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 LinkedIn to find out what she's been writing about lately.

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DECEMBER 18, 2018 | TUESDAY
23 Brilliant Hacks to Help You Weather Winter

Preparing for winter doesn’t have to be a chore! Read on for 23 fun and fast DIY ways to keep your home warm and weatherproof, no matter what the season brings.

DECEMBER 18, 2018 | TUESDAY
The Right Way to Wash Your Towels

Tossing soiled towels in with the rest of the wash won’t get them as clean and fresh as possible because stains, germs, and dye from other items could transfer onto them. What’s more, lar...

DECEMBER 10, 2018 | MONDAY
Solved! How Long Refrigerators Last

Q: My nine-year-old fridge is on the fritz, but it seems premature to replace it. How long do refrigerators last?A: Given that a new fridge can set you back between $350 and $1,200, accor...

DECEMBER 6, 2018 | THURSDAY
The Weirdest Things Anyone Has Ever Used to Make an Awesome DIY Christmas Wreath

Christmas wreaths have traditionally taken the form of rings of evergreen boughs, but in a daring break with the past, today's DIYers create colorful decorations that comprise all manner ...

DECEMBER 3, 2018 | MONDAY
Bob Vila's Guide to "$30 and Under" Stocking Stuffers

You don’t have to empty your wallet to fill the holiday stockings with fun and functional gifts. Get shopping inspiration from these budget-friendly and Bob Vila-approved stocking stuffers.

NOVEMBER 29, 2018 | THURSDAY
The 34 Greatest Things Ever Built in America

If America were a brand, it would be one of the most prolific ones on the planet. Over its 242-year life, it has produced, in equal turn, striking skyscrapers, mighty monuments, and spraw...

NOVEMBER 26, 2018 | 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 21, 2018 | WEDNESDAY
Here's Why All Cutting Boards Aren't Created Equal

A cutting board acts at any given moment as a chopping block, food preparation surface, or serving station—sometimes all three. So it’s essential that this can’t-live-without kitchen acce...

NOVEMBER 17, 2018 | SATURDAY
20 Things You Never Knew About the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

Before the bird goes into the oven, some 50 million people will feast their eyes on the 92nd annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade this turkey day. But relatively few viewers of the three...

NOVEMBER 9, 2018 | FRIDAY
Never Combine Bleach and Vinegar When Cleaning—Here’s Why

Heavy-duty dirt, grime, mildew, and mold accumulations call for powerful household cleaners. And chances are you have two of the most potent—bleach and vinegar—in your cleaning cabinet ri...