Marisa Villarreal

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Marisa Villarreal is a Master's degree candidate in landscape architecture and urbanism at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design, where she co-chairs Women in Design, the program's largest student-run organization. Ms. Villarreal also served as the editor of the 2018 Harvard University Graduate School of Design Student Guide. As a media professional, her career has included roles at BobVila.com, Food52.com, and 20x200. Marisa Villarreal on Instagram | Google +

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OCTOBER 22, 2014 | WEDNESDAY
How To: Clean a Dryer

Sorting, loading, folding—doing laundry is a tiring chore not only for you, but also for your appliances. What drags down the dryer, in particular, are the bits of fluff and fuzz that som...

OCTOBER 7, 2014 | TUESDAY
How To: DIY Your Own Dish Soap in 5 Steps

Homemade dish soap. OK, sure. But why? For one thing, why not? But more seriously, homemade dish soap, which requires little time and effort to make, actually results in something that's ...

SEPTEMBER 30, 2014 | TUESDAY
How To: Clean Pillows

Whether tucked under our heads while sleeping or behind our backs while lounging in the living room, pillows are an often used, seldom truly appreciated hallmark of the civilized world. P...

SEPTEMBER 24, 2014 | WEDNESDAY
How To: Make Your Own Laundry Detergent

Two primary advantages recommend homemade laundry detergent. First, mixing your own costs very little in comparison to purchasing a container at the pharmacy or grocery store. Second, hom...

AUGUST 20, 2014 | WEDNESDAY
INFOGRAPHIC: Sober Uses for Beer & Booze Around the House

An outstanding perk of hosting friends and family for a potluck affair can be the copious volume of alcohol left over. But if you're not much of a drinker—of if any of the extras don't su...

AUGUST 6, 2014 | WEDNESDAY
INFOGRAPHIC: Your Quick & Easy Guide to a Lush Lawn

Remember that old saying, "The grass is greener on the other side"? Not true. You can get the lawn of your dreams. The key is to adopt a routine that promotes healthy grass, whi...

JUNE 25, 2014 | WEDNESDAY
11 Home Hazards to Know and Avoid

If you ask most people where they feel the safest, chances are the answer will be in their own home. But home safety depends on a variety of factors, and potential dangers run the gamut f...

JUNE 16, 2014 | MONDAY
Do-Good Adventures: 9 Exciting Summer Volunteer Opportunities

Vacations can be about more than rest and relaxation. Engage your spirit of adventure and sense of civic duty with a vacation that helps those around you. With volunteer vacations that ra...

JUNE 6, 2014 | FRIDAY
What's Your Cleaning IQ?

True or false: Everyone loves to clean. False! But like so many other pursuits, practice makes perfect when it comes to cleaning. Test your knowledge of 12 lesser-known cleaning tips and ...

MAY 17, 2014 | SATURDAY
Iconic Architecture Quiz: How Well Do You Know These Modern Marvels?

Though it draws on the styles that preceded it, modern architecture is nothing if not unique, and many of its innovations changed the built landscape forever. These are just some of the h...