12 Household Cleaner Combinations You Should Never, Ever Mix
Organize & Clean
When you have a big mess, it's tempting to want to bring out all of the big guns and throw at it every cleaning product you've got. But don't!
May 19, 2023
How to Decorate an Earthquake-Safe (But Still Well-Designed!) BedroomStyle
Seven essential tips from a California native.
Mar 6, 2023
This Easy Door Update Could Make Your Home So Much SaferHome Projects
And it only takes a few seconds.
Mar 2, 2023
Here’s What You Need To Know About The Fabuloso RecallNews
Here's how to dispose of it and get a refund.
Feb 10, 2023
This Popular Thrifted Item Has a Dangerous Design Flaw, But Luckily There’s an Easy FixNews
If you have one in your home, read this.
Jan 29, 2023
The One Thing You Should Always Have Under Your SinkReal Estate
This one item can save you a pretty penny in potential repairs.
Nov 24, 2022
FYI: The Laundress Just Recalled All Of Its ProductsNews
The company asked customers to stop using all of their products immediately due to safety concerns.
Nov 18, 2022
The Dangerous Truth About Floating Staircases, According to a Home InspectorReal Estate
It might not be worth the minimalist aesthetic.
Nov 6, 2022
5 Ways to Make Sure Your Home Is Secure When You’re About to Go on Vacation
These steps will give you peace of mind while you're away.
Jul 21, 2022
The $9 Gadget That’ll Improve Dryer Performance and Keep Clothes Lint-FreeOrganize & Clean
This handy tool ensures better dryer performance — not to mention fire safety.
Jun 22, 2022
Here's Why You Should Avoid This Beautiful White Flower At All Costs
Don't be fooled by its beauty.
May 23, 2022
4 Important Ways to Organize and Protect Your Most Valuable Documents
Professionals share their tips for safeguarding life's most valuable documents, from marriage licenses to deeds.
Apr 26, 2022
9 of the Most Interesting Cleaning Superstitions from Around the WorldOrganize & Clean
Half of them are related to sweeping!
Oct 18, 2021
This Is What the Ideal Eco-Friendly Cleaner Looks LikeOrganize & Clean
There are many stages in the lifecycle of a cleaning product, and each stage offers new opportunities to be good to the planet.
Aug 5, 2021
There Are Three "Levels" of Laundry, According to Cleaning ExpertsOrganize & Clean
You might want to do laundry differently, depending on your household's health.
Aug 2, 2021
6 Things You Should Never Clean with Bar Keepers FriendOrganize & Clean
BKF can be put to work in kitchens, bathrooms, garages, and backyards. But there are certain surfaces in each of those spaces that the cleaner is not so friendly with.
Jul 25, 2021
3 Unsafe Habits You Should Never Practice In Your KitchenOrganize & Clean
Just because you’ve been doing something for years in the kitchen without problem doesn’t necessarily mean it's safe.
Jun 19, 2021
3 Signs Your Cleaning Supplies Are Irritating Your Lungs or SkinOrganize & Clean
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
How To Keep Warm When It's Cold and the Power Is OutNews
Here are some tips for staying warm when both the temperature and the electricity drops off.
Feb 16, 2021
This Is Why You Should Never Share Photos of Your House Keys
There are other ways to announce new homeownership that don’t put your safety at risk.
Dec 1, 2020
Yes, Mirrors are Creepy—Here's How to Unlearn and Work Around ItLiving
Mirrors show up as a plot device in everything from scary movies to carnival fun houses and sleepovers. And that unsettling, creepy feeling can work its way into your modern home.
Oct 27, 2020
The Ultimate in Emergency Prep: How to Put Your Life in a BackpackLiving
If you had to leave home—right now—because of an emergency, what would you grab?
Sep 30, 2020
Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Cleaning With BleachOrganize & Clean
As powerful as bleach is, there’s a bit of a learning curve.
Aug 8, 2020
Learn to Read the “PAO” Symbol to Help You Declutter Your ToiletriesOrganize & Clean
We’re here to remind you that there’s a super easy way to keep your beloved bathroom supplies up-to-date and your medicine cabinet less cluttered.
Jul 29, 2020
I Use This $9 Tool Every Time I Cook—And I Think Every Kitchen Could Use OneLiving
I never even knew this was a thing, but now there is seldom a time where I'm cutting vegetables or fruit and not using it.
Jul 6, 2020
Over 4,500 Hallmark Candles Are Being Recalled—Make Sure You’re Not Gifting OneNews
There are currently 6 reported incidents of the glass jars shattering, causing fire damage to nearby items.
Dec 23, 2019
8 Ways to Prevent Your Packages From Being StolenNews
There are some proactive steps you can take to protect your packages.
Dec 17, 2019
This Beautiful Fire Extinguisher Is Designed to Encourage Disaster-PreparednessLiving
Because if emergency equipment looks nicer, maybe more people will stock it at home.
Nov 27, 2019
Is It Time to Toss Your Non-Stick Pans? An Expert Reveals Some Telltale SignsOrganize & Clean
“Traditional non-stick coatings are very thin—typically around 1 thousandth of an inch.”
Nov 3, 2019
This Small Space Emergency Kit Fits in a Shoebox and Only Costs $108Living
Pack these 11 tools and you'll be ready for anything—even if you’re living in a studio apartment that barely has enough room for a twin bed.
Oct 29, 2019
11 Phone Numbers Everyone in the US Should Have Saved In Their Phone
Risk Month
Five minutes is all it takes to make sure you're better equipped to deal with a dilemma.
Oct 27, 2019
Why You Should Never Put Eggshells Back in the CartonLiving
It may seem convenient, but it's a very bad idea.
Oct 21, 2019
6 Things to Get Rid of Right Now to Make Your Home a Little SaferOrganize & Clean
Sometimes your "useful someday" items are, in fact, worse than merely not useful—it might be a risk to hang on to them at all.
Oct 14, 2019
This is a PSA: That Bleach and Hot Water Thing is Actually a MythOrganize & Clean
If you’ve ever heard (or believed) that you shouldn’t mix bleach with hot water, then we have news for you. It's nothing more than modern-day housekeeping folklore.
Oct 8, 2019
110 Things Everyone Should Have At Home SomewhereLiving
Even if preparedness isn’t your strong suit, there are certain home staples that any successful household should possess.
Oct 7, 2019
The First 5 Things You Need to Do Before You Turn on the Heat at HomeLiving
Here's a short list of checks that home maintenance experts think you should run through before the first big chill hits where you live.
Oct 1, 2019
The Real Victim of Password Sharing Isn’t Netflix—It’s YouLiving
We asked a cybersecurity expert—and people like you—to outline the practical rules and legalities of password-sharing in the age of streaming ubiquity.
Sep 23, 2019
There’s a Critical Part of Plant Shopping that Most People SkipLiving
The most important part of plant care is actually quite easy to master, and it comes into play before you even purchase your plants at all.
Sep 22, 2019
Stay Safe! These are the Best Security Systems for RentersLiving
Keep your valuables safe with these simple systems.
Sep 19, 2019
9 Amazon Products That’ll Solve Your Bathroom Mold ProblemOrganize & Clean
Check out these tried-and-true products that’ll make sure your bathroom is mold-free—for good.
Sep 7, 2019
This Instagram Hack Is Going Around—Here’s What You Need To Know (and How To Protect Yourself)News
Getting hacked is one of the most common and easiest ways someone can invade your privacy.
Sep 4, 2019
There’s One Important Area at Home That Doesn’t Get Decluttered or Organized EnoughOrganize & Clean
The worst time to discover you're out of cough medicine is when you wake up in the middle of the night hacking and barking.
Aug 30, 2019
A Smart and Simple Thing You Can Do This Weekend to Protect Yourself if Your Wallet Gets StolenOrganize & Clean
If you think right now about what's in your wallet, could you list each card and important slip of paper?
Aug 16, 2019
This Entomologist Has a Travel Warning: Always Put Your Suitcase in the Hotel BathroomLiving
The reason behind it is simpler than you might think, but it might make your skin crawl.
Aug 11, 2019
It’s Finally Here: The Perfect Passive-Aggressive Gift for Your Weed-Smoking NeighborOrganize & Clean
Because a wet towel under the door can only do so much.
Jul 26, 2019
3 Tips from a Microbiologist That Will Change the Way You Think About “Clean”Organize & Clean
A surface that appears “clean” (your toilet is the perfect example!) isn’t necessarily free from bacteria.
Jun 23, 2019
The Truth? You Probably Don't Need to Be Washing With Hot Water
Clean IQ
Given the environmental impact and the fact that switching to cold water also saves you money, why are we still stuck on the heat cycle? Here's the science behind turning up the heat.
Jun 3, 2019
There’s One Organizing Project Most People Never Finish—And It Could Save You in an EmergencyOrganize & Clean
Apartment Therapy Weekend Projects is a guided program designed to help you get the happy, healthy home you’ve always wanted, one weekend at a time. Sign up now for email updates so you never miss a lesson. Disaster preparedness is not a fun topic, but actualizing it rather than shoving the thought aside is a far better way to hush that nagging voice.
May 23, 2019
Dryer Sheets Are Bad and You Should Stop Using ThemOrganize & Clean
If your parents used dryer sheets in the laundry, chances are you do, too. But have you ever thought about why you're using them? Do you know how they work?
Apr 29, 2019
3 Simple Ways to Make Sure You’re on Top of Your Home Maintenance and Safety RoutineOrganize & Clean
With Spring Cleaning for Your Mood, we’re helping you get your housekeeping done no matter what state of mind you’re in. For 20 weekdays in April, we’ll focus on cleaning a new area of your space, with three different ways to get it done—so it’s easy to stay on track even when you’re busy, tired, or away from home. Sign up with your email now and enjoy a better space by the end of the month.
Apr 23, 2019
A Little Bit of Cleaning Today Will Save You From Big Money Repairs and Ruined LaundryOrganize & Clean
With Spring Cleaning for Your Mood, we’re helping you get your housekeeping done no matter what state of mind you’re in. For 20 weekdays in April, we’ll focus on cleaning a new area of your space, with three different ways to get it done—so it’s easy to stay on track even when you’re busy, tired, or away from home. Sign up with your email now and enjoy a better space by the end of the month.
Apr 10, 2019
This Quick Trick Will Tell You If Your Cutting Board Is Too Small (It’s a Big Problem)Living
For all the talk around wood versus plastic, there’s very little talk about the SIZE of cutting boards. And this is one case where size really does matter. One of the biggest mistakes we see time and time again? People opting for cutting boards that are too small. A too-small cutting board is not only awkward to use, but it can also be unsafe! We’ve all done it before: You’ve pulled out a little guy, thinking you just have to mince some garlic.
Apr 7, 2019
Your Knife Block Is Full of Mold—Here’s How to Clean ItOrganize & Clean
Here’s the thing about knife blocks: We don’t really recommend them. They can dull the blades of your knives as you drag them in and out of their holders, they’re often sold as an expensive set with knives that you really don’t need, and they can harbor some serious mold (and maybe even bacteria) in those dark, hard-to-reach slots.
Mar 27, 2019
This Pinterest-Favorite Laundry Trend Could Be Dangerous, Warns American Cleaning InstituteOrganize & Clean
Move over, Tide Pod challenge, there’s a new laundry-related caution in town—but this time, it has to do with storage. Displaying laundry packets in jars may look pretty, but according to the American Cleaning Institute, decanting the pods can be dangerous with small children or elderly people in the home. In time for both spring cleaning and National Poison Prevention Week (March 17-24, 2019), the ACI launched its sixth annual Packets Up!
Mar 18, 2019
This $10 Amazon Buy Is a Cheap Way to Safely Change Your LocksHome Projects
Rest easy in your new home.
Mar 17, 2019
The Time to Make a Home Inventory Is Now—Here’s How I’d Do ItOrganize & Clean
Apartment Therapy Weekend Projects is a guided program designed to help you get the happy, healthy home you’ve always wanted, one weekend at a time. Sign up now for email updates so you never miss a lesson. Nothing makes you realize you are (or have to behave like) a responsible adult quite like good old tax day.
Mar 15, 2019
One Smart Click and You’re Scamming Your Way to Lower Monthly BillsLiving
In the age of smart home devices, setting your thermostat and dimming the lights have never been easier. But these purchases have more long-term payoff than convenience alone. A one-time buy like a smart thermostat or home security system may feel pricy upfront, but by potentially lowering other monthly payments, they could pay for themselves over time—and have you feeling like a genius.
Mar 13, 2019
Tiny Homes on Wheels Have One Not-So-Tiny Problem: TheftHome Projects
Tiny living has so many benefits—flexible lifestyle, lower expenses, less maintenance, reduced carbon footprint. But it turns out there’s one big drawback we didn’t expect: Your entire home is at risk of being burglarized. And we’re not just talking about a thief swiping your jewelry and your electronics—we’re talking about your whole home just up and vanishing. That’s what happened to St. Louis resident Meghan Panu’s 12-foot tiny home.
Feb 17, 2019
Here’s How Often You Need to Replace Everything in Your BathroomOrganize & Clean
I keep a small plastic rectangular basket in my medicine cabinet. It holds the super essentials: toothbrush and toothpaste and contact lens case. I pull it out at least twice a day (if I’m good about putting it back). This past weekend, I noticed that not only did I have the aforementioned essentials in there, but I had a ridiculous number of “backup” contact cases. Like eight! I was victim to the bathroom black hole of clutter.
Feb 16, 2019
One Foolproof Way to Stop Your Amazon Packages from Getting StolenLiving
If you live in an apartment building without a doorman or have had a package stolen from your stoop, you know that getting your hands on your package isn’t always as easy as two-day shipping sounds. Enter Amazon Locker, an alternate delivery method that helps you get your order quickly, no matter where you are. Instead of having packages delivered to your home or office, you can choose to have many items shipped to a self-service Amazon Locker at the location of your choice.
Feb 9, 2019
Is It Ever OK to Sleep with a Space Heater On?Living
For as awesome as having an electric space heater can be during the cold weather season, they often come with a lot of safety risks. We called on Jim Bullock, a retired FDNY Deputy Chief and President of New York Fire Consultants (NYFC) for advice on how to manage our space heaters properly at home. From when to turn yours off to places you should never put one, here are 10 expert tips for handling your space heater safely this winter.
Feb 6, 2019