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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9 Documents to Keep Locked Up

A household safe or fireproof box isn’t just for storing priceless heirlooms, art, or stacks of cash. In fact, a number of common documents—while not quite as exciting as diamonds or gold...

APRIL 10, 2020 | FRIDAY
Beyond Costco: 8 Other Places to Buy in Bulk

When you’re bound and determined to find a bargain, there are options other than Costco.

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 30, 2020 | MONDAY
The Best Home Safes of 2021

A home safe provides peace of mind when you’ve got cash, important documents, jewelry, and other valuables in the house. It protects birth certificates, passports, marriage licenses, and ...

The Best Patio Umbrellas of 2021

What’s the ultimate must-have for outdoor living when you need a reprieve from the sun? A patio umbrella, of course! The right umbrella brings a big patch of shade to your space—and an eq...

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 24, 2020 | TUESDAY
The Best Sawhorses for DIYers

They may not gallop, but a good set of sawhorses is key to getting your construction, woodworking, or DIY project across the finish line. Simply a crossbeam supported by A-frame legs, saw...

MARCH 20, 2020 | FRIDAY
The Best Streak-Free Glass Cleaners for Your Home

Cleaning glass is an easy housekeeping chore to skip—until suddenly, all you see are streaks of grime, islands of dust, and dirty fingerprints. Don't let things go that far. Regularly wip...

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...

The Best TV Wall Mounts of 2021

The popcorn is popped, the beverages are chilled, and you’re ready to binge-watch a favorite show. As you settle onto the sofa, it occurs to you—perhaps not for the first time—how much yo...