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Phillip Tinner



  • Specialties and interests: Container gardening, robotic vacuums, sustainability
  • Education: Bachelor of Arts in history from Texas A&M University
  • Other work: Former news editor at Screen Rant

Best DIY Advice

Phillip’s best DIY advice for any self-reliant, cost-effective home is to transition to reusable and/or repairable goods that can last a lifetime. Tote bags, Swedish dishcloths, cloth diapers, and more are must-haves, and voting for right-to-repair initiatives and supporting local repair shops (for those few things you can’t fix yourself), are absolutely essential.

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