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.


  • Being a full-time 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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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 […]

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Can You Put Drano in the Dishwasher? No & Why

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Is your dishwasher clogged? It's a convenient appliance when it's working, and you only realize the value it offers your household when it breaks down. If you're standing […]

How to Get Rid of Flies in a Garage in 9 Easy Ways

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Have you noticed flies buzzing around in your garage? It’s normal to have one or two flying around from time to time, but if you have a legion […]

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How to Deodorize a Couch - 7 Easy Tips & Options

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The living room is the heart and soul of the home. We've all spent thousands of hours on the couch laughing, chatting, cheering for our team, or crying […]

How to Get Rid of Static on Blankets in 10 Ways

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Have you ever shocked yourself with a crackling spark of static electricity? We all played those games as kids where we rubbed or socked feet on the carpet […]

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Can Candles Explode? Yes! Here's How to Stay Safe

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Do you enjoy lighting some scented candles around the bathtub at night? It's a great way to set a relaxing and calming ambiance for your evening soak. But […]

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How to Get Rid of Wasps with Vinegar & Vengeance

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If you've noticed wasps around your home and they're starting to go after your food, you need to know how to get rid of the nest. Wasps are […]

How to Dry Shoes in the Dryer & Fabric Concerns

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Are your shoes looking a bit scuffed or dirty? Before going out and buying a new pair, you might wash them, but then you're left with wet shoes. […]

Can You Put Aluminum Foil in the Oven?

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Can you put aluminum foil in the oven? Aluminum foil can get used for baking cookies, broiling meat, and packing vegetables for the oven. Then, when you're done […]

Can You Vacuum Glass Shards? In Some Cases...

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When you drop glass, the second thought you have is "can you vacuum glass shards?" We all know what the first, panicked and disappointed, thought is. Everyone has […]

Can You Put Cardboard in the Oven? It's a Bad Idea

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Do you order pizza every weekend night, but it gets cold, and you have to reheat it to enjoy its fullest? And every time you place it in […]

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How to Get Rid of the Bleach Smell After Cleaning

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You just spent hours scrubbing and cleaning your bathroom, top to bottom. The counters are spotless, the tub sparkles, and even the toilet is immaculate. You used bleach, […]

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Can You Put Glass in the Freezer? Some Types...

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Many people find themselves asking: can you put glass in the freezer? After all, glass is readily available and easy to repurpose, especially in the kitchen. You use […]

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How Many Mothballs to Use in a Room of Any Size

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Did you pull your favorite suit out of the closet for someone's wedding to find it full of holes? Moths are destructive pests, and they love dining on […]

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How to Remove Cloudiness From a Glass Top Stove

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Did you just install a sleek and shiny glass stovetop in your kitchen? It's a great way to update your kitchen aesthetic to a modern look. The problem […]

Can You Put Ceramic in the Oven? Check the Symbol

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Are you about to put a casserole in the oven? Are you sure that ceramic cookware is up to the task of enduring high heat? Can you put […]

How to Remove Scratches from Glass Tables

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Did you scratch your glass table? Let us tell you how to remove scratches from glass tables so you can get back to having your perfect decor again. […]

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Can You Use a Steam Mop on Vinyl Floors? No!

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Did you move into a new home with vinyl flooring? The vinyl looks great, but it's an annoyance to clean. If you have vinyl flooring boards throughout the […]

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Can You Use Fabuloso on Wood Floors? Yes, But...

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Do your hardwood floors need a good cleaning after the party last night? One of the top choices for the task is the all-purpose cleaner, Fabuloso. Right now, […]

Can You Use Pine-Sol on Wood Floors? Yes, But...

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Can you use Pine-Sol on wood floors? Yes, with one exception. Whether you have hardwood, solid wood, or wood veneer flooring, Pine-Sol is a great choice for cleaning […]

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Mixing Bleach & Baking Soda Safely & Effectively

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Can you mix bleach and baking soda? Is it safe? Or will your mad science experiment create mustard gas that knocks you out? Mixing bleach and baking soda […]

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How to Clean a Shower Head Without Vinegar in 3 Ways

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Are you noticing dwindling performance in your shower head? There's nothing more frustrating than your morning shower leaving you feeling less than refreshed. There could be several reasons […]

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Will a Toilet Unclog Itself? Sometimes, But...

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Did you walk into the bathroom this morning to find your toilet clogged? Have you heard nightmare stories of toilets overflowing? The last thing you need is raw […]

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How to Get Hair Dye Off Wood in 8 Ways

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If you've dyed your hair at home, you know the process can get messy. Getting the dye off your skin is one thing; getting it off everything else […]

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How to Get Hair Dye Off Your Countertops in 4 Ways

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Dying your hair at home can be an excellent alternative to heading to the salon. It can save you time and money; plus, it’s fun to experiment with […]

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Freezer Door Left Open? Is Your Food Still Safe?

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You walk into your kitchen and notice your freezer door left open for who knows how long. You start worrying. Is all of your food spoiled? Will your […]

How to Get Rid of Cricket Noise at Night

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Crickets can make a symphony’s worth of noise. Sometimes it can be pleasant and comforting. But if it is relentless, too loud, or too close, especially at night, […]

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Little Black Worms in the Shower? How to Get Rid of Drain Flies

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It can be scary to notice little black worms in your shower. However, there's no need to panic. These tiny worms are just drain fly larvae you can […]

How to Dispose of Bleach in 3 Safe Ways

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Bleach is great when you need it. The strength of bleach can rip apart stains and grime better than many other cleaning agents. But what happens when you […]

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How Long Does It Take a Refrigerator to Get Cold?

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If you just bought a new fridge or moved into a new home, you may wonder how long does it take a refrigerator to get cold once it […]

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How to Unclog a Drain With Salt - 4 Easy Methods

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One of the more typical household problems is a drain that becomes clogged. Seeing water build up next to a drain is frustrating. However, you may use common […]

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How Long Does It Take for Water to Freeze?

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How long does it take for water to freeze? The answer depends on many factors. In this article, we’ll review those aspects, discuss ways you can help it […]

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Can You Microwave Glass? How to Know What's Safe

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Can you microwave glass safely? The answer is a conditional yes, with several glass materials that are available for microwave use. Also, each glass type has several advantages […]

How to Keep Birds Off Your Porch With 15 Tricks

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Local avian inhabitants are wonderful creatures that visit our gardens and amuse us with their quaint pecking order. However, having a flock of birds invade your outdoor living […]

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How to Get Rust Out of Carpet in 6 Ways

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Discovering a rust stain on your carpet can leave you worried. You may think that this spells the end for your carpet. But don't discard or replace it […]

How to Get Soda Out of Carpet in 6 Ways

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The blotchy spot left by a soda stain on your carpet can be an absolute nightmare. Not only the dirt and grime will stick to it, but it […]

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How to Get Charcoal Out of Carpet in 6 Ways

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Your fun experience of relaxing by your fireplace or cooking outdoors can come to an end if you get a charcoal stain on your carpet. You may think […]

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How to Get Tomato Sauce Out of Carpet in 6 Ways

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Did you drop some tomato sauce on your carpet while enjoying spaghetti with meatballs? While you may think that taking it to a professional carpet cleaner is the […]

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How to Get Honey Out of Carpet in 3 Ways

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The problem of spilled honey is twice as difficult when it comes to carpets and synthetic materials. If you follow the right tricks regarding how to get honey out […]

How to Get Tar Out of Carpet in 7 Ways

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As tar is a highly sticky substance, it's natural to worry about how you can remove it when it gets into your carpet. Luckily, there are many methods […]

How to Get Lipstick Out of Carpet in 6 Ways

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It's pretty normal to drop lipstick on the floor while hurrying for your office or a date. Most people tend to leave the discoloration for a later cleanup […]

How to Get Hot Sauce Out of Carpet in 5 Ways

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Getting your carpet stained by hot sauce can be extremely frustrating as you can’t just brush it or dab it off easily. But you can remove the red […]

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How to Remove Turmeric Stains on Carpet in 6 Ways

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Turmeric is an Indian spice that is yellow in appearance and adds flavor to dishes such as curries and others. Handling turmeric can be troublesome if you don't […]

8 Types of Passion Fruit With Wild Tropical Flavors

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If you are a connoisseur of fruits, then you've probably heard about the sweet and tart flavorful harvest known as the passion fruit. It's an edible product that […]

26 Types of Kiwi to Enjoy Right Off the Vine

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When you hear the name kiwi, what comes to your mind? New Zealand, right? Well, kiwi fruit is no exception. It's a fruit that primarily originated in China […]

How to Get Syrup Out of Carpet in 5 Ways

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Did you drop some syrup on your carpet while you were enjoying a snack? Spilled syrup can not only leave stains on your carpet, but the sugary treat […]

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How to Get Playdough Out of Carpet in 4 Ways

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Finding some sticky playdough lying on your carpet can be a cause for panic. But don't worry, you'll be happy to know that you can get it out […]

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How to Get Mascara Out of Carpet in 7 Ways

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Dropping some mascara on your carpet can be a nightmare as it leaves an ugly black stain and can be difficult to remove. Fortunately, removing mascara stains from […]

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How to Get Chocolate Out of Carpet in 5 Ways

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You're about to embark on a journey to learn how to get chocolate out of carpet. We have five different methods for you that will all contribute to […]