Lauren Wellbank

Lehigh Valley

Lauren Wellbank is a freelance writer with more than a decade of experience in the mortgage industry. Her writing has also appeared on HuffPost, Washington Post, Martha Stewart Living, and more. When she's not writing she can be found spending time with her growing family in the Lehigh Valley area of Pennsylvania.
11 Ways to Clean Your Whole Home with Apple Cider Vinegar
This fermented wonder is useful all over the place.
Feb 6, 2024
The One Thing You Should Know About Cleaning with Borax
Borax is making a comeback as a "natural" cleaner, but there's one thing you should know before you add it to your arsenal.
Feb 5, 2024
This Surprising Coin-Cleaning Method Uses a Popular Condiment
Pay close attention to tip number one if you have valuable coins.
Jan 6, 2024
This DIY Treatment Is the Secret to Cleaner Laundry (Seriously!)
Cleaning
It can also clear clogged drains!
Jan 3, 2024
This Is How Often the Pros Say You Should Be Vacuuming Each Week
Cleaning
You’re probably not vacuuming as often as you should be.
Dec 21, 2023
4 Things Nobody Tells You About Buying a Home Near a State Border
REAL ESTATE
Sometimes you can get the best of both worlds when you’re on the border of two states.
Dec 17, 2023
8 Ways to Add Moisture to the Air Without a Humidifier
Don't dry out this winter.
Dec 16, 2023
How You Can Wash Wool at Home Without Ruining It
Cleaning
According to a laundry pro.
Dec 10, 2023
3 Lessons These Buyers Learned in Their First-Time Homeowners Era
REAL ESTATE
They learned the hard way so you don’t have to.
Dec 7, 2023
4 Ways to Ensure You’re Buying in the Right Community for You
Real Estate
A DEI expert breaks down the steps to take before you buy.
Nov 30, 2023
6 DIY Face Masks to Make for a Spa Day at Home
Wellness
Beauty pros shares their best homemade face mask ideas.
Nov 24, 2023
Make This 4-Ingredient Homemade Toothpaste When You’re in a Pinch
Cleaning
You can avoid everything from stinky breath to gingivitis with this dentist-recommended recipe.
Nov 20, 2023
You Can Pay Rent with a Credit Card — But Here’s Why You Shouldn’t
REAL ESTATE
For starters, it's a good way to rack up unnecessary credit card debt.
Nov 19, 2023
This Surprisingly Fun Icebreaker Turns Strangers Into Fast Friends
Happy Hosting!
Your guests will remember it for years!
Nov 15, 2023
Can You Live in a Storage Unit?
There are many reasons why the answer is no.
Nov 4, 2023
4 Frank Lloyd Wright Homes for Sale Across America Right Now
Real Estate
Care to own a piece of design history?
Oct 31, 2023
Why You Should Change Your Ceiling Fan Direction This Winter
Cleaning
According to a pro, it’ll save you energy and money.
Oct 24, 2023
3 Homebuyers Reveal Why They Regret Buying Flipped Houses
Real Estate
These horror stories aren’t pretty.
Oct 24, 2023
How to Clean Curtains and Drapes at Home
Organize & Clean
According to a laundry pro.
Oct 8, 2023
The Best Way to Safely Wash an Electric Blanket
Organize & Clean
According to experts.
Oct 6, 2023
6 Frugal Habits Pro Budgeters Swear by for Saving Money
Living
One pro says this tip cuts her grocery bill by up to $100.
Oct 4, 2023
How to Get Stubborn Coffee Stains Out of Carpet
Organize & Clean
Coffee stains are surprisingly easy to remove with these pro tips.
Sep 18, 2023
How to Get Permanent Marker Out of Clothes and Everything Else
Organize & Clean
Permanent markers don’t have to leave behind a lasting mark.
Sep 17, 2023
5 of the Best Ways to Find a Roommate, According to Experts
These pro tips are sure to help you find the Winston to your Schmidt.
Sep 15, 2023
One Real Estate Agent’s Unexpected Tip for Buying a Condo Right Now
Real Estate
And it doesn’t involve ponying up more cash than your competitors.
Sep 10, 2023
The Dated Driveway Features Buyers Always Notice
Real Estate
According to real estate pros.
Sep 5, 2023
What Makes a Loft a Loft?
Here's what you need to know.
Aug 27, 2023
The 8 Best Sources to Buy Yurt Kits
Yurt shopping has never been easier.
Aug 25, 2023
4 Major No-Nos a Mortgage Lender Says to Avoid When Moving to a New State
Real Estate
Some mistakes can even cost you your loan approval.
Aug 8, 2023
5 Super Common Things You Don’t Realize Are Tanking Your Home’s Value
Real Estate
They could cost you big time.
Aug 6, 2023
I Sent a Pro Organizer a Photo of My "Hot Mess" Bathroom Linen Closet
Organize & Clean
Here’s how she helped me make better use of the space.
Aug 4, 2023
Do I Really Need Renter’s Insurance?
Real Estate
It’s worth the extra hit to your monthly budget.
Jul 26, 2023
5 Things I’ll Never Regret Buying for My First House
Real Estate
And the one housewarming present I’ll buy for myself the next time I move.
Jul 11, 2023
The Accessory One Home Stager Hangs in Every Space She Stages
Real Estate
It’s the piece of wall art she swears by.
Jul 5, 2023
I Tried the “Hushing the House” Method on My Cluttered Dining Room
Organize & Clean
The decluttering method helped me discover what felt right here.
Jun 30, 2023
How the $20 Decluttering Rule Can Eliminate Mess in Your Closet
Organize & Clean
You don’t even need to pull out your wallet for this one.
Jun 29, 2023