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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JUNE 5, 2018 | TUESDAY
Solved! How to Fix a Slow Sink Drain

Q: My bathroom sink isn’t draining very well, and it’s driving me crazy. While the water does eventually drain out, it takes a long time—and, in the meantime, it’s hard to use a sink full...

MAY 30, 2018 | WEDNESDAY
The Dos and Don'ts for Safely Felling a Tree

Whether it’s blocking your view, is diseased or damaged, or is taking up space you’d rather use for something else, felling a tree is never a task to be undertaken lightly. This is one pr...

MAY 29, 2018 | TUESDAY
Solved! What to Do About Mold on the Walls

Q: Ugh! I've recently discovered ugly patches of mold on the walls in my bathroom. Is it dangerous? How do I get rid of it?A: It’s an all-too-common problem in any area of the home where ...

MAY 22, 2018 | TUESDAY
How To: Get Rid of June Bugs

If you’ve ever been out on a summer evening outdoors only to be startled by an inch-long, slow-flying beetle crashing into you, then you’ve encountered a June bug. The four most common of...

MAY 9, 2018 | WEDNESDAY
8 Dirty Secrets Your Carpet May Be Keeping from You

The joys of carpeting are many: It’s undeniably the softest, most comfortable type of flooring, it muffles sound, and it helps insulate rooms from temperature swings. But that plush pile ...

APRIL 23, 2018 | MONDAY
What's the Difference? MDF vs. Plywood

While it’s hard to match the natural beauty of solid wood, it’s an undeniably pricey option. Fortunately, for many projects, the two main substitutes—medium-density fiberboard (MDF) and p...

APRIL 17, 2018 | TUESDAY
10 Times You Can Get Nature to Do Your Yard Work for You

Do you ever dream of a beautiful backyard that takes care of itself, leaving you free to simply lounge in a hammock? Well, a completely self-sufficient garden may not be possible, but you...

APRIL 12, 2018 | THURSDAY
What's the Difference? Concrete vs. Asphalt Driveways

If you’ve had enough of the ruts, cracks, and stains of your current driveway and are considering installing a new one, you’re probably debating between the two most common solid material...

MARCH 16, 2018 | FRIDAY
12 Things to Toss ASAP When You Clean Out Your Garage

For many people, the garage is a black hole. Rarely used belongings disappear into its dark depths, and homeowners completely forget about them—that is, until spring cleaning rolls around...

MARCH 7, 2018 | WEDNESDAY
How To: Clean Stovetop Drip Pans

Kitchen surfaces are bound to get messy from meal prep, but arguably none more than your stovetop. Take a good look at the drip pans at each burner. Chances are they’re covered with spagh...