Ashley Abramson's Recent Articles
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Are You Over-Disinfecting Your Home? Here Are 3 Things to Know
These days, “better safe than sorry” might also mean disinfecting sparingly, or in some cases, not disinfecting at all.
Apr 6, 2021
This Is Why You Shouldn't Mix Baking Soda and Vinegar for Cleaning
Combining soda and vinegar won’t hurt anyone — but don’t expect the mixture to do a good job cleaning, either.
Apr 5, 2021
We Asked a Laundry Expert if TikTok's WD-40 Hack for Oil Stains Works
The ingredients do make sense for dealing with oily stains, but there's a problem with this hack — and our laundry expert has a way better solution.
Apr 5, 2021
Stop Trying to Make Air-Purifying Plants Happen
Experts explore the tantalizing-but-misguided idea that house plants have the power to make your air cleaner and better to breathe.
Mar 22, 2021
NEAT Method Wants to Treat You to a Free Kitchen Organizing Workshop
It's all to celebrate their new line of organizers at Bloomingdale's.
Mar 15, 2021
3 Things Everyone Gets Wrong About Disinfectants
Using disinfectant products isn’t an automatic free pass to a germ-free life. You have to use disinfectants correctly to reap the benefits, including staying healthy.
Mar 9, 2021
Marie Kondo's In-Drawer Spice Organizer Solved My Kitchen Storage Woes
I’ve had this bamboo beauty for all of six hours, and reader, I’m in love.
Mar 14, 2021
Yes, Disinfectants Expire. Here's What You Need to Know (Like, Right Now).
If you stockpiled disinfectants last year at the beginning of the pandemic, now’s a great time to check your stash.
Mar 11, 2021
9 Surprising Uses for a Can of WD-40
Numbers 4, 6, and 7 will prove to be especially useful.
Mar 7, 2021
7 Cult-Favorite British Cleaning Products the U.S. Hasn't Heard Of
And great news: Some of them you can find online!
Mar 4, 2021
4 Cleaning Questions Every Vinyl Floor Owner Needs The Answers To
No, a steam mop is not a great idea, according to the experts.
Mar 2, 2021
5 Disinfecting Steps You Should Still Be Taking (And 4 You Can Let Go)
According to experts, some parts of our infection prevention routine are still as important as they were last spring. Other practices aren’t as significant as we thought.
Mar 1, 2021
I Tried TikTok's Viral Toothpaste-Squeezers So You Don't Have To
Genius solution, or just more bathroom clutter? Here's what I thought.
Feb 28, 2021
Real Estate Agents Reveal the Sticky Situations They've Seen During Breakups
Love is (not) in the air.
Feb 21, 2021
7 Things Real Estate Agents Tell Their Clients Who Are Moving in Together
Who better to dish out advice than the people who help you find a home for a living?
Feb 21, 2021
Here's How to Tell if Your Storage Bins Are Stealing Space From You
This pro organizer's TikTok tip has us side-eyeing the stackable bins at the store.
Feb 18, 2021
This $9 Dusting Cloth Has Been a Household Staple Since 1892
Not all cloths are created equal. Which one you grab from your stock ultimately depends on what you’re cleaning.
Feb 16, 2021
This $1-Apiece Tool Can Help Your Kitchen Stay Super Organized
Meet your new best friend for marking up and organizing your entire home (seriously).
Feb 15, 2021
This 2-in-1 Broom Promises to Vacuum Away Your Mess So I Had to Try it
I’ll admit, I wondered if it was one of those infomercial-style gadgets that sounded awesome but would end up unused in a closet. But I got it home and here's how it went.
Feb 14, 2021
10 Things Nobody Needs at Home After 30
When you feel like a fresh start, decluttering your house is a great way to solidify a feeling of change.
Feb 12, 2021
This 5-Star Laundry Detergent Is Controversial on Amazon (So I Asked an Expert)
We asked a laundry expert to look at the label and tell us what's really happening in those "after" photos of dark brown wash water.
Feb 7, 2021
7 Cleaning Tricks You Should Know Before You Bring Slime Home
Slime can leave you in quite a sticky situation, especially if you have messy — er, creative — kids like mine.
Feb 6, 2021
The Covid Precaution to Steal for Your Cleaning Routine
I had been opening drawers, digging through closets, and organizing basement corners I hadn’t touched in months — it was so obvious.
Feb 5, 2021
That Satisfying Sink-Cleaning Hack on TikTok Definitely Works — But You’re Doing it Wrong
We showed the TikTok to a plumber, and he had a way better suggestion.
Feb 4, 2021
6 Cleaning Questions Everyone Has (That You Won’t Like the Answers To)
We asked cleaning pros for the annoying (but 100% true) answers.
Feb 4, 2021
8 Smart Storage Ideas for Teeny Tiny Bathrooms
Try one (or all) of these creative ways to keep your small bathroom neat and functional.
Jan 22, 2021
The One Part of Your Bathroom You’re Forgetting to Clean
TikTok confirmed my suspicion that I’m missing a crucial toilet-cleaning step – and maybe you are, too.
Jan 23, 2021
What a Plumber Thinks of This Viral TikTok Hack for Cleaning Your Toilet
In theory, it should work — but there are some caveats.
Jan 21, 2021
10 Things Pro Organizers Really Wish You Wouldn’t Do
These are the biggest mistakes you're making, according to the pros.
Jan 17, 2021
If You Have a Slow Cooker, You Already Have a Humidifier—Here's How
It can replace a common cold-weather staple. And bonus: You won't have to clean a filter!
Jan 11, 2021
This Smart Decluttering Tip Will Also Save You Money
This works for everything from extra household supplies to duplicate kitchen utensils to gifts you bought on sale for whenever you might need them.
Jan 10, 2021
5 Disinfecting Mistakes You’re Probably Making
These are the most important lessons we learned about what NOT to do when it comes to disinfecting.
Jan 8, 2021
This Quick Fix to My Tiny, Outdated Bathroom Made It Feel Way Bigger
And it helped sell my house.
Jan 8, 2021
The One Thing Real Estate Agents Wish You'd Do Before Buying a New Appliance
Read this before springing for a brand-new fridge.
Jan 4, 2021
Here’s Why (and How) to Get Rid of Your Junk Drawer
The truth is, you really don't need a junk drawer. Getting rid of yours will help tame your clutter habit, and reclaim precious space. Here's how to do it.
Jan 2, 2021
The Best Way to Store Your Artificial Christmas Tree
It's not in the box it came in.
Dec 27, 2020
10 Better Ways to Store Your Pots and Pans
Tired of that clang-y crash of lids and skillets every time you reach for a pot?
Dec 13, 2020
One Thing You Have to Do Before You Can Get Your Carpet Really Clean
It probably won’t be as difficult or time-consuming as you think!
Dec 12, 2020
The 9 Smartest Decluttering Tips We Learned in 2020
Whether you’re in the mood for a reset or looking for some long-term strategies to keep your space neat, here are some of the smartest tips we’ve encountered this year.
Dec 10, 2020
One Home Appliance You Don’t Want Near Your Floors, Cabinets, or Books
Besides your space heater, there's another cold-weather staple you should be using with caution this winter.
Dec 7, 2020
This Super Small $11 Vacuum Has Kept My Home Spotless All Year
I got it at Target as a stocking stuffer last year and I love everything about it.
Dec 3, 2020
10 Things Making Your Kitchen Feel Way Messier Than It Is
According to real estate agents.
Dec 2, 2020
The Surprising History of Upside-Down Christmas Trees
The festive decorations have been around for centuries.
Nov 30, 2020
I Cleaned My Oven with Steamed Water and Vinegar — Here’s How It Went
You just... put vinegar in a dish and bake it? Seems like a scam, but OK. Let's try it.
Nov 29, 2020
You're Probably Not Cleaning Your Shower Enough—Here's How to Do It
A daily shower spray could certainly be part of your routine, if you want to be an overachiever. But it's not the most important thing.
Nov 28, 2020
Do Plants Feel Pain? Well, Kind Of
It's a fair question. This botanist thinks the answer comes down to linguistics.
Nov 24, 2020
You're 7 Steps Away from a Spotless Bathtub
We all want our hard work (especially on the grosser chores!) to be worth it, right?
Nov 21, 2020