Michelle Ullman

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Michelle Ullman has been an avid gardener, DIYer, and home decorator for most of her life. She turned that passion into a freelance career and has been writing about just about everything related to home, garden, and lifestyle since 2011. Her writing has been published on many websites, including Better Homes & Gardens, Business Insider, The Spruce, and Investopedia. She also writes for several corporate blogs, including ADT Home Security, Walmart, Pennington Garden Decor, and Lowe’s. Follow Michelle Ullman on LinkedIn.

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JANUARY 30, 2019 | WEDNESDAY
Buyer’s Guide: Home Safes

Some people have piles of cash, rare jewels, and irreplaceable collectibles stashed in bank safe-deposit boxes. The average homeowners who need to store smaller amounts of money, jewelry,...

JANUARY 19, 2019 | SATURDAY
Made from Scratch: 25 DIY Dining Tables

It’s the spot where family gathers for holiday meals, birthday cake, and after-dinner chats. The dining table is the center of so many happy memories, why not tailor yours to suit your ta...

JANUARY 9, 2019 | WEDNESDAY
Solved! Where to Buy a Tiny House

Q: I’ve been researching the tiny house movement and I think I’d like to take the plunge into serious downsizing. What’s the best way to find and buy a tiny house?A: You're not alone! As ...

DECEMBER 27, 2018 | THURSDAY
Buyer’s Guide: Tool Belts

The “do” is the fun part of doing it yourself. The time spent searching for the right hand tools, tape, and fasteners—especially halfway through a project? Not fun at all. Fortunately, a ...

DECEMBER 20, 2018 | THURSDAY
Buyer’s Guide: Utility Knives

It might not be a fancy or complex tool, but the humble utility knife—basically a razor blade tucked into a sturdy handle—is still an MVP in your DIY tool belt, tool box, or kitchen junk ...

DECEMBER 19, 2018 | WEDNESDAY
The Dos and Don’ts of Cleaning Kitchen Cabinets

You probably spend the majority of your kitchen cleaning time focusing on the big three—sink, counters, and floors—but your cabinets require regular attention too, especially the doors. T...

DECEMBER 13, 2018 | THURSDAY
These Were the 16 Craziest and Most Successful Kickstarter Campaigns in 2018

Looking for the latest and greatest products to simplify or improve your life? Then head over to Kickstarter, the self-proclaimed world’s largest funding platform for creative projects. T...

NOVEMBER 28, 2018 | WEDNESDAY
8 All-Too-Common Christmas Gifts No One Actually Wants

While it may be true that "it's the thought that counts," it's also true that far too often the recipient's thought upon opening a gift is "Ugh." Some holiday gifts bring a genuine smile ...

NOVEMBER 28, 2018 | WEDNESDAY
How To: Clean with Mineral Spirits—and Why You Should

Commonly used as paint thinner, mineral spirits—an inexpensive petroleum distillate—is also a versatile cleaner. While you might not reach for it as often as a disinfectant spray, it’s hi...

NOVEMBER 26, 2018 | MONDAY
Buyer's Guide: Christmas Lights

Who hasn’t slowed down to marvel at a house with an especially elaborate display of colorful holiday lights? Or, for that matter, a towering Christmas tree decked from top to bottom with ...