Cristel Mohrman

Cristel Mohrman

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

Stories by Cristel Mohrman

How to Insulate Your Electrical Outlets

Feb 12, 2015

It’s winter and your home is closed up tight to keep out the cold air, but you still feel a draft. Where could it be coming from? Sometimes, especially in older homes and on exterior walls, light switch boxes and electrical outlets can let in outside air if they are not insulated properly, according to the U.S. Department […]

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Home Health Check: Ways to Breathe Easier While Cooped Up

Feb 10, 2015

If you find yourself cooped up indoors during the winter months, you may not be getting much fresh air. If the air in your home feels stale or it’s too dry, there are some things you can do to help make winter breathing a little easier. Get a Humidifier Cold, winter air and indoor heating systems can […]

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Cleaning Tips for Your Home: How to Help Prevent Flu from Spreading

Feb 04, 2015

Flu season is in full swing. What can you do to help prevent the spread of germs within your home? If someone in your home has the flu, there are steps you can take to help prevent spreading the virus to each member of the family. Start With Clean Hands You may scrub every inch of your […]

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4 Winter DIY Home Improvement Ideas

Feb 03, 2015

It’s the dead of the winter and you’re cooped up inside, but that doesn’t mean you can’t be productive. If you are looking for some DIY home improvement projects for the coldest months of the year, try one of the ideas below. Add a Fresh Coat of Paint A fresh coat of paint can make […]

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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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