Celeste Tholen

Celeste has dedicated her career to informing the public. Through her work as an editor and writer in newsrooms like KSL and Deseret News, as well as her work on SafeWise, she’s covered topics that help people stay safe and make well-informed decisions.

Posts by Celeste Tholen

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How to Safely Store Items Before You Move or Renovate

Celeste Tholen | May 16, 2018 | Home Safety, Safety Tips

There are few things worse than the awful moment when you realize someone broke into your garage and snatched some of your valuable belongings. If you’ve ever experienced theft, you know what this is like—you…

What You Need to Know About Home Warranties

Celeste Tholen | Feb 28, 2020 | Safety Tips

For a lot of new homeowners, the term “home warranty” can be slightly confusing. You might be asking yourself, for instance, what’s the difference between a home warranty and homeowners insurance? Don’t worry—SafeWise is here…

A Complete Energy-Saving Checklist For Your Home

Celeste Tholen | Sep 14, 2016 | Equipment Reviews

In the average home, 45% of energy is spent on heating and cooling. Another 25% is spent on lighting, 17% on appliances — including 8% on refrigeration alone — and 13% on water heating. Electricity prices…

How to keep out your nosy neighbor

What to Do if There’s a Stranger on Your Street

Celeste Tholen | Dec 11, 2014 | Safety Tips

The same unfamiliar car keeps parking in front of your house or you get a weird feeling about the couple who just knocked on your door trying to sell a cleaning product. At what point…

Why you should start a neighborhood watch program

Making the Switch to a Different Home Security Provider

Celeste Tholen | Dec 11, 2019 | Equipment Reviews

There are many reasons you could be unhappy with your current home security provider, causing you to start searching for other options. Maybe the equipment the provider offers is outdated, or maybe you’re not impressed…

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Why Cellular Backup is Crucial to Home Security

Celeste Tholen | Jan 5, 2017 | Safety Tips

Cellular backup is a revolutionary alternative to landline connections when it comes to home security. Breaches to landlines can happen, which prevent notifying the alarm monitoring company in the case of a break-in. These breaches…

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Fire Safety Tips for Candles in the Home

Celeste Tholen | Dec 4, 2017 | Safety Tips

Candles have been used as a method of home lighting for centuries. Although the past hundred years has seen electric light bulbs overtake candles as the main lighting source in our homes, millions of decorative…

10 Ways to Stay Safe at the Water Park

Celeste Tholen | Dec 11, 2019 | Child and Baby Safety

Water parks across the country are the hot spots for people to cool off and beat the heat in the summer. All these water attractions, cooling sprays, waves, and wild rides are great fun, but…