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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FEBRUARY 5, 2016 | FRIDAY
How To: Remove Candle Wax from Any Surface

No matter their placement—on the mantel, beside the bathtub, or on the dining table—lit candles instantly create an atmosphere of relaxation. The mood can swiftly change to one of frustra...

FEBRUARY 3, 2016 | WEDNESDAY
20 Insanely Easy Ways to Build Your Own Furniture

You don’t need to be a master craftsman to furnish your home with style. DIY your way to a dream furniture collection with these 20 stunningly simple projects for every living space.

FEBRUARY 3, 2016 | WEDNESDAY
All You Need to Know About Paper Bag Flooring

Is your old flooring carpeted in style— or in dirt, grime, and other relics of time? Modernize it by ripping out any fraying, outdated carpet pile and replacing it with humble craft paper...

JANUARY 28, 2016 | THURSDAY
Quick Tip: The Simplest Way to Clean a Dusty TV Screen

One of life’s simplest pleasures is plopping down in front of the TV to watch your favorite show. But sometimes when you tune in to your beloved comedies, mysteries, and old westerns, you...

JANUARY 27, 2016 | WEDNESDAY
Cure Your Cabin Fever with 20 Easy Paint Projects

Going stir-crazy indoors? Stir up some paint, whip out that paint brush, and put on your painter’s hat! Then, get started on these 20 DIY paint projects around the house—and beat the end-...

JANUARY 27, 2016 | WEDNESDAY
The Dos and Don'ts of Painting Laminate Cabinets

Short of committing to a more costly replacement of outdated kitchen storage, repainting laminate cabinets is an affordable way to turn the eyesore into eye-catching, modern cabinetry. Bu...

JANUARY 22, 2016 | FRIDAY
3 Fixes for Unruly Drawers

Drawer dividers are often touted as an easy way to compartmentalize and corral all those loose knickknacks you hide deep in your drawers. But because many store-bought versions are one-si...

JANUARY 20, 2016 | WEDNESDAY
18 Clever Storage Solutions You Can DIY for Free

Struggling to create order in the chaos of a full house? These 18 space-smart DIY furnishings and home accents will help you manage your humble home in an ultrafunctional new way!

JANUARY 18, 2016 | MONDAY
Quick Tip: The Best Way to Remove Gum from Carpet

Even if you’re not a gum chewer, you can still fall victim to the sticky substance if a wad on the concrete sneaks its way onto the soles of your shoes. The gunky guest then follows you h...

JANUARY 14, 2016 | THURSDAY
3 Fixes for Ink Stains

DIYers usually welcome a sudden burst of artistic creativity—except when it means their pen goes awry, leaving a splotch of ink on nearby fabric, flooring, or upholstery. Once this colorf...