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If you could keep only one thing you own, what would it be? We asked more than 1,000 U.S. adults in July 2016 about their belongings and how they feel…
old photos and hands
What do a scrapbook and a smartphone have in common? Many Americans count them among their most valuable possessions. That’s because the things in their lives, from personal keepsakes to…
young family looking at computer
If you’re like many people, that old photo album tucked away in your closet (or in your attic, basement, etc.) is one of your most valuable possessions. In fact, Allstate’s “It’s Not…
how to capture your family's history.
Every family has its own stories to tell. Do you know how your parents met? What have you heard about your grandfather’s time in the military? Do you know when,…
winterize your deck.
The cool breezes of autumn mean winter is right around the corner. While you’re enjoying those crisp fall days, you may want to add winterizing your deck to your to-do list. Here…
color in your home.
Color in home decor is about much more than what looks pretty, says Leatrice Eiseman, the executive director of the Pantone Color Institute. “Color surrounds us and defines our world,”…
home warranty myths.
While home warranties can be an additional level of protection for your home, some homeowners may have chosen not to purchase one and others may not even know what one…
open house staging tips.
When it comes to selling your home, first impressions are important during an open house. Watch as home staging expert Tori Toth shares five tips to help create a welcoming space for potential…
man on smartphone
Let’s face it : Americans love their stuff. From childhood baseball card collections to that new flat-screen television, people can develop an emotional attachment to items of all sorts. While…
family photos
From the boxes in the attic to the car in the garage, our homes are filled with memories. But not all belongings carry the same weight. Which possessions are treasured and…