Ashley Abramson's Recent Articles
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10 Unexpected Things You Can Get Sparkling Clean With Oven Cleaner
Other cleaning products might not be as efficient as oven cleaner, but the good news is, you can use it to clean lots of other things in your home.
Aug 18, 2020
I Tried That Viral TikTok Laundry Hack to Un-Shrink Your Clothes—And Learned It’s an Old Expert Trick
Every now and then, in my nightly TikTok scroll, I find a life hack I absolutely have to try.
Aug 16, 2020
This $2 Hack Will Make All Your Cleaning and Summer Projects Easier on Your Knees
It's bound to get a bit uncomfortable after a while. And the solution is 10 minutes and $2 away.
Aug 13, 2020
Forget Aesthetics—Comfort Decorating is the Nostalgic, Pragmatic Trend We All Need Right Now
Comfort Decorating
Think of it like comfort food for your living space.
Aug 10, 2020
Bad News: CEO Says Clorox Wipes Are Going to Be Out of Stock for… a While
Clorox is generally prepared for smaller outbreaks. But Clorox hasn’t been able to keep up with the six-fold demand increase brought on by the pandemic.
Aug 6, 2020
9 Ways to Stay Organized With Carabiners
Rock climbers and avid campers aren’t the only people with a good use for these sturdy clasps.
Aug 5, 2020
Try These Expert Tips for Shiny, Streak-Free Windows
For your deeper window cleaning to remove dirt and restore shine, the experts recommend a seasonal cadence of once every three or so months. Here's how you do it.
Aug 1, 2020
6 Wellness Trends that Could Take Over 2019
With a new year comes new goals and fresh motivation to pursue all things health and wellness. Whether you’re trying a new home workout (cycling bikes, anyone?) or kissing that mid-day slump goodbye by focusing on a new form of nutrition, now is an opportune time to renew your focus on what it means to be and feel well. But with no shortage of (sometimes schticky and expensive) wellness trends inundating us from all angles, it can be difficult to determine what might be worth trying.
Jul 30, 2020
Survey: Back-Sleepers Are More Likely to Wake Up Feeling Motivated
People can be opinionated about sleep positions, and we don’t blame them—plenty of evidence shows physical and mental health are directly linked to our quality of sleep. And according to one survey, some ways of sleeping may even more profoundly affect quality of sleep, mood, and even motivation levels in the workplace. A survey of 1,021 people from The Sleep Judge shows that those of us who sleep on our backs win the sleep lottery in more ways than one.
Jul 30, 2020
Therapists Share 7 Ways You Can Be “Good” at Getting Therapy
"The inside of your head is the most valuable real estate you’ll ever live in, so don’t put it in second place."
Jul 30, 2020
Here's What a Laundry Expert Wants You to Know About Bringing Home New Clothes
It’s well known that germs can survive on soft surfaces like fabric.
Jul 19, 2020
This 10-Second Tip Will Tell You If Your Rug Needs a Deep Clean
Plus here's exactly what you need to know to make that deep clean happen.
Jul 18, 2020
If You Love to Hate Goop, We Found Your Next Book
If you love to hate goop, then we’ve got a perfect summer read for you: Gabrielle Moss’ “Glop,” a hilarious, satirical take on Paltrow’s wellness dynasty.Moss, who’s also an editor at Bustle, said the idea for the book was born in 2015, after Paltrow posted on goop about vaginal steaming. “I decided I would also steam my vagina and report it to see how closely my experience mirrored Gwyneth’s,” she says.
Jul 17, 2020
The Best Plant for Every Enneagram Type
Not all plants are created equal—it’s almost like they have personalities of their own!
Jul 16, 2020
This Cult-Favorite $8 Kitchen Cleaner Has Been Working Wonders For Decades
"Newer" doesn't necessarily mean "better."
Jul 13, 2020
Is it Safe to Go Shopping Again? An Epidemiologist Ranks 5 Situations By Risk Level
Here’s a blueprint of the risks and benefits of each retail method to help you make the call, starting with the safest option.
Jul 8, 2020
7 Important Cleaning Lessons You Learn from Working at a Restaurant
Your kitchen is practically operating like a restaurant right now, so we surveyed front-of-house staff, servers, bartenders, and chefs for some kitchen-saving cleaning tips.
Jul 9, 2020
There Are 5 Quarantine Cleaning Personalities—Which One Are You?
Plus some tips that can help you harness your energy, or triggers to look out for to avoid burnout.
Jul 1, 2020
There’s an Easy Way to Keep Your Kitchen Sponge Sanitary—And It’s Hiding in Your Junk Drawer
If you’re looking for a budget, DIY solution for your stinky sponges, look no further.
Jun 30, 2020
Get a Streak-Free Bathroom Mirror in 4 Steps (With 3 Ingredients!)
The perfect formula here is a DIY cleaner specifically meant for mirrors (don’t worry; we’ve got a great one) paired with a flat-weave microfiber cloth.
Jun 28, 2020
One Wasteful Dishwasher Cycle You Shouldn’t Use, If You Want to Save Money
Skip that cycle and do this instead.
Jun 25, 2020
Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Use Home Dry Clean Kits, According to a Laundry Expert
Dry cleaning kits *do* work a lot like dry cleaning does—but it actually isn’t necessary for most clothes.
Jun 23, 2020
The $8 Cult-Favorite Stain Remover Laundry Experts Recommend (Even for Sharpie!)
What if you could have one stain-fighting solution to cover all your bases? And, better yet, what if it was even more effective than the alternatives?
Jun 22, 2020
This New CDC Study Finds that One-Third of U.S. Households Are Cleaning Wrong
New evidence from the CDC found many people are cleaning incorrectly—and engaging in unsafe cleaning behaviors.
Jun 17, 2020
3 New Expert-Approved Rules for Wearing and Washing Your “Outside Clothes”
We spoke to experts to find out so you can make the best, safest decision. Here's what to do with your clothes after running essential errands or a socially-distanced hang.
Jun 16, 2020
That Magic Eraser Hack Promises a Forever-Clean Toilet — So We Put It To the Test
This tip promises to keep your toilet bowl sparkling clean with almost no effort.
Jun 14, 2020
12 Mindless Kitchen Habits That Are Costing You Money
While there are opportunities to save money throughout your home, as it turns out, your kitchen is one of the biggest culprits for money-wasting.
Jun 14, 2020
The First 4 Things You Need to Do to Declutter Your Closet
The trick to a stress-free declutter? Break down the process and focus on just the first few things you have to do.
Jun 10, 2020
I Tried 5 Different Tricks to Cure My Insomnia—Here’s What Worked, and What Didn’t
It may take a little time and strategy, but those glorious hours of shut-eye are worth your while.
Jun 9, 2020
Pandemic Laundry Doesn’t Have to Stress You Out—Here Are 5 Ways to Make it Easier
We worked with a laundry expert to put together a list of worries you don't actually have to worry about.
Jun 8, 2020
The Best Way to Cope With Quarantine, Based on Your Enneagram Type
I surveyed 75 people to gain some insight about what each Enneagram type misses most and, more importantly, how each number is coping.
Jun 1, 2020
Laminate Floors Need Some Love? Here's Everything You Should Know
You can achieve polished, sparkling clean laminate floors without worrying about damaging them.
May 31, 2020
The Very First Thing You Should Do with a New Bottle of Vinegar
By the time you grab a fresh bottle, it will probably be time to take care of an important kitchen chore you’ve been neglecting.
May 28, 2020
The 5 Best Pet-Friendly Flooring Options for Dogs
Whether you're concerned about scratches, cost, temperature, or just what's easiest to clean, look no further than these expert-backed options.
May 21, 2020
This Common Dusting Mistake Could be Ruining Your Furniture
You might not notice immediate damage when you wipe down your coffee table or counters, but there are much better ways to dust.
May 17, 2020
The First Thing You Should Do with a New Box of Aluminum Foil
You’ve probably wished there was a less annoying way to wrap up your leftovers. There is, and it’s super easy—like, literally built-into-the-box easy.
May 14, 2020
Marie Kondo’s Method for Storing Kitchen Towels Is the Only Way to Store Kitchen Towels
Here's how to get that leaning stack under control.
May 12, 2020
5 Things You Might be Forgetting to Disinfect, According to an Epidemiologist
If you find relief in spraying and wiping down every possible surface right now, don't forget to focus on disinfecting these five things, as recommended by an epidemiologist.
May 11, 2020
You Might be Skipping An Important Laundry Step If Your Freshly-Washed Clothes Still Smell
While there’s a time and a place for a deep clean of your washer and dryer, washing machine cleaners are a convenient (and relatively cost-effective) alternative.
May 10, 2020
5 Things You Need to Know About Cleaning Your Face Mask, According to a PPE Expert
“I always recommend that you change your mask like you change your underwear: daily."
May 5, 2020
9 Things You Can’t Clean With “All-Purpose” Cleaner, According to Experts
Plus, what you should use instead.
May 5, 2020
3 Things Everyone Gets Wrong About Disinfecting with Bleach
Household bleach can be an effective way to stave off germs, including the novel coronavirus, but you need to make sure you follow expert instructions.
May 4, 2020
The One Thing You Need to Do Every Time Before You Run the Dishwasher
If you have a home with dishwasher, it probably saves you loads of time on hand-washing. But dishwashers, as quick and thorough as they are, can also wreak havoc on your kitchenware when they’re not used thoughtfully. Delicate glassware, for example, could easily shatter in a dishwasher, while a wooden cutting board or spoon might end up split.
May 3, 2020
One Simple Change You Can Make to Your Entryway to Help Prevent the Spread of Coronavirus
Good hygiene isn’t just about washing your hands and wearing a mask.
May 1, 2020
Should You Try That “Coffee in the Laundry” Hack on Your Dark Clothes? We Asked an Expert
You've probably seen this trick on Pinterest.
Apr 27, 2020
Here’s What You Need to Know Before You Disinfect Your Floors
As with all disinfecting, it makes sense to take a targeted approach.
Apr 23, 2020
An Epidemiologist Answers the 6 Questions You Have About Doing Laundry in a Laundromat
What precautions, exactly, are important to take when you do laundry at the laundromat? And which anxieties can you wash away with the grime on your leggings?
Apr 21, 2020
This Laundry Expert Says You Can Wash Dry-Clean-Only Clothes at Home
If you follow the right steps, you may never need to spend money on a dry cleaner again.
Apr 15, 2020