Jennifer Noonan

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

A confessed DIY junkie, Jennifer Noonan writes about home improvement, gardening, and all things do-it-yourself. The recipient of degrees in International Relations and Library & Information Science from Syracuse University, Ms. Noonan has worked in media and related fields for over 15 years, including her time at MTV Networks, where she served as Manager of Digital Programming at Nickelodeon. Today, Ms. Noonan lives in Delaware with her husband and daughters, where she is ardently teaching the next generation how to use power tools.  

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JANUARY 13, 2023 | FRIDAY
10 Tiny Bugs in Your House—And How to Get Rid of Them

Like all creatures, bugs have their rightful place on this earth, but most of us don't want that place to be in our homes. Like it or not, insects and creepy-crawlies do make their ways i...

JANUARY 12, 2023 | THURSDAY
Small Miracles: 12 Amazing Home Repair Products For Fixing Just About Anything

A lived-in home, especially one with kids and pets, gets plenty of wear and tear. Some damaged items require costly replacement, but others perk up with easy fixes if you have the right p...

DECEMBER 30, 2022 | FRIDAY
The 15 Best Trees and Shrubs to Grow for Backyard Privacy

You don’t need a fence to maintain your privacy when you can block your nosy nextdoor neighbor from peering into your yard with the help of plants. There’s a number of trees (along with s...

DECEMBER 15, 2022 | THURSDAY
13 Bad Habits That Are Killing Your Appliances

Most houses are equipped with a variety of appliances that make it easier and more efficient for us to complete our everyday tasks. Freezers and refrigerators store food, stoves and ovens...

MARCH 31, 2021 | WEDNESDAY
MERV Ratings: What Do They Mean?

When we set out to build a new construction home, we had a lot of research to do. Having lived in city apartments for the previous 20 years made the job a lot harder. We’d always relied o...

DECEMBER 4, 2020 | FRIDAY
10 Things to Do Now if You Plan to Buy a House Next Year

Your home search and purchase will go more smoothly if you’re prepared. Here’s your to-do list.

NOVEMBER 30, 2020 | MONDAY
10 No-Care Plants for Killer Curb Appeal in Every Season

The sky might be gray and the ground might be cold, but that doesn't mean your landscaping has to look so dreary in the winter. These 10 plants look great in your yard all year long.

NOVEMBER 3, 2020 | TUESDAY
9 Things No One Tells You About Selling the Family Home

Nothing about selling the family home after the death of a parent is easy. Going into the process with your eyes open can help you navigate the pain and avoid the pitfalls.

OCTOBER 6, 2020 | TUESDAY
Old-School Car Maintenance Tricks All Drivers Should Know

There’s no need to go to a mechanic for all of your car maintenance needs. You can perform these tried-and-true fixes yourself with things you probably have laying around the house.

OCTOBER 5, 2020 | MONDAY
10 Trees That Spell Trouble for Your Yard

Avoid planting these troublesome trees in your yard.