Carol Benton


Carol Benton is a longtime homeowner with enthusiasm for DIY, gardening, and home décor projects. As a retired college professor, Carol has transformed her love of research and writing from the academic world to the world of freelance writing for the internet. Visit Carol’s blog Scribbling Boomer to see what she’s up to.

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MAY 12, 2021 | WEDNESDAY
The Best Quiet Fans for Your Bedroom

Strategically placed fans help reduce home energy costs as they circulate air to assist overworked air conditioning systems. Alternatively, fans provide a cooling function when air condit...

APRIL 27, 2021 | TUESDAY
The Best Upholstery Steam Cleaners for Cleaning and Disinfecting Furniture

Steam cleaners utilize pressurized steam from heated water to clean both soft and hard surfaces. This method requires zero cleaning solutions and chemicals, making it a preferred cleaning...

APRIL 26, 2021 | MONDAY
The Best Wax Melts for Your Candle Warmer

Relax and let the soothing scents of wax melts pervade your home, creating an alluring ambiance. Melt fragrant wax melts in a candle warmer—also called a wax warmer—to create a sense of p...

APRIL 25, 2021 | SUNDAY
The Best Crochet Hooks for Your DIY Projects

Crocheting is fun and easy to learn, and it can be a relaxing, creative hobby. Fabricate an heirloom blanket for a newborn family member or produce cozy wool socks for folks at a homeless...

APRIL 25, 2021 | SUNDAY
The Best Fabric Dyes for Your DIY Projects

DIYers who engage in fabric crafts, sewing, quilting, costume-making, and fashion design use fabric dyes to achieve dramatic and colorful effects in their artistic creations. In addition,...

APRIL 23, 2021 | FRIDAY
The Best Hardwood Floor Cleaner Machines to Keep Your Floors Spotless

Hardwood floors lend an aura of classic elegance to a home, adding to its real estate value. However, the job of keeping hardwood floors clean and sanitized while preserving their attract...

APRIL 5, 2021 | MONDAY
The Best Cordless Glue Guns for Your DIY Projects

Cordless hot glue guns provide a quick and convenient way to create adhesive bonds between surfaces such as paper, wood, plastic, metal, fabric, and more. DIY aficionados and crafters rel...

APRIL 5, 2021 | MONDAY
The Best Wax Warmers to Add Fragrance to Your Home

Offering a flameless and safe alternative to burning scented candles, wax warmers allow captivating fragrances to permeate your home environment. Insert wax melts or tarts into the warmer...

MARCH 28, 2021 | SUNDAY
The Best Permanent Markers for Your DIY Projects

Look in most kitchen junk drawers, office desktop containers, workshops, or crafting spaces, and you’ll find an assortment of permanent markers. DIYers and creative people use them regula...

The Best Candle Wax for Your DIY Projects

Candle making is a popular hobby that DIYers have elevated to an art form. Employing various waxes and processes, they create pillars, votives, tea lights, and tarts, as well as container...