Allison Russo

Allison is a Brooklyn-based writer, eater, and blogger. When she's not hunting for the best veggie burger in NYC, she's probably Instagramming, trying to make someone laugh, or defending the Oxford comma.
5 Reasons Not to Keep Your Kitchen Trash Can in a Cabinet
I firmly believe that some things are best left out of sight. When someone walks into my kitchen, I definitely don’t want the first thing they see to be a trash can. So stashing that trash bin in a cabinet seemed like a logical, aesthetically pleasing solution. Bonus: Keeping it behind closed doors meant I wouldn’t have to waste (get it?) precious square footage. I’m sad to report, however, that keeping garbage in the cabinet below my sink has proven to be a bad idea.
May 3, 2019
The $13 Target Find That Keeps My Kitchen Clutter-Free
I’m one of those people who is constantly searching for keys, headphones, electricity bills… you name it. The door to my apartment opens up into the kitchen, so the counter closest to the doorway had become a dumping ground for odds and ends. Because it’s a small kitchen, though, any kind of clutter makes the whole room look messy. For a while, I had some hooks set up by the doorway, which were handy for my keys, but not much else.
Oct 22, 2018
This Store Is a Cross Between the Container Store, IKEA, and Target
If you grew up or spent summers in New England, I’m guessing you’re familiar with Christmas Tree Shops. If you’re not… no, they don’t sell Christmas trees, and yes, they’re open year-round. Although the company has expanded since my childhood and now has locations in 18 states, there’s something purely “New England” about the store, and it’s one of my must-stop places whenever I go back to Massachusetts.
Oct 20, 2018
I Finally Bought This $20 Thing for My Kitchen and I Can’t Believe I Didn’t Get One Sooner
I stand at about five feet and three inches, and I’ve yet to live in a house with a kitchen designed for not-so-tall people. While I appreciate maximizing wall space with cabinets that reach the ceiling, over the years it has become incredibly annoying to drag a chair away from my kitchen table or climb onto the counter to get something down from the top shelf.
Oct 17, 2018
This $7 Yellow Stuff Is the Best Way to Get Stubborn Stickers Off New Dishes
My mother has a strict policy against specialty cleaning products in her house. I have no idea how she keeps the place so clean without the help of a Swiffer or Mr. Clean Magic Erasers, but she manages. She does, however, break her own rule for one specific cleaning product. She always keeps a little bottle of yellow stuff under the sink — and it’s since become a staple in my own apartment, too. What is it? An adorably named product called Goo Gone.
Aug 14, 2018