Jill Lawrence O'hara

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

An avid do-it-yourselfer, Jill Lawrence-O'Hara is currently remodeling her 3rd home in Austin which she shares with her husband, 2 boys and a dog named Logan. When she’s not producing videos or writing about all things home improvement, you’ll find her swimming laps, practicing yoga or cheering from the sidelines watching her sons play sports. She’s the soccer mom wearing the tool belt.

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MARCH 21, 2016 | MONDAY
Ready to Sell? 17 Things to Do First

To increase your chances of a quick sale, there's a long list of tasks you should complete before you post a "For Sale" sign in your front yard. If you're getting ready to put your house ...

JANUARY 22, 2016 | FRIDAY
Solved! What to Do About a Smelly Washing Machine

Q: Lately, every time I open my washing machine door, I detect a foul-smelling odor—not the fresh scent of clean clothes. Help! How do I get rid of it?A: Sorry to hear your sniffer is suf...

DECEMBER 9, 2015 | WEDNESDAY
9 Savvy Tactics for Wintertime Pest-Proofing

You may not like to think so, but homeowners and household pests share at least one similarity—namely, the need for shelter. In the temperate months, you probably spend as much time as po...

OCTOBER 20, 2015 | TUESDAY
14 Bad Habits That Could Burn Down Your House

House fires are more common than you may realize, with potential fire starters like light bulbs, laptops, and lint traps hiding in plain sight throughout your home, disguised as harmless,...

SEPTEMBER 29, 2015 | TUESDAY
9 Things First-Time Homeowners Don't Know to Do

Congratulations, you’re officially a homeowner! But along with the new address comes a new set of responsibilities, including some you may not even know about. The secret to not only surv...

SEPTEMBER 15, 2015 | TUESDAY
13 Home Improvements That Are Illegal to DIY

Just because you can do it yourself doesn’t mean you should. Some jobs call for a licensed professional, especially jobs that involve plumbing, electric, and HVAC installations and repair...