My Compost Bin Has Been Overrun By Fruit Flies, Send Help

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My Beloved Stuffed Animal Needs A Bath, And I'm A Nervous Wreck

Jolie Kerr is a cleaning expert and advice columnist. She'll be here every week helping to answer your filthiest questions. Are you dirty? Check the Squalor Archive for assistance. Are you still dirty? Email her. » 3/18/15 4:18pm 3/18/15 4:18pm

What To Do When Your Cutting Board Reeks Of Onion

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Make Your Bed. Make Your Bed? Make Your Bed!

Jolie Kerr is a cleaning expert and advice columnist. She'll be here every week helping to answer your filthiest questions. Are you dirty? Check the Squalor Archive for assistance. Are you still dirty? Email her. » 3/04/15 3:59pm 3/04/15 3:59pm

Help! My Le Creuset Has Grown Fur!

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Your Computer Is Filthy. Why Won't You Clean It?

Jolie Kerr is a cleaning expert and advice columnist. She'll be here every week helping to answer your filthiest questions. Are you dirty? Check the Squalor Archive for assistance. Are you still dirty? Email her. » 2/18/15 1:02pm 2/18/15 1:02pm

How To Clean Up Every Mess Depicted In Fifty Shades of Grey

Fifty Shades of Grey is not a good book. The story essentially boils down to two boring people engaged in a boring contract negotiation, punctuated by seemingly endless rounds of shower/bathtub sex and a few light spankings. It's really very, very dull stuff. » 2/16/15 1:33pm 2/16/15 1:33pm

How To Clean A Soot-Stained Fireplace

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Help! My Apartment Reeks Of Drunken-Cooking-Incident Smoke! 

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I'm A Grown Man Who Wet The Bed. What Do I Do Now?

Jolie Kerr is a cleaning expert and advice columnist. She'll be here every week helping to answer your filthiest questions. Are you dirty? Check the Squalor Archive for assistance. Are you still dirty? Email her. » 1/28/15 2:29pm 1/28/15 2:29pm

How To Conquer Sticky Spills With Patience (Or None At All)

Jolie Kerr is a cleaning expert and advice columnist. She'll be here every week helping to answer your filthiest questions. Are you dirty? Check the Squalor Archive for assistance. Are you still dirty? Email her. » 1/21/15 1:42pm 1/21/15 1:42pm

How To Clean A Frat House, And Keep It That Way

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No Sexy Hangers: The Ask A Clean Person Holiday Gift Guide Rejects

Each year since I became a professional Clean Person—as opposed to what I was prior to that, which was a regular old compulsively clean and weirdly knowledgeable person—I've taken great joy from compiling a guide of holiday gifts to give to loved ones, clean or dirty. This year's version appears on Racked, where I… » 12/22/14 1:52pm 12/22/14 1:52pm

How To Store Glassware: A Celebration Of Strong-Ass Opinions

It's August, So Let's Talk About Bleaching Your Smelly Balls

I Raked Grout For Ten Hours. You Won't Believe What Happened Next!

Jolie Kerr is a cleaning expert and advice columnist. She'll be here every other week helping to answer your filthiest questions. Are you dirty? Check the Squalor Archive for assistance. Are you still dirty? Email her. » 7/02/14 2:21pm 7/02/14 2:21pm

What To Do About Your Dirty Helmets And Stinky Cars


Jolie Kerr is a cleaning expert and advice columnist. She'll be here every other week helping to answer your filthiest questions. Are you dirty? Check The Squalor Archive for assistance. Are you still dirty? Email her. » 6/23/14 9:57am 6/23/14 9:57am