Ashley Abramson's Recent Articles
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7 Cleaners That Can Handle the Greasiest Spot in Your Kitchen
Don't let your kitchen continue to look like this before photo!
Jul 28, 2021
The $12 Bath Accessory That You Should Be Using in Your Fridge
And lots of us use our fridges more frequently than our showers. (Just saying.)
Jul 20, 2021
The $11 Office Product That Will Solve All Your Annoying Cord Problems
There's nothing quite like visible, long cords to make a space appear more cluttered than it actually is. This super affordable product can help.
Jul 20, 2021
5 Cleaning Supplies a Microbiologist Always Has On Hand
Here are a few items to consider for your own arsenal.
Jul 20, 2021
Want a Cleaner-Looking Home? Just Choose the Right Shade of Paint
Here’s what experts have to say about steering clear of grubby vibes.
Jul 20, 2021
The 20 Best Gadgets and Tools These Renters Ever Bought for Their Kitchens
They're small space friendly and endlessly adaptable.
Jul 18, 2021
The Etiquette of Cleaning for the Cleaners
To find out about pre-cleaning etiquette, I spoke with some pro cleaners about what’s helpful and what gets in the way.
Jul 18, 2021
3 Ways to Avoid Impulse Purchases, According to Psychology Experts
The very nature of internet browsers makes it easy to order anything, anytime with the click of a button. Here are three tips for saving money by curbing your online impulse purchasing, one item at a time.
Jul 8, 2021
7 Brilliant Cleaning Tips to Steal from Airbnb Hosts
Steal these tips for your own home.
Jul 5, 2021
What to Do If Someone Asks to Buy Your House (And You're Not Selling)
It's happening more and more.
Jun 24, 2021
Overwatering Plants Isn't Just Bad For Them, It's Bad for You
Too-moist plants can negatively impact the plant parent’s health, too.
Jun 14, 2021
Cleaning Reddit Agrees: You Need a Carpet Squeegee, Like Yesterday
One look at this hairball will have you convinced.
Jun 12, 2021
I Tried This $10 Renter-Friendly Bath Storage Hack in Two Different Places
To say I ran to Target after seeing this TikTok is the understatement of the century.
Jun 8, 2021
It's Not You: Modern Dish Soap Actually Doesn’t Clean Like It Used To
Back in 2010, many dish detergent manufacturers reworked their formulas. So if you want crystal clear dishes, you'll need to add one thing to the wash.
Jun 9, 2021
Why The Best Thing For Your Cleaning Routine Is a $3 Diaper
Microfiber cloths are popular for a reason, but they have a real dark side. Here's why cleaning experts think you should quit microfiber and reach for a diaper instead.
Jun 8, 2021
The First Thing You Should Do with a New Bottle of Olive Oil
Say "buh-bye" to smudges!
Jun 6, 2021
I Tried That Fan-Favorite $9 Cast Iron Cleaning Brush—And It Instantly Became a Kitchen Staple
Salt on a paper towel works great. But sometimes I need something more powerful and forceful—without removing the seasoning I’ve worked so hard to coat my pan in.
Jun 6, 2021
9 Propagation Stations (Starting at $8) for People Who Like Free Plants and Beautiful Decor
While glasses, jars, and plastic bottles certainly take care of the practicals, investing in a propagation station can make the plant-growing process more beautiful than it already is—and add to the style of your home.
Jun 6, 2021
There Are 5 Types of Kitchen Towels — Here's What Each One is Best For
Here's how to find out if you're using the wrong towels for the wrong kitchen chores.
Jun 2, 2021
8 Kitchen Organizing Mistakes You’re Probably Making (and How to Fix Them)
Even the simplest storage mistakes can get in the way of a tidy, efficient food prep space. Here, pro organizers share some of the most common mistakes people make organizing their kitchens—and how to fix them.
May 28, 2021
Those K-Cup Cleaners Don't Really Work—Here's Why
Instead of relying on quick-fix cups, you can use ingredients you already have in your kitchen to clean your machine.
May 24, 2021
My Sink Smells Way Better After Cleaning With This Best-Selling $15 Tool
Beloved by reviewers, this brush is said to be just as functional as it is cute. Honestly, I get major Big Bird vibes.
May 27, 2021
You Don't Have to Wash Your Groceries But You DO Have to Wash the Bags
There are actual risks to poor bag hygiene — you can spread bacteria, mold, and other germs around your kitchen.
May 25, 2021
Cleaning Cloth Showdown: Only One is Great at Cleaning *and* Good for the Planet
We asked a cleaning expert and a sustainability expert to compare microfiber vs. organic cotton vs. sponge cloths, and one clear winner came out on top.
May 24, 2021
I Downsized into a Smaller House with 2 Kids. Here's Why It Was a Great Decision
And why one real estate agent prefers to call it "right-sizing."
May 23, 2021
I Turned Off My Blue Lights an Hour Before Bed for a Week — Here's What Happened
Could I put my phone down at least an hour before I went to sleep? I tried it.
May 19, 2021
This Sleep App Turns Bedtime Into a Meditation and an Adventure
I fell asleep in Barcelona without leaving my bedroom.
May 18, 2021
Um, Why Do Laundry Baskets Have Holes?
Here’s my train of thought: Wouldn’t it be easier if laundry baskets were just big, solid plastic tubs so we could also use them to pre-treat or pre-wash dirty stuff? Here's the answer.
May 16, 2021
I Made My Home Spotless With Spotify's 6-Hour "Cleaning Kit" Playlist
I was dreading my marathon cleaning day, but this playlist made it a lot more fun.
May 14, 2021
14 Cleaning Product Label Buzzwords and What They Really Mean
When it comes to important values like protecting the earth and safeguarding your family's health, greenwashing makes things murky.
May 14, 2021
5 Things You're Doing Wrong When You Wash Your Laundry
This applies to A LOT of your warm-weather wardrobe. And probably your cleaning cloths, too.
May 13, 2021
I Cleaned My Baking Sheets with a Dishwasher Detergent Pod
Turns out, it works best with nonstick baking sheets. It also requires zero elbow grease.
May 5, 2021
The Magnet Trick That’ll Make Boxes of Foil a Million Times Easier
Keep what you need at your fingertips.
May 6, 2021
How to Tell Your Boss You Want to Work Remotely Forever
And actually get the answer you want.
May 5, 2021
I Tried that Internet-Famous "Pink Stuff" Cleaner
If you’ve been on TikTok or YouTube, you’ve probably stumbled across the Pink Stuff: a British-manufactured cleaning paste and, allegedly, a miracle cure for any scuff or stain.
May 4, 2021
11 Secrets from People Who Always Have Amazing-Smelling Homes
Lots of these secrets involve simple pantry ingredients.
May 3, 2021
I Tried That "Genius" Window-Cleaning Sponge Hack, Here's My Take
Since I’m not sure the last time my window tracks have been wiped down, I was excited to grab a sponge and try this trick out for myself.
May 1, 2021
Your Suction Cup Organizer Won't Stay Put? Try This $2 Hack!
I love this hack because it’s so darn easy — but also because it’s so versatile.
Apr 16, 2021
I Asked 5 Kitchen Experts How They Would Add Storage to My Kitchen
I wondered if I was missing any obvious (or beautiful) opportunities to create a faux-pantry in my space. So I decided to enlist a few experts I respect — people who know a whole lot more about optimizing kitchen space than I do.
Apr 16, 2021
The One Moving Stressor That Everyone Forgets to Prepare For
Your itchy eyes will thank you for planning ahead.
Apr 18, 2021
My Grandmother Has Purchased 6 Homes. Here's Best Real Estate Advice
Grandma Joann has some homebuying tips for us all.
Apr 18, 2021
Two Times When "Biodegradable" Doesn't Actually Mean Biodegradable
If you're buying bamboo toothbrushes and dish cloths to help the planet, here are a few things you should know to make sure your eco-friendly intentions actually help the environment.
Apr 16, 2021
2 Tips I Wish I Learned Before I Bought This Cast Iron Skillet
Since I bought my cast iron in a hurry, without doing any research, I made a few silly mistakes along the way.
Apr 14, 2021
Here's How to Choose Between Spray, Powder, and Cream Cleaners
It ultimately depends on what you’re cleaning. Consider this your go-to guide.
Apr 15, 2021
There's One Big Problem With That Viral "Self-Cleaning" Toilet Hack
Our plumbing expert said DEFINITELY don't try this if you have a newer toilet.
Apr 14, 2021
The First Thing You Should Do With a New Bottle of Vegetable Oil
All you need is a fork!
Apr 13, 2021
I Tried The "Little Green Cleaning Machine" that TikTok Loves
The best part, for me, is how convenient this thing is. Now I'm smitten too.
Apr 7, 2021