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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JANUARY 22, 2020 | WEDNESDAY
5 Smart Tips for Soundproofing Windows

Whether it’s highway traffic, loud neighbors, or birds chirping, some sounds from the outside world are bound to disrupt your daily activities, especially if the noise intrudes when you’r...

JANUARY 20, 2020 | MONDAY
These 30 Places Have the Worst Weather in America

All cities experience extreme weather events every now and again, but some receive far more than their fair share. Get ready to learn which American cities have the most unbearable weathe...

JANUARY 16, 2020 | THURSDAY
Buyer's Guide: Drain Cleaners

Nothing slows you down like a clogged, slow-draining sink, shower, tub, or toilet. Your first step should always be plunging the drain or snaking it with a drain auger if you have one, to...

JANUARY 8, 2020 | WEDNESDAY
20 Bad Homeowner Habits to Break in 2020

Make it your New Year's resolution to put an end to these poor homeownership practices.

JANUARY 4, 2020 | SATURDAY
The Best Natural Cleaning Products for Bathrooms

Bathroom showers, tubs, and countertops collect soap scum. Toilets gather grime and bacteria. Tiled surfaces can fall prey to mildew and mold. Mirrors collect toothpaste, makeup, and stre...

JANUARY 3, 2020 | FRIDAY
Buyer's Guide: Robot Mops

Tired of making a mess and breaking your back cleaning floors with a conventional mop and a bucket? Consider outsourcing the chore to a robot mop. These battery-powered, self-propelling m...

JANUARY 3, 2020 | FRIDAY
The Best Hardwood Floor Cleaners for the Home

Hardwood flooring gets acclaim for its natural beauty, but it requires varying degrees of attention to maintain its good looks. In large part, the maintenance requirements for hardwood de...

DECEMBER 30, 2019 | MONDAY
The Best Handheld Vacuums for the Home

A handheld vacuum can be a go-to when you need to quickly clean up common messes like broken glass, pet hair, and cookie crumbs. Though lightweight and compact, today’s best handheld vacu...

DECEMBER 28, 2019 | SATURDAY
Buyer's Guide: Paint Primers

Whether you’re painting the living room or a patio table, applying a prep coat of primer to the surface can improve adherence, prevent peeling, and reduce the number of coats needed to fi...

DECEMBER 27, 2019 | FRIDAY
The Appeal of a Burnt Wood Finish

Whether you’re ready to build a new wood deck, furniture, or wood wall paneling—or aim to spruce up existing ones—you’ll ultimately want both beauty and longevity. While chemical preserva...