Carol J. Alexander

Carol J. Alexander


Carol J. Alexander is a Virginia writer specializing in sustainable/green living, home remodeling, and lifestyle topics. Since 2007, her work has appeared in Grit, AcreageLife, Hobby Farms, and over 70 other national, regional, and local print publications, as well as online. Carol helps clients position themselves as an authority in the marketplace by providing easy-to-understand, educational content that attracts readers, answers their questions, and meets their needs.

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.


10 Things to Do to Your House Before a Graduation Party

When your child reaches any milestone, it's a big day. But graduating from high school or college calls for a real celebration. If you want to host a big bash in honor of their accomplishments, make sure you and your home are ready. You want your guests to remember this graduation party for the fun they had, not that broken screen or stinky trash can.

12 Airbnb Horror Stories That’ll Make You Think Twice

Think you might want to become an Airbnb host? Or, maybe you're just using their services while traveling. Whether you're coming or going, it pays to do a little research before embarking on any new relationship—particularly when it involves your home, privacy or safety. Check out these 13 Airbnb horror stories that may influence your decision.

Why the Direction Your Home Faces Matters

You might not think about it when you're looking at houses, but you'll notice that the direction your home faces matters once you're in it.