Sarah Rae Smith, Apartment Therapy

Sarah Rae Smith

Apartment Therapy

Chicago, IL, United States

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Past articles by Sarah:

10 Little Things To Do Before Anyone Comes Over

Check out our list of 10 things to do before company comes that will help make their stay memorable for all the right reasons. → Read More

5 Things That Don't Belong In Your Kitchen Junk Drawer

There will be things you always find in a junk drawer, like a burnt-out lighter and three sets of old, mysterious keys. But there are plenty of things that just clutter it up, too. → Read More

10 Ways To Use Steel Wool That Are Borderline Genius

You'll want to keep this $5 item in every room in the house. → Read More

8 Creative Uses for Caulk You've Never Thought Of

It can do so much more than seal a gap. → Read More

Before & After: This 78" Laundry Becomes Something Brand New

It's an unbelievable use of a space that's smaller than most sofas. → Read More

10 Reasons Why Menards Has Such a Huge Cult Following

I am devoted fan of Menards, and here are all the reasons why you should be too. → Read More

Common Household Items You Didn't Know Had Reset Buttons

Garbage disposal? Yep, it's got one. → Read More

Will This (Finally) Get You To Change Your Air Filter?

Here's a new way to remember to check it off your to-do list. → Read More

7 Times Dogs of Instagram Were So Not Helpful Around The House

These pooches are useless, but still damn cute. → Read More

13 Handy Things You Should Always Buy at Harbor Freight

We wouldn't dream of getting these things anywhere else. → Read More

Strange Handyman Tips From Popular Mechanics' Archive

Eat your heart out MacGyver. → Read More

Attic Insulation Gets You a 107.7% Return on Investment

You'll get a 107.7% return on your investment. → Read More

The Genius Reason to Tape a String To Your Moving Boxes

So smart. → Read More

The Genius Reason You Should Put Tape on All Your Hardware

This trick can save you a major headache down the road. → Read More

Shorten Dryer Vent to Help Your Clothes Dry Faster

We're talking up to 20% faster. → Read More

Read This Before You Paint Your Old, Peeling Radiator

You might just be wasting your time. → Read More

10 Things to Check Before You Buy a Home

There are some important things that should be checked before signing the papers to buy a new home. Do these 10 things before you sign on the dotted line. → Read More

Clawfoot Tubs: Are The Bathroom Fixtures Worth It?

Maybe you're glad to see it go. → Read More

The Surprising Feature Being Ditched in Bathroom Remodels

Who thought we'd see the day? → Read More

The $25 Amazon Buy That Cuts Your Painting Time in Half

Paint like a pro and save your weekend for doing more fun things. → Read More