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Listen Up: Y’all Shouldn’t Miss Episode 19 of A Few Things with Claire and Erica

Listen Up BY lindsay o'rourke 10/06/2015


Last week we told you how to clean your teeth, and this week we’re telling you how to freshen up, well, everything else. From a DIY citrus spray to the chicest vacuum around, we’re giving you all of our tips ‘n tricks in our newest episode of A Few Things with Claire and Erica on Heritage Radio. Then we’re chatting it up with our podcast spirit guide, Aminatou Sow, who weighs in on the great “girls” vs. “women” (vs. “ladies” vs. “guys”) debate. Oh, and: She brings her own toilet-scrubbing trick, too.


Episode 19: A Guide to Cleaning House and Words for Women // LISTEN

Special and amazing guest: Aminatou Sow of Call Your Girlfriend

Let’s talk about: Getting down (Mrs. Doubtfire-style) with cleaning and feminism.


The post-listen link-dumpage:


On the joys of cleaning...

+ Scrub Daddy, a super sponge with a smile

+ Mrs. Meyer's (owned by Caldrea) and Dr. Bronner’s (watch the documentary!) for dish soap, hand soap, candles, etc.

+ Mr. Clean Magic Eraser—for more mileage, cut it into pieces.

+ Oxi Clean stain remover—mix with water to treat those stains.

+ The Kitchn’s all-purpose citrus-and-vinegar solution (also check out the site’s cookbook)

+ All the vacuums: Black & Decker Pivot Vac, Neato Botvac, and Miele Stick Vacuum

+ For more about cleaning: Listen to Heritage Radio’s Ask a Clean Person with Jolie Kerr AND read her advice column.

+ Guides to cleaning jewelry, leather goods, and tricky fabrics


On your go-to guide for using words like girls, ladies, and women—with Aminatou Sow!

+ Call Your Girlfriend podcast

+ Daily Worth article

+ Further reading: Jessica Valenti of The Guardian, Everyday Feminism (especially its Twitter feed).

+ Amina’s bonus Mr. Clean Magic Eraser tip: To remove toilet bowl rings, drop a piece in the toilet (do not scrub OR flush!) and leave overnight.

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