We've all faced it at one time or another. You walk into the laundry room, fully weighted down with a bulging basket of dirty clothes, only to discover that every machine is being used ... and there's a queue of other baskets stacked up next to it. Skip the laundry room, head back to the comfort of your apartment and freshen your clothes with these portable washers and drying racks.
Venerable nesting magazine Better Homes & Gardens has announced the results of their consumer based Best New Products poll. We're familiar with most of the items on the list but we also found a couple of new things we're going to keep our eye out for.
Is it possible to find a laundry hamper that's cheap, sturdy, and so stylish that it makes you feel like Jean Seberg in 1960s Paris? No, it isn't. That's why you'll have to make your own. This vintage inspired design cost around $20 to make and is perfect for holding all your Breton stripe shirts.
Even though my house might not reflect it sometimes (hey, I'm human too), I actually greatly enjoy cleaning. That said, I loathe cleaning baseboards. Sure to do them right it involves buckets and cleaners, rags and... ugh. Just ugh.
Having in-unit laundry machines is a luxury right up there with having a dishwasher, a flood of natural light and perhaps parking. When you get a stain, have guests over or just plain need something clean to wear, there's nothing better than being able to do a quick load without having to schelp all your stuff to the laundromat. If you have a little space that you can give up in your bathroom or closet, you might be able to gain a whole laundry area.
Oh, perfume! So luxurious, so seductive, so hard to pick out for someone else. This Valentine's Day, instead of gambling on a pricy bottle, perhaps you'd like to add some deliciously-scented fun and sexy silliness to the proceedings..
When it comes to most things I buy for my home (toilet paper, for example), I am pretty flexible: I will buy what is at Costco or what is on sale, including generic or store brands. But with certain products I am very brand loyal (even when my budget tells me to be otherwise).Do you have brand loyalty with certain household products?
We are always on the lookout for new ways to help streamline eco-friendly living, and this year we featured an abundance of great ideas that are easy to incorporate into daily routines and flexible enough to customize. Check out some of our favorite easy tips for sustainable living.
Pint-sized kitchens and other pretend play appliances rank high on holiday lists, but what about a washing machine that might actually encourage kids to put their dirty clothes in the right place? File under funny, cute and smart.