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 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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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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