Inspired by the sarlacc, the multi-tentacled monster who looks like a hole in the desert floor, lined by rows of teeth. Well, the less angry version of that is shown here, made of recycled cardboard and a laundry basket.
I have air dried the majority of my clothes for the last several years. My husband and I have always had a clothesline that runs across our living space (it helps when you live in an open loft). It works great, but by doing that we look a little bit like poor college kids. This built-in laundry rack is a perfect DIY solution, especially as we head into sweater season.
It's sweater time across most parts of the country and with that means pulling out last year's wears and examining them in the daylight. Are yours looking a little pilly? We've talked in the past about how to clean them up, but what about a disposable razor?
It's Fall and we have a ton of fresh, bright colors coming into our homes. It's all the rage to have bold hues in your home or on your body, but do you know how to best take care of the fabric to keep it looking its brightest? It doesn't matter if it's a new scarf, pillowcase, drapery panel or throw rug, here's how to keep that color in tip top shape!
While doing a load of laundry you may be thinking about the effect that detergents and dryer sheets have on your clothes, but what about that warm exhaust air that wafts out the vent? Well, a new study from the University of Washington unveils that the sweet-smelling fragrance can actually contain harmful toxins.
Discovered at Real Simple via Practically Green, these simple laundry tips help decrease negative ecological impacts associated with water usage and chemical laden laundry.
1. Reduce Temperature: turning down the temperature on your washing machine will not only help preserve the quality for clothing but can significantly reduce energy consumption as well. 2. Use Full Loads: washing full loads every time you fill your machine can lessen the amount and the frequency of washing.
Q: I have a front loading washer for the first time. In the past I used to love my top load machine because I could soak stained clothes in the filled tub with bleach. Then I would turn the machine back on to finish the wash. With the front loading machine, I cannot seem to get the stains out. I use bleach and I use the stain setting. I have tried extra water, sanitary cycle, pre-wash cycle, you name it... I have tried it and nothing seems to work as well as soaking the clothes used to. Can anyone offer any suggestions short of getting a bucket and soaking the clothes? I have also tried pre-treating the clothes and also have tried Oxyclean. I have 2 young children who are always spilling something on their white shirts for school.
Yay for small space solutions! This drying rack has suction cups to mount itself to any window or tiled surface, so you don't need to take up precious floor space. It holds up to 25 pounds of wet laundry (equivalent to a full load) and folds flat for storage.
The end of the week is quickly approaching and even though I am really looking forward to this weekend, I am not looking forward to Sunday (aka laundry day). One of the ways I have tried to make doing laundry fun is by listening to my favorite mixtape while folding clothes. I need to have a new perspective about laundry in general - my next solution is indulging in a new stylish laundry hamper.
Natural and non-toxic soaps are good for the environment, your home and your body — but you know what'd make them even better? Handmade. Handmade detergents reduces packaging, wasted water and energy and are overall much less expensive than buying the mass produced cleaners. Check out our tips after jump for how to make your own, and a few great sources to buy instead of DIY.