Candace Nelson


Minneapolis, MN

Candace Nelson is a freelance writer who grew up in a DIY family. She spent her early adult years in apartments that she didn’t have to maintain. Now that she’s a homeowner, she appreciates that her parents taught her how to clean a drain and hang wallpaper. Her work is at
What to Know About Moving Back to Your Hometown
Real Estate
According to three people who did.
Jun 20, 2023
8 Things Nobody Tells You About Buying a House with a Big Yard
Real Estate
Yard work is your gym membership now.
May 2, 2023
The “What Would Grandma Do?” Test I Use to Practice Mindful Consumption
This Great Depression-era advice helps guide me.
Apr 13, 2023
3 Things You Shouldn't Keep on Your Nightstand if You Want to Sleep Well
And four things you definitely should.
Feb 9, 2023
Moving? Here Are 7 Things You Should Do for Your Health Once You’re Settled
They can be easy to forget about.
Jan 16, 2023
What a Fresh Dusting of Snow Can Tell You About Your Home
According to an expert.
Jan 15, 2023
Why I Make a To-Do List That I Never Intend to Finish
This advice has saved my peace of mind.
Jan 11, 2023
Here’s How “Green” Home Upgrades Affect Your Home's Resale Value
According to experts.
Nov 15, 2022
I Didn’t Buy Any New Clothing For a Year — And It Completely Changed My Wardrobe
It's sustainable *and* fashionable.
Sep 20, 2022
This Is the Best Way to Sleep, According to a Sleep Specialist
Here's the best sleeping position for your body.
Aug 17, 2022
This Simple, Sustainable Trick Helps Me Take Better Showers
Thanks to my dad, a retired plumber.
Aug 7, 2022
What It Means To Have a Functional Home, According to a Real Estate Advisor
There are a few key elements.
Aug 5, 2022
How I Use "Thinking Naps" to Ease My Anxiety and Boost Productivity
Thinking cap? No, thinking nap!
Jul 20, 2022
Here's How the Swedish Concept of Lillördag Can Improve Your Workweek
Add a "little Saturday" to your weekday.
Jul 13, 2022
4 Things My Dad, a Retired Plumber, Taught Me About Homeownership
He's filled with house-related wisdom.
Jun 19, 2022
8 Things I Wish I Brought in My First Carload When I Moved to a New House
Don't make the same mistakes I did.
Jan 13, 2022