Charli Penn

Executive Lifestyle Director

East Orange, New Jersey

Charli Penn is the Executive Lifestyle Director at Apartment Therapy and an award-winning journalist, editor and Webby-nominated former podcast host who writes in the name and praise of all things good living (and loving!). She thoroughly enjoys photography, 90s R&B, and all things gold accents. When she’s not curled up at home spending quality time with her husband and their two small dogs, you’ll find her traveling, redecorating (again), perusing a Home Goods aisle or planning an impromptu theme party for family and friends.
I Can't Stop Finding New Ways to Use These Lazy Susan Turntables
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And they’re on sale for less than $14.
Sep 30, 2023
This Is the Most Asked About Item In My Kitchen — and the Smallest
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It has over 20,000 beloved reviews.
Sep 9, 2023
I Finally Shopped for a Mattress Like an Adult — and I’ve Never Slept Better
Now I can’t wait to jump into bed. Life has changed.
Aug 28, 2023
This $15 Jewelry Organizer Holds Every Piece I Own — Plus, It’s on Sale
And takes up very little counter space. I’m obsessed.
Aug 25, 2023
The Surprising Item I Pack on Every Vacation That Instantly Helps Everyone Relax
I sleep better knowing I have it.
Aug 20, 2023
I’m a Self-Proclaimed Bin Queen, and This Is the Only One I’ll Ever Buy Again
It has more uses than I can count — all for a great price.
Aug 18, 2023
This Is the Hardest-Working Vacuum I’ve Ever Owned. Period.
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So, this is love?
Aug 3, 2023
My “Clothes Chair” Problems Are Over, Thanks to This Helpful Laundry Solution
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I keep finding new and fun ways to use it.
Jul 31, 2023
This $29 Amazon Find Is the Most Asked About Item in My Home
It's the unsung hero of my tiny kitchen.
Jun 7, 2023
I’ll Never Use Another Wet Dry Vacuum Again — This Is the Clear Winner
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Pet and garden messes are no match for this game-changing cleaner.
May 27, 2023
This $65 Tool Makes Cleaning When You Have Lower Back Pain Effortless
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I can’t believe it took me so long to try it.
Apr 29, 2023
I'm a Sweaty Sleeper and I Swear by This Detergent and Fabric Softener
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I never believed the packaging promises on detergent — until now.
Mar 20, 2023
Before and After: A Non-Working Fireplace Goes from Bland to Glam in Under $200
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A can of paint and a little wallpaper went a long way to elevate the boring fireplace in our newly flipped home.
Mar 14, 2023
The Most Romantic Thing You Can Add to Your Bedroom, According to a Sexologist
Spoiler alert: it's not a candle.
Feb 15, 2023
This $12 Tool Instantly Removes Stubborn Hard Water Toilet Rings
It works when nothing else will.
Jan 21, 2023
This Sweet Christmas Morning Tradition Brings Us So Much Joy
And it has strengthened our marriage, too.
Dec 22, 2022
We Spent 25 Nights On a Mattress Designed for Plus Size Couples
And, we're getting the best sleep of our lives.
Dec 21, 2022
The ‘Old School’ Device Guests Are Always Surprised to See In My Millennial Home
This is a love letter to my landline.
Dec 16, 2022
The Only Things I’ll Need to Organize and Refresh My Home for 2023
Small yet high-impact finds that'll make my home happier and healthier.
Dec 8, 2022
I Wish I'd Taken a Closer Look at the Trees in My Yard Before Buying My Home
My advice to future homebuyers? Always look up.
Nov 9, 2022
I Bought a House on a Corner Lot — and Now I Could Never Go Back
We wound up with so many unexpected perks.
Oct 12, 2022
Are You Loading Your Dishwasher Properly?
Babs knows best.
Oct 5, 2022
5 Amazon Finds Under $25 to Help Manage the Clutter Under the Sink
It didn't take much to transform this clutter magnet area from messy to functional.
Sep 30, 2022
Clutter Winning? Here Are the Best Organizational Products for Beginners
I’ve rounded up some of the best organizational finds around, for every budget, to help you get going.
Sep 12, 2022
The Checklist My Dad Gave Me When I Became a Homeowner
Honestly, it was a game changer.
Jun 18, 2022
This Colorful $36 Small/Cool Find Solves Two Problems You May Not Know You Have
Don't you just love it when style meets substance?
May 11, 2022
Shop The Best Organizational Finds From Small/Cool NYC
Locker end tables, anyone?
May 11, 2022
Surprisingly, Having This in My Shower Has Done Wonders for My Morning Self-Care
Sometimes it really is all about the little things.
Apr 19, 2022
3 Valuable Relationship Lessons I Borrowed from My Parents' Love Story
Recipes and antique furniture aren’t the only gems passed down through generations.
Apr 12, 2022