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 23, 2018 | TUESDAY
11 Things Your Contractor Won’t Tell You for Free

While some home improvement and maintenance projects require professional help, others are easy enough to do yourself. But most homeowners can’t get through a DIY job without some advice ...

JANUARY 3, 2018 | WEDNESDAY
7 Ways You're Ruining Your Car

Preventive maintenance is key to keeping your car working well, but it's important to do it right. Here are 7 common car care mistakes you’re probably making and some tips on correcting t...

DECEMBER 22, 2017 | FRIDAY
9 Extraordinary Uses for Bubble Wrap

Bubble wrap is a great material for packing, but it has a lot of other, very practical uses. When you get a box with bubble wrap in it, resist the urge to pop it all for stress relief! In...

DECEMBER 11, 2017 | MONDAY
How To: Clean Mattress Stains

A good mattress is a big-ticket purchase, but stains—from bodily fluids to breakfast-in-bed accidents—are often inevitable. What’s more, in most cases a visible stain will void the warran...

DECEMBER 5, 2017 | TUESDAY
8 Exotic Houseplants You’ve Never Heard Of

Houseplants bring natural vitality to any interior space, and thanks to modern technology, uncommon varieties from around the world are available to anyone willing to flex their green thu...

NOVEMBER 7, 2017 | TUESDAY
10 Good Things Your Town May Give You for Free

Who says there’s no such thing as a free lunch? Many municipalities, for instance, offer freebies that go way beyond the occasional refrigerator magnet, key chain, or letter opener. Here'...

NOVEMBER 4, 2017 | SATURDAY
Too Many Toys? Reclaim Your Home with 12 Easy Storage Ideas

It's like walking a minefield: In all directions, you're surrounded by stuffed animals, remote-control cars, action figures, dolls, books, blocks and video games. It's time to take action...

OCTOBER 30, 2017 | MONDAY
12 Seriously Doable Ways to DIY a Kitchen Table

The kitchen table is the hub of the home, serving as a family gathering spot for more than just dining. But many models come at a pretty steep price, and an upgrade can turn into a substa...

OCTOBER 24, 2017 | TUESDAY
10 Colorful Shrubs for a Standout Winter Garden

The dreary days of winter become even more bleak if your landscape looks dead, brown, and bare. Cheer up your lawn and garden with these 10 showy shrubs that offer colorful cold-weather c...

OCTOBER 17, 2017 | TUESDAY
11 Reasons Your Houseplants Are Dying

Houseplants bring lush color and texture to the interior of your home—unless they’re yellowed, shriveled, or covered with fungus. Here are 11 reasons your houseplants are dying, with tips...