Laundry School: Getting To Know Your Machines

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… » 7/01/15 2:40pm Wednesday 2:40pm

Cleancast: Meet The Mother-Daughter Professional Organizing Team 

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… » 6/29/15 4:22pm Monday 4:22pm

Cleancast: I'd Rather Walk Through Fire Than Step On A Lego

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… » 6/08/15 10:22am 6/08/15 10:22am

Cleancast: What's The Worst Thing That Exploded In Your Suitcase?

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… » 6/01/15 4:13pm 6/01/15 4:13pm

Cleancast: How Many Unread New Yorkers Are Piled On The Coffee Table?

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… » 5/26/15 4:56pm 5/26/15 4:56pm