Manasa Reddigari

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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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NOVEMBER 17, 2015 | TUESDAY
Quick Tip: The Best Way to Prevent Freezer Burn

For many Thanksgiving hosts, the holiday's fun, family, and food mark the culmination of a month-long process: diligent decorating, guest planning, and, most notably, large-scale meal...

NOVEMBER 12, 2015 | THURSDAY
15 Ways to Fake a Clean House

Don’t let lingering dust, dirt, and clutter set your last minute entertaining plans awash. Use these 15 cleaning shortcuts to turn the grimiest estate into a prime estate in minutes.

NOVEMBER 9, 2015 | MONDAY
Quick Tip: Remove Wrinkles Easily—Without an Iron

This crisp fall forecast calls for bundling up—that means some rummaging through your closet to unearth options for layering under sweaters, like button-up shirts or polos. However, remov...

NOVEMBER 6, 2015 | FRIDAY
Weekend Projects: 5 Ways to DIY a Folding Table

Folding tables are an elegant, economical, and effortless way to switch between an extra work surface and freed-up floor space at a moment’s notice. And while they require few materials t...

NOVEMBER 5, 2015 | THURSDAY
10 Total Kitchen Makeovers—and What They Cost

If your budget is tight but your out-of-date kitchen needs help (and quick!), take a cue from these inspiring before-and-afters. With redos to fit almost any budget, these ingenious blogg...

OCTOBER 31, 2015 | SATURDAY
5 Things to Do with... Air-Dry Clay

Unlike its pricier, high-maintenance counterpart, polymer clay, air-dry clay requires neither baking nor extensive handling. Time is all you need to dry your designs to polished perfectio...

OCTOBER 26, 2015 | MONDAY
Quick Tip: How to Snag Shipping Pallets for Your Next Project

The foundation of many furniture projects—like crafty wine racks, whimsical swing chairs, and elegant daybeds—relies on old-fashioned elbow grease and a pile of shipping pallets. Durable,...

OCTOBER 23, 2015 | FRIDAY
Weekend Projects: 5 Designs for an Easy DIY Storage Bench

When you're choosing functional furniture for your indoor or outdoor spaces, an ideal piece would feature three characteristics: comfort, style, and storage. Whether placed in a small...

OCTOBER 22, 2015 | THURSDAY
Genius! Clean Your Gutters without a Ladder

We all start autumn bright-eyed and optimistic, eager to pick apples, gaze at the stars, or watch the leaves change color before they flutter into the wind. But fall’s beauty fades when y...

OCTOBER 19, 2015 | MONDAY
15 Lazy Ways to Make a Big Change in Your Home

You don’t have to break a sweat or break the bank to create fabulous and functional interiors. Take small steps toward style with 15 DIYs that do most of the hard work of smart design for...