Manasa Reddigari


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

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JUNE 30, 2016 | THURSDAY
21 Home Hacks That Are Just Crazy Enough to Work

From smartphone movie projectors to toothbrush power sanders, these 21 artful, ambitious, and affordable DIYs can only be called sheer genius! Read on to catch a glimpse of their crafty c...

JUNE 24, 2016 | FRIDAY
Beyond the Brush: 7 Other Tools You Need to Refinish Furniture

Refinishing a wooden table, chair, or dresser with paint is an economical way to breathe new life into old yet still functional furnishings. But between staging the work area and scraping...

20 Summer Life Hacks Everyone Needs

As the mercury rises, so does the cost and effort of staying cool and comfortable indoors and out. This summer, escape the heat—and the high energy bills—with these 20 hacks for a cooler ...

JUNE 17, 2016 | FRIDAY
14 Jaw-Dropping Remodeling Ideas You Can Copy for Less Than $1,000

You don’t have to break the bank to break up with outdated home design. These 14 pretty, practical, and penny-wise renovations of rooms all over the house prove that you can steal the loo...

JUNE 11, 2016 | SATURDAY
Genius! Kill Off Fruit Flies with 3 Kitchen Basics

When you get back from the grocery store with bags full of juicy strawberries, peaches, and cherries, your kids won’t be the only ones who want the fresh pickings. The season’s most persi...

JUNE 10, 2016 | FRIDAY
Cool Tools: Get a Mess-Free Bead of Caulk Every Time

Whether you’re filling cracks along the kitchen sink or closing up gaps around a drafty window frame, you can count on caulk to seal the deal. But despite its prowess in shutting out air-...

21 Brilliant Hacks for an Organized Kitchen

Is your kitchen’s hallmark feature its chaotic cabinets, overcrowded counters, or limited space for meal prep? Get cooking on one or more of these 21 organizational solutions to minimize ...

18 Inspiring Ideas for Easy Outdoor Entertaining

Do you and your guests need a distraction from the heat this summer? These 18 DIY ideas for outdoor entertaining are high in crowd appeal and unbelievably low in effort!

MAY 25, 2016 | WEDNESDAY
23 Insanely Clever Ways to Beat Clutter

Are you sick of your littered living room, overcrowded cabinet, or too-cramped-for-comfort closet? Cure clutter around the home with one of these 23 unexpectedly smart and stylish DIY ideas!

MAY 19, 2016 | THURSDAY
20 Dollar-Store DIYs for Every Room of the House

From upcycling wastebaskets into hampers to transforming wine bottles into tiered serving pieces, these 20 project ideas turn bottom-dollar materials into top-dollar home wares faster tha...