Tony Carrick

Contributing Writer

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About

Tony Carrick is a freelance writer who has contributed to BobVila.com 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.

Best DIY Advice

“I had little experience with remodeling when I did my first bathroom renovation, but that didn’t stop me from taking a sledgehammer to the cracked yellowing tile I couldn’t bear to look at anymore. If you want something done right, do it yourself. Don’t be afraid to roll up your sleeves and dive in. You’ll learn a lot along the way, you’ll achieve the results you want, and you’ll save hundreds of dollars in labor to boot!”

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The Dos and Don’ts of Landscaping Around Your Septic Tank

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The Best Tool Vests to Make Your Projects Even Easier

The Best Moving Container and PODS Companies Options

The Best Moving Container Companies of 2024

A person using the best fire pit tongs to reposition a log in a campfire.

The Best Fire Pit Tongs to Keep Your Fires Roaring (and You Safe)

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