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

Winter Fire Safety: Keep Fire Hydrants Clear of Snow

Jan 13, 2015

When winter is at its coldest, you may want to spend most of your time inside. However, it’s important to keep an eye on what’s happening outdoors, too. Wintry weather can create fire safety hazards, such as ice or heavy snowfall that can obstruct fire hydrants. You can help reduce the risk by keeping nearby fire […]

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How to Remove Stains From Your Carpet and Furniture

Jan 12, 2015

It happens all the time. You’re enjoying a family get-together and someone accidentally spills on the carpet. Or maybe your toddler finds a marker and decides to turn the couch into a coloring book. Either way, stains happen. So what do you do? Whatever the stain is, Better Homes and Gardens suggests a basic method […]

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Temporary Decor for Your Rental Home

Jan 05, 2015

When you rent a home, your landlord will likely restrict what you can personalize. Oftentimes, painting and putting nails in walls are prohibited. And breaking the rules can reduce the refund you might expect from your security deposit when it’s time to move out. But that doesn’t mean you have to be surrounded by bleak white walls. To […]

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6 Ways to Organize Your Home in the New Year

Jan 01, 2015

When you think of New Year’s resolutions, fitness goals and trying to save money may come to mind. But organizing your home on a regular basis is a resolution that can help you stay on top of your bills and keep your home secure and clean. If you’re looking for ways to organize your home, […]

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Does Your Apartment Smell? It Could Be the Neighbors

Dec 30, 2014

Have you ever found yourself wondering, “Why does my apartment smell?” If you live in an apartment or a multi-family building, it’s possible the smells from your neighbor’s home are spreading into yours. From food to smoke to pet odors, The New York Times explains that smells can move through pipe shafts, electrical outlets, cracks […]

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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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