How to Make Holiday House Guest Visits More Enjoyable
The holidays are traditionally a time for fun, festivities and, often, house guests. Amid buying gifts, decorating and planning for celebration, many of us also have the extra stress of planning…
Winter Home Checklist [INFOGRAPHIC]
A brisk chill is in the air and winter is right around the corner. It’s time for building snowmen, attending holiday parties and prepping your home for the long haul of…
5 Black Friday Activities—Besides Shopping
One day after you’ve stuffed yourself with turkey and pumpkin pie, it’s the start of the holiday shopping season—Black Friday. On the day after Thanksgiving, most retailers open early, close late…
Make Avoiding Holiday Home Hazards a Priority This Season [INFOGRAPHIC]
Holiday shopping isn’t the only task on your to-do list this season. According to the 2015 Allstate Holiday Home Hazard poll, 67 percent of adults in the U.S. have admitted to having valuables…
Quiz: What’s Your Thanksgiving Safety Knowledge?
Thanksgiving is a holiday that brings people together to enjoy delicious food and the company of loved ones. It also may involve lots of hot cooking surfaces, stressful travel and…
Here’s to Firsts: Hosting Your First Thanksgiving Dinner
It’s that time of year again where we get together with our closest friends and family to pig out on a feast of turkey, mashed potatoes and stuffing (among other…
handy guys and snowblower
As the temperatures plunge and snow covers the ground, you might start thinking about how you’ll tackle snow removal for your home this winter. If you’re a first-time homeowner, it…
fire extinguisher nozzle
Keeping your residential fire extinguisher clean and working properly can be an important part of any fire response plan. According to Kidde, the pressure gauge should be checked regularly, and fire…
fire extinguisher spray
If you have to use a fire extinguisher inside your home, it can be a hectic, confusing situation, especially if you’ve never used one before. Kidde suggests that homeowners read…
Fire Safety: Here’s How to Choose the Right Fire Extinguisher [VIDEO]
Fire extinguishers are among the most important safety devices in any home or apartment. Used properly, residential fire extinguishers can help prevent small, self-contained fires from spreading and getting out…