Amy Lynch

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Amy Lynch is a writer and editor whose work has appeared on Brit + Co, Refinery29, The Hairpin and Collective Quarterly. She's been hired to help tell the stories of brands like Impact Hub Austin, Criquet Shirts and Kennedy Creative Events, while her content production skills have been put to good use by General Motors, Morgan Stanley, Wyndham Worldwide, Alternative Apparel and more. Amy lives, works and plays in the weird, wild heart of Austin, Texas.

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APRIL 19, 2018 | THURSDAY
Buyer's Guide: Nail Guns

Whether you’re repairing a roof, redoing your wood floors, or starting another major do-it-yourself project, chances are you’ll want a nail gun (also called a “nailer”). This handy power ...

APRIL 9, 2018 | MONDAY
Solved! What to Do About a Leaky Refrigerator

Q: There’s a small daily puddle on my kitchen floor that seems to be coming from my refrigerator—not from anything inside, but from the fridge itself. Why is my refrigerator leaking water...

MARCH 13, 2018 | TUESDAY
Solved! How Long Do Fire Extinguishers Last?

Q: I just moved into an apartment that has a fire extinguisher in the kitchen, but I’m not sure if it still works. So I’m wondering: How long do fire extinguishers last? How can I tell if...

MARCH 6, 2018 | TUESDAY
How To: Dispose of Paint Thinner

Composed of mineral spirits, turpentine, and acetone or other solvents, paint thinner effectively does its job of thinning oil-based paints and cleaning tools like brushes and rollers. Bu...

FEBRUARY 25, 2018 | SUNDAY
Buyer’s Guide: Plungers

It happens to all of us at some point or another. A shower drain backs up and refuses to empty out the tub, a sink fills up far faster than it empties itself out, or—the most dreaded mome...

JANUARY 8, 2018 | MONDAY
Buyer’s Guide: Stick Vacuums

Thanks to its smaller motor, a stick vacuum is thinner and far more lightweight than its upright and canister cousins. Stick vacs, as the name implies, also have a longer reach than handh...

JANUARY 3, 2018 | WEDNESDAY
What’s the Difference? Satin vs. Semi-Gloss Paint

When you’re choosing fresh paint for your walls or wooden furniture, after color, the next big decision to be made is that of sheen. Two middle-of-the-road options for paint finish—satin ...

DECEMBER 21, 2017 | THURSDAY
Buyer’s Guide: Electric Blankets

As the temperatures drop, we crave warmth and coziness—but before you turn up the heat, consider an electric blanket. About twice as energy-efficient as a space heater, electric blankets ...

DECEMBER 11, 2017 | MONDAY
Buyer’s Guide: Cutting Boards

Interested in keeping your investment countertops in tip-top shape? Cutting boards are key accessories for any kitchen, providing a durable, hygienic place to slice and dice ingredients w...

NOVEMBER 28, 2017 | TUESDAY
How To: Remove Duct Tape Residue

A roll of duct tape can be found in almost every toolbox in the world, thanks to its versatility, accessibility, and the fact that it quite literally sticks like glue. That’s because duct...