Sarah Littleton

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

The daughter of an architect and college professor, Sarah Littleton is a lifelong home design and DIY lover, who spends her days raising a family, rehabbing a 19th-century farmhouse, researching and writing, writing, writing.

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APRIL 13, 2015 | MONDAY
7 Ticking Time Bombs in Your House—and What to Do Next

Let's face it: There are some home maintenance and repair issues that, given a choice, most property owners are likely to procrastinate, whether because they take time, cost money, or jus...

MARCH 16, 2015 | MONDAY
Grime Fighters: 10 Heavy-Duty Tools for Deep Cleaning

This spring, you don't have to break your back when cleaning your home home from top to bottom. That's because a heap of amazing cleaning tools can help you do a thorough job in less time...

MARCH 16, 2015 | MONDAY
Quick Tip: Renew Dull Wood Finishes with Mineral Spirits

As you go about your spring cleaning routine, take a few minutes to inspect the condition of your wood furniture and trim. Are any of the finishes looking dull, murky, and tired? Though y...

MARCH 12, 2015 | THURSDAY
Genius! VCR Turned Automatic Pet Feeder

Remember back when successfully programming the VCR felt like a minor triumph? Now imagine how James Larssen of Make must feel: He actually figured out how to use the timing mechanism wit...

MARCH 6, 2015 | FRIDAY
5 Things to Do with... Leftover Tile

Whenever you're assembling materials for a tiling project, it's recommended that you purchase a little extra—about 10% more than strictly necessary for the job. That's why, at the conclus...

MARCH 2, 2015 | MONDAY
Quick Tip: Clean Carpet Stains with a Clothes Iron

You know and loathe the traditional way to clean a carpet. But however laborious it may be, there's no doubt that blotting the stain can be effective—so long as you act immediately, befor...

FEBRUARY 23, 2015 | MONDAY
Quick Tip: Restore Shine to a Light Fixture with... Denture Tablets?

[bobsays_inset] Time has a way of proving the old adage "out of sight, out of mind. " Case in point: Whether your ceiling lights are flush-mount fixtures or hanging pendants, c...

FEBRUARY 16, 2015 | MONDAY
Quick Tip: Scrub Your Tub with... Grapefruit?

[bobsays_inset] There are plenty of housekeeping jobs that people put off. And as opposed to a task like clearing the gutters, there are few risks tied to not cleaning the bathtub. But it...

FEBRUARY 9, 2015 | MONDAY
Quick Tip: Make Your Candles Last Longer

To coax a candle into burning more slowly so that you can enjoy it for a longer period of time, try out one of the following two methods—or, for the best possible results, do both in tand...

FEBRUARY 3, 2015 | TUESDAY
Clean Your Floors with What's in the Pantry

Sweeping dirt under the rug: Tempting, sure, but it's no long-term solution. Different rooms in different houses require different levels of care, so only you can determine how often to c...