Craig Allen

of Senior Editor, The Home Depot Blog


Craig Allen
Craig is a world traveler, life long learner, inveterate explainer of things and an intellectual nomad. He's worked in public radio, dubbed Godzilla movies into English, and written for CNN International. Craig readily admits that he's a bit of a tool klutz, and his thumb is only a pale shade of green-- which makes him a pretty typical home owner. But he knows how to get answers, and no matter how dead the grass is, or how crooked the shelves are, there's always next weekend...

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Spring Cleaning Tips: The 6 Spots You Might Be Missing

There’s something about emerging from winter hibernation that flips the Spring Cleaning switch in a lot of us. There’s almost a genetic desire to air out, wipe, scrub and scrape everything in sight. But we all miss something in this annual spring cleaning exercise. That’s why we came up with spring cleaning tips focused on […]
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5 Clever and Affordable Storage Ideas

Everything’s easier when you’re organized. And we’re here to help you. We have some clever, and oh so simple storage ideas here that make life just a little bit simpler. These five storage solutions are very affordable, too. Solution 1: Create Small-item Storage to Keep Counters Clear How much stuff do you have cluttering the […]
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How to Plant Strawberries

Strawberries are the quintessential summertime fruit. In this short video Jen and Maureen from The Home Depot How-To Community show you to plant strawberries in a container garden– in this case galvanized buckets. It is an easy planting project with yummy results. First they make drainage holes in the bottom of their bucket with a […]
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Shared Bedroom Storage Solution

It’s hard to imagine a space that depends more on good storage solutions than a small bedroom shared by two siblings. Storage was indeed the centerpiece of the advice Home Depot associate Eileen Claar had for a couple whose two young sons had to share a room for a time after moving to a new […]
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How to Create an Antique Finish on Kitchen Cabinets

Giving your cabinets a makeover is a sure fire way to renew and refresh the look of your kitchen. The Home Depot associates who answer questions on our online How-To Community Forums have recommended the Rust-Oleum Cabinet Transformations Kit as a surprisingly easy and cost-effective way to make your cabinets look new again. We’ve even […]
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DIY American Flag Made from Lumber

Here’s a simple DIY project to create perfect backdrop for a Fourth of July party, or a cool bit of Americana to hang in your den. It’s a DIY American flag–with a folk art feel–made from lumber. Following proper American flag etiquette, the union (the blue part with the stars) should always be in the upper left corner. […]
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