Michelle Ullman


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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15 Things You Should Never Put Down a Garbage Disposal

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

JULY 10, 2023 | MONDAY
19 Laundry Mistakes You’re Probably Making

We all have our own ways of doing our laundry: Some of us toss towels in with delicates willy-nilly, and others meticulously separate our washes by color. However attentive (or not) we ar...

JUNE 12, 2023 | MONDAY
10 Shower Niche Ideas for Built-in Bathroom Storage

Without storage options, most showers tend to lose considerable floor space to bottles of shampoo and conditioner, shaving necessities, and soap or body wash. Dodging those obstacles duri...

MAY 12, 2023 | FRIDAY
How to Air Dry Clothes and Linens: Dos and Don'ts for Crisp, Clean Laundry

If you routinely transfer your clean laundry directly from the washing machine into the adjacent dryer, it may be time to break the habit. There are many good reasons to air dry your garm...

MAY 31, 2022 | TUESDAY
The Best TV Wall Mounts for Flat Screens

It’s been decades since flat screens took the place of bulky cathode-ray televisions. Not only will wall-mounting free up real estate on top of furniture, but they also provide a more the...

MAY 9, 2022 | MONDAY
18 Mosquito Repellent Plants to Grow on Your Property

Mosquitoes are a total buzzkill when it comes to outdoor activities. While numerous sprays, bracelets, candles, bug zappers, and chemical repellents on the market might control them, ther...

27 Gorgeous Plants That Attract Hummingbirds to Your Garden

Although more than 300 known species of hummingbird grace gardens around the world, only about a dozen species routinely migrate through North America, and even fewer remain year-round in...

14 Plant Shelf Ideas to Liven Up Any Blank Space in Your Home

The benefits of houseplants are many, as are plant shelf ideas. Along with adding a touch of living color, texture, and shape to a room, plants even have some health advantages. Studies s...

How to Dispose of Styrofoam Without Throwing It in the Trash

Q: Between delivery boxes filled with Styrofoam peanuts and takeout orders packed in Styrofoam containers, I always seem to have a lot of Styrofoam on hand. I’ve been tossing it into the ...

Here's Why You Shouldn't Bring Your Own Firewood on Your Next Camping Trip

You might be tempted to bring your own firewood on your next camping trip, or haul back fallen logs to use in your home fireplace, but it's important that you resist the urge. Here's why:...