Glenda Taylor


Glenda Taylor is a freelance writer for the residential remodeling, homebuilding, and commercial roofing industries. She and her husband have been general contractors for over 20 years, and Ms. Taylor has written for leading media outlets, including the Houston Chronicle, SFGate, and the eHow Now Live Handyman Channel (a division of as well as National Association of Homebuilders. In addition to her construction experience, Ms. Taylor is a Master Gardener, a former real estate professional, a universal design enthusiast, and an advocate for green building practices. The recipient of Journalism and Marketing degrees from the University of Kansas and Bauder College respectively, she enjoys life on a farm in the Midwest with her husband and their "children"—five Saint Bernards! Connect with Glenda Taylor on LinkedIn.

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The Difference Between Cleaning, Sanitizing, and Disinfecting, Explained

There’s no better time than spring to clean a house from top to bottom. Clearing away the dust, dirt, and crumbs that accumulate is one thing; if you’re trying to reduce the risk of harmf...

APRIL 3, 2020 | FRIDAY
These Are Exactly the Supplies Your Household Needs to Stay at Home

Planning ahead is essential for weathering a stay-at-home order or a period of self-isolation, but for many, not being able to run to the store every day or dine at a favorite eatery pres...

MARCH 31, 2020 | TUESDAY
8 Ways You Can Help Your Contractor Hit the Project Deadline

Renovating and remodeling projects are exciting but they can also be frustrating if work drags on and the contractor runs past the projected deadline. While some things are uncontrollable...

MARCH 31, 2020 | TUESDAY
The Best Hot Glue Guns for Craft and DIY Projects

The versatile glue gun is a handy tool for creating everything from kid-friendly crafts and decorative seasonal items to fabric-based interior design projects, such as headboards, lampsha...

MARCH 30, 2020 | MONDAY
The Best Disinfectant Sprays, Cleaners, and Wipes for the Whole Home

Harmful bacteria can multiply in the home at an alarming rate, which may place family members at a higher risk of illness or infection. That’s why it’s important to understand how disinfe...

8 Safety Tips for Disinfecting with Bleach

Sodium hypochlorite—more commonly known as “chlorine bleach” or just “bleach”—is often used as a laundry additive for whitening items such as sheets, towels, and white T-shirts. Yet, whil...

9 Dangers Lurking in Your Home’s Water Supply

Water that contains any of the following contaminants could pose a risk to your family’s health and the lifespan of your home’s plumbing and fixtures. Learn what to look out for and how t...

MARCH 24, 2020 | TUESDAY
10 Things Never to Flush Down the Toilet

Save your plumbing and the sewer system by correctly disposing of these items in the trash—not your toilet.

MARCH 24, 2020 | TUESDAY
8 Real Estate Rules That May Have Changed Since You Bought Your House

If it’s been a while since you bought a house, you may be surprised to learn how things have changed. In the decade prior to the subprime mortgage crisis of 2008, buying a home was a rela...

MARCH 23, 2020 | MONDAY
Solved! Why Is My House So Dusty?

Q: I pride myself on keeping a tidy home, but I can’t seem to get a handle on the dust situation. It seems as though a layer of dust appears on my furniture mere hours after I clean. Am I...