Olivia Muenter's Recent Articles
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This No-Cost, 3-Step Nightly Ritual Is My Secret to Falling Asleep
Here's why a doctor says it works.
Jun 23, 2021
3 Unsafe Habits You Should Never Practice In Your Kitchen
Just because you’ve been doing something for years in the kitchen without problem doesn’t necessarily mean it's safe.
Jun 19, 2021
How I Grow More Than a Dozen Types of Vegetables on My 8x4 Back Patio
City living just got that much greener.
Jun 10, 2021
10 Tips for Easier Dish-Washing, According to People Who Are Tired of Dishes
I crowdsourced responses from over 100 people, and while there was a lot of overlap, there were also a few hacks that made me think, “Huh, that would help.”
Jun 1, 2021
I’m a Beauty Editor with 10 Different Bathrobes — This Is the Best (and It’s on Sale!)
Somehow the material is both lightweight enough to be cool in warmer seasons and cozy enough for chilly weather, too.
May 31, 2021
This Weird Shower Habit Made Cleaning My Bathroom 10 Times Easier
I’ve discovered a hack that makes cleaning the shower that much easier—even if it does involve wearing, well, zero clothing.
May 30, 2021
12 Of The Best Kitchen Organizers at IKEA Under $20
So maybe you can stay organized in your kitchen and have room for that set of wine glasses.
May 29, 2021
This TikTok Hack Makes it Look Like You Can Hang 10 Shirts in 10 Seconds
So I tried it — and timed it!
May 26, 2021
I Tried that T-Shirt-Collar Laundry Hack from TikTok
Can you see the difference in the photos?
May 9, 2021
5 Accountant-Approved Organizing Tips That Will Make Your Life Easier
Whether you're tackling tax season or overhauling your life.
Apr 24, 2021
3 Signs Your Cleaning Supplies Are Irritating Your Lungs or Skin
Knowing when to leave the room, try a new cleaning product, or seek professional medical assistance could be the difference between a pleasant cleaning experience and a crummy one.
Apr 8, 2021
Here's How I Got My Junk Drawer Under Control in 20 Minutes
In less than 20 minutes, the drawer that drove me crazy for years had been reorganized into something functional.
Apr 4, 2021
I Finally Got a Vacuum Cleaner I Love — And It Made Me Enjoy Cleaning
My fiancé and I have literally argued over who gets to vacuum each week since we got this.
Mar 29, 2021
No Room for a Junk Drawer? Experts Recommend 3 Alternatives
Junk drawers are a luxury that some small spaces just cannot accommodate.
Mar 25, 2021
I Started Using This Simple Whiteboard System to Track Monthly Goals
The pressure is off, and I've never felt better.
Mar 15, 2021
4 Things You Need to Know—Right Now—If You Use Disinfecting Wipes to Clean Your Phone
Odds are you’ve heard by now that your phone is… well, kind of disgusting. Here are some quick statistics: According to TIME, most cell phones are dirtier than a toilet seat—and in one study, high schoolers phones were found to have more than 17,000 gene copies on their phones’ screens. Phones are gross (even if you don’t bring your phone into the bathroom).When it comes to getting rid of germs quickly, most of us reach for a container of disinfecting wipes.
Mar 12, 2021
8 Ways Your Home Office Is Making You Less Productive
Here's how to fix your WFH space.
Mar 5, 2021
6 Things You're Probably Doing Wrong With Your Junk Drawer
Ah, the household junk drawer. Is there anything more convenient in theory and utterly chaotic in reality?
Mar 2, 2021
5 Home Organizing Tools That Just Aren't Worth It, According to a Pro
As appealing as those perfectly organized #shelfies are, it certainly wouldn’t be the first time something wasn’t as great IRL as it is on Instagram.
Feb 21, 2021
3 Excellent Under-the-Bed Storage Bins With 5-Star Reviews on Amazon
There are some great under-the-bed storage options that are efficient, practical, and affordable.
Feb 3, 2021
51 Fun, Unique, and Affordable Winter Date Ideas
It can be hard to come up with dates that are fresh and fun without being wildly expensive.
Jan 21, 2021
4 Organizing & Cleaning Resolutions that Aren’t Worth It, According to the Pros
Here are the biggest mistakes people make with organizing and cleaning resolutions, according to a pro.
Jan 1, 2021
5 Things Absolutely Everyone Should Get Rid of on New Year’s Day
Absolutely everyone.
Dec 31, 2020
A 4-Step Cleaning & Organizing Schedule That Will Help You Finally Get it Together
Don't try to do it all at once! Make January your month of cleaning & organizing. Here's how.
Dec 30, 2020
Organization Experts Share How 2020 Changed How We Think About Clutter
We’re all learning to appreciate and make the most of our homes in ways we hadn’t before.
Dec 24, 2020
5 Tips for Making Cleaning the Bathroom Easier
We turned to the experts to get their best tips and tricks to make cleaning the bathroom as efficient as possible.
Dec 15, 2020
The First Thing You Should Do with a New Mr. Clean Magic Eraser
You might be using your Mr. Clean Magic Eraser wrong. Here's the first thing you should be doing.
Dec 7, 2020
Here’s Exactly What You Should Be Keeping Under the Bed
Did you guess right?
Dec 5, 2020
Everything You Should Clean After Someone Has Been Sick in Your Home
Whether someone is sick on your couch right now or you’re just looking to stay prepared going into cold and flu season, these are some areas you should have on your radar,
Nov 25, 2020
30 Weirdly Useful Gifts That Would Delight Anyone on Your List This Year
They’re practical, purposeful, and won’t end up shoved in the back of a junk drawer somewhere eventually.
Nov 25, 2020
Your Detergent Bottle Is Working Against You — and Your Wallet
As it turns out, the majority of people have probably been using far too much laundry detergent for far too long.
Nov 19, 2020
Why You Shouldn't Use Clear Bottles When Decanting Bathroom Products
When it comes to bathroom, kitchen, and skincare products, clear bottles aren't such a great idea—especially if the bottles they come in originally are opaque.
Nov 18, 2020
The One Thing Pros Want You to Stop Doing to Your Wood Floors
There's one cleaning method you should never, ever attempt: Steam-cleaning.
Nov 17, 2020
5 Organizing Solutions That Can Cause More Harm Than Good
The internet is ripe with tips, tricks, and strategies to get your life organized. Unfortunately, though: These "solutions" aren't always as shiny as they appear to be. In fact, some may even cause more work for you in the long-run.
Nov 9, 2020
The $30 Product That’s Become My Organizing Savior
A simple tech gadget that can solve a whole host of organizing dilemmas.
Nov 8, 2020
The $4 Product That Rescued My Expensive Dutch Oven
Removing stains from your Dutch oven is a tough job that too often results in sore arms and no results—unless you have this miracle-worker.
Nov 7, 2020
6 Closet Hacks for People Who Don’t Want to Get Rid of Their Clothes
Click on any article about organizing your closet, and chances are the first tip will be to "purge" or "edit." But what if you don't want to get rid of anything? Are you destined to live in disarray?
Oct 25, 2020
You’re Storing Your Scarves All Wrong, According to The Home Edit
Are your scarves always in a tangled mess? Thankfully, organizing gurus Clea Shearer and Joanna Teplin of The Home Edit have a foolproof method for getting control of this beloved accessory.
Oct 24, 2020
7 Insanely Clever Homeschool Organization Ideas for Small Spaces
Like anything else when it comes to sending kids to school, the most important thing to remember for homeschooling is organization, organization, and more organization.
Oct 22, 2020
Why You Should Put Olive Oil on Your Stainless Steel Appliances
The humble pantry staple is key to preventing and removing stubborn fingerprints, smudges, and other frustrating marks.
Oct 21, 2020
6 Smart Ways to Get More Useable Space Out of a Tiny Linen Closet
These smart strategies can make even the most chaotic linen closet look a little less cluttered.
Oct 17, 2020
You Can Save Big on All Your Favorite Brands Right Now at Macy’s (Yup, Even KitchenAid)
Plus All-Clad, Martha Stewart, Charter Club, and more.
Oct 13, 2020
These 3 Cheap Hacks Can Fix The Most Annoying Shower Curtain Problem
I resigned myself to being disappointed with the bathroom, but then I realized the fix was simple.
Oct 13, 2020
All the Prime Day Deals That’ll Help You Get the Home Office of Your Dreams
Including tech essentials and quality office furniture.
Oct 13, 2020
Refresh Your Bedroom for Fall with These Prime Day Bedding Deals
Including a seriously budget-friendly down comforter.
Oct 13, 2020
9 Ways to Make Your Space Feel Fresh Without Spending More Than $10
There are plenty of ways revamp for less than $10—it just takes a little flexibility, patience, and creativity. Whether your living room, kitchen, bedroom, dining room, or laundry room is driving you absolutely nuts, here are some suggestions to freshen up the space, so you can enter another season at home feeling just a little bit more content.
Oct 7, 2020
9 Ways to Double Your Shower Storage for $25 Or Less
Organize all your stuff for less than the cost of your favorite facial serum. (It is worth mentioning, though, that throwing out that container of bubble bath you’ll never use is totally and completely free.)
Oct 7, 2020
5 Reasons Your Bedroom Gets So Dusty, According to Cleaning Experts
Turns out there is something different about that space—and how you use it—that causes dust to accumulate faster.
Oct 5, 2020