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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JULY 16, 2019 | TUESDAY
These Are the 12 Best Things You Can Do for Your AC

Aah—that’s your sigh of contentment when you retreat from the hot summer sun and enter the sweet relief of your air-conditioned home. But if you want your AC to cool the air reliably and ...

JULY 15, 2019 | MONDAY
Solved! What to Do When Your Kitchen Sink Is Clogged

Q: Last night my kitchen sink clogged up while I was in the middle of a load of dirty dishes. By morning, the sink had finally drained, but I certainly don’t want this happening again. Is...

JULY 12, 2019 | FRIDAY
These Are the Design Trends Realtors Recommend Skipping

While you can’t do much to change the major determinant of your home’s value–its location–your decorating and remodeling choices can certainly affect its value, for both better and worse....

JULY 8, 2019 | MONDAY
20 Tips for Keeping All Critters Out of Your Yard and Garden

An enjoyable afternoon spent working in the garden, a lovely evening relaxing in the yard: the exterior of your home provides plenty of opportunities to recharge your batteries while soak...

JUNE 7, 2019 | FRIDAY
16 Reasons to Always Stop at Garage Sales

Some people love garage sales; others pass by without a second thought, writing them off as a jumble of other people's trash. If you’re in that second group, you’ve been missing out on a ...

JUNE 3, 2019 | MONDAY
How Safe is Your Home? 12 Spots to Doublecheck This Month

Your home should be your refuge from the world—the place where you can feel the most safe and secure. Unfortunately, almost half of all accidental injuries happen in the very place we go ...

MAY 29, 2019 | WEDNESDAY
35 Great Things You Can Get for Free Today

Sure, there's no such thing as a free lunch, but there are definitely other freebies out there just waiting for you to claim them. How about a no-charge exercise class? Or a free donut? O...

MAY 29, 2019 | WEDNESDAY
Gas vs. Charcoal Grill: Which One is Right for You? 

To become the kind of grill master who wows crowds at family cookouts, you need the right equipment. The two most popular types of grills, gas and charcoal, each have ardent devotees and ...

MAY 20, 2019 | MONDAY
10 Things to Consider Before You Move to a New Neighborhood

Just as when you get married, you're marrying an entire family, when you buy a house, you are buying into a whole neighborhood. What you thought was your dream home can quickly turn into ...

MAY 15, 2019 | WEDNESDAY
The Dos and Don’ts of Installing a Window Air Conditioning Unit

If sweltering days and nights without central air conditioning threaten your summertime comfort, consider putting a unit in the window.  Installing a window AC is within the capabilities ...