About the Author

Eileen Claar


I've been a Home Depot associate in Atlanta since 2005, but I bring a lifetime of experience in building construction and remodeling. I helped my father build a garage and renovate our 100-year-old farmhouse before I was a teenager. My most faithful tool is my “No More Excuses” small cordless screwdriver–I can get all my small projects done easily and speedily. Design is my passion and creating is my craft. The next great project on my drawing board is building a better bird cage. You can find me on The Home Depot's online How-To Community under the handle Designingwoman.

Chemical Storage Safety Tips

Posted by: on September 25th, 2011 | 2 Comments

Home Depot Store Associate, Atlanta, GA  This time of year outdoor projects seem to multiply. There’s the last pressure washing session to clean up after summer and get ready for winter, cleaning off the deck and storing the lawn furniture, and fertilizing the lawn (if the grass type allows). It’s also time to close up the pool and spray [...]

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Cleaning Up After Hurricane Irene

Posted by: on September 2nd, 2011 | 3 Comments

Home Depot Store Associate, Atlanta GA Hurricane Irene has passed and now the clean-up has begun. Your property may have sustained wind, rain, and flood damage. What items do you keep, salvage, or throw away? What do you need to do when restoring your property and getting your life back on track? Photograph or videotape [...]

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Hurricane Safety: What to Do After a Hurricane Strikes

Posted by: on August 29th, 2011 | 2 Comments

  Whether you were evacuated or have ridden out the storm in your home, the need for hurricane safety continues even after the storm has passed. Here’s what to do after a hurricane strikes. Return carefully when permitted Return home only when officials have declared the area safe. Wear protective clothing (long pants and a [...]

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Give Your Front Porch A Facelift

Posted by: on August 20th, 2011 | 2 Comments

Home Depot Store Associate, Atlanta GA I’ve been seeing those “lifestyle facelift” commercials and advertisements all over the place. While I intend on keeping my face intact, my front porch will be getting its own facelift! There are quick and inexpensive ways to update and transform the look of the front of your home. An [...]

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Kitchen Organization Made Easy

Posted by: on August 10th, 2011 | Make A Comment

Home Depot Store Associate, Atlanta GA I recently completed a long-overdue home-improvement project, which would have been done much sooner if I had been able to figure out the best storage solutions. Luckily, my next project is in my kitchen and I already have 3 great storage ideas that are sure to make my life (and yours!) much [...]

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Attracting Happy Hummingbirds

Posted by: on July 29th, 2011 | 4 Comments

Home Depot Store Associate, Atlanta GA Recently I saw several hummingbirds feeding at the home of a friend. We drank coffee and watched them dart around the feeder with the precision of a small invasion. I have to admit I was mesmerized by the display. I asked how she was able to entice the little [...]

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Beautify Your Garden with Bare Root Roses

Posted by: on June 3rd, 2011 | Make A Comment

I love roses – all types, colors and varieties.  But I decided to try my hand with bare root (packaged) roses this year.  These are roses that are sold without soil or foliage.  They are generally less expensive and can be planted earlier in the season, which suits me fine because I am ready to start [...]

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