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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DECEMBER 13, 2018 | THURSDAY
These Were the 16 Craziest and Most Successful Kickstarter Campaigns in 2018

Looking for the latest and greatest products to simplify or improve your life? Then head over to Kickstarter, the self-proclaimed world’s largest funding platform for creative projects. T...

NOVEMBER 28, 2018 | WEDNESDAY
8 All-Too-Common Christmas Gifts No One Actually Wants

While it may be true that "it's the thought that counts," it's also true that far too often the recipient's thought upon opening a gift is "Ugh." Some holiday gifts bring a genuine smile ...

NOVEMBER 28, 2018 | WEDNESDAY
How To: Clean with Mineral Spirits—and Why You Should

Commonly used as paint thinner, mineral spirits—an inexpensive petroleum distillate—is also a versatile cleaner. While you might not reach for it as often as a disinfectant spray, it’s hi...

NOVEMBER 26, 2018 | MONDAY
Buyer's Guide: Christmas Lights

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 ...

NOVEMBER 22, 2018 | THURSDAY
35 Places in America That Look Like Foreign Countries

If you yearn to travel the world but are held back by lack of time or money, or impatience for the inconveniences of trans-Atlantic air travel, don’t pack away that suitcase just yet. The...

NOVEMBER 21, 2018 | WEDNESDAY
8 Clever Ways to Improve Indoor Air Quality Without a Humidifier

Winter doesn’t just bring colder temperatures outdoors; in most areas, it also means bone-dry air inside your home, as central heating systems suck away any humidity Mother Nature might b...

NOVEMBER 19, 2018 | MONDAY
Solved! How High to Hang Curtains

Q: I'm finally replacing my living room's window treatments. But, in order to choose the right set and length, I need to decide how high to hang curtains.  What do you recommend?A...

NOVEMBER 9, 2018 | FRIDAY
Buyer’s Guide: Home Safes

Some people have piles of cash, rare jewels, and irreplaceable collectibles stashed in bank safe-deposit boxes. The average homeowners who need to store smaller amounts of money, jewelry,...

NOVEMBER 7, 2018 | WEDNESDAY
Solved! When, Why, and How to Use Pilot Holes Correctly

Q: I know it’s a good idea to pre-drill before nailing or screwing two pieces of wood together, but I can’t seem to get the hang of the technique. Any tips for me?A: Yes, creating what ar...

OCTOBER 26, 2018 | FRIDAY
Buyer's Guide: Paint Rollers

There are many do-it-yourself projects that allow for scrimping on costs without any negative effects on your results—painting, however, is not one of them. If you want professional-looki...