Manasa Reddigari

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Manasa Reddigari has tackled topics ranging from computer software to home remodeling in her more-than-a-decade-long career as a writer and editor. During her stint as a scribe, she's been featured by leading outlets in the real estate, home improvement, and lifestyle niches such as Trulia, Stikwood, and Brit + Co. Her design philosophy is, if you can dream it, you can DIY it! Connect with her on her website, copyhabit.com, or LinkedIn to find out what she's been writing about lately.

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MARCH 16, 2021 | TUESDAY
Solved! The Best Paint for Front Doors

Q: I want to repaint my front door to cover up some old water stains and add curb appeal. What is the best paint for front doors?A: A fresh coat of paint can hide minor imperfections on y...

NOVEMBER 30, 2020 | MONDAY
Solved! How Long Does a Christmas Tree Last?

Q: Our family wants to replace our artificial Christmas tree with a real one this year, and the kids want to go tree shopping now. I worry that the tree will dry out before Christmas if w...

NOVEMBER 25, 2020 | WEDNESDAY
25 Things You Never Knew About the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

Learn about the magic (and lots of hard work) that goes into putting on this holiday tradition.

NOVEMBER 10, 2020 | TUESDAY
The 21 Best Ways You Can Prepare for a Frigid Winter

Use these techniques to ready your home, garden, car, and family for whatever winter brings.

OCTOBER 22, 2020 | THURSDAY
Never Make These 13 Mistakes with a Ladder

Avoid these dangerous errors when using a ladder, and you can safely complete your home maintenance projects without any surprise trips to the emergency room.

OCTOBER 20, 2020 | TUESDAY
16 American Towns Every Old-House Lover Needs to See

For old house enthusiasts, the historic charm of a vintage home can outweigh even the most tempting of today's modern amenities.

OCTOBER 19, 2020 | MONDAY
31 Ways to Fake a Clean House

Use these 31 cleaning shortcuts to turn the grimiest estate into a prime estate in minutes.

OCTOBER 15, 2020 | THURSDAY
12 Good Reasons to Move to a College Town

College towns are't just for students, faculty, and college sports fanatics. In fact, these educational enclaves attract many residents who have no affiliation with the school. Just what ...

OCTOBER 5, 2020 | MONDAY
10 Incredible Updates That are Totally Reversible

Trying out new decor trends has never been easier. Thanks to new innovations and clever hacks, homeowners and renters alike can easily make updates to their house and just as swiftly reve...

OCTOBER 2, 2020 | FRIDAY
21 Money-Saving Tricks That Every Homeowner Needs to Know

Putting a dent in your home improvement to-do list can often put an even bigger dent in your wallet. But these 21 humble DIY projects reduce, reuse, and reimagine what’s already under you...