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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FEBRUARY 24, 2020 | MONDAY
The Best Drain Snakes of 2021

Potato peels down the kitchen sink. Loose hair swirling through the tub drain. The little plastic soldier your toddler dropped in the toilet. Clogs happen. When water isn’t draining as qu...

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...

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 8, 2020 | WEDNESDAY
Buyer's Guide: Paint Rollers and Covers

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. For a professional-looking pai...

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...

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...