Ashley Abramson

Minneapolis, MN

Ashley Abramson is a writer-mom hybrid in Minneapolis, MN. Her work, mostly focused on health, psychology, and parenting, has been featured in the Washington Post, New York Times, Allure, and more. She lives in the Minneapolis suburbs with her husband and two young sons.
Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Mix Baking Soda and Vinegar for Cleaning
According to a chemist.
Sep 20, 2023
11 Cleaning Products That Are So Much Cheaper at Costco
Who doesn’t want to save on their favorite cleaners? Buying concentrates is one way to save money on your most frequently used products — and so is buying in bulk! Thankfully, superstores like Costco make that easy. Not only will you spend less than you would elsewhere on the items you need most, but you’ll have enough to last you until your next Costco trip.
Sep 11, 2023
7 Subtle Signs There’s Mold Lurking in Your Kitchen
Number five might surprise you.
Sep 3, 2023
How to Make Your Home Smell Amazing (All of the Time)
A few years ago, my best friend bought a new house and had me over to check it out. Right away, I noticed how amazing her home smelled — like she’d infused the whole place with freshly washed laundry (she hadn’t). After I got home, I couldn’t help but fixate on one thing about my own space: It didn’t smell good. My house didn’t stink (no icky smells in my kitchen drain, thank you), but it also didn’t smell memorably good like my friend’s.
Aug 25, 2023
How to Get Rid of Pesky Gnats in the Kitchen Once and for All
Plus, how to prevent them from getting there in the first place.
Aug 16, 2023
7 Fire Hazards Hiding in Your Kitchen Right Now
Plus, how to mitigate your risk.
Aug 13, 2023
The Best $20 These Professional Organizers Have Ever Spent
Organizing Tips from The Kitchn
Yes, there's a turntable on the list.
Jul 25, 2023
11 Kitchen Staples Waiting for You at the Dollar Store
When you see these prices, you might just add it to your shopping rotation.
Jul 19, 2023
This Wildly Popular Veggie Chopper Lives Up to Its Hype — And It’s 40% Off During Prime Day
Zoodles and meatballs, I’m coming for you!
Jul 12, 2023
10 Kitchen Items You Should Always Clean Outside
Cleaning them inside can make a bigger mess — or even damage your sink.
Jul 12, 2023
The $11 Caddy That Finally Frees Up Space My in Small Fridge — And It’s on Sale Today
It's an inexpensive-but-impactful way to keep your fridge tidy and your routines convenient. 
Jul 11, 2023
Yes, You Can Unclog a Kitchen Sink with Your Vacuum Cleaner (Plus, 5 More Surprising Uses!)
Plus five more super-surprising ways to use the appliance.
Jul 7, 2023
7 Surprisingly Filthy Parts of Your Car You'll Want to Clean ASAP
From road trips to school drop-off, the crumbs and grease accumulate quickly.
Jun 11, 2023
7 Surprising Household Items That Double as Mosquito Repellent
Keep bugs away without the harsh chemicals.
Jun 4, 2023
Why You Should Always Keep Paper Towels in Your Fridge (Plus, 7 Other Surprising Kitchen Uses)
They’re way more versatile than you might think.
Jun 3, 2023
The Best Plants for Every Unique Space, From Low-Light to High-Humidity
Plus, what you can do to keep them happy.
Jun 1, 2023
6 Things You’re Probably Forgetting to Do to Your Plants This Summer
‘Tis the season for new growth.
May 31, 2023
10 Things Pro Cleaners Wish You Wouldn’t Do in the Kitchen
And what you should be doing instead.
May 30, 2023
6 Mistakes You’re Making When Cleaning Your Microwave, According to the Pros
Experts shared the biggest faux-pas when it comes to cleaning this small-but-mighty appliance.
May 27, 2023
10 Surprising Ways to Use Aluminum Foil in Your Kitchen
Move over, leftovers.
May 13, 2023
7 Ways to Have an Amazing-Smelling Home, According to Professional Housekeepers
Without the overwhelming "room spray smell."
May 11, 2023
 10 Habits People with Nice Smelling Kitchens Swear By
When's the last time you sanitized your dishwasher?
May 9, 2023
8 Surprising Kitchen Items You Can Clean in the Washing Machine
Move over, hand wash.
Apr 10, 2023
7 Ways to Keep Pests Out of Your Kitchen (Without Chemicals)
These natural repellents are perfect for keeping your home bug-free.
Apr 8, 2023
I Tried This TikTok Hack for Deodorizing Reusable Snack Bags
No supplies required.
Mar 25, 2023
This Is How to Clean Quartz Countertops So They Sparkle Like New
Plus, what cleaners you should avoid using on it to avoid discoloration and keep it in tip-top shape.
Mar 21, 2023
Can a Lemon and Baking Soda Really Bring an Old Cutting Board Back from the Dead? I Asked a Pro.
It made my cutting board sparkle, but the science behind it surprised me.
Mar 17, 2023
8 Mistakes You’re Making When Cleaning Your Refrigerator, According to the Pros
Aside from being dangerous, these faux-pas could actually cost you time and money.
Mar 16, 2023
Jennifer Garner’s Homemade Snickers Took 2 Days to Make
"It was a lot of effort, I wouldn't do it all the time but yeah, that is a success," Garner said of the recipe.
Mar 14, 2023
5 Ways to Remove Stubborn Sticker Residue Off Surfaces
According to cleaning pros.
Mar 13, 2023
The Surprising Tool That Makes Meal Prepping (and Cleaning) So Much Easier
This one container holds an entire salad, dressing included — without letting the greens get soggy.
Mar 11, 2023
The 3 Best Dish Soaps You Can Buy, According to Plumbers
Cleaning Tips from The Kitchn
These can clean your plates and your pipes!
Mar 7, 2023
The Affordable Amazon Organizer Totally Calmed My Fridge Chaos
This fridge storage rack is a total game-changer when it comes to keeping cans or bottles organized.
Mar 5, 2023