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

If a Passenger Falls Off My Boat, What Do I Do?

Jul 02, 2015

Boating can give you a chance to feel the wind in your hair and enjoy the sunshine, while providing an opportunity to cool off, too. But even if you take safety precautions, sometimes the unexpected can still happen. Would you know how to respond if someone went overboard? Rescuing an Overboard Passenger Falling off a boat […]

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Grilling Ideas: Vegetables, Pizza and Even Dessert

Jul 01, 2015

Summer’s here, and for many, that means preparing food on the grill. Whether it’s steak, burgers, chicken, sausages or hot dogs, grilling can be an easy and delicious way to prepare meat. But you may be able to make the rest of your meal on the grill, too. Vegetables, fruits and even desserts can be […]

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How to Protect Your Basement Storage

Jun 11, 2015

“Water, water, everywhere” is a dilemma some homeowners may face, particularly if moisture finds its way into the basement. A failed sump pump, for instance, can spell disaster if you have cardboard boxes full of belongings piled on the floor. That’s why, if you have basement storage, it can’t hurt to take steps when it’s […]

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Beneficial Insects for Your Backyard Garden

Jun 08, 2015

When you think of bugs, you may think of insects that crawl across your walls and buzz around your head. Some of them bite, some sting and others make annoying sounds. Then there are the ones that wreak havoc on your garden or landscaping. But while many bugs do cause inconveniences for humans, you may find […]

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How to Remove Oil Stains from Your Driveway or Garage

Jun 04, 2015

If your car leaks fluids or you spill some while filling up your vehicle, lawn mower or snow blower, your driveway might end up with a stain or two. Fluids such as oil, transmission fluid and gasoline can leave a stain on paved driveways and garage floors. Because these liquids are all different, cleaning techniques vary […]

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How to Defend Your Garden From Common Pests

Jun 03, 2015

Your backyard garden may be home to beautiful flowers and fruit and vegetable plants. While it makes your view colorful and produces some homegrown food, a flourishing garden may also attract pests and critters you don’t want around. Small animals, annoying bugs and even deer may pay a visit if your garden looks like a […]

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Low-Maintenance Landscaping Ideas: Boost Your Curb Appeal

May 27, 2015

Whether you are getting ready to sell your home or just want to show a little more pride in ownership, updating your yard can make a difference. Not everyone has a green thumb, but having a beautifully landscaped yard may help give your home a little extra curb appeal. If you don’t have the gardening […]

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How to Budget for Your First Apartment

May 25, 2015

Moving out on your own can be both exciting and scary. While you gain independence, you may also have to manage the costs of housing and other expenses on your own for the first time. If you don’t know how to budget for your first apartment properly, this may be challenging. So, how do you […]

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What to Do After an Earthquake: Safety Tips

May 18, 2015

In the aftermath of an earthquake, it’s understandable that you may feel a sense of panic. Buildings may be damaged, people could be hurt and community infrastructure and services could be affected. Or maybe power lines are down, street lights stopped working and your street is full of debris. Such circumstances can be pretty scary, […]

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Is a Dog Door Right for Your Home?

May 08, 2015

If you have a fenced-in yard, a doggie door can be a convenient amenity for your pet. It allows your four-legged friend to go in and out of the house as needed without getting you involved. This can be especially helpful if you are gone for extended periods during the day. Getting a dog door […]

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