Cristel Mohrman

Cristel Mohrman

Cristel manages home, renters, condo and power sports content for The Allstate Blog and Allstate.com's Tools & Resources section.

Stories by Cristel Mohrman

Baby’s Almost Mobile: How to Baby-Proof Your Home

Dec 17, 2014

If your little one is on the move and close to her first steps, it might be time to baby-proof your home. You may already have basic precautionary measures in place, but now that your child is becoming mobile, there is a whole new set of things to consider. As noted by KidsHealth.Org, one of the top […]

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How to Help Deter Burglars from Your Home

Dec 16, 2014

Here’s some good news: The FBI estimates that burglaries in 2013 were down 8.6 percent from 2012. In that same report, however, the FBI notes that approximately 74 percent of burglaries occurred in residences in 2013. While you already know to arrange for a neighbor to pick up your mail and leave lights on timers while you’re on vacation, […]

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Snow Shoveling Safety: What You Need to Know

Dec 09, 2014

For many parts of the country, winter means snow. It’s beautiful to look at and kids often like to play in it, but it also usually requires shoveling. Snow blowers can help with some of the work, but sometimes you’ll still need a shovel, says Consumer Reports. But shoveling is not safe for everyone. While some may […]

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Home Air Filters 101: What to Consider Before Buying

Dec 05, 2014

While many homeowners may know they should change their air filters regularly, some may not know what kind to get. If you’re a first-time homebuyer and have never had to worry about your filter before, how do you know what will suit your needs and your budget? There are different options available and it’s important […]

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Make the Holidays Happy, Not Hazardous [Infographic]

Dec 01, 2014

Holiday sweaters aren’t the only things that can get ugly this season. Holiday hazards at home can pose a threat to your cheer, whether you leave your valuables exposed while hosting a holiday open house, overload your electrical outlets or fail to extinguish your candles before leaving the room. For instance, Allstate found that during the […]

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How to Make a Snow Sculpture in Your Yard

Dec 01, 2014

You may have seen elaborate sculptures made from sand or carved in ice, but what about snow? While building a snowman may be a traditional winter activity, creating a snow sculpture could offer a new challenge this year. Even if you are a first-timer, following these simple tips can help you make a snow sculpture your whole […]

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Top Tips for Driving and Parking on Black Friday

Nov 24, 2014

While Black Friday shopping may bring the most extreme deals, the traffic and parking situations can be a nightmare. Parking spaces are limited, people always seem to be in a rush to get to the next stop and distractions are aplenty. But with a little planning and smart thinking, you may be able to prevent unnecessary […]

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Small Space, Big Spirit: How to Decorate Your Apartment for the Holidays

Nov 19, 2014

Living in a small apartment or condo doesn’t mean you have to skimp on the holiday spirit. No room for a 7-foot tree in your living room or no dining room table on which to display a menorah? While you may not have a roof you can trim with holiday lights and it may not […]

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How to Host Thanksgiving in a Small Space

Nov 12, 2014

When you live in a small house or apartment, how do you host Thanksgiving and make room for all of your friends and family? While it may not be possible to increase the size of your home before the holidays hit this year, there are a few ways you may be able to make it seem […]

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Activities to Help Put the ‘Thanks’ Back in Thanksgiving

Nov 11, 2014

When family and friends get together on Thanksgiving, it’s not just about the turkey and pumpkin pie. Thanksgiving is about being grateful for what we have and sharing that gratitude with our family and friends. On Turkey Day, many people take turns going around the table saying what they are thankful for, but there are other, […]

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