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.
How Does a Self-Cleaning Oven Work, Anyway? Here Are 8 Things You Need to Know
It's okay to use it — as long as you read this first.
Jan 30, 2024
4 Easy Ways to Clean a Garbage Disposal, According to Plumbers
They share all their best tips and tricks.
Jan 21, 2024
5 Must-Have Pieces for When You Have Zero Kitchen Storage
These affordable options help you make the most of your compact kitchen.
Jan 18, 2024
7 of the Best Kitchen Drawer Organizers, According to the Pros
Organizing Tips from The Kitchn
You'll love organizer number 2!
Jan 10, 2024
12 Finds These Professional Organizers Use at Home in Their Own Kitchens
Cleaning Tips from The Kitchn
Including a cool lazy Susan we've never seen before!
Jan 9, 2024
I Tried More than a Dozen Dish Brushes — This Is My New Favorite
Cleaning Tips from The Kitchn
The overall winner is as functional as it is pretty!
Jan 4, 2024
10 Better Ways to Store Your Pots and Pans
Organizing Tips from The Kitchn
Tired of that clang-y crash of lids and skillets every time you reach for a pot?
Jan 3, 2024
I Finally Found a Way to Keep My Kitchen Sponge from Stinking
Kitchen
Have you taken a whiff of your kitchen sponge lately?
Dec 27, 2023
5 Ways to Fix a Dishwasher That Won’t Drain, According to a Plumber
You'll be an unclogging pro in no time!
Dec 24, 2023
The $17 Solution That Instantly Created So Much More Space in My Under-the-Sink Cabinet
It's from one of our go-to organizing brands!
Dec 21, 2023
The $13 Caddy That Finally Frees Up Space in My Small Fridge
Shopping
It's an inexpensive-but-impactful way to keep your fridge tidy. 
Dec 1, 2023
How to Pick the Perfect Bottle of Wine For Every Type of Invite
Be the host's hero.
Nov 19, 2023
The Best Way to Clean Your Dishwasher Filter (Plus, How Often You Really Need to Do It)
Maybe you’re here because cleaning your dishwasher filter has never crossed your mind. And that’s okay! You probably know that taking care of your appliances is an important part of keeping them in working order — and now you know that cleaning your dishwasher should be at the top of the list, despite how counterintuitive it might seem.
Oct 31, 2023
10 Things Pro Cleaners Wish You Would Stop Doing to Your Kitchen Cabinets
Number 9 might surprise you.
Oct 26, 2023
I Gave My Oven a Vinegar Steam Clean — Here’s How It Went
If you’ve ever steamed a bowl of vinegar or lemon juice in your microwave, then you already get the premise of this cleaning trick.
Sep 23, 2023
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
We Tested 5 Methods to Clean a Hardwood Floor, and the Winner Took No Time at All
Of all the pretty details about our new house, one of the best features is the oak flooring. I’ve lived in homes with hardwood before, but never hardwood this pretty. Suffice to say, I’ve been extra dedicated to finding the best ways to keep my wood flooring shiny and clean these days. A big part of my floor-cleaning routine is in my kitchen, where the oak is prone to plenty of messes and spills.
Aug 30, 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
Shopping
Zoodles and meatballs, I’m coming for you!
Jul 11, 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 $13 Caddy That Finally Frees Up Space in My Small Fridge
Shopping
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
The Best Plants for Every Unique Space, From Low-Light to High-Humidity
Plus, what you can do to keep them happy.
Jun 13, 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
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