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

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NOVEMBER 26, 2018 | MONDAY
Solved! How Long Does a Christmas Tree Last?

Q: Our family wants to replace our artificial Christmas tree with a real one this year, and the kids want to go tree shopping now. I worry that the tree will dry out before Christmas if w...

NOVEMBER 21, 2018 | WEDNESDAY
Here's Why All Cutting Boards Aren't Created Equal

A cutting board acts at any given moment as a chopping block, food preparation surface, or serving station—sometimes all three. So it’s essential that this can’t-live-without kitchen acce...

NOVEMBER 17, 2018 | SATURDAY
20 Things You Never Knew About the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

Before the bird goes into the oven, some 50 million people will feast their eyes on the 92nd annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade this turkey day. But relatively few viewers of the three...

NOVEMBER 9, 2018 | FRIDAY
Never Combine Bleach and Vinegar When Cleaning—Here’s Why

Heavy-duty dirt, grime, mildew, and mold accumulations call for powerful household cleaners. And chances are you have two of the most potent—bleach and vinegar—in your cleaning cabinet ri...

NOVEMBER 6, 2018 | TUESDAY
15 Tricks to Know If You Hate Fall Yard Work

The beauty of fall is fleeting but the yard work that accompanies the season drags on forever—or so you thought. These 15 simple but reliable rituals make fall yard work as quick and easy...

NOVEMBER 2, 2018 | FRIDAY
20 Towns That Used to Run America

While some cities rose to prominence early in our nation’s history and stayed there, others sat in the driver’s seat of progress for a narrow window of time, yet had an indelible impact o...

NOVEMBER 2, 2018 | FRIDAY
The Must-Dos (and 4 Definite Don’ts) When Cleaning an Oven

Avid home cooks put their ovens into overdrive not simply during the holidays but year-round. What doesn’t land on the dinner table often winds up in the oven chamber—on the oven walls, r...

OCTOBER 26, 2018 | FRIDAY
The Recycling Symbols Every Responsible Homeowner Should Know

Want to recycle more, but don't know what—and what not—to toss in the green bin? Recycling symbols have been imprinted on the products or packages of popular consumer goods since the earl...

OCTOBER 25, 2018 | THURSDAY
The 25 Most Beautiful Old Train Stations in America

The rise of the automobile, the development of the interstate highway system, and the growth of the airline industry signaled the slow death of America's rail lines. But a handful of maje...

OCTOBER 25, 2018 | THURSDAY
7 Things to Consider Before Starting a Skylight Installation

Need a little extra light in your life? Consider installing a skylight above an interior room that’s low on natural light. These roof windows let in up to five times more light than a sid...