Manasa Reddigari


Manasa Reddigari is a freelance writer with a passion for the home and garden that she enjoys sharing with others. Her design philosophy is, if you can dream it, you can DIY it!

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How To: Get Rid of Boxelder Bugs

Homeowners with seed-bearing boxelder trees on their property may be all too familiar with the insects that lay eggs on them and feed on their seed pods. The half-inch long black bugs wit...

16 Insanely Clever Ways to Reuse Household Junk

Don't trash that dead telephone, scrap that torn sweater, or haul that lifeless bed frame to the junkyard just yet! As these functional and fanciful projects prove, broken or unused elect...

From Ruin to Rebirth: 8 American Towns Rebuilt After Disaster

Whether leveled by tornadoes, flooded by hurricanes, or scorched by fires, these great American cities have risen from the rubble to become revitalized burgs that bear little resemblance ...

AUGUST 14, 2017 | MONDAY
Landscaping Lowdown: Understanding the Different Types of Fertilizer

Your lawn and garden need a variety of nutrients to grow and stay healthy. Soil is an important source of key nutrients like nitrogen (N), phosphorus (P), and potassium (K), but it doesn&...

The 18 Best Tiny Houses on Wheels

Bored of your surroundings? If you're willing to trade your stationary stick-built home for a permanently impermanent address in the great outdoors, snag the keys to any of these tiny hom...

JULY 27, 2017 | THURSDAY
The 20 Weirdest Things You Can Do With Duct Tape

More than simply a quick fix for leaky pipes, cracked windows, or torn fabric, duct tape can also lend its versatility and durability to your original DIY creations. Add to that, today's ...

JULY 24, 2017 | MONDAY
How To: Clean a Fan

Oscillating fans are a smart choice for cool comfort thanks to a side-to-side rotating mechanism that evenly distributes air throughout a room. In the process, however, the fan grill and ...

JULY 22, 2017 | SATURDAY
Solved! What to Do About Water Stains on the Ceiling

Q: I recently noticed some water stains on the ceiling of my living room. I'm not sure where they came from, but the ceiling feels dry to the touch now. What's the best way to cov...

JULY 18, 2017 | TUESDAY
Solved! The Best Way to Clean Hardwood Floors

Q: I never gave much thought to cleaning my cherry wood floor until I noticed how dingy it had become! What's the best way to clean hardwood floors? I need recommendations for both cl...

JULY 10, 2017 | MONDAY
These 10 Everyday Items Create Unbelievable Concrete Designs

Want to make your own concrete decor and furnishings but have no idea how to get started? Sure, you can buy concrete-specific molds from the hardware store, but you can skip the commute—a...