Cristel Mohrman

Cristel Mohrman

Cristel manages content for The Allstate Blog and's Tools & Resources section.

Stories by Cristel Mohrman

How to Light a Campfire Without a Match

Oct 17, 2017

No matches? No problem. Using some items you may already have at your campsite, like a soda can and some chocolate, you can get a fire going. Just be sure you’ve got a sunny day and some patience. Check out this can-do trick from What you’ll need: Empty soda can One bar plain chocolate Tinder (a handful) Small […]

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Keys to Homeownership: Tips for First-Time Homebuyers

Sep 11, 2015

First-time homebuyers have a lot to consider as they navigate the road to homeownership. From figuring out finances to choosing the right neighborhood to making sure everything is in order for the closing, it may be easy to become overwhelmed. The PDF below may help make the process a bit easier. Download and print these […]

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Does Your Home’s Color or Material Affect the Temperature Inside?

Aug 6, 2015

While summer may be great for water activities and outdoor fun, warm weather and sunshine outside can also make temperatures inside a home rise. Air conditioning and fans can help cool things down, but what if you could avoid your house becoming too hot in the first place? The paint shade or the material of the exterior […]

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5 Chores to Do in Your New Home

Jul 16, 2015

Is there really such a thing as “move-in condition”? Maybe, especially if the home is brand new. But even a home just a few years old may need some attention before you move in. And you may want to get some of those tasks done before you bring all of your belongings to your new home. […]

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Ways to Keep Your Detached Garage Safe and Secure

Jul 8, 2015

What do you keep in your garage? Cars? Lawn equipment? Tools? Chances are, you’re storing some valuable belongings in there. While you may have home security measures in place, you may not have given as much consideration to your garage, especially if it does not provide direct access into your house. But by taking a few […]

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

Jul 2, 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 1, 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 8, 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 Defend Your Garden From Common Pests

Jun 3, 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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