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What Don’t You Clean In Your Kitchen?

What Don’t You Clean In Your Kitchen?

I’m a pretty clean person. I wash my bedding weekly, I use a daily shower spray, I even wash my trash can regularly, but I do not wash my coffee pot. A simple rinse is good enough. (The only exception is the time I forgot to rinse, dump, and rinse…

How To Get Breast Milk Stains Out Of Your Clothes

How To Get Breast Milk Stains Out Of Your Clothes

Jolie Kerr is a cleaning expert, advice columnist, and author of the New York Times bestselling book, My Boyfriend Barfed In My Handbag… And Other Things You Can’t Ask Martha. Her flagship column, “Ask a Clean Person”, debuted in 2011. Here on Lifehacker, we’ve launched a new iteration of it,…

Why You Should Wash Quinoa Before Cooking

Quinoa is a fast-cooking, protein-packed grain that makes for a great, healthy, weeknight dinner, but some batches can have an unpleasant bitter taste due to saponins, a bitter tasting compounds meant to deter birds. But we are not birds, and can avoid saponins through the power of washing.