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The Allstate Blog Team

Stories by The Allstate Blog Team

5 Simple, Low-Budget Home Renovations

May 23, 2018

Does your home feel a bit outdated? Sometimes, a busy schedule can make DIY renovations seem daunting. Or your household budget may keep you from hiring a professional to do the job. Fret not, because here’s a list of five quick and cost-effective ways to spruce up your place like a home renovation hero. Add […]

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The Ultimate Moving Guide: Tips to Help Organize Your Move

May 21, 2018

Moving accompanies some of the biggest moments in life: Setting up your first apartment. Buying your first apartment. Upsizing. Downsizing. You’re opening new doors, settling into new places, moving forward — what’s not to like? And then you have to think about the move itself. That’s where this moving guide comes in. With its pages […]

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How to Build a Backyard Fire Pit

May 21, 2018

Cool, crisp nights are perfect for gathering around a backyard fire pit with your friends and family. Add in a bag of marshmallows and you have the recipe for a lovely evening. While elaborate fire pits are typically featured in glossy magazines, s’mores and memories can just as easily be made around a simple, but […]

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Tips for Identifying a ‘Go-To’ Storm Shelter in Your Home

May 17, 2018

Safety is an important issue for everyone, especially during times of severe weather. Do you know where to go in your home if a severe storm or tornado strikes? The National Weather Service (NWS) says the best place to take shelter from a tornado is completely underground — or as low as possible. So, consider […]

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What to Do After an Earthquake

May 17, 2018

In the aftermath of an earthquake, buildings may be damaged, people could be hurt and community infrastructure and services could be affected. Or maybe power lines are down, street lights stopped working and your street is full of debris. Try to stay calm and keep the following tips in mind after an earthquake. Check Your […]

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Quiz: Are You Ready to Buy a Home?

May 15, 2018

Buying a home can an exciting and overwhelming time in your life. If you’re ready for the financial responsibility of homeownership and looking to settle down, you might consider buying a home. Take this quiz to find out if you know the steps in the homebuying process. Originally published on May 25, 2016.

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Moving Guide: Change-of-Address Checklist

May 14, 2018

Moving can be stressful. From unpacking to setting up utilities in your new place, there are a lot of tasks that come with a move. Use this handy checklist to keep track of the people and organizations you’ll need to notify about your change of address. Download the checklist, or the entire moving guide, below. […]

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6 Hurricane Recovery Tips for Small-Business Owners

May 14, 2018

As a small-business owner dealing with the aftermath of a hurricane hitting your business, one of your major priorities is to get your business up and running as soon as you can. As you start to think about how you’re going to do that, you might be wondering: What are some of the must-do tasks […]

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Ahead of the Storm: Hurricane Preparedness Guide

May 14, 2018

Getting your home and your family ready for hurricane season isn’t as easy as just boarding up the windows and taking off. Use these tips to help make sure you and your family are protected if your home is threatened by a hurricane. Stock Emergency Supplies Make sure to have a basic emergency kit with […]

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Understanding Tropical Weather Watches and Warnings

May 14, 2018

If you live in an area threatened by tropical storms and hurricanes, it’s important to know what all the watches and warnings mean and how to prepare for them. What Is the Difference Between a Watch and a Warning? One of the most important things to understand when inclement weather is imminent is the difference […]

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