Alicia Chilton

location-pin Des Moines, Iowa

School: Iowa State University

Expertise: cleaning and organizing, home design, home improvement, product recommendations

Alicia Chilton

  • Former lead home digital editor for Better Homes & Gardens.
  • Works in marketing and communications in the gardening and nonprofit sphere.
  • BS, Journalism, Iowa State University.


Alicia Chilton is an experienced writer and editor. After spending several years as the lead digital home editor for Better Homes and Gardens, where she covered home design, home improvement, cleaning and organizing, Alicia transitioned to the marketing and communications world, where she has tapped into the power of storytelling to connect audiences to brands in the gardening and nonprofit spheres. She has written many articles for Family Handyman, most of which focus on how to clean and organize your space.


BS, Journalism, Iowa State University

Family Handyman Editorial Policies

For more than seven decades, Family Handyman has been providing its audience with ideas, inspiration and step-by-step directions on how to maintain and enhance indoor and outdoor living spaces. In addition to having our own staff of experts, we hire individuals whose skills have been honed through years of experience in the building, plumbing and electrical trades, and as passionate homeowners who have translated DIY (do it yourself) skills into careers as respected creators.


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