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Lindsey Ellefson


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Past articles by Lindsey:

Roll, Don't 'File,' Clothes in Your Drawer

No shade to Marie Kondo, but rolling is the superior method. → Read More

Maybe Your Family Needs a 'House Cell Phone'

One TikTok parenting influencer is onto something with this throwback "house phone" idea. → Read More

This Bathroom Staple Will Keep Your Trash Cans From Smelling Awful

Say "goodbye" to rank trash cans and "hello" to your new favorite TikTok hack. → Read More

All the Things Renters Insurance Doesn't Cover

Every renter should have insurance, but that insurance won't cover everything you'd expect it to. → Read More

When (and How) to Disinfect Your Carpet

We hate to tell you this, but standard vacuuming is simply not enough. → Read More

Use a Rubber Mat As a Ramp for Your Robot Vacuum

Your robot vacuum can wander more freely throughout your home with this easy trick. → Read More

Things You Should Never Vacuum With a Regular Vacuum Cleaner

If it's big enough to sweep, please just sweep it. → Read More

Hide Dog Treats in Your Dish Towels

Need to keep a dog busy and tire them out? Grab some old dish towels. → Read More

The Best Apps to Help You Clean Your Home

Whether you need motivation, inspiration, or organization, there's an app to help you. → Read More

How to Remove Blood From Fabrics and Surfaces (and What Not to Do)

Say "yes" to cold water, dish soap, and hydrogen peroxide; say "no" to hot water and bleach. → Read More

The Easiest Ways to Make Your Fake Plants Look Real

Up close, artificial plants might not look real...but they'll look way better this way. → Read More

You Can Clean Your Oven Without Scrubbing a Thing

Ammonia is the star here, and it'll do most of the dirty work for you. → Read More

Blast Your Toaster With a Hair Dryer

Use your blowdryer to clean out the toaster crumbs you can't reach. → Read More

The Easiest Ways to Save Money at the Laundromat

If you can't do laundry from the convenience of your own home, here's how to do it on a budget. → Read More

The Best Ways to Clean All Your Sweaty Sports and Exercise Gear

Pads, jock straps, sports bras—and even your gym bag—all need some extra care. → Read More

Your Guide to Getting a Car Unstuck in the Snow

When you're having trouble digging yourself out, a little patience goes a long way. → Read More

All the Ways You Can Clean With a Squeegee (but Aren't)

Squeegees: They're not just for mirrors and windows anymore. → Read More

What You're Forgetting to Clean in Every Room

When was the last time you wiped down your curtain rods? → Read More

Stop Cleaning Your Granite This Way

You can't use vinegar, all-purpose cleaner, or bleach, so what can you use? → Read More

Repairs That Aren't Actually Your Landlord's Responsibility

As a general rule, never punch a hole in your drywall; but if you do, don't expect your landlord to repair it. → Read More