

  • How to Depersonalize Your Home Before Selling
    by Tori Toth on January 1, 2019 at 11:00 am

    When selling a home, you want potential buyers to visualize themselves living in your space. One way to help with that connection is to remove any personal items in your home that might distract a buyer from envisioning it as their own. Watch as home staging expert Tori Toth explains what items and decor you should […] The post How to Depersonalize Your Home Before Selling appeared first on The Allstate Blog. […]

  • Fire Safety Tips for Apartment Living
    by Bernie Carr - Apartment Prepper on December 26, 2018 at 11:00 am

    Fires are the most common disaster people are likely to experience yet many Americans underestimate the risk, according to the American Red Cross. Apartment fires, much like house fires, are caused by mishaps involving everyday activities such as cooking, heating, using appliances and electrical malfunctions, according to the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA). The good news is, most […] The post Fire Safety Tips for Apartment Living appeared first on The Allstate Blog. […]

  • How to Prevent Pipes from Freezing: Steps to Consider
    by The Allstate Blog Team on December 24, 2018 at 11:00 am

    For anyone living in an area where temperatures regularly dip below freezing, a few precautionary steps to help protect your plumbing can be a cost-effective way to help avoid cleaning up after a burst pipe. Consider that the Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety (IBHS) says one frozen pipe that bursts may result in […] The post How to Prevent Pipes from Freezing: Steps to Consider appeared first on The Allstate Blog. […]