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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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 of 2023

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...

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:...

JUNE 28, 2021 | MONDAY
Solved! What is a Convection Oven?

Q: It’s time to replace my old oven. I see a lot of new ovens have a convection function, but I’ve never cooked with anything but a conventional oven. What is a convection oven, and is it...

JUNE 24, 2021 | THURSDAY
13 Kitchen Leftovers That are Good for Your Plants

Cut down on waste by putting kitchen scraps to good use in your garden. Here are 13 ways to give kitchen leftovers new life.

JUNE 18, 2021 | FRIDAY
What’s the Difference? Carpenter Bee vs. Bumblebee

They’re both somewhat fuzzy, they are both very buzzy, and they are both members of the Apidae family, which includes more than 5,700 species of bees found on every continent other than A...

MAY 30, 2021 | SUNDAY
7 Important Things to Know About Your Squirrel Feeder

When it comes to daring hijinks, astounding feats of agility, and sheer persistence, it’s hard to beat your average backyard squirrel. There are more than 200 species of squirrels found a...

MAY 30, 2021 | SUNDAY
Solved! What Attracts Ants to Your Home

Q: It seems like I’m always battling infestations of ants, especially in my kitchen, bathroom, and garden. What attracts ants into my home, and how can I keep them out?A: Ugh. You head in...