Deirdre Mundorf

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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 BobVila.com 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 BobVila.com in 2020, shortly after the birth of her second child. Her freelance writing for BobVila.com, 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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SEPTEMBER 25, 2021 | SATURDAY
Does My General Contractor Need a License? Maybe Not.

Q: After talking to a few different general contractors in the area during the planning stages for our kitchen remodel, I noticed that some have a CSLB license, while others do not. We re...

SEPTEMBER 24, 2021 | FRIDAY
13 Adirondack Chair Plans You Can Download and DIY This Weekend

Adirondack chairs feature high backs, wide arms, and slanted seats. Their design makes them ideal for sitting and looking out over the water, staying warm around a fire pit, and other rel...

SEPTEMBER 16, 2021 | THURSDAY
How to Get Rid of Geese

Canada geese are fascinating birds to watch at a lake or pond. They have a wingspan of up to 6 feet and may weigh as much as 14 pounds. However, Canada geese in your yard are not as delig...

SEPTEMBER 9, 2021 | THURSDAY
Steamer vs. Iron: Which Laundry Tool Is Best for Your Household?

Iron vs. steamer is a very common debate. Most people know that both irons and steamers are heated tools that can help remove wrinkles from clothing and other textiles, but don’t fully un...

SEPTEMBER 2, 2021 | THURSDAY
The 9 Best House-Hunting Apps All Buyers and Sellers Should Know

Streamline your search and find a home that checks all the boxes on your house-hunting checklist with one of these real estate apps.

AUGUST 30, 2021 | MONDAY
When Is Hurricane Season? Now, Actually

The 2022 hurricane season began a little late, but wrapped up the third year of highly active seasons, partly thanks to a La Niña weather pattern. In Florida, Hurricane Ian brought major ...

AUGUST 29, 2021 | SUNDAY
The 15 Best Mattress Brands for a Good Night's Sleep

A mattress is one of the most important—and often one of the priciest—purchases you’ll make for the bedroom. After all, quality shut-eye starts with a good mattress! With a huge range of ...

AUGUST 26, 2021 | THURSDAY
The 13 Best Generator Brands for Backup Power

When a storm strikes and the power goes out, a generator from one of the best generator brands can prevent hours in the dark and a fridge full of spoiled food. Depending on its size, a po...

AUGUST 24, 2021 | TUESDAY
6 Important Things to Know if You Have an Attractive Nuisance on Your Property 

Swimming pools, playsets, fountains, and other landscaping features can make a yard more enjoyable for you and your family. But these features also may attract uninvited visitors, particu...

AUGUST 17, 2021 | TUESDAY
When is Tick Season Starting? Probably Sooner Than You Think

Q: After a friend got infected with Lyme disease from a tick bite a few years ago, I’ve been worried about getting tick bites while out in the woods or working in my yard. When is tick se...