Maureen Blaney Flietner

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Maureen Blaney Flietner is an award-winning freelance writer and former daily newspaper staff writer, copy editor, and section editor. A member of the Editorial Freelancers Association, Ms. Flietner contributes to a range of publications, including Renovate Your World and Hobby Farms, and The Horse.

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JULY 9, 2013 | TUESDAY
Creating Your Home Office Plan

Evaluate Your Home Office NeedsThe first step in creating a home office plan that works is to evaluate what you plan to do in the space. Say, for example, your work requires you to prepar...

JULY 9, 2013 | TUESDAY
Organize Your Home

Unlimited storage space would be great. But sufficient space is possible if laundry, basement, and garage storage is maximized. Before buying storage products haphazardly or individually,...

MAY 15, 2012 | TUESDAY
Checklist: A Safe and Insurable Yard

To be sure that the outside of your home is safe and insurable, review the exterior for overall safety. Aside from alarm systems, deadbolt locks, and smoke detectors, it’s important to ma...

MAY 15, 2012 | TUESDAY
How To: Dry a Wet Basement

A basement water problem can be as obvious as there being several inches of floodwater standing at the base of the stairs. But runaway moisture doesn't always manifest itself in plainly v...

JULY 14, 2011 | THURSDAY
Know the Rules for Finished Basements

Converting your basement is like finding new space, fully equipped with plumbing and heat. Before you begin your remodeling, however, you’ll need to check local codes for safety exits or ...