Lauren Wellbank, Freelance Writer
Lauren Wellbank, Freelance Writer

Lauren Wellbank

Lauren is a freelance writer for MarthaStewart.com.
A better night's sleep begins with bedding essentials that support how you sleep.
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Follow our safety-first steps for cleaning this hardworking part of your sink.
Snuggle up next to these chic heaters for some extra comfort during the cold-weather season.
This appliance needs a thorough cleaning every month—and we'll tell you exactly how to get the job done using both chemical and natural cleaners.
We're planting the seed now, ahead of the growing season: Experts say everything from plant maximalism to xeriscaping will dominate landscapes across the country in 2023.
Whether you're looking to soften your bedding or create more insulation, these plush toppers will upgrade your sleep set-up.
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Using a dry erase board to keep track of your inventory will make it easier to keep this extra storage space tidy.
These simple modifications or additions will add sophistication and style to the front of your house.
Whether you're looking to soften your bedding or create more insulation, these plush toppers will upgrade your sleep set-up.
Using a dry erase board to keep track of your inventory will make it easier to keep this extra storage space tidy.
These simple modifications or additions will add sophistication and style to the front of your house.
It can be difficult to set up a functional laundry room if you're short on space. Dark corners, cramped rooms, and even low ceilings can all make this area of your home feel small and ineffective. Fortunately, a few minor tweaks can help your laundry room work harder—regardless of its square footage.  Our small laundry room ideas will help you make the area brighter, create coveted storage (without taking up more floor space), and personalize your room in ways that can make even the tiniest nook feel more efficient.
Black-eyed Susans—which are also called rudbeckias—bring a splash of yellow color to your yard.
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Here's what you should be adding to your non-medicine cabinet.
They rarely eat plants, but moles create tunnels that give more destructive critters easier access to your garden's flowers and vegetables.
Also called meadow lawns, this landscaping technique requires little to no maintenance or resources to thrive.
You won't want to hide these stand-out textiles (and sets!) in your linen closet.
Everyone has an opinion about when you should put up your fresh evergreen, but there is a right (and wrong!) answer, say experts.
These mattresses will arrive at your door compressed and perfectly packaged.
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It is officially fall: The leaves are turning, and pumpkins and apples are ripe for the picking. In the spirit of the season, many of us have taken advantage of the cooler weather and made the trek to our nearest orchard or farmers market to pick up several autumnal mainstays, including gourds and mums. The end goal of our scavenges? To turn these seasonal motifs into a stunning porchscape. But there's more to crafting a nuanced, visually pleasing porch tableau than simply plopping these treasures along your steps. The best designs feel engaging and balanced—and this requires bringing a diverse volume of objects into your vignette. Just as important? Decorating by scale: You want to fill, but not overwhelm, your stoop. Keep these guidelines in mind as you plot out and shop for your porch. Also remember that shopping often isn't necessary for this project—the best source for almost all of your fall decorations is your own backyard, including rich red leaves, fallen branches, and dried summer flowers. Ahead, you will find some of our favorite fall porch designs from this season, and learn how to recreate them yourself.
Combed percale or supima cotton? Today's bed linens have so much to offer.
Spend less time and money on your lawn by converting your grass to clover. 
Plus, learn which region these deleterious bugs—which have taken up primary residence in the Northeast—will invade next.
Heed our advice, and clearing out lint and debris becomes an easy task.
These late-fall bloomers add a touch of seasonal decoration to your home.