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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6 Things to Know When Hanging Curtains

The right drapes or curtains can add a lot to your enjoyment of an interior space, as well as the room’s decor. Along with providing privacy and control over the light that comes in, fabr...

AUGUST 23, 2019 | FRIDAY
These 11 Repairs Aren't Worth Your Time or Money

There are a lot of decisions to make when you put your home on the market, and one of the biggest is your asking price. While you can’t change the number one factor in your home’s value—i...

Solved! What’s Up with the Musty Smell in My Basement?

Q: Lately, I notice a musty smell whenever I go into my basement. What’s causing the odor and most how do I get rid of it?A: That unpleasant, musty smell—some people describe it as akin t...

The Dos and Don'ts of Air-Drying Everything You Own

Save cash, your clothing, and the planet with these tips and tricks for air-drying all your washables—indoors and out.

These 13 Plants Really Repel Mosquitoes!

Outsmart biting bugs while bringing new beauty to your garden with these superhero plant species.

15 Cheapest Places to Buy Land in America

Are you looking to build your dream home? Or maybe you want to simplify your life and go live off the grid in some remote locale. Or perhaps you just want your own place where you can hun...

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...