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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MARCH 30, 2020 | MONDAY
10 Outdoor Spots in Need of Spring Cleaning

Spring cleaning isn't just for inside the house. The exterior of your home, like the fence and patio, also needs tidying up. Read on to see what outdoor spots you should be adding to your...

MARCH 26, 2020 | THURSDAY
The Best Shovels for Digging in the Yard and Garden

The smell of freshly turned earth. A sturdy shovel in your hand. A flat of green and healthy bedding plants beside you, waiting to be tenderly placed into the ground. If you love gardenin...

MARCH 25, 2020 | WEDNESDAY
Here's What You Do (and Don't) Need During a Quarantine

If you have to quarantine yourself at home, here are five things you will need—for instance, pantry essentials—and five things you shouldn't sweat, including stocking up on a lifetime sup...

MARCH 12, 2020 | THURSDAY
The Best Work Gloves for DIYers and Pros

There’s nothing quite as satisfying as the feeling you get after conquering a home project with your own two hands. What’s not so pleasant are hands marred by blisters, scrapes, and splin...

FEBRUARY 24, 2020 | MONDAY
Solved! How to Fix Leaking Rain Gutters

Q: Lately, whenever it rains, water drips out of my house’s gutters and onto the patio, instead of out the downspout. Is this something I can fix myself, or do I need to replace my leakin...

FEBRUARY 20, 2020 | THURSDAY
5 Things to Know About Replacing a Garbage Disposal

Uh oh! You turn on the tap, flick the switch, and after a groan your garbage disposal goes silent, leaving you with a sink full of scraps. Before calling a plumber to install a new one, c...

FEBRUARY 16, 2020 | SUNDAY
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...