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

Conflicting Tastes? Tips for Decorating Your Home Together

Apr 18, 2015

Buying a home with your significant other can be both exciting and stressful. Moving into a new house is like having a blank canvas you can decorate to your style, but what if that differs from your partner’s style? Maybe he’s into antiques and your taste runs more modern. Or perhaps you differ when it […]

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When Should I Plant My Spring Garden?

Apr 16, 2015

With spring in the air, your green thumb might be ready to start working in the dirt. But it may not be a good idea to start digging without a plan. Just because flowers and vegetable plants are available at nurseries doesn’t mean you can plant them all at any time. In addition, some plants […]

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Home and Garden Maintenance Guide

Apr 08, 2015

With spring cleaning behind you, the warm weather may prompt you to address a few things outside your house. Whether you aim to improve your house’s outward appearance or spend some time in the garden, the following resources can help guide your home maintenance and beautification efforts this spring. Home  7 Ideas to Improve Your Home’s Curb […]

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Your Guide to Outdoor Summer Fun and Safety

Apr 07, 2015

As the sun warms the air, you may be making plans for barbecues, outdoor swims and any other excuse you can find to enjoy the outdoors, even if you’re going no further than your own backyard. Before you hit the pool or fire up the grill, though, it may be worth reviewing some summer safety […]

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Property Management Tips for an Absentee Landlord

Mar 31, 2015

Whether you own an investment property or you plan to rent your home for a short period of time, renting out your place might be a good way to make some extra income. But, being a landlord is not necessarily an easy job. Rental properties come with responsibilities. According to the Wall Street Journal, landlords are […]

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Maintenance Tips for Garage Doors and Openers

Mar 25, 2015

Your garage door is the biggest moving part in your home, according to Bob Vila. To help ensure it provides you easy, safe and reliable access, it is important to keep the door and its opener working properly. Basic, routine maintenance can help extend the life of your garage door and opener. The International Door Association […]

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Spring Cleaning: Electronics Edition

Mar 19, 2015

As you organize and declutter your home this spring, you may come across old or unused electronics. Before you toss those unwanted gadgets, though, you may want to consider recycling them. Recycling or finding new homes for old electronics isn’t just an environmentally friendly option; throwing them in the trash may be illegal in your […]

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Tips for Moving With Your Pets

Mar 12, 2015

Moving day comes with its share of stresses — packing up all of your belongings, transporting the moving truck and then, just when it seems like you’re done, realizing you have to unpack it all. But when you have pets in tow, too, there’s a slew of other things to think about — getting them […]

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5 Ways to Save Money When Moving on a Budget

Mar 05, 2015

Moving can be exciting, especially if it’s for a new job, to upsize for a growing family or as the beginning of an adventure in a new place. But moving comes with an abundance of expenses. When you add the cost of the actual move to things like a down payment or deposits, that initial […]

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Safety Tips for Remote Car Starters

Feb 26, 2015

Remote car starters can be convenient, especially on really cold or hot days. You can use them to heat up or cool off your car before you get into it so you can have a more pleasant ride. But are there any safety concerns associated with using a remote car starter? Factors like theft, accidental starting and […]

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