Mimi O'Connor

Mimi O'Connor is a freelance writer and editor based in Brooklyn specializing in real estate, lifestyle, travel, and parenting content.
12 Surprising Items You Should Never Clean with Dish Soap
As it turns out, it isn’t actually a clean-all.
Jul 30, 2023
I Tried This High-Tech Composting Service, and Here’s My Honest Review
I couldn’t believe it was totally stench-free.
Jul 27, 2023
6 Products Pro Cleaners Never Travel Without (and You Shouldn’t Either)
You’ll want to add them to your packing list ASAP.
Jul 26, 2023
I’ve Used This Coffee Maker for 15 Years — It’s Ruined Me for All Other Machines
It makes a full pot in four minutes flat!
Jul 5, 2023
9 Seasonal Kitchen Cleaning Products That Are Basically Spring in a Bottle
All the sweetness of spring, without the allergies!
Apr 29, 2023
How and Where to Buy Small Used Kitchen Appliances
In addition to saving you some money, shopping used can also reduce waste and keep those items out of landfills. 
Feb 28, 2023
Everything You Need to Know Right Now About Shopping for Vintage Pyrex
Are you paying too much for that vintage Pyrex?
Feb 22, 2023
9 Household Items You Already Have That Are Surprisingly Helpful in the Kitchen
No need for a fancy new kitchen gadget, you probably already have one of these super useful everyday items lying around.
Feb 17, 2023
8 Entertaining “Rules” That Just Don’t Apply Anymore, According to Etiquette Experts
Times change — have the rules of entertaining? 
Feb 1, 2023
I Tried This Dishwashing Sponge Scrubber That’s a Favorite with Pro Cleaners — Now I’m Obsessed
It's edging out my longtime cellulose sponge.
Jan 20, 2023
These Are the Grossest, Most Neglected Areas in Your Kitchen, According to Cleaning Pros
Spoiler alert: Your trash can isn't the only place that needs a little extra love.
Jan 19, 2023
Want to Be More Organized in 2023? Professional Organizers Share Their Best Tips on How to Do It.
Think small — and give yourself wiggle room.
Jan 5, 2023
Here’s How to Clean Your Bar Cart, According to Professional Bartenders
Surprisingly, Bar Keepers Friend is not required.
Dec 18, 2022
6 Super-Important Things Plumbers Want You to Know About Your Garbage Disposal
If you don’t use them properly, garbage disposals will rebel in any number of ways.
Dec 9, 2022
We Tried All 4 Mrs. Meyer’s Holiday Scents and Ranked Them
You can't really go wrong, but we did have one clear favorite.
Dec 7, 2022
The Unexpected Kitchen Helper My Mother Swears By — And Gets for Free from Hotel Bathrooms
My mother isn't the only one who swears by this hack!
Nov 17, 2022
The Heavenly Scented Seasonal Cleaning Product I Always Stock Up On
Act fast — winter scents will be pushing this fall favorite off the shelves any day now!
Nov 6, 2022