Deirdre Mundorf


Name: Deirdre Mundorf

Title: Contributing Writer

Deirdre Mundorf is a former teacher and freelance writer who most enjoys working with topics pertaining to home, family, and pets. She began freelance writing in 2019, after the birth of her first child, and has been contributing to since 2020.

Expertise and Experience

Deirdre spent the first 11 years of her professional career as an elementary school teacher to second- and third-grade students. After giving birth to her first child, Deirdre decided to leave the teaching profession to dedicate more time to raising her daughter. However, it wasn't long before she found that she needed something extra to keep her busy and to help contribute to the family income, so she rekindled her passion for writing and became a freelance writer.

Deirdre started as a ghostwriter, and after building up her profile, she was hired as a freelance writer with in 2020, shortly after the birth of her second child. Her freelance writing for, Discover Magazine, and other publications has covered a wide range of topics. However, Deirdre is most passionate about topics related to the home and family.

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JULY 18, 2022 | MONDAY
The Best Places to Install Motion-Sensing Lights Outside Your Home

Outdoor motion-sensing lights illuminate your property when needed without wasting power. Much in the same way a motion sensor light switch responds to motion indoors, outdoor motion-sens...

JULY 15, 2022 | FRIDAY
What Is Hygge? 10 Keys to Making Your Home More Cozy

If you’re not familiar with the concept of hygge and hygge design, it may seem a bit difficult to understand. In reality, however, hygge—which is pronounced “hoo-gah”—refers not just to a...

JULY 15, 2022 | FRIDAY
This Property Type Has More Competition Among Home Buyers Than Single-Family Homes Right Now

Throughout much of 2022, a high percentage of home sellers were seeing bidding wars. Many sold their homes for significantly higher than asking price, and some buyers—eager to seal the de...

Gopher vs. Groundhog: Which Burrowing Critter Is Invading Your Lawn and Garden?

You might be wondering what animal is digging holes in your yard, or perhaps you even caught a glimpse of the animal but aren’t sure if it’s a gopher or a groundhog. This is understandabl...

JULY 12, 2022 | TUESDAY
How to Dispose of Tires Properly

Q: My car got a flat tire the other day. I was able to change the tire without issue, but I realized I don’t know how to dispose of tires. Can I just put the tire out on the curb with the...

The 10 Best Vacuum Cleaner Brands of 2023

Every home needs a reliable, powerful, and versatile vacuum cleaner. But finding the right vacuum that checks all the boxes isn’t always easy. Depending on what you're looking for, there ...

JULY 1, 2022 | FRIDAY
The 15 Best Backyard Games of Summer 2023

Enjoying the warm weather and spending time outside is what summer is all about. Whether you’re looking to make backyard barbecues even more fun for your guests, want to give the kids som...

JUNE 30, 2022 | THURSDAY
The 11 Best American-Made Furniture Brands of 2023

When shopping for your home, there are a number of reasons to consider buying furniture made in America. Supporting American businesses means that you are helping keep American workers em...

Yes, You Can Over Fertilize Your Lawn—and Here’s How to Fix It

Fertilizers are formulated primarily with nitrogen, potassium, and phosphorus, three nutrients that work together to help keep your grass green, thick, and resistant against drought, fung...

JUNE 28, 2022 | TUESDAY
The 15 Best Tools to Buy at Ace Hardware

Ace Hardware’s history traces back nearly 100 years to 1924 when four Chicago hardware store owners decided to work together and rebranded themselves as Ace Stores. In the years that foll...