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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APRIL 27, 2021 | TUESDAY
The Best Propane Smokers to Elevate Your Outdoor Cooking

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APRIL 27, 2021 | TUESDAY
The Best Through-the-Wall Air Conditioners of 2023

While window air-conditioning units are a fine option for cooling a room in the summertime, they require sacrificing a window and the view that comes with it, along with some of its aesth...

APRIL 26, 2021 | MONDAY
The Best Natural Bug Spray to Stay Bite-Free

Bug sprays that use DEET might be the most effective means of preventing mosquitoes and other pests from biting, but overexposure to this chemical can cause concerns. Bug sprays that use ...

APRIL 26, 2021 | MONDAY
The Best Ductless Air Conditioners of 2023

Suffering through a hot summer may seem inevitable to those with basements or garage workshops not serviced by a central HVAC system. Those with older homes that lack ductwork might also ...

APRIL 25, 2021 | SUNDAY
The Best Rat Repellents of 2023

Piles of small rat droppings, scratching noises in the walls, tiny footprints on a dusty shelf, and holes chewed through food containers are all telltale signs that rats may have taken up...

APRIL 25, 2021 | SUNDAY
The Best Camping Cookware for Outdoor Meals

Camping in the wild can be an opportunity to escape the hectic pace of the civilized world and rejuvenate by communing with nature. While cooking a meal in the woods can be a fulfilling e...

APRIL 25, 2021 | SUNDAY
The Best Wine Aerators for Your Home Bar

Exposing wine to air for a period of time helps bring out the full flavor of certain types of wine, particularly reds. Aeration allows some of the alcohol to evaporate, taking the bite ou...

APRIL 25, 2021 | SUNDAY
The Best Cocktail Glasses for Your Home Bar

While purchasing the requisite types of liquor is vital for a complete home bar, owning a worthy set of barware in which to mix those drinks is just as important. A martini served in an o...

The Best Vertical Pellet Smokers and Accessories

With hoppers that can automatically load fuel into the smoker and thermostats that monitor and automatically maintain the desired temperature inside the cooking chamber, the best vertical...

APRIL 18, 2021 | SUNDAY
The Best Bug Spray for Kids to Keep Pests Away

Protecting kids from biting insects during warmer months is important, especially with the potential for these bloodsuckers to carry dangerous illnesses such as Lyme disease, West Nile vi...