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Ashley Abramson

Apartment Therapy

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Try the “Wet Rag” Vacuum Trick to Unclog Your Drain (Without Any Chemicals)

Here's an idea for a surprisingly simple clogged-drain hack that even plumbers sometimes rely on: Just grab your wet-dry vacuum and watch it slurp those clogs right out. You’ll only need a few things: a rag, a screwdriver, and a wet-dry vacuum. → Read More

This Common Dusting Mistake Could be Ruining Your Furniture

Drop the dry rag. There are effective dust removal techniques that will protect your furniture and other surfaces from damage, and definitely end up doing a better job of actually removing the dust. → Read More

5 Things You Might be Forgetting to Disinfect, According to an Epidemiologist

If you find relief in spraying and wiping down every possible surface right now, don't forget to focus on disinfecting these five things, as recommended by an epidemiologist. → Read More

You Might be Skipping An Important Laundry Step If Your Freshly-Washed Clothes Still Smell

Washing machine cleaners are an easy and cheap way to clean your machine and prevent your freshly-washed clothes from smelling. Here's everything you need to know about them. → Read More

5 Greasy, Grimy Things You Can Clean With Fabuloso Cleaner

If you didn't grow up using it, you're probably wondering what Fabuloso is used for, and how does it work. And even if Fabuloso is the staple of your cleaning routine, there are probably a few tricks you didn't know you could try. Here’s the intel. → Read More

5 Things You Need to Know About Cleaning Your Face Mask, According to a PPE Expert

With face masks in short supply and high demand, it’s more important than ever to conserve them. Here are some tips for cleaning and disinfecting different face coverings, from a nurse educator at Johns Hopkins Medicine who specializes in personal protective equipment (PPE). → Read More

3 Things Everyone Gets Wrong About Disinfecting with Bleach

Household bleach can be an effective way to stave off germs, including the novel coronavirus, but you need to make sure you follow expert instructions to properly disinfect. → Read More

Here’s Everything You Need To Know About Buying a Dog DNA Test

Dog DNA testing can be a fun way to learn about their ancestry. Here's everything you need to know about dog DNA tests, from what to look for in a test to how they even work. → Read More

How to Get Blood Stains Out of Sheets

It can be panic-inducing to find blood on your bed sheets or pillow case, but the most important first step is not to panic—the cleaning process isn’t as bad as you think. → Read More

Should You Try That “Coffee in the Laundry” Hack on Your Dark Clothes? We Asked an Expert

Rumor has it, pouring a cup of brewed coffee into your washer's rinse cycle with your load of darks can help keep black clothes black. But according to a laundry expert, adding coffee to your washer cycle to keep clothes from fading will probably do more harm than good. → Read More

Here’s What You Need to Know Before You Disinfect Your Floors

As with all disinfecting, it makes sense to take a targeted approach. You don’t need to sanitize every floor in your home, every day. But here's how to do it. → Read More

An Epidemiologist Answers the 6 Questions You Have About Doing Laundry in a Laundromat

What precautions, exactly, are important to take when you do laundry at the laundromat? And which anxieties can you wash away with the grime on your leggings? An epidemiologist shared the best practices with us. → Read More

Should You Switch to Solid Dish Soap? We Asked 5 Experts

Curious if you should make the switch to solid dish soap or stick with liquid detergent? Here’s what five people in the cleaning industry have to say about the pros and cons of each. → Read More

What to Do Before, During, and After Someone (Like a Plumber or Landlord) Enters Your Home

Some emergency scenarios may require visitors. What if your apartment’s pipe bursts or you need a technician to fix your internet connection so you can work remotely? Here are the best practices for maintaining health and safety during essential visits. → Read More

The 25 Best Family Dog Breeds, According to a Dog Trainer

While any furry friend is sure to delight you and your kids, everyone will be happier (dog included!) if you take time to consider what breeds or mixes might be the best fit for your family. → Read More

How to Get Oil Stains Out of Clothes, Step by Step With Pictures

You can use baking soda, chalk, dish soap, or even WD-40. But if you’re hoping to get an oil or grease stain out of your clothes—whether fresh or set-in—here is everything you need to know. → Read More

The Sanitizer Everyone Has at Home and Will Never Run Out Of

When disinfecting products are in short supply, you have to be creative. Fortunately, we all have access to one of the most effective sanitizers out there—and it’s totally free. → Read More

So You’re Using Quarantine to Declutter. Here’s What to Do With the Stuff

Whether your favorite donation center is closed or you’re not sure how to drop off donated goods in the safest way possible, here’s everything you need to know about getting rid of your stuff during the COVID-19 crisis. → Read More

There’s One Easy Bathroom Habit That Can Help Prevent the Spread of Coronavirus

There’s a precaution we should all be taking to prevent the spread of coronavirus: closing the lid before flushing the toilet. → Read More

6 Laundry Tips an Expert Thinks You Should Know During the Coronavirus Outbreak

How often you wash, how you wash, and even where you keep your dirty clothes could be factors that mean the difference between getting sick and staying healthy. → Read More