Nina Malkin


Nina Malkin is a writer and editor who has contributed to national magazines and websites for more than 30 years. Her interest in the “shelter” category coincided with the purchase of an 1893 brownstone that needed lots of TLC. She has since written about design, decorating, and DIY for Good Housekeeping, This Old House, Ebony, and Nina is an avid, keen-eyed thrift shopper whose home is largely done in what she calls “the Arts & Crap” style!

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MAY 8, 2015 | FRIDAY
11 Packing Tips & Tricks for a Smooth Move

You’ll be amazed at how a little prep work before moving will make for a smoother transition between homes. There are some tried-and-true packing tips you can heed to take the stress out ...

MAY 4, 2015 | MONDAY
Hire the Home Help You Need—Instantly

Today, Americans buy everything from groceries to furniture over the Internet without thinking twice. But what's true of products hasn't been true of services, at least not so far. Howeve...

Organize Your Garden Gear with 11 Crucial Buys

Easy access to essential tools makes gardening more of a pleasure than a chore. And when these pieces are simple to store, you’re likely to take better care of them—as opposed to just jam...

APRIL 27, 2015 | MONDAY
The Invincible Yard: 17 Ideas for Lazy Landscaping

Some people love the backbreaking business of tending to lawn and garden. Then there’s the rest of us—who’d rather relax and let that little piece of heaven largely take care of itself. A...

Pro Tips: 6 Ways to Live with Less Waste

Americans generate a whopping 251 million tons of waste each year, according to the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency, and only about 35 percent of this astounding pile of rubbish is ...

APRIL 20, 2015 | MONDAY
10 Best Flea Markets for Cool Old Finds

Oh, flea markets and swap meets the way they used to be! Vendors selling used items they no longer needed, and buyers scoring great deals—some requiring TLC, others in mint condition. Sad...

Pro Tips: 5 Strategies for Tackling Your Worst Clutter Zones

In every home, stuff always seems to pile up in one particular area, be it a kitchen drawer, an entryway surface, or the far corner of a seldom-used room. With locations in nine major cit...

MARCH 23, 2015 | MONDAY
This Company Makes Furniture with Salvaged Railroad Materials

As the owner of a railroad contracting and maintenance firm, John Hendrick oversaw a crew responsible for, among other things, disposing of old or unusable rails and ties. After a while, ...