Tony Carrick


Name: Anthony Carrick

Title: Contributing Writer

Tony Carrick is a freelance writer who has been contributing to since 2020. He writes how-to articles and product reviews in the areas of lawn and garden, home maintenance, home improvement, auto maintenance, housewares, and technology. 

Expertise and Experience

As a contributing writer for a variety of home improvement, housewares, and technology publications, Tony has covered a broad range of topics. His hands-on experience ranges from fixing toilets to remodeling mudrooms to laying patio tile, all of which he’s written about in great detail. 

Tony’s writing credits also include hundreds of reviews for a variety of tools, household products, and home gadgets, including everything from blenders to exercise bikes to security cameras. In addition to writing for, Tony has also written for U.S. News and World Report, Field & Stream, Popular Science, Interesting Things, Domino, and Futurism. 

Tony began his writing career as a reporter for local newspapers in North Carolina before spending more than a decade in the classroom teaching English. He now works full-time as a freelance writer from his home in North Carolina. When he’s not typing away on his computer, he can be found hammering away at yet another renovation project in his home. 

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JUNE 26, 2021 | SATURDAY
The Best Rabbit Repellents of 2023

Flopsy, Mopsy, and Cottontail may be awfully cute, but they also wreak havoc on the garden, nibbling away at vegetables, flowers, and shrubs. While Mr. McGregor’s solution of baking them ...

JUNE 24, 2021 | THURSDAY
Solved! What to Do When a Bird Hits Your Window

Q: My wife and I have windows and sliding glass doors off our deck and have had more than one instance in which birds have flown into our glass windows. What should we do when this happen...

JUNE 22, 2021 | TUESDAY
The Best Humidifiers for Large Rooms of 2023

A humidifier adds moisture to a home’s dry air. While a small humidifier is ideal for bedrooms and nurseries, big rooms may need a larger one. Large humidifiers feature tanks capable of h...

JUNE 20, 2021 | SUNDAY
The Best Soft-Close Cabinet Hinges of 2023

The kitchen may be the busiest room in the house, but the constant slamming of cabinet doors as they make contact with the frame can also take a toll, leaving dents, scuffs, and even crac...

JUNE 20, 2021 | SUNDAY
The Best Bike Racks to Organize Your Garage

Few items can clutter a garage like the family’s fleet of bicycles. Finding a place to store bikes out of the way of cars and foot traffic can be a challenge. Fortunately, there are plent...

JUNE 18, 2021 | FRIDAY
Hardwood vs. Softwood: How to Choose the Right Material for Your Project

Whether it’s putting up a shed, laying down hardwood flooring, or building a new dining room table, choosing the right lumber for the job is key to achieving satisfying results. But, maki...

JUNE 18, 2021 | FRIDAY
Make Smoothies at Home That are Actually Smooth with This Surprisingly Versatile Blender

When the old blender finally gave up in spectacular fashion, I knew that my attempt to repair the cracked base with superglue had failed. The base separated from the container mid-blend, ...

JUNE 18, 2021 | FRIDAY
The Ergonomic Office Chair My Back Can't Live Without

Since making the transition to working at home full time less than a year ago, I’ve spent more time sitting in front of a computer than ever before. While I was enjoying the flexible hour...

JUNE 14, 2021 | MONDAY
How To: Replace an Outdoor Faucet

Though a leaky outdoor faucet may not seem like much of a problem, each drip is costing you money. A faucet that drips once per second can waste up to 3,000 gallons of water in a single y...

The Best Charcoal Chimney to Start Your Grill Naturally

Their ability to create high heat and a wonderful smoky flavor make charcoal grills a favorite of many over the more convenient-to-use gas grills. That said, lighting a charcoal grill so ...