Mary Marlowe Leverette is one of the industry's most highly-regarded housekeeping and fabric care experts, sharing her knowledge on efficient housekeeping, stain removal methods, proper storage, and textile conservation. Her experience and research range from basic cleaning skills to detergent ingredient formulation. Mary has also designed countless homes and laundry rooms for efficiency and to create a pleasant workspace. While backed by a scholarly understanding of home and fabric care as well as consumer cleaning and laundry products, Mary's style is down to earth and easy to follow for the novice or experienced home keeper.
Mary served as a Clemson University Extension Agent, writing articles and teaching classes on home and fabric care, home decorating and design, and consumer economics. For the last 20 years, she has worked as a freelance writer and editor focusing on consumer and lifestyle topics.
Mary currently serves as a consultant to detergent manufacturers, textile distributors, and consumer laundry appliance developers. She is currently working on a book about basic laundry and housekeeping skills.
Mary has been called upon to provide information as a housekeeping and laundry expert for Proctor and Gamble's Everyday Solutions Newsletter, Sears Home Services, Real Simple Magazine, Women's Health Magazine, Teen Vogue, Cosmopolitan Magazine (UK), Publix Grocery Stores, The New York Times, and NBC's Today Show.
Mary holds a Bachelor of Science degree in home economics education from Mars Hill University and a master's degree in Journalism from the University of South Carolina.
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