Cindy Bailen, USA TODAY

Cindy Bailen


Boston, MA, United States

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Past articles by Cindy:

15 amazing things your house needs for fall

There are so many ways to fill your home with warmth and comfort this season. → Read More

These are the 6 colors you'll see everywhere in 2020

2020's colors look amazing. Here's everything you need to know about First Light, Naval, Chinese Porcelain, Back to Nature, Minty Fresh, and Whirlwind. → Read More

The Best Dish Soaps of 2019

We tested the best dish soaps for handwashing dishes from brands like Dawn, Palmolive, Seventh Generation, and Joy to find the best one for you. → Read More

This comforter has a warm side and a cool side—and could save your relationship

The Crane & Canopy dual-zone comforter is warm on one side and cool on the other for couples who sleep at different temperatures. → Read More

10 things in your home that are full of mold and bacteria

Your house is full of dirt and germs. Here are some of the filthiest things in everyone's homes, and how to make sure that they're clean. → Read More

Upgrading your refrigerator can save you money—here's how

A refrigerator might last 15 years but you probably should replace it sooner. Newer refrigerators are more energy-efficient, so they save you money. → Read More

You're definitely not washing your sheets enough—and it's gross

Our editors review and recommend products to help you buy the stuff you need. If you make a purchase by clicking one of our links, we may earn a small share of the revenue. Our picks and opinions are independent from any business incentives. → Read More

Sorry, but you're hand washing your dishes wrong

Everybody thinks they know how to hand wash dishes and nobody enjoys doing it. Here's how to do a better job washing a meal's worth of dirty dishes. → Read More

You’re washing your bedding all wrong

How often you should wash your bedding and what to do to make sure your sheets, pillowcases, and comforters get really clean. → Read More

16 things you didn’t know you could buy at Home Depot

There’s truly something for everyone at Home Depot's online shop. → Read More

Your hairbrush is full of bacteria and germs—here's how to clean it

Your hairbrush is loaded with dirt, oil, old product, bacteria, and germs. Here's how to clean it. → Read More

Your refrigerator is filthy—here's how to clean it

If you haven't cleaned your refrigerator lately, you need to do it as soon as possible. Here's the best way to get it done. → Read More

Your refrigerator is filthy—here's how to clean it

Wondering how to clean your refrigerator? Here's your step-by-step guide to cleaning your refrigerator. → Read More

Induction cooking—here's why you should make the switch

Induction cooking is superior to gas and electric in many ways. And it's finally trending in the U.S. → Read More

Don't buy a new rug without doing these things first

Here's what to do before you buy an area rug from Amazon, West Elm, Pottery Barn Kids, RugsUSA, Overstock, or Bed Bath & Beyond. → Read More

15 stylish home furnishings you can buy at Home Depot

Home Depot is going beyond home maintenance and expanding into home decorating. Its new line of furnishings looks stylish, comforting, and familiar. → Read More

10 questions you should ask before you buy an appliance

Be prepared before you buy a new dishwasher, washing machine, dryer, or refrigerator. These questions can narrow down the best appliance for you. → Read More

10 questions you should ask before you buy an appliance

Be prepared before you buy a new appliance. Ask yourself these questions. → Read More

High-end finishes—which is right for your kitchen?

There are so many choices for home appliance finishes right now. Which one will work best for your kitchen? → Read More

This online service will redesign any room in your home

Modsy's designers will turn pictures of your old room into 3-D renderings of your newly decorated space. → Read More