Madeleine Burry

Contributing Writer, Via

Madeleine Burry has more than 15 years of experience as a writer and editor.

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She has written for Prevention, Health, Apartment Therapy, Women's Health, and many other online outlets. She lives in Brooklyn, New York, with her husband and their cat.


A mother sits on the couch with her two children.

5 Hidden Dangers in Your Home and How to Prevent Them

Here’s how to test for—and avoid—common household hazards.
A family plays basketball in their driveway in front of their detached garage.

How to Secure Your Garage to Prevent Theft and Damage

Keep your car—and access to your home—safeguarded.
A woman turns on her mini split heat pump while sitting on the couch in the living room.

Will a Heat Pump Save You Money on Heating and Cooling?

Rebates and incentives are available to cut down on costs for these highly efficient and cost-saving devices.
An organized garage with shelving and tools inside.

How to Clean Out and Organize Your Garage

Remove the clutter so you can park your car and neatly stash essentials.
A light dusting of snow surrounds a suburban home at sunset.

How to Prepare Your Home for Winter Storms

Severe weather may be on the way—is your home ready?
A mother and son make snow angles in winter coats.

How to Have Fun Outside All Winter Long

Don't let cold temperatures, rain, wind, or snow keep you inside this season.
A host puts a fruit and cheese platter onto the table.

How to Be a Good Host

Make your overnight guests feel welcome without stressing yourself out.
A couple enjoy their recently remodeled kitchen.

10 Common Remodeling Mistakes—and How to Avoid Them

What you need to know for successful renovations.
A claims adjuster takes picture of a damaged car.

What to do if Your Car has Flood Damage

And why insurance is so essential.
A kid lays in the water on a slip and slide on a hot day.

How to Stay Safe During Extreme Heat

Prepare your family, pets, and community for dangerous temperatures.
A couple walk through a car dealership with a sales person

Your Car Lease Is Up. Now What?

Weigh your options before buying or leasing another car.
A woman washes lemon at the kitchen sink.

How to Get Rid of Gnats and Flies

Plus how to keep these pesky flying creatures away from your home.
A couple review their finances together.

10 Ways to Spring Clean Your Finances

Reset your finances with these expert tips.
A new home lit up at dusk.

How to Care for Your Home's Foundation

Your home’s support system could use some attention.