Rachel Brougham

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Rachel Brougham is a former newspaper editor who now works as a columnist, writer, and editor in the freelance newspaper and magazine world. She spends her free time gardening, doing house projects, exercising, and hanging out with her son, husband, and their dog.

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APRIL 9, 2021 | FRIDAY
These Eco-Friendly Home Upgrades Offer the Best ROI

Eco-friendly home upgrades won’t just make your home more comfortable, they can also help you save money over time. These 10 upgrades offer the best return on your investment.

MARCH 26, 2021 | FRIDAY
How To: Get Rid of Japanese Beetles

Japanese beetles might be harmless to humans but that doesn’t mean you want them around. This invasive insect feeds on more than 300 plants and costs the United States more than $460 mill...

MARCH 24, 2021 | WEDNESDAY
11 Landscaping Mistakes That Make Home Buyers Walk the Other Way

Selling a home is all about first impressions, so don’t let potential buyers take a pass just because your landscaping isn’t up-to-date.

MARCH 12, 2021 | FRIDAY
9 Curb Appeal Trends You Might Regret Sooner Rather Than Later

If you’re thinking about updating your home’s exterior, be sure to avoid these outdated, so-20th-century trends.

JANUARY 14, 2021 | THURSDAY
8 Tricks for Quick Composting Your Way to Free Fertilizer

It’s easy to get your garden growing and help it thrive with some quick-turn composting tricks any level composter can do at home.

JANUARY 13, 2021 | WEDNESDAY
9 Building Materials with the Biggest Pandemic Price Increase—and What That Means for DIYers

No, it’s not your imagination. You’re paying more for some home improvement building materials these days, and you have the pandemic to blame.

JANUARY 6, 2021 | WEDNESDAY
10 Lowe’s Shopping Secrets All DIYers Should Know About

You can save big bucks on your next visit to Lowe’s—if you know where to look.

JANUARY 4, 2021 | MONDAY
15 Things Your Home Repair Emergency Fund Should Be Able to Cover

Perhaps the least fun part of home ownership is facing unexpected repairs and expenses. Make sure you have the funds set aside to cover these common home fixes.

DECEMBER 29, 2020 | TUESDAY
The Best Home Renovation Shows You Can Binge-Watch Right Now

Whether you’re into house flipping, major renovations, or house-hunting quests, there are plenty of binge-worthy home shows queued up for your enjoyment.

DECEMBER 28, 2020 | MONDAY
10 Things You Should Never Store Under Your Bed

It may seem like a great spot to keep items, but there are some things you should never store under your bed.