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 7, 2020 | FRIDAY
The Best Drain Snakes for Unclogging Pipes on Your Own

Potato peels down the kitchen sink. Loose hair swirling through the tub drain. The little plastic soldier your toddler “gave a bath” in the toilet. Clogs happen. When water isn’t draining...

JANUARY 28, 2020 | TUESDAY
15 Things Never to Put Down Your Garbage Disposal

Think twice before sending anything down your garbage disposal.

JANUARY 20, 2020 | MONDAY
Solved! What’s the Best Bathtub Size?

Q: I’m getting ready to start a full bathroom remodel, and I’m wondering how to choose the right bathtub for the space. Are there any guidelines for determining the best size for a bathtu...

JANUARY 3, 2020 | FRIDAY
The Pros and Cons of Black Stainless Steel

What’s black and cool and red hot all over—in appliance showrooms and up-to-the-minute kitchens and laundry rooms? It’s black stainless steel, the modernistic finish gaining popularity fo...

DECEMBER 30, 2019 | MONDAY
Solved! The Purpose of the Small Drawer Under the Oven

Q: I recently moved into a new apartment, and the small drawer under the oven puzzles me. Is this an extra space to store pots and pans, or does it have some other purpose?A: Learning the...

DECEMBER 23, 2019 | MONDAY
Solved! 4 Reasons Why Your Dishwasher Isn’t Drying

Q: Lately, whenever I unload my dishwasher, everything is still wet, and I end up with water on the floor and on my clothes. It’s not an old machine, so I’m frustrated! Why is my dishwash...

DECEMBER 19, 2019 | THURSDAY
The Best Work Gloves for DIYers and Pros

There’s nothing quite as satisfying as the feeling you get after conquering projects around your home with your own two hands. What’s not so pleasant are hands dotted with blisters, scrap...

DECEMBER 18, 2019 | WEDNESDAY
The Best Christmas Lights for Any Indoor or Outdoor Display

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 t...

DECEMBER 13, 2019 | FRIDAY
5 Solutions for Stairs That Squeak

You’ve seen it—and heard it—in so many scary movies: a stair creaks in the night, startling the homeowner into nervous wakefulness. But in reality, creaky stairs are a common and usually ...

DECEMBER 5, 2019 | THURSDAY
Countdown to Christmas: 25 Projects to Get Done Before the Holidays

For many of us, December is a nonstop whirlwind of entertaining. Get your house ready for guests, merriment, and even a little relaxation with the following 25 easy projects to complete b...