Jennifer Noonan


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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Solved! Should You Really Kill House Centipedes?

Q: Eek! I woke up last night to use the bathroom and when I turned on the light, a bug with many legs scurried under the baseboard into the wall.  Is my home now crawling with house centi...

10 Things to Know About Disposing of Old Electronics

Save cash and protect the environment by doing the right thing with your outmoded cell phone, tablet, and other gadgets.

What’s the Difference? Induction vs. Gas and Electric Stoves

Unlike a conventional gas or electric stove, an induction cooktop doesn’t produce thermal heat. Instead, electromagnets inside the burners transfer energy to the cookware on top of them. ...

AUGUST 12, 2019 | MONDAY
What a Difference a Floor Finish Makes!

There are so many beautiful finishes available in today’s solid wood flooring. With so many options, from distressed finishes to finishes that mimic oil-rubbing, you'll certainly find the...

14 Things It's Illegal to Throw in the Trash

According to the Environmental Protection Agency, Americans generate more than 250 million tons of trash every year. We constantly toss food waste, paper products, and used household item...

JULY 22, 2019 | MONDAY
The 15 Worst Invasive Plants in America

Many of the most invasive plant species thriving in the United States came from elsewhere—mostly Europe and Asia. While they are often beautiful, these plants spread rapidly in an environ...

JULY 11, 2019 | THURSDAY
8 Ways You're Making Your Mosquito Problem Worse

Mosquitoes are an unfortunate reality of summer. As soon as the weather warms up and the humidity rises, any small body of stagnant water can become an instant breeding ground for these a...

JULY 8, 2019 | MONDAY
The Most Important Outdoor Tasks You Can Complete This Summer

Summertime, and the livin’ is easy! But don't let the days just drift by. Now that the sun is shining, home improvement projects beckon. How many of these tasks and upgrades will you chec...

10 Plants Sure to Stop Deer in Their Tracks

If your backyard and garden have become a buffet for deer, these 10 Bambi-resistant plants will encourage them to forage elsewhere.

JULY 1, 2019 | MONDAY
25 Ways to Beautify Your Yard Without Planting a Thing

You can bring color, charm, and personality to your yard without planting a single flower. Check out these 25 gardening-free ways to make your property more beautiful.