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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FEBRUARY 4, 2019 | MONDAY
How To: Clean an Area Rug

For many of us, area rugs are a significant investment in decor. They warm up and add color to our rooms. They provide soft places for game playing, movie watching, and slumber partying. ...

JANUARY 31, 2019 | THURSDAY
12 Reasons Hardwood Floors Might Not Be Right for Your Home

Hardwood floors have become so popular in recent years that they are now almost ubiquitous in new homes. But they're not necessarily the best choice for everyone. Check out these 12 reaso...

DECEMBER 18, 2018 | TUESDAY
12 Things You Never Thought to Do With Packing Peanuts

Loose-fill packaging materials like polystyrene packing peanuts do a great job of protecting fragile items during transport. But what to do with them once you’ve opened that shipping box?...

DECEMBER 4, 2018 | TUESDAY
14 Things to Do with Olive Oil Besides Cook

Olive oil is most commonly thought of as a kitchen staple, but for thousands of years it's also been used for all sorts of things that have nothing to do with food. Check out these smart ...

DECEMBER 3, 2018 | MONDAY
Solved! The Best Types of Christmas Trees for Your Living Room

Q: Every year, I look forward to picking out the Christmas tree with my family. In years past when we lived in New York City (and had to carry the tree home to our apartment), we generall...

NOVEMBER 27, 2018 | TUESDAY
15 Handy Things You Can Do With Ashes from Your Fireplace

A wood-burning fireplace adds both ambience and welcome heat during the winter months. But what to do with all the ashes those cozy fires leave behind? There are lots of ways to recycle w...

OCTOBER 31, 2018 | WEDNESDAY
14 Ways You’re Wasting Money on Your Car

Are you spending more money than necessary to maintain and run your car? We're compiled a list of 14 common auto maintenance practices that are real money-wasters that you can stop doing ...

OCTOBER 26, 2018 | FRIDAY
Firewood Primer: Which Wood Burns Best?

Of all the many species available, which types of firewood are the best to use at home?

OCTOBER 24, 2018 | WEDNESDAY
10 DIYs for a Frightfully Fun Halloween

These ghoulishly inventive DIY Halloween decorations prove that you don't have to break the bank to scare the pants off of treat-seeking visitors.

OCTOBER 16, 2018 | TUESDAY
13 Clever Alternative Uses for Steel Wool

Steel wool, now commonplace in the modern home, came about somewhat by accident. It is believed that 19th-century mechanics used to gather up the metal waste shavings from below their lat...