Author: Anne Cowart

Anne Cowart acts as an author on the editorial team for Worst Room. She authors the majority of our cleaning, cooking, and organizing content, pulling from her vast well of focus and experience in these areas.


  • Over 17 years of professional experience as a commercial and residential house cleaner.
  • Being a obsessed by effective and efficient cleanliness as a homemaker for nearly two decades now, accepting no less than the best results for her family.
  • While raising her children, her passion is in providing a cleanly, safe home and incredible meals, especially during the holidays.
  • In college Anne majored in English, the study of writing and clear communication, which she eagerly displays on Worst Room.


There are no two activities that Anne has dedicated more of her life to than that of cooking and cleaning in the household and studying the greatest classic and contemporary authors and their writings. You could say her life is about the three C's, as she calls them: cooking, cleaning, & communicating.

High school and college were all about studying and learning how to study in order to extract the full and hidden meaning out of the written word and then distill and transmit the complete message on to a reader. These same skills lent to her ability to discover new and better ways to provide a clean environment and delicious meals to her family.

Anne now combines all of her experience and expertise into one undertaking, that of sharing all she's learned with others to make the world a bit better and way more efficient. From safe-to-use materials in the kitchen, to ingredient swapping while cooking, and an ability to clean and organize anything and everything, Anne's endless "trade secrets" are now being shared exclusively on Worst Room.

Most Memorable Home & Garden Moment

I have so many memories of trying to give my kids more responsibility than they were ready for throughout the years. We've had liquid dish soap being used as detergent in the dishwasher (yay, bubbles...), oven and stove temperatures cranked way high to "speed things up", and clothes not being separated by color but bleach still being used, and so many more incidents.

One of the funniest moments to me was my boys coming in with muddy pants and shoes, so I told them to take it all to the bathroom to clean up. You, reading this, likely pictured mud being scrubbed off in the bathtub, which is what I had in mind. I finish what I was doing and go to check on them and both were squatted on the floor around the toilet with four shoes and two sets of pants stuffed in with them trying to figure out how to slosh water around. I'm glad they didn't flush!

Anne Cowart's Articles

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Why a Luxury Fitted Sheet Matters for a Good Night’s Sleep

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A good mattress is vital for a restful night’s sleep. But what about the often-overlooked fitted sheet? Nestled between you and your mattress, this simple piece of fabric […]

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Soaking Wet Clothes in the Dryer? Don't Damage Your Appliances

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Ever tried to speed up laundry day by putting soaking wet clothes in the dryer? Unfortunately, contrary to common sense, this quick fix could cost you more than […]

Black Mold in Your Toilet? Here's How to Safely Eradicate It

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Black mold in your toilet is a common household issue that not only looks extremely unsightly but can also pose potential health risks. This pesky fungus thrives in […]

Why You Should Move To Maryland Today

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What makes Maryland, my home state, so great that it tops the list of one of the best states to live in? If you're thinking about the rich […]

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Will Bleach Kill Drain Flies? (Kind Of, But Try This Instead)

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Dealing with pesky drain flies can be a daunting task for any homeowner. These little insects not only cause discomfort but can also indicate underlying plumbing or sanitation […]

Does Windex Kill Spiders? The Magic is in This Ingredient

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Spiders are common household pests that can be both a nuisance and even potentially dangerous due to some species' venomous bites. As a result, many people seek quick […]

How Long Does Dry Cleaning Take? (Fabric, Size, & Treatments)

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If you’ve ever had a wardrobe emergency while traveling on a business trip, you might have asked yourself, “How long does dry cleaning take?” Do you have time […]

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Can You Mix Pine-Sol and Bleach? Absolutely Not! (Toxic Fumes)

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When it comes to household cleaning, many people look for ways to make their routine more efficient and effective without realizing the potential dangers of combining certain products. […]

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Is Your Refrigerator Freezing Food? Here's Why & the Fix

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Are you tired of discovering frozen lettuce, icy milk, or rock-hard eggs in your refrigerator? If so, you're not alone. Many people deal with the frustrating problem of […]

Does Nylon Shrink in the Dryer? Not Usually, But...

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Nylon, a popular synthetic fabric known for its strength, durability, and versatility, often raises questions regarding its care and maintenance, one of the most common being, "Does nylon […]

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Burning Plastic Smell In Your House? Get Rid of the Hazard Now

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What could be more alarming than detecting the pungent scent of burning plastic within the confines of your home? A burning plastic smell in your house is horrid. […]

Where to Get Quarters for Laundry (7 Places & Prep Tips)

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Do you find yourself in need of quarters for laundry day? Physical change can be hard to come by in today's digital age. Here we'll provide helpful insights […]

How to Unclog a Toilet When Nothing Works

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There's nothing more frustrating than dealing with a stubborn toilet clog that refuses to budge, no matter what you try. If you're tired of reaching for the plunger […]

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Get Rid of the Fish Smell in Your House Quickly

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Did that fried cod taste delicious? Of course, it did. But now there's a fish smell in your house that reeks beyond belief. It almost makes the meal […]

Carpet Smells Like Stinky Feet? Let's Get it Clean

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Do your carpets reek? If the rug or carpet smells like stinky feet, it’s time to take action and remove the odor. What will guests say if they […]

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How to Keep Food Warm Without Electricity (8 Ways)

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You finish cooking your meal, and suddenly, you don't have any appetite. You know you'll be hungry later, but the food will be cold by then. Now the […]

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Can You Put Parchment Paper in a Toaster Oven?

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The cookie batter looks great, with those organic chocolate chips calling your name. The kitchen oven is busy roasting that leg of lamb for dinner, so you decide […]

How to Clean an Electric Griddle in 9 Simple Steps

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Many people have electric griddles in their homes and use them for everything from serving eggs and bacon to grilled cheese sandwiches. Cooking on one is great, but […]

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My House Smells Like Skunk... What Do I Do?

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Did you walk into your home after a long day at the office to find the house smells like skunk? What's causing the foul stench, and how do […]

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Vinegar Smell in Your House? Causes & Solutions

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Do you have a vinegar smell in your house? It's a sharp odor that stings the inside of your nostrils and irritates your sinuses – so it's time […]

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How Long Do Clothes Take to Air Dry?

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Are you waiting for the washer's spin cycle to finish? How are you going to dry your clothes? If you always dump them in the dryer, think twice […]

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How Long Can You Leave a Lava Lamp On?

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There's nothing as satisfying as falling asleep to the soothing visual of a lava lamp glowing in the corner of the room. But how long can you leave […]

How Long Can You Leave a Wax Warmer On?

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Are you eyeing that wax warmer at your favorite online store? The thought of your bedroom or lounge smelling fragrantly fantastic all day seems intoxicating, and you click […]

How to Stop a Bed from Sliding With 5 Diff Methods

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After a long day, you fall onto the bed, only to have it slide across the vinyl floorboards, almost throwing you to the floor. That's a great way […]

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How to Make Vinyl Floors Shine to Perfection

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How long ago did you install your vinyl flooring? It’s common for them to lose their luster after a few years. They might become dull or slightly yellowed […]

Are Crock Pots Dishwasher Safe? Some Parts, Yes

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Is there anything easier than cooking something in a crock pot? Just leave it to cook and walk away. Now, if only cleaning it was as easy. Crockpots […]

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Will Drano Kill Drain Flies? What About the Larvae?

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Oh no. Drain flies are buzzing around the garbage disposal again. It seems every time summer arrives and the weather gets warm, these little annoyances appear out of […]

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Does Toilet Paper Expire & Degrade in Storage?

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One of the strangest aspects of the the recent global health escapade and the panic it caused in much of the world was people's mad rush to hoard […]

Can You Dry Lights & Darks Together? Can I Mix Colors?

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We all know the laundry hazards of washing lights and darks together in the same load. But what about drying them together? Can you dry lights and darks […]

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How to Clean Faux Fur Rugs in 5 Simple Steps

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Does your faux fur rug in your living room or bedroom look a little dirty or disheveled? It’s time to spruce it up and bring it back to […]

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Can You Clean Bathroom Tiles With Bleach? Well...

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Are your bathroom tiles and grout looking grimy? You might be wondering if you can blast them clean using the power of bleach. After all, it works well […]

Can You Put a Mattress & Box Spring on the Floor?

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It's common for people to spend more on their mattresses and box spring, leaving them with nothing left in their budget for a frame. So, can you place […]

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Fabuloso in a Toilet Tank Long-Term is a Bad Idea

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Have you seen how people are putting Fabuloso in their toilet tank? This powerful cleaning agent has been used for decades, but it sometimes needs to be clarified […]

How To Get Scratches Out of Stainless Steel

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Regarding appliance coatings, stainless steel is by far the most popular option. It’s fashionable, exquisite, practical, and long-lasting. But despite its durability, steel might develop unattractive scratches due […]

Do You Tip Appliance Delivery & How Much is Right?

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If new appliances are being delivered to your home, you may wonder if it’s necessary to tip the delivery guys. These people work hard to deliver and sometimes […]

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Why Do Pillows Turn Yellow? 5 Reasons They Stain

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A clean pillow is essential to good sleep, so you must ensure it stays clean and fresh. Not keeping pillows clean can negatively impact your rest and health […]

How to Deodorize a Microwave [Prep, Clean, & Deo!]

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Is your microwave a bit on the stinky side? If you put in a chicken hot pocket and it comes out smelling like guacamole, there’s a problem. It’s […]

Why Your Fridge Smells Bad Even After Cleaning

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Have you opened the fridge door to find a honking stench coming from the appliance? It's time to get to work and clean it to remove the smell. […]

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How to Store Sweaters Safely Until the Next Season

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Winter is out of the door and summer is on its way in. It's time to pack away all those sweaters and trade them for T-shirts and blouses. […]

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Organizing Socks & Underwear in 10 Unique Ways

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Do you have a messy sock drawer? If you're tired of the clutter, it's time to do something about it. If you're new to organizing socks and underwear, […]

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15 Murphy’s Oil Soap Uses Around the Home

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Did you run out of your all-purpose cleaner at home? If you have a bottle of Murphy's Oil Soap lying around, you can use that instead. Murphy's Oil […]

Can You Use Laundry Detergent in Carpet Cleaner?

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Do your carpets look filthy? It's time to clean them and return them to their former glory. Everyone loves the feeling of a clean, fluffy carpet underfoot, but […]

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Can You Use Mineral Oil on Leather? You Shouldn't

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Are your old leather couches looking worse for wear? If they look like they could use a bit of maintenance, you might wonder if you can use mineral […]

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Can I Use Windex on Stainless Steel? No & Why

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Do you have a stainless steel fridge? If you accidentally spilled something on the door and it dried and stained, you might find it challenging to remove it. […]

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Can You Mix Fabuloso & Bleach? Absolutely Not!

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Do you use bleach in your household chores? Millions of Americans rely on this strong detergent to assist them with removing pathogens like bacteria and viruses from their […]

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Is Stainless Steel Waterproof? Yes, With Caveats

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Do you own stainless steel appliances in your home? Do you have stainless steel outdoor future? Is stainless steel waterproof? Let's find out. Some homeowners worry that stainless […]

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Scratch Repair for Laminate Floors (8 Easy Methods)

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Does your home have laminate flooring? It's one of the most durable and long-lasting flooring options, but it's not indestructible. The rugged top layer of the material easily […]

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How to Fix Scratches on Vinyl Floors & Prevention

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Do you have vinyl flooring in your home? It's a popular choice due to its low maintenance requirements, affordability, and huge range of colors and finishes. Vinyl flooring […]

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Trash Bag Sizes: Popular Options & How to Choose

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Trash bags are essential to keeping your home or business clean and tidy. Choosing the right trash bag sizes can help make waste management more efficient, reduce the […]

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Tiny Ants in Your Kitchen Around the Sink? No More!

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Finding tiny ants in your kitchen around the sink is common. Many homeowners become frustrated when they see one or two of these insects in the kitchen, only […]