Posts tagged "cleaning"

Tidying Guru Marie Kondo Visited The Clutter Dungeon That Is Anthropologie

Marie “KonMari” Kondo, professional de-clutterer and author of bestselling book The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, made it in and out of Anthropologie alive and without purchasing any regretful dust-collectors. How did she do that? Anthropologie is a clutter magnet for any woman who dares to meander in, and her presence there is the greatest oxymoron of…

By: Claire Hannum / April 28, 2015

Make It Stop: “My Roommate Treats Me Like Her Own Personal Dishwasher”

Make It Stop is a new weekly column in which Anna Goldfarb — the blogger behind Shmitten Kitten and Shlooby Kitten — tells you what’s up. Want a fresh take on a stinky dilemma? Email anna@shmittenkitten.com with the subject “Make It Stop.” She’ll make it all better, or at least make you laugh. Girl Scout’s

By: Anna Goldfarb / November 6, 2014

Monica Geller’s 14 Best OCD Tips

When it comes time for me to clean my apartment, I have no patience, no desire and no idea where to start. I usually get as far as taking out a spray bottle of disinfectant and cleaning around the various piles of clutter that have accumulated, before becoming overwhelmed and sitting down for a snack,…

By: Katie Oldenburg / September 18, 2014

Make It Stop: “My Co-Worker Spilled Her Drink Inside My Purse!”

Make It Stop is a new weekly column in which Anna Goldfarb — the blogger behind Shmitten Kitten and Shlooby Kitten — tells you what’s up. Want a fresh take on a stinky dilemma? Email anna@shmittenkitten.com with the subject “Make It Stop.” She’ll make it all better, or at least make you laugh. Girl Scout’s

By: Anna Goldfarb / August 28, 2014

Make It Stop: “My Roommate Keeps Borrowing My Stuff Without Asking”

Make It Stop is a new weekly column in which Anna Goldfarb — the blogger behind Shmitten Kitten and Shlooby Kitten — tells you what’s up. Want a fresh take on a stinky dilemma? Email anna@shmittenkitten.com with the subject “Make It Stop.” She’ll make it all better, or at least make you laugh. Girl Scout’s honor.

By: Anna Goldfarb / July 10, 2014

10 Life-Changing Cleaning & Organizing Tips For People With ADD

For pretty much my whole life, I’ve been a huge slob. We’re talking gigantic piles of clothes on the floor, dirty dishes all over the house, disgusting bathroom, “What is a duster and how do you use it?” levels of slobbery. I have ADD, and I always found it nearly impossible to focus long enough…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / July 1, 2014

Found: An Eco-Friendly Alternative To Swiffer Sweepers

I am one of those people who doesn’t mind messiness as long as I don’t see it. This is why many of my drawers are stuffed with receipts and knick knacks, my bathroom cabinets are horrifically disorganized, and the top of my TV has never known the sweet touch of a dust rag. This i…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / June 6, 2014

6 Tips For A Simple Seasonal Purge-Fest

After a long and seemingly endless winter, the time has finally come to turn off that dry heat, shed your woolies and start spending time outside the confines of your home. However, before you all run out to soak up the sun, it would be very smart to give your home a good refresh to…

By: Amelia Meena / March 31, 2014

Frisky Q&A: To Pee Or Not To Pee (In The Shower) & Other Cleaning Conundrums Solved By Jolie Kerr, Author Of My Boyfriend Barfed In My Handbag

“Cleanliness” is such relative concept that hardly anyone thinks of herself as a dirty person. We all believe we’re neat and clean enough, because, well, it’s our B.O., sandwich crumbs, and long strands of hair we’re living with. (At least you think it’s hair!) But an honest assessment may tell a different story. If your mom/mother-in-law/Martha Stewart were…

By: Jessica Wakeman / March 3, 2014

Girl Talk: It Isn’t Easy Dating Someone With OCD

At the beginning of our relationship, my now-wife “Charlotte” came over to my place for the first time and my room was immaculate. The pens and pencils on my desk were organized in straight lines. You could have bounced a quarter off my bed.  Even the photos and posters on the wall were a study…

By: Victorine Lamothe / February 24, 2014

The Cleanup After The Breakup: 5 Tips For Reorganizing Your Home Post-Split

Whether your last relationship was a brief affair or years in the making, breakups are always tough to handle. For many of us, the five stages of grief include sulking, series binging on your favorite TV shows, drowning your sorrows with multiple pints of Ben & Jerry’s, and staunch avoidance. Still surrounded by mementos of…

By: Amelia Meena / February 18, 2014

Lady Porn: These Naked Cadets Will Dance For You, Clean Your House

People love to speculate as to whether or not porn for women exists. I can’t answer definitively, but if it does exist, it features a bunch of scantily-clad cadets doing chores and dancing to techno music. Um, never have I ever seen a man mop the floor by doing the worm. But I’m not mad…

By: Ami Angelowicz / December 6, 2013

6 Quick Tips For Making Your Apartment Look Clean Even If It’s Not

I’m an an undomestic goddess of the highest order. I believe I’ve mentioned that I hate to cook so you probably wouldn’t be that surprised to learn that I hate to clean. YET … if you walked into my apartment, you would think it was clean. How do I do make this magical illusion happen?

By: Ami Angelowicz / April 10, 2013

6 Suggested Chore & Beverage Pairings For Drunk Cleaning

Are any of you guys drunk cleaners? I’m not (I’m more of a drunk napper, myself), but a bunch of my friends are. After a few drinks, they want nothing more than to grab a mop, duster, or sponge and go on an intoxicated neat freak rampage. The next day they wake up to a hangover and a…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / April 10, 2013

What Movies/Music/TV Shows Do You Put On When You Clean?

It’s Spring Cleaning Week here at The Frisky, and in addition to tips on how to organize your makeup and clean out your dating life, I thought it would be an excellent time to pay homage to the movies, TV shows, music, and podcasts that we like to absentmindedly watch and/or listen to while we…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / April 9, 2013

Who Does The Work In Your House?

My boyfriend and I moved in together about three months ago, and all is going well. We have what I think is a pretty nice division of labor. He does all the cooking and food shopping, and I do the cleaning, no big deal. Since we’ve started dating/cohabitating, my general understanding of how to cook…

By: Julie Gerstein / January 7, 2013

5 Perfect Gifts For … The Clean Freak

All this month The Frisky is serving up holiday gift guides to help you pick presents for everyone on your list. Here, we’ve got gifts for the clean freak in your life …

By: Julie Gerstein / December 14, 2012

Put That Baby To Work!

I’m still undecided about whether or not I want to have kids, but sometimes I see things — a seahorse costume, a wig, and I’m like, It’s done, I’m reproducing just so I can put this thing on my baby!

Baby Mops is one of those things. Part adorable footsie pajama, part ingeniou…

By: Ami Angelowicz / October 31, 2012

Hitched: Who Does The Most Housework In A Marriage?

And lo, the Lord did create the men and women who populated the earth. The manifold men did go to the office and get good jobs in middle management and take the trash out on Thursdays while lady helpmates did joyously stay home and wear aprons and make dinner and vacuum and mop and scru…

By: Andrea Grimes / September 5, 2012

Make Germs Magically Disappear

Hello, fellow germaphobes. I have something for us. Are you sitting down? OK. I present you with a portable, sanitizing wand, which uses light technology to eliminate viruses, bacterias and certain allergens on hard surfaces. So basically, that makes it a magic wand. It fits in your purse or bag so you can have it…

By: Ami Angelowicz / June 22, 2012
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