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Five Great Tools For Polishing Silver, Even If You Hate Polishing Silver Five Great Tools For Polishing Silver, Even If You Hate Polishing Silver

I’m one of those weird people (full stop) who loves polishing silver. I dunno! To me, it’s just a very easy and satisfying job that ends with a bright shiny object in which one can admire one’s own reflection and I just enjoy the heck out of it.

Polishing Silver Is Deeply Satisfying ... And Very Easy. Here's How You Do It. Polishing Silver Is Deeply Satisfying ... And Very Easy. Here's How You Do It.

This week’s Squalor is inspired by this reader letter:

Camping Is A Mess. Here’s How To Fix Six Camping Cleaning Problems. Camping Is A Mess. Here’s How To Fix Six Camping Cleaning Problems.

Perhaps you, a camping enthusiast, can relate to this scenario: You’ve returned to civilization, toted all your camping gear from the car into your home, taken a long, hot shower and are ready to unpack. So unpack you do! Only to discover that everything you brought on your trip to the wilderness smells like a…

Five Great Products For All Your Camping Cleanup Needs Five Great Products For All Your Camping Cleanup Needs

There’s a tricky thing about packing cleaning products for camping: You need the stuff! Like, you still gotta wash a dish even in the great outdoors. But also you need the stuff that doesn’t take up a ton of space and also that won’t completely trash the environment. Fortunately, you have me to think about these…

How Do You Clean a Watch Band, Anyway? How Do You Clean a Watch Band, Anyway?

Cleaning a watch band is a 5-minute proposition, tops. But before you can clean your watch band there is a critical thing to know: What material it’s made of. Because not all watch bands are created equally, and they have their own wants, hopes, fears, and needs. Here, I’ll cover the cleaning of the most common types…

Need a New Phone Case? Here Are Five Easy-to-Clean Options. Need a New Phone Case? Here Are Five Easy-to-Clean Options.

I recently had to replace my phone case, which was lost by someone who was not me. Not my phone, mind you, just the case. I’d try to explain but to be honest I have no earthly idea what went on in that men’s room….anyway. The result was that I needed a new phone case, and I needed one quick. But I wasn’t about to buy…

Your Phone Is Disgusting. Oh Please, Won’t You Clean It? Your Phone Is Disgusting. Oh Please, Won’t You Clean It?

A fact of my very clean life that often surprises people is that I’m not a germaphobe. I just don’t get super freaked out at the idea or the reality of touching gross things! One place, however, where this is not true is with other people’s phones. I absolutely HATE touching them, and I do my best to avoid it. Why?…

Five Things You Need To Wash Swimsuits Without Destroying Them Five Things You Need To Wash Swimsuits Without Destroying Them

HELLO SUMMER!!! I hope everyone had a fantastic Memorial Day weekend filled with fun in the sun … mostly because if you had some fun in the sun, this column is going to be relevant to your interests, for today we shall talk about the laundry products that will help to keep your swimsuits looking great all summer long.

How To Care For A Swimsuit So You Never Have To Go Swimsuit Shopping Again How To Care For A Swimsuit So You Never Have To Go Swimsuit Shopping Again

They say that summer doesn’t start until late June, but we — you and I and all other right-thinking people — know that summer starts on Memorial Day. And why wouldn’t you want summer to start as soon as possible?!? Summer is WONDERFUL, filled, as it is, with so many wonderful things: Grilling, buckets of beer on ice,…

The Products You Need to Fix Five Common Nasty Foot Problems The Products You Need to Fix Five Common Nasty Foot Problems

I am very vain about my feet. There, I said it. (Foot fetishists love me, and now I’ve also said that!) But my feet, they are not without their issues — heels that are highly prone to cracking due to sandal abuse, toenails that are all jacked up from too much time spent at the gym, that sort of stuff.

Your Feet Are Revolting. Please, Won't You Wash Them? Your Feet Are Revolting. Please, Won't You Wash Them?

I’m sorry to say that the time has come for us to talk about your disgusting feet. Your smelly, cracked, fungus-y feet. I know, this isn’t anyone’s idea of a good time (okay fine, it’s kind of my idea of a good time, you got me there), but it needs to be done. We’ve already used this space to talk about how to clean…

Five Smart Ways To Store Flip Flops Five Smart Ways To Store Flip Flops

There’s a running joke among my friends about “those fancy sandals you always wear” the “you” being me and the “fancy sandals” being not really all that fancy but very distinctive in design. The joke is that, yes, I’m a as-soon-as-it’s-not-snowing-until-the-snow-starts-up-again sandal wearer. I love sandals! My feet…

Cleaning Flip Flops, Athletic Slides And Sandals Is So Gross, But So Satisfying Cleaning Flip Flops, Athletic Slides And Sandals Is So Gross, But So Satisfying

Today is a glorious day, my friends: It’s been so long since I’ve had cause to use the term “foot water” but today, I shall use the term “foot water” with abandon for today, we shall talk about how to clean flip flops, sandals, Birkenstocks, shower slides, etc. And when you clean flip flops, sandals, and so on...foot…

Five Cheap Alternatives To Spendy Sneaker Cleaners Five Cheap Alternatives To Spendy Sneaker Cleaners

This week’s Ask a Clean Person/Style Girlfriend crossover event was all about colorful sneakers—which ones to buy, what to wear them with, how to keep them looking as colorful as the day you bought them, all that good stuff. When it comes to sneaker cleaning, there are loads of products on the market from brands like …

How To Keep Colorful Sneakers Looking Brand New All Summer Long How To Keep Colorful Sneakers Looking Brand New All Summer Long

Spring is springing and sporting a new pair of colorful sneakers is a fun way to transition from winter boots to summer slides, sandals and flip flops. But colorful sneakers really lose their good looks when they get dingy or stained, because then, duh, they’re not so colorful anymore! But keeping them clean, or…

Five Things You Should Pack For All Those Weddings You Have Coming Up Five Things You Should Pack For All Those Weddings You Have Coming Up

Wedding season approaches! For a lot of people, late spring and summer means a lot of traveling for weddings — and bridal showers, and bachelor parties, and and and and and! Which means packing things like suits and fancy dresses and shoes that aren’t sneakers. Also, you probably want to look good at all these events,…

How to Keep a Suit Looking Perfect, No Dry Cleaning Required How to Keep a Suit Looking Perfect, No Dry Cleaning Required

Wedding season approaches, and many of you will be packing, and donning, and soiling suits and tuxes. While most people outsource the care of suits to the dry cleaner, there some simple things you can do at home to keep your suits in tip top shape — no dry cleaning required!

Five Types Of Makeup Brush Cleaner For Every Situation Five Types Of Makeup Brush Cleaner For Every Situation

In this week’s Squalor, I covered how — and (theoretically, at least) how often — to wash makeup brushes and applicators. In the column, I mentioned two types of brush cleaner, liquid and solid. But those aren’t the only options out there, oh no no!

Oh Uh-Huh, You Need To Wash Your Makeup Brushes. Here's How. Oh Uh-Huh, You Need To Wash Your Makeup Brushes. Here's How.

I’m wondering how to clean my makeup brushes. I use the Bare Minerals brushes which I think are synthetic, but I have some others that I’m not sure about. The hairs seem to get caked with powder and face grease. I’ve tried cleaning them before with hand soap but the brush texture changed and I immediately broke out!

Five Products You Need To Deep Clean Your Grill Five Products You Need To Deep Clean Your Grill

The dirty secret of grills is that they don’t require a whole lot to keep them clean! Mostly as long as you brush the grates well before and after each use you’ll be good to go. But from time to time — once or twice a year for average grillers, more often for people who grill regularly — doing a thorough deep clean of…

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