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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MAY 15, 2018 | TUESDAY
How To: Tighten a Toilet Seat

From the pressure of people sitting to the constant opening and closing of the lid and/or seat, your toilets probably get more traffic than any other seat in the house. So it’s understand...

MAY 7, 2018 | MONDAY
Solved! The Best Type of Oil to Use for a Lawn Mower

Q: I haven't changed my lawn mower's oil since last season, so I'm feeling rusty. Remind me: What type of oil can I use in my lawn mower?A: You're not alone. In fact, this...

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 ...