Laura Firszt

Laura Firszt

Laura Firszt excels at several roles: writer, editor, marketer, journalist, copywriter, teacher and storyteller.
She has written more than two thousand innovative, engaging articles on diverse subjects such as:
Home improvement, DIY, real estate, travel, learning English as a second language, culture (pop and otherwise), smart consumerism, environmentalism, self-awareness, parenting and relationships.
Laura's work has appeared in in an eclectic range of online and print publications such as:
BuzzFeed, Palm Beach Post (, WDIV-TV (Detroit, MI), Telegram & Gazette, The Hingham Journal, Chronicle Transcript, Herald Citizen, Somerville Journal, The Canton Repository, Providence Journal (, Erie Times-News, (, Peoria Journal Star, State Journal-Register (, Rockford Register Star (, The Enterprise (Brockton, MA), Gaston Gazette (, MetroWest Daily News, Norwich Bulletin, WPTZ-TV (South Burlington, VT), Cape Cod Times, The Standard-Times, Northwest Florida Daily News, Panama City News Herald, The Patriot Ledger, Pocono Record, Foster's Daily Democrat, The Record (Stockton), Mail Tribune, The Times-News, Victorville Daily Press, The Taunton Daily Gazette, Holland Sentinel, Jacksonville Daily News, The Observer-Dispatch, Courier Tribune, Daily Messenger, Milford Daily News, Shelby Star, Daily Comet, News Chief, The Independent (Massillon, OH), The Progress-Index, ThisWeek Community Newspapers, Times Reporter, Fairfax County Times, Hannibal Courier-Post, New Bern Sun Journal, The Daily Telegram, The Register-Mail, Corning Leader, Examiner (Independence, MO), Freeport Journal-Standard, Leavenworth Times, The Ardmoreite, The Shawnee News-Star, Ashland Daily Tidings, Dover Post, The Destin Log, The Kansan, The Oak Ridger, The Wellsville Daily Reporter, Waxahachie Daily Light, Waynesboro Record Herald, Ionia Sentinel Standard, Pekin Daily Times, Tri-County Independent, Crookston Daily Times, Lake Sun Leader, Siskiyou Daily News, Stephenville Empire Tribune, Sturgis Journal, The Daily Reporter (Coldwater, MI), The Sault News, The Walton Sun, Washington County News/Holmes County Times-Advertiser, Canton Daily Ledger, Cheboygan Daily Tribune, Daily Review Atlas, Devils Lake Journal, Hillsdale Daily News, Mineral Daily News - Tribune, Mount Shasta Herald, Neosho Daily News, The Chronicle Express, The Star, Times Telegram, Chillicothe Constitution Tribune, Gonzales Weekly Citizen, Kirksville Daily Express, McPherson Sentinel, Moberly Monitor-Index, Pontiac Daily Leader, Santa Rosa Press Gazette, Star Courier, Stuttgart Daily Leader, The Daily Independent (Ridgecrest, CA), The Miami News-Record, The Times (Apalachicola, FL), and Wayne Independent.
Laura's talent and passion is evident in every piece she writes. Laura's work is syndicated through the Gannett media group and appears in Google featured snippets, images, and question boxes.
Laura's focus isn't just creating informative content - it's also making sure the general public can find her content as quickly as possible. In her efforts to achieve this, Laura took a course in SEO marketing/keywords and Google Analytics and helped increase organic traffic to by 60% from 2018-2020.
What’s Laura's goal? To write content that is informative, engaging, and fun for you, the reader.

End Tables Add the Perfect Finishing Touch to a Room

Posted by Laura Firszt | Nov 08, 2020

End tables are very much in fashion at the moment. (Were they ever really out?) Available in a multitude of shapes and sizes, these practical little tables are perfect for adding...

Idahoprogrammer [GFDL or CC BY-SA 4.0]/Wikimedia Commons

Tips To Get The Best HVAC Service

Posted by Laura Firszt | Oct 27, 2020

Be a savvy homeowner. Find out the facts about heating and air conditioning – installation, repair, and maintenance -- before you call a contractor for help. You’ll not...

lost places / flickr

When You Really Should Tip A Handyman

Posted by Laura Firszt | Sep 24, 2020

Awkward, isn’t it? Even if you’ve mastered the art of tipping restaurant servers and cab drivers, there’s still a gray area out there. You may not normally tip a...

Quinn Dombrowski / flickr

9 Simple Items You Need To Fix A Blocked Sink

Posted by Laura Firszt | Sep 21, 2020

Whatever your problem -- a sink that’s draining ever so slowly or that's completely blocked – and wherever it may be, never fear. We’ve got ways to fix a blocked sink...

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Get Expert Advice About New Hardwood Floor Colors

Posted by Laura Firszt | Sep 13, 2020

Over-the-top trends in hardwood floor colors are certainly striking. Deep grays, whitewashes, and brightly painted colors add a touch bucketload of drama to your home ... but will...

Field Outdoor Spaces / flickr

How To Pick The Most Budget Friendly Fencing Styles

Posted by Laura Firszt | Sep 03, 2020

Are you confused by the cost to install fencing? No wonder. When you see fencing styles that range from $1 to $45 to “hang on to your wallet!” you’re bound to wonder...

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5 Carpentry Projects That Will Make Your Life A Little Better

Posted by Laura Firszt | Aug 31, 2020

Who else loves to hear about carpentry projects and other home improvements that are life-changing in some small way? Much as I enjoy stories of full-on renovations like kitchen remodels,...

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My Foundation Is Cracking. Do I Need Emergency Repair?

Posted by Laura Firszt | Aug 24, 2020

Cracks in the foundation – or anywhere in your house -- can look like a homeowner’s nightmare. But does foundation cracking automatically have to equal urgent repair? "Not...

Fabrice Florin / flickr

Water Heater Cost: Find Out How To Save Money

Posted by Laura Firszt | Aug 17, 2020

So you’re looking into water heater cost. That usually means one of two things: 1) Your current heater is slowing down on the job and just not heating as efficiently as it used...

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When Do You Need To Get A Building Permit For Remodeling?

Posted by Laura Firszt | Aug 10, 2020

As a savvy homeowner, you probably know that many outdoor home additions and improvements require official approval. But are you aware you might also need a building permit for remodeling...