Amanda Austin Prischak

Amanda Austin Prischak


Amanda Austin Prischak has more than 15 years of writing experience for publications such as Family Handyman and Good Housekeeping. She specializes in DIY home improvement, repair, safety and home trends.

Family Handyman Editorial Policies

For more than seven decades, Family Handyman has been providing its audience with ideas, inspiration and step-by-step directions on how to maintain and enhance indoor and outdoor living spaces. In addition to having our own staff of experts, we hire individuals whose skills have been honed through years of experience in the building, plumbing and electrical trades, and as passionate homeowners who have translated DIY (do it yourself) skills into careers as respected creators.


8 Best Outdoor Lighting Options for 2024

Outdoor lights add warmth, safety and style to your home's overall look. Learn about eight great outdoor lights to consider for your yard.

How Long Germs Last on 9 Not-So-Common Surfaces

Germs can live up to five days on some surfaces. Here's what to know and how to stay safe and healthy.

How to Cut Grass: Do’s and Don’ts

There are definite do's and don'ts when it comes to how to cut grass. Follow these 10 expert mowing tips to keep your grass healthy and strong.