Stephanie Nguyen

Senior Editor, Cleaning & Organizing

Why the “Never Empty-Handed” Method Is the Secret to a Cleaner Home, According to a Pro
According to a professional housekeeper.
Apr 15, 2024
This Is the Most Effective Way to Declutter Part of Your Kitchen When You’re Short on Time
Today, set aside 20 minutes to declutter one part of your kitchen, whether that’s the cabinetry, drawers, fridge, or pantry.
Mar 11, 2023
Before and After: A Pro Organizer Gave This Pantry Structure (and Style!) in 3 Hours
“Block more time than you need because it will inevitably take longer than you think.”
Nov 10, 2022
2 Easy Steps to Set Yourself Up for Decluttering Success
Oftentimes what stops people from actually decluttering isn’t the physical act of sorting, removing, and organizing their things: It’s the mental anguish they feel going through it. 
Sep 29, 2022
The Must-Have Cleaning and Organizing Products I’m Buying for My New Home
Including a kitchen sink squeegee.
Sep 21, 2022
8 Cleaning Methods from Around the World
They might just inspire you to clean in a new way.
Sep 7, 2022
Taking Your Shoes Off Is More than Just a Clean Habit — It’s a Sign of Respect
It’s important to honor the home you enter.
Sep 6, 2022
Got Your AirPods Wet? This Common Kitchen Staple Will Save Them.
What do you do if you accidentally wash your AirPods? Can they be salvaged?
Aug 10, 2022
12 Pretty (and Planet-Friendly!) Reusable Paper Towels and Dishcloths
The advantages of using reusable paper towels and dishcloths outweigh the sheer convenience of regular paper towels.
Aug 8, 2022
We’re Loading Up on These Pink Cleaning Products Just to Make Chores More Fun
Here are some rosy finds that’ll help start your pretty in pink collection and hopefully inspire you to tidy up.
Jul 18, 2022
A Simple Motto to Help Stay on Top of Daily Clutter
It has saved me time and time again from major clutter accumulations.
Jul 14, 2022
I’m a Mosquito Magnet — Here Are My Top Tips for Keeping Bites at Bay
All my life, I’ve been a mosquito magnet, and it doesn’t help that I live in Hawaii, whose tropical climate makes it home to many mosquitoes.
Jul 13, 2022
The Surprising Cleaning Tool That Stranger Things’ Noah Schnapp Carries Just About Everywhere
The instant stain-fighting tool has gotten the actor out of so much trouble on set.
Jul 12, 2022
A Food Safety Expert’s Take on the Best Way to Wash Your Fruits and Vegetables
I began to wonder if I was really getting rid of all the dirt (and potential bugs!) in the best way possible. 
Jul 12, 2022
Frying Food at Home? Here’s How to Properly Dispose of Cooking Oil.
Cleaning Tips from The Kitchn
Do NOT put it down your kitchen sink!
Jul 5, 2022
Before & After: This Builder-Basic Pantry Gets a Totally Custom-Looking Upgrade, Thanks to an IKEA Staple
The entire project cost $1200 (but it looks like it cost way more!).
Jun 22, 2022
3 Small Habits I’ve Adopted for a Cleaner Space (and a Clearer Mind!)
These habits have helped me feel more at peace with my place and not rushed to have that 100 % perfectly clean home all the time.
Jun 20, 2022