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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FEBRUARY 20, 2018 | TUESDAY
How To: Paint Formica Countertops and Cabinets

It’s a dilemma shared by many homeowners: Yes, those tired Formica countertops and cabinet doors in the kitchen or bath date the room, but the cost to replace them exceeds your current bu...

FEBRUARY 15, 2018 | THURSDAY
Done With Winter? 12 Things You Can Do Now to Prep for Spring

Don’t wait until spring has actually sprung to get ready for the change of seasons. As milder weather approaches and you await the return to outdoor living, there’s more to do around your...

JANUARY 9, 2018 | TUESDAY
The Worst Money Mistakes Homeowners Ever Make

While homeownership undeniably comes with plenty of expenses, there’s no reason to spend more than you have to. If your home seems more like a money pit than an asset, it could be that yo...

DECEMBER 18, 2017 | MONDAY
10 Things Never to Put Down Your Garbage Disposal

It might seem like it can handle anything, but actually, feeding your garbage disposal the wrong items is a surefire recipe for bad smells, clogs, and ultimately, a broken appliance. Whil...

NOVEMBER 28, 2017 | TUESDAY
7 Ways Your Home Could Get You Sued

Your home may be a comforting place of refuge, but it could also cause an unexpected—and definitely unwanted—lawsuit. While some unfortunate incidents lie beyond your control, others can ...

NOVEMBER 16, 2017 | THURSDAY
7 Things You Need to Know About Your Home

You can probably recite your home’s square footage, your property's acreage, and your community's school district—but do you know your neighborhood's noise policy or the location of your ...

OCTOBER 31, 2017 | TUESDAY
10 Reasons You Shouldn't Toss Silica Gel Packets

Almost everyone has come across silica gel packets—those little white desiccant-filled bags that absorb moisture in shoe boxes, vitamin bottles, and bags of jerky—and then tossed them str...

OCTOBER 12, 2017 | THURSDAY
Why Go Out? 12 Bars You Can Build at Home

After a long day, nothing beats relaxing with a glass of wine or a well-mixed cocktail—which is why many homeowners are taking advantage of unused living space to build their own basement...

SEPTEMBER 8, 2017 | FRIDAY
15 Genius Tricks for Keeping Your Car Clean

Whether you drive a family-friendly SUV, an oh-so-professional sedan, or an economy-minded compact, it can be tough to keep your ride looking its best. To the rescue: these 15 easy and in...

AUGUST 28, 2017 | MONDAY
10 Reasons Bugs Love Your Home

Despite having tiny wings and dozens of legs, insects aren’t entirely different from people. They require sleep, food, and shelter to survive—and like you, they may find your home to be a...