Here we are, friends, at the end of our Laundry School coursework. We covered a ton of ground this month, from explaining the difference between liquid and powder detergents to an overview of washer and dryer settings and cycles. There were posts dedicated to the products you use to get your clothes clean, and how to… »
So ... have you? Do you wonder if restaurant employees are actually washing their hands after using the restroom? Does the thought of trichinosis send you into an emotional spiral? My guest this week on the official Ask a Clean Person podcast is Daniel Gritzer, the culinary director at Serious Eats, who joined me to… »
My guest this week on the official Ask a Clean Person podcast is Julia Rubin, the features editor at Racked National, who joined me to talk all about mold and mildew, and what to do about generalized dampness in the home. Julia, who is responsible for bringing my fashion-focused cleaning column, Out, Damned Spot, to… »
My guest this week on the official Ask a Clean Person podcast is Deadspin’s own Greg Howard, who joined me to talk about how our editor in chief, Tim Marchman, is so deeply wrong about air conditioning. We also talked about pit stains! Okay, fine, we mostly talked about pit stains, but damn if it wasn’t satisfying to… »
Last week in Laundry School, we talked about the machines in which we do our washing. We got to better know our washers and our dryers, and talked quite a bit about hand washing and how that gets done. Today, we’ll turn our attention to the products we use in those washers: The detergents, bleaches, and boosters.
My guest this week on the official Ask a Clean Person podcast is James Del, Gawker Media’s former VP of programming & events, who joined me to talk about party messes and how to manage a shared vacation home, though he also spilled some dirt on me and my origins at Gawker Media. It involved lemon squares.
I’m totally overwhelmed, in the best way possible, by the response to last week’s Laundry School column. I mean, I figured it would be a good thing to do and that you would certainly have questions; I just didn’t expect anywhere near the number of comments, emails, and tweets I got! Holy cow! You really and truly are… »
My guests this week on the official Ask a Clean Person podcast are the ladies of Done & Done NYC, a professional organizing and home staging company that mother-daughter team Ann Lightfoot and Kate Pawlowski founded four years ago. Their Operations Manager, Abby Lofberg — who has been Kate’s best friend since they met… »
My guest this week on the official Ask a Clean Person podcast is Meredith Haggerty, the Reports Editor (and my editor!) at Racked National, who joined me to talk all about summertime foot- and shoe-care woes. You know the ones: smelly feet, soaked shoes, heels that sink into wet lawns at weddings, etc.
My guest this week on the official Ask a Clean Person podcast is Blair Koenig, the writer and humorist behind the blog STFU, Parents and author of the book STFU, Parents: The Jaw-Dropping, Self-Indulgent, and Occasionally Rage-Inducing World of Parent Overshare. She joined me to talk all about parenting messes and… »
It’s happened to all of us (even me!): You’re traveling to a tropical locale for a much needed sit-on-the-beach-and-drink-umbrella-cocktails vacation, and your sunscreen explodes all over your luggage en route. Total nightmare time. (Today is the day that we will all commit to a lifetime of packing our suntan lotion… »
My guest for Episode 2 of my new Ask a Clean Person podcast was Gawker’s own Dayna Evans, who joined me to talk about her calendar obsession, and the trials and tribulations of making the move from a day planner to digital scheduling. We agreed that there was just something about the siren’s call of the old-fashioned… »