Amy Lynch

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Amy Lynch is a veteran writer and editor specializing in design and decor, health and wellness, travel and culture. Her work has appeared on Brit + Co, Refinery29, The Hairpin and Collective Quarterly, just to name a few. Her background also includes work in content production for Fortune 50 brands, startups, and government agencies. Ms. Lynch lives, works, and plays in the weird, wild heart of Austin, TX.

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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! What Type of Lawn Mower Oil Should I Use?

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 bit of lawn mow...

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...

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 ...

NOVEMBER 8, 2017 | WEDNESDAY
The Best Chest Freezers of 2021

Whether you have a large family to feed, grow a vegetable garden, do a lot of hunting or fishing, or tend to grocery shop in bulk, a chest freezer—which offers additional cold storage to ...

OCTOBER 30, 2017 | MONDAY
Solved! What to Do About Mice in the Walls

Q: For the first time in my life, I have mice. I had thought that I dreamed the scratching and skittering sounds I heard coming from the walls and ceiling, but then I eventually found the...

OCTOBER 19, 2017 | THURSDAY
5 Types of Tile Worth Considering in Your Next Renovation

Walk into a home improvement store on a mission to renovate your kitchen or bath, and you may find yourself overwhelmed with the types of tile available. Dozens of sizes, shapes, material...

SEPTEMBER 7, 2017 | THURSDAY
How To: Remove Stickers from Glass

Whether it’s a new mirror that you brought home or a wine bottle that you’re using for a DIY project, lifting the price tag or label from glass always end up being tougher than you'd expe...