Safeco Blog Archive

2014 | 2013
Keep the Fire (Pit) Burning, but Keep It Safe
Posted by Safeco July 21, 2014
Before you get out the graham crackers, chocolate and marshmallows for National S’mores Day on August 10, check out these fire pit safety tips. Read more
Hitting the Road on 2 Wheels? Plan Ahead for Maximum Fun
Posted by Safeco July 14, 2014
Whether you’re headed to the nearest state park or traversing multiple state lines, a little planning will help you get there safely. Read more
The Ins & Outs of Staying Cool in a Power Outage
Posted by Safeco July 7, 2014
When the power is down and the mercury is rising, use these tips to help keep everyone, including pets, healthy, happy and safe. Read more
Fireworks Safety for a Fun – and Safe – Fourth
Posted by Safeco June 30, 2014
With a little precaution, you’ll remember this July Fourth for all the right, rather than the wrong, reasons. Happy Independence Day! Read more
Distracted Driving Kills 9 People a Day
Posted by Safeco June 23, 2014
Mobile phones and other distractions put you, your passengers and others on the road at risk. Start driving distraction-free and set a positive example. Read more
Avoid Slips, Trips and Falls in the Bathroom
Posted by Safeco June 9, 2014
Is your bathroom just an accident waiting to happen? As part of National Safety Month, learn how to make your bathroom a safer place. Read more
Contest Winnings Help Charities Make More Happen
Posted by Safeco May 29, 2014
Recently, Safeco donated and awarded a total of $120,000 to 30 charities as part of the spring 2014 Make More Happen Awards and Make More Happen Contest. Read more
A "World's Largest" Road Trip
Posted by Safeco May 12, 2014
A road trip is a great way to turn a vacation into a themed-adventure. Read more
Vote, Cheer and Make More Happen for Charity!
Posted by Safeco April 30, 2014
We’re kicking off spring by spotlighting 30 independent insurance agencies and the nonprofits they support through volunteer efforts with our Safeco Insurance Make More Happen Contest. Cast your vote and cheer today! Read more
How to Protect Your Most Cherished Possessions
Posted by Safeco April 21, 2014
By “scheduling valuables” you can protect the things that matter to you most, even if they’re not fully covered under your standard homeowners insurance policy. Read more
Tornado Truths
Posted by Safeco April 7, 2014
You can’t control the weather or the outcome of a destructive storm but there are steps you can take to help you and your family remain protected in the event of a tornado. Begin by knowing fact from myth when it comes to tornado safety. Read more
Prevent Water from Going Where it Shoudn't
Posted by Safeco March 31, 2014
We know you want to protect what’s important. That’s why we’re offering these tips to help you prevent many of the most common causes of water damage. Read more
The Art of the Sea
Posted by David Schmidt March 24, 2014
A late-winter visit to a maritime museum is a great chance to learn how boats shaped the course of American exploration, commerce and migration. These museums harbor some of the country’s finest collections and, weather (and seasonal hours) permitting, they’re accessible by land or water. Read more
Homeowners Safety While on Vacation
Posted by Safeco March 17, 2014
For many, the winter months are a welcome time to escape the short days and chilly temperatures by taking a vacation. But don’t forget to take these precautions to ensure your home stays safe while you’re away. Read more
Protection During a Hailstorm
Posted by Safeco March 10, 2014
With approximately 3,000 hailstorms in the U.S. each year in varying sizes the chances of damage and harm can be pretty high. Here’s some pointers to stay safe if you get stuck on the road when a hailstorm hits. Read more
See the World by RV
Posted by Brad Herzog March 10, 2014
Athens, New York? Amsterdam, Montana? Prague, Nebraska? Paris, Kentucky? Many Americans are well traveled – only, not in America. But, RVers know there is a backyard world waiting to be explored. Read more
Local Rides to Escape the City
Posted by Safeco March 3, 2014
If you ride a motorcycle in NYC, what do you do when you want your bike to be more than just a commuter vehicle? May we suggest a few places you can escape the hustle and bustle of the Big Apple for a Sunday afternoon drive? Read more
Make Recycling and Reducing Routine
Posted by Safeco February 3, 2014
At Safeco we try to do our part to protect our environment and use our resources wisely. And we’re hoping you’ll take the time – if you’re not already – to make reduce, reuse and recycle part of your daily routine. Here are some best practices. Read more
Home Security Tips
Posted by Safeco January 27, 2014
Everyone wants to keep their home safe from burglars or intruders, but not everyone wants to have an alarm system installed. Nowadays, there are more options than ever when it comes to home security, so we at Safeco want to help you sort through those options with a few tips. Read more
Live Life Local on Safeco Blog
Posted by Safeco January 27, 2014
The Live Life Local website content will now be available here on the Safeco blog! We’ll be featuring the same rich local content, complete with insider tips and tricks from expert road trippers. Read more
Five Ways to Get your Car Stolen
Posted by Safeco January 13, 2014
Some people make it downright easy for thieves to drive off in their pride and joy. We don’t want you walking out the door to an empty driveway or parking space, so take care to avoid these five mistakes that lead to car theft. Read more
Night Driving Dangers
Posted by Safeco January 13, 2014
More than 50% of fatalities for vehicle occupants 16 and older occur between 6 p.m. and 6 a.m. Because we’re big advocates for safety, we thought it would be helpful to take a look at why night driving is more dangerous, and what you can do to decrease that danger. Read more
Time to do a Home Inventory - Taking Stock of Your Stuff
Posted by Andrea Chatwood January 6, 2014
Following the holidays may be a perfect time to take stock of your material possessions. Did you get a great gift? A diamond ring, a beautiful watch, or maybe a new gaming system? Here’s a handy guide to making a home inventory list to protect your valuables. Read more
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