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 24, 2020 | FRIDAY
11 Products That Will Finally Bring Your Home Peace and Quiet

These smart buys will help restore calm to your home.

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

Whether it’s highway traffic, loud neighbors, or birds chirping, if you don’t have sound proof windows, some noise from the outside world is bound to disrupt your daily activities, especi...

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 17, 2020 | FRIDAY
The Best Drain Cleaners of 2023

Nothing slows you down like a clogged sink, shower, tub, or toilet. The first step should always be to plunge the drain or snake it with a drain auger to clear the drain without damaging ...

JANUARY 10, 2020 | FRIDAY
The Best Bathroom Cleaners for Different Surfaces

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 5, 2020 | SUNDAY
The Best Hardwood Floor Cleaners of 2023

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 28, 2019 | SATURDAY
The Best Paint Primers of 2023, Tested and Reviewed

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...

DECEMBER 26, 2019 | THURSDAY
The Best Mouse Traps to Keep Your House Rodent-Free

Even animal lovers should take active steps to get rid of mice because they can carry bacteria, which in turn can infect humans. Exposure to mice carries the risk of respiratory disease a...

DECEMBER 9, 2019 | MONDAY
Solved! Why Your Fireplace Might Be Smoking Up the House

Q: I was alarmed to see smoke enter the living room when I last used my fireplace. Why was my fireplace smoking, and how can I keep it from happening again?A: Whether it’s the first or la...