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Stories by The Allstate Blog Team

How to Host Your First Thanksgiving Dinner

Nov 1, 2018

It’s that time of year again where you get together with our closest friends and family to pig out on a feast of turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing and other family favorites. It’s an enjoyable gathering that brings people together, but if you are the host, it can also be quite stressful. Especially if you are […]

Things to Have on Hand in Case of Emergency

Oct 30, 2018

Do you know which items you’d need most in an emergency? From food to first aid supplies, experts suggest gathering certain essentials — including some items that may be off your radar — and assembling an emergency kit to help you through tough times. In the event of an emergency, you may find yourself either […]

4 Things to Do Before Riding Your New Motorcycle

Oct 24, 2018

If you’ve just purchased a motorcycle, you may be itching to take it on the road. But before you take your first ride, it’s a good idea to take some steps to help prepare yourself and your motorcycle. Consider these four tips before you put on your protective gear and hit the open road. 1. […]

Decode Weather Watches and Warnings: Brush Up on Weather Terminology

Oct 18, 2018

Between emergency sirens, the Emergency Alert System, Wireless Emergency Alerts, radio and TV, you’re not at a loss for resources to hear about bad conditions approaching. But, you may want to brush up on your weather terms to better understand what all those watches and warnings mean. The following info from the National Weather Service can help you better respond to […]

Quick Fix: How to Use a Walnut to Remove Scratches on Your Hardwood Floor

Oct 10, 2018

Let’s face it: Scratches on your hardwood floors may be unavoidable. Everyday life — especially in a house full of kids — can be bound to lead to a scratch or two (or even three!) on your once-gleaming boards. But rest assured, there’s a quick and inexpensive fix. All you’ll need is a healthy snack. […]

The 7 Spookiest Cities in the U.S.

Oct 5, 2018

Things that go bump in the night. Faint cries coming from empty rooms. Shadowy figures that fade from view. It’s all deliciously creepy fun. If you’re a ghost hunter or you just love feeling a chill run up and down your spine, hop on the road to visit these seven destinations that are well known […]

How to Clean Your Refrigerator

Sep 26, 2018

Have you started to notice your refrigerator smelling a little funkier than usual? If you can’t remember the last time you gave it a good cleaning, you might want to add this chore to your to-do list. Thankfully, cleaning a stinky fridge doesn’t have to be a big deal. Follow these step-by-step instructions to freshen […]

How to Identify Different Types of Clouds

Sep 21, 2018

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 […]

How to Dispose of an Old Computer and Thwart Identity Thieves

Sep 19, 2018

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 […]

Are You Guilty of These 7 Cleaning Bad Habits?

Sep 18, 2018

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 […]