Jolie Kerr, The Inventory

Jolie Kerr

The Inventory

New York, NY, United States

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Past articles by Jolie:

Love Yourself Enough to Finally Buy the Foot Massager

A lot of people are dealing with some seriously achy feet right now—spending a few months not doing a whole lot of walking followed by doing a whole lot of walking all of a sudden will do that to you. So! This is a great time to talk about foot massagers, especially because professional massages are largely unavailable since salons and spas are still shut down. → Read More

Making Home Safe for Kids This Summer

Experts identify common hazards in the home and what can be done to prevent accidents. → Read More

Weekend Project: Organize Your Spices and Seasonings

Pretty much everyone is cooking more these days and, perhaps, finding that their spices and seasonings aren’t as well organized as they might like. Is that you? Yes, you there! Hello! Maybe this weekend you might think about putting on some Taylor Swift and really wilding out on your spice collection? Sure! Here comes a step-by-step guide to getting your spice collection under control. → Read More

How to Handwash Your Clothes

Even if your local laundromat is open, you may choose to do laundry at home to avoid exposure to Covid-19. → Read More

Oh, Yup, You Need To Wash Your Grocery Totes

Hi hello would you like something else to worry about on top of [broadly gestures]? Hmm yes, well your reusable grocery bag is trying to kill you, how about that for a new thing to worry about? → Read More

Cleaning Your Home: Good. Accidentally Poisoning Yourself: Bad.

Improper use of cleaning supplies at home can be dangerous to your health — even deadly. → Read More

Ariana Madix Is Grabbing the Reality-TV Bull by the Horns

Ariana Madix, star of "Vanderpump Rules," opens up to Glamour about fame, friends, and the art of reality-TV success. → Read More

Holiday Eating Got You Anxious?

Seven tips on how to navigate conversations around food ahead of Thanksgiving. → Read More

The Basics of Caring for Your Sneakers

A little care can make your sneakers last for the long haul. → Read More

The Best Way to Clean Your Filthy Microplane, Zester, or Grater

What's the best way to clean your microplane grater? We did the tests, and we've got your answers right here! → Read More

Beyond Baking Soda: The Best Way to Deal With a Stinky Fridge

Cleaning expert Jolie Kerr tackles a common question: What's that gross smell coming from my refrigerator, and how do I get rid of it for good? → Read More

Have a Dirty House? Grab These Prime Day Deals on Cleaning Products

Prime Day is a great time to make purchases for the home that will improve your life, but that—let’s be honest here—can feel like a drag to have to buy. Like, no one really wants to drop a bunch of money on a vacuum when there are Vejas to be bought! But a good vacuum can be surprisingly joy-making, and you’re going to need dish soap anyway, so I’ll be here rounding up the best Prime Day deals… → Read More

What to Do With All Those Tote Bags

It’s O.K., we all have a problem with them. → Read More

One Woman’s Guide to Breaking Up

Rule No. 1: Don’t ask all your friends for advice. Why? They are probably just as clueless as you are. → Read More

How to Keep Kids’ Art From Cluttering Up Your Home

Little artists are prolific. Take action before torn finger paintings and lumpy clay pots take over your home. → Read More

Five Things To Clean After You've Been Sick, and How to Clean Them

Hi and hello my name is Jolie Kerr and I have had a crummy little cold for what feels like FOREVER. It is very frustrating! Perhaps you have the same one? It seems like everyone I know does. Or maybe you’ve had flu or norovirus or, like, shingles. ‘Tis the season! → Read More

How The Times’s Cleaning Expert Solves Your Messiest, Stickiest Conundrums

My extremely fun job (really!) combines three of my greatest loves: cleaning, voyeurism and problem-solving. → Read More

What Professional Organizers Really Do, and How They Can Help You

When you hear “professional organizer” you may think “reality TV,” but you shouldn’t. Professional organizers can help with projects large and small, and with the psychology of clutter, to boot. → Read More

This Robin in a Sun Hat (and the Government) Want You to Stay Safe This Holiday Season

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission’s approach to social media is designed to save lives and get laughs at the same time. Here are its best holiday safety tips. → Read More

Five Affordable, Effective Alternatives to Disposable Cleaning Products

From single-use cleaning wipes to detachable toilet wands, disposable cleaning products are often more expensive and less effective than the reusable products they replace. → Read More