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There Are Three "Levels" of Laundry, According to Cleaning Experts
You might want to do laundry differently, depending on your household's health.
Aug 2, 2021
If Your White Shirts Have Yellow Collar Stains in the Summer, Here's the Culprit
Ever do a load of laundry after a day outside and notice a weird, yellow ring on your shirt collar that you just can’t seem to get out? Here's the fix.
Aug 1, 2021
I Added One Tiny (Free) Thing to My Closet and Instantly Started Decluttering My Clothes
In my time as a fashion editor, I’ve tried famous methods of decluttering for stories, and even had professionals re-organize my entire closet. Nothing has ever worked as well as this.
Jul 21, 2021
This TikTok-Famous Luggage Organizer Makes Packing and Unpacking Clothes so Much Easier (and Reduces Wrinkling!)
If you think unpacking is a chore, this one's for you!
Jul 23, 2021
One Good Thing: How To Remove Odors from Clothes with Vodka (of all things!)
Welcome back to One Good Thing, where we keep rolling! You know why? Because we’re having fun and you all seem to keep clicking on us, so that’s as good a reason as I’ve had since Covid began to keep doing anything. AND we love to be helpful.
Jul 22, 2021
This $9.99 Odor Remover Has Made Even My Dirty Laundry Smell Good
It's affordable, non-toxic, and absolutely effective.
Jul 21, 2021
Are Dishwasher and Laundry Pods Messing with Your Machines? Experts Weigh In
Turns out, there are pitfalls to pod life. The question becomes: Are self-dosing dishwasher and laundry pods actually worth all the hype? If you want to keep using pods for the convenience factor, here’s what experts say about making sure those pods work for you.
Jul 21, 2021
Tide and NASA Are Making a Laundry Detergent Suitable for Space Travel
NEWS
How on earth (or rather, off Earth) do astronauts do laundry?
Jul 20, 2021
Laundry Detergent Comes in SHEETS Now — And They’re Ridiculously Amazing
They take all the guesswork out of laundry day!
Jul 14, 2021
8 Rope Laundry Baskets for Stylishly Sorting Linens, Blankets, and More
Give your plastic hamper a break with one of these cute picks.
Jul 8, 2021
This Tilted Washing Machine Wants To Save Your Back on Laundry Day
Instead of squatting or bending down to load and remove clothes, you simply have to open the tilting door and drop your laundry in.
Jul 2, 2021
Chelsea Handler Just Sparked a Massive Celeb-Fueled Debate About Folding Towels
NEWS
Curious how your favorite celebs prefer their towels folded?
Jun 24, 2021
This Ingenious Laundry Basket Collapses to Save Space — and Has a Surprising Second Use
If you live in a small space, this is for you!
Jun 10, 2021
This TikTok Hack Makes it Look Like You Can Hang 10 Shirts in 10 Seconds
So I tried it — and timed it!
May 26, 2021
This $20 Solution Let Me Channel the Dream of Line-Drying My Sheets in Fresh Air
I wanted to harness the power of the sun to help whiten my sheets, and for the breeze outside to infuse them with the scent of fresh air.
May 17, 2021
Um, Why Do Laundry Baskets Have Holes?
Here’s my train of thought: Wouldn’t it be easier if laundry baskets were just big, solid plastic tubs so we could also use them to pre-treat or pre-wash dirty stuff? Here's the answer.
May 16, 2021
5 Things You're Doing Wrong When You Wash Your Laundry
This applies to A LOT of your warm-weather wardrobe. And probably your cleaning cloths, too.
May 13, 2021
I Tried that T-Shirt-Collar Laundry Hack from TikTok
Can you see the difference in the photos?
May 9, 2021
This $35 Laundry Accessory Makes My Microfiber Cloth Habit Way Greener
It's a simple way to prevent the pollution of our planet from right inside your laundry room.
Apr 26, 2021
My Laundry Storage Was Chaotic Until I Used a Classic Organizing Tool
Now, rather than shuffling through the cabinet for what I need and then having a pile of things to put back in, I can always grab what I need with ease.
Apr 26, 2021
This Best-Selling Steamer Has Over 13,000 5-Star Amazon Ratings — and May Make You Give Up Ironing for Good
Shopping
"Effortless, lightweight, easy to use, and affordable."
Apr 24, 2021
We Asked a Laundry Expert if TikTok's WD-40 Hack for Oil Stains Works
The ingredients do make sense for dealing with oily stains, but there's a problem with this hack — and our laundry expert has a way better solution.
Apr 5, 2021
8 Tips For Learning to Love Wash Day from the "Marie Kondo of Laundry"
Patric Richardson wants you to love laundry day: “Something I always say is that you get to do laundry, you don’t have to do laundry."
Apr 1, 2021
4 Air-Drying Laundry Tips I Had to Learn the Hard Way
I’ve been following the family tradition and air-drying my clothes. But the funny thing is, my family never taught me the secrets: I learned the hard way on my own after lots of trial and error.
Mar 18, 2021
The Folding Lady Shows You How to Fold Everything from Bedding to Baby Clothes
NEWS
If you’ve ever wondered how to make something look like it’s on display at a store, The Folding Lady’s feeds have probably got you covered.
Mar 3, 2021
If You Ever Do Laundry or Wear Makeup, You Need Some Baby Shampoo
Here are seven ways everyone (even adults) can use it around the house.
Mar 2, 2021
This 5-Star Laundry Detergent Is Controversial on Amazon (So I Asked an Expert)
We asked a laundry expert to look at the label and tell us what's really happening in those "after" photos of dark brown wash water.
Feb 7, 2021
7 Cleaning Tricks You Should Know Before You Bring Slime Home
Slime can leave you in quite a sticky situation, especially if you have messy — er, creative — kids like mine.
Feb 6, 2021
7 Easy Laundry Hacks New Parents Swear By for Messes, Socks, and More
It's time to rethink your laundry habits.
Feb 2, 2021
Amazon Shoppers Are Obsessed With This “Miracle” Fabric Shaver (and It’s on Sale for Under $10 Right Now!)
It'll save your clothes, wool blankets, and upholstered furniture.
Nov 24, 2020
The Secret To Washing Your Face Mask Is Hiding In Your Bathroom Cabinet
It's dermatologist-approved.
Nov 5, 2020
This $10 Laundry Hack Ensured I'd Never Lose Another Baby Sock Again
Seriously, where do they go?!
Oct 30, 2020
Use This Simple System to Tackle a Huge Amount of Laundry Without Missing a Beat
If your laundry is in a constant state of disarray, you’re not alone, and solving the problem probably isn't as complicated as you think. You don’t need tons of space to prevent your clothes from piling up in your laundry room or bedroom—you just need a reliable system.
Oct 23, 2020
The Only Setting You Should Be Using on Your Laundry Machine
“If I made a washer, it would only have one setting on it,” says laundry expert Patric Richardson.
Oct 23, 2020
4 Genius Pantry Solutions You Can Use in the Laundry Room
Often, the laundry room becomes a catchall space for hard-to-organize items, like cleaning brushes, stain removers, and even rogue hangers. But applying the abundance of pantry organization tips and tricks to the laundry room is one resourceful way to whip this neglected area into shape quickly.
Oct 15, 2020
Your Clothes Aren't Ruined if You Get Paint on Them—Just Try This
Not all stains are created equal.
Oct 10, 2020
3 Things You Might Not Know About Laundry (If Your Parents Always Did it For You)
Learning these things will save you frustration, time, and money—and keep your items looking their finest.
Oct 4, 2020
I Thought I Ruined an Entire Load of Laundry—But There Was an Easy Fix
A laundry hack sweeping social media helped me save an entire load of laundry from indigo dye stains.
Oct 1, 2020
Want Fluffier Towels? Try This Laundry Routine the Next Time You Wash
Weekend Projects
To get the yuck out of your towels, you'll need three things (that you probably already have at home).
Sep 18, 2020
The First Thing You Should Do If You Want to Declutter Your Clothes
Decluttering Cure
When you’re culling through a collection, you should spend your time thinking about what you want to live with, instead of what you can live without.
Sep 13, 2020
5 Things Worth the Extra Money for Your Laundry Room, According to Experts
Good ventilation is a sensible splurge.
Sep 9, 2020
Try This Laundry Recipe for the Softest Pajamas You'll Ever Sleep (or Live) In
It just requires a few small tweaks to your normal laundry routine.
Sep 2, 2020
The Time-Saving Reason I Switched to These Smaller $8 Laundry Baskets
Simplifying almost always means less. But when it came to solving my laundry problem, it turns out that simplifying means having more of something.
Aug 24, 2020
I Trust This Stain Remover So Much, I’ll Leave My 6-Year-Old Unsupervised with Sharpies
Parenthood is definitely full of surprises, but “Yes, I’d leave my 6-year-old alone with a Sharpie” is truly something I never thought I’d say.
Aug 22, 2020
I Tried That Viral TikTok Laundry Hack to Un-Shrink Your Clothes—And Learned It’s an Old Expert Trick
Every now and then, in my nightly TikTok scroll, I find a life hack I absolutely have to try.
Aug 16, 2020
Amazon Shoppers Are Obsessed with This Handheld Steamer—And Right Now It’s 20% Off
Get rid of your clunky iron for good.
Jul 24, 2020
Here's What a Laundry Expert Wants You to Know About Bringing Home New Clothes
It’s well known that germs can survive on soft surfaces like fabric.
Jul 19, 2020
Tide Will Now Do Your Laundry For You
Whether it happens at the laundromat, the laundry room, or just a tiny corner of your apartment where you stash the washer/dryer, Tide wants to take laundry day off your plate. This week, the detergent giant launched Tide Cleaners, an on-demand laundry and dry cleaning service “aimed at giving people the option to spend more time on life and less time doing laundry.” Although cleaning the bathroom is America’s most hated chore, doing laundry isn’t exactly loved.
Jul 18, 2020
8 Surefire Ways To Save Money On Laundry
Every kid with a piggybank knows that careful saving can add up. If you could find a way to save just $4 a week at the laundromat or in your own laundry room, you’d have over $200 at the end of the year to use however you like! Here are 8 simple steps I feel confident will put those extra dollars in the bank. 1. Wait until you can wash full loads.
Jul 16, 2020
Tricks to Stacking Any Washer & Dryer to Save Space
When you don’t have a large kitchen or enough space for all of your appliances, it’s time to get creative. You’ll have to find space where you can salvage it, optimize your kitchen for maximum efficiency, so that it works, looks good, and still doesn’t feel cramped. The placement is also important, since you don’t want the washer and dryer column towering over your dinner table.
Jul 16, 2020
Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Use Home Dry Clean Kits, According to a Laundry Expert
Dry cleaning kits *do* work a lot like dry cleaning does—but it actually isn’t necessary for most clothes.
Jun 23, 2020
The $8 Cult-Favorite Stain Remover Laundry Experts Recommend (Even for Sharpie!)
What if you could have one stain-fighting solution to cover all your bases? And, better yet, what if it was even more effective than the alternatives?
Jun 22, 2020
3 New Expert-Approved Rules for Wearing and Washing Your “Outside Clothes”
We spoke to experts to find out so you can make the best, safest decision. Here's what to do with your clothes after running essential errands or a socially-distanced hang.
Jun 16, 2020
Pandemic Laundry Doesn’t Have to Stress You Out—Here Are 5 Ways to Make it Easier
We worked with a laundry expert to put together a list of worries you don't actually have to worry about.
Jun 8, 2020
6 Apps That Will Make Cleaning Easy (Or At Least More Bearable)
Whether you're trying to delegate chores to your family, demystify the laundry process, or find the best non-toxic cleaners, there's an app for that!
May 26, 2020
You Might be Skipping An Important Laundry Step If Your Freshly-Washed Clothes Still Smell
While there’s a time and a place for a deep clean of your washer and dryer, washing machine cleaners are a convenient (and relatively cost-effective) alternative.
May 10, 2020
5 Things You Need to Know About Cleaning Your Face Mask, According to a PPE Expert
“I always recommend that you change your mask like you change your underwear: daily."
May 5, 2020
This Unexpected Source Has 10 Genius Laundry Problem Solvers
These products are so smart!
May 1, 2020
Does the Tennis Balls in Dryer Trick Really Work to Soften Clothes?
Everyone has a few home and cleaning tips they’ve been taught that, to be honest, may or may not even work—whether that’s using newspaper to clean glass, rubbing strongly-scented dryer sheets on clothes to keep bugs away, or polishing shoes with banana peels. One laundry hack that often gets tossed around is putting tennis balls in a dryer to soften your clothes and dry them faster.
Apr 28, 2020
The Laundress is Having a Rare Sale—And It Includes Editor- and Reader-Approved Favorites!
Yup, including the cult-favorite Wool & Cashmere Shampoo.
Apr 28, 2020
Should You Try That “Coffee in the Laundry” Hack on Your Dark Clothes? We Asked an Expert
You've probably seen this trick on Pinterest.
Apr 27, 2020
This TikTok Video Shows You How to Fold a Fitted Sheet In 30 Seconds Flat
The former Bed Bath and Beyond employee shows you how to master this task.
Apr 23, 2020
An Epidemiologist Answers the 6 Questions You Have About Doing Laundry in a Laundromat
What precautions, exactly, are important to take when you do laundry at the laundromat? And which anxieties can you wash away with the grime on your leggings?
Apr 21, 2020
This Laundry Expert Says You Can Wash Dry-Clean-Only Clothes at Home
If you follow the right steps, you may never need to spend money on a dry cleaner again.
Apr 15, 2020
A Former Bed Bath and Beyond Employee Revealed How To Properly Fold a Towel In Just Seconds
It will make your linen closet look like an HGTV-inspired dream.
Apr 10, 2020
Here’s a Game Plan for Decluttering Your Clothes in One Day
Spring Cleaning
Here's how to gain a little bit of physical and mental space when you get ready every morning (even if every morning's outfit is sweatpants).
Apr 7, 2020
So You’re Using Quarantine to Declutter. Here’s What to Do With the Stuff
Are donation centers open during the coronavirus crisis? What about charities like homeless or women’s shelters? We've got all the answers.
Apr 5, 2020
6 Laundry Tips an Expert Thinks You Should Know During the Coronavirus Outbreak
To learn more about the best (and most hygienic) laundry practices during a pandemic, we spoke with a laundry expert.
Apr 1, 2020
The Easiest Way to Sanitize Your Bed Sheets, According to a Laundry Expert
Even if you have access to a washer, you might want to take this extra maintenance step just to be sure you’re not sleeping in a literal bed of germs.
Mar 23, 2020