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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JANUARY 2, 2020 | THURSDAY
The Best Hammers of 2021

The more fix-it projects tackled, the more crowded a tool box becomes. Be that as it may, there's no rival or replacement for a good hammer, which is still—and forever will be—a handy per...

DECEMBER 31, 2019 | TUESDAY
Buyer’s Guide: Utility Knives

It might not be a fancy or complex tool, but the humble utility knife—basically a razor blade tucked into a sturdy handle—is still an MVP in DIY. Often referred to as a box knife (indeed,...

DECEMBER 30, 2019 | MONDAY
Solved! What is the Drawer Under the Oven For?

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 26, 2019 | THURSDAY
The Best Christmas Lights of 2021

Decorating with colorful lights is a fun, festive aspect of the holiday season, both indoors and outside the home. For decades, dealing with the same old incandescent bulbs made designing...

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 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...

DECEMBER 4, 2019 | WEDNESDAY
9 Things You Can Do to Keep Birds Well Fed in Winter

Backyard bird watching in the winter is a popular pastime, providing a lovely dose of nature during what can be the harshest time of the year. While there are different theories on whethe...

NOVEMBER 26, 2019 | TUESDAY
12 Things Never to Do With Your Space Heater

When Old Man Winter comes calling, many homeowners rely on space heaters to stay comfortable, rather than turning the thermostat up a few expensive degrees. But while a space heater is a ...

NOVEMBER 20, 2019 | WEDNESDAY
What's the Difference? Shiplap vs. Tongue and Groove

If you’re a fan of modern farmhouse style, or simply watch a lot of decorating shows on TV, you’re undoubtedly familiar with the comeback of wall paneling. Unlike the dark and dreary look...