How to Do Laundry: Fabrics, Stain Removal & More
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The $800 Mistake I Made Buying My New Dryer
The two delivery people hauled the appliances out of the truck and lugged them down to the basement, only to bring them right back up.
May 2, 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 29, 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 28, 2021
This Best-Selling Steamer Has Over 13,000 5-Star Amazon Ratings — and May Make You Give Up Ironing for Good
"Effortless, lightweight, easy to use, and affordable."
Apr 23, 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
A Peek Into OxiClean's Ingredients Proves it's a Powerful Laundry Staple
Something everyone should have at home!
Mar 28, 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
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 3, 2021
4 Alternatives That Work Just As Well as OxiClean
Out of OxiClean? No worries — you’ve got options. (And you might even like them better!)
Feb 13, 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 8, 2021
This $19 Gadget Keeps My Sheets from Balling Up in the Dryer (and Made Me Believe in Miracles!)
My bedding no longer comes out of the machine looking as if it's cradling a bowling ball.
Feb 8, 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
The Complete Guide on How to Buy Bath Towels
Your spa-like experience starts here.
Jan 20, 2021
20 Home Finds AT Readers Couldn’t Stop Buying in 2020—Starting at $5
Get ready to add them to your own space.
Dec 23, 2020
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
Your Detergent Bottle Is Working Against You — and Your Wallet
As it turns out, the majority of people have probably been using far too much laundry detergent for far too long.
Nov 19, 2020
3 Myths About Washing Denim That Too Many People Believe (Plus 2 That Are True)
If you want your investment pieces to last, it’s a good idea to practice extra care when washing your denim—but not everything you hear has merit. Here, we asked laundry experts to set the record straight.
Nov 6, 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 29, 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
This Laundry Expert Never Uses Laundry Detergent—Here’s Why
If you're ready to take the leap to protect your wardrobe with a gentler alternative, the best move is just to start.
Oct 5, 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
5 Things Worth the Extra Money for Your Laundry Room, According to Experts
Good ventilation is a sensible splurge.
Sep 9, 2020
There’s One Stain that Bleach Can’t Tackle—In Fact, it Makes it Worse
It brightens white fabrics, gets rid of mold and mildew, and can be trusted to disinfect all kinds of germs. But there's one stain that bleach can't handle.
Sep 3, 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
7 Reasons a Steamer Is Better Than an Iron
While they technically accomplish the same thing—de-wrinkling your clothes—steamers and irons have quite a few differences.
Jul 28, 2020
This 3-Step, 2-Ingredient Technique Will Eliminate Any Musty Laundry Odors
You might think a simple wash cycle would lift that all-too-familiar musty smell, but you’d be very, very wrong.
Jul 25, 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
2 Laundry Techniques You Need to Know if You're Tie-Dying This Summer
Your usual stain-removing techniques don't really work with tie-dye.
Jul 23, 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
This Stylish Clothes Drying Rack will Pay for Itself in Less than a Year
Your drying rack doesn’t need to be a frustrating, flimsy eyesore.
Jul 9, 2020
I Could Never Get My White Sheets Really Clean, Until I Tried This 2-Ingredient Combo
I found one sheet-whitening method that sounded way too easy to be true, but I tried it, and it worked!
Jul 5, 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 17, 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
The Internet Is Obsessed with “Laundry Stripping” — but There’s an Easier Way to Get Cleaner Towels
This expert says if you’re doing your laundry correctly, you shouldn’t actually need to strip it.
May 21, 2020
Marie Kondo’s Method for Storing Kitchen Towels Is the Only Way to Store Kitchen Towels
Here's how to get that leaning stack under control.
May 12, 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
You Can Remove Any Blood Stain in 4 Simple Steps
The first step is: don't panic. The cleaning process isn’t as bad as you think.
May 2, 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 (Without a Kit!)
If you follow the right steps, you may never need to spend money on a dry cleaner again.
Apr 15, 2020
Before and After: This “Awkward Corner” Laundry Closet Gets a $150 Organizational Overhaul
Five hours of work and $150 later, this fresh new laundry space was clean and organized, and most importantly, fit her needs.
Apr 14, 2020
5 Easy Ways to Remove Grease and Oil Stains
Not only do oil stains seem to stand out like a sore thumb on your clothes; they’re also notoriously difficult to remove.
Apr 11, 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 How the Sanitize Cycle Works to Kill Germs in a Dishwasher or Washing Machine
We asked two experts from GE Appliances to help us break down the science at work in their machines.
Apr 2, 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
How to Hand-Wash—and Sanitize—Clothes At Home
If your only clothes-cleaning option is a laundromat, it's surprisingly easy to clean clothes at home instead.
Mar 16, 2020
6 Must-Have Products to Help Your Clothes Last Longer
Keep your favorite pieces looking and feeling good with these affordable finds.
Mar 13, 2020
How to Store Your Winter Clothes (So You Don’t Have to Wash or Re-Buy Them Next Year)
Tossing all your cold weather clothing in a bin or space bag might be a quick fix, but you won't be doing your future self any favors when chillier fall temps arrive.
Mar 8, 2020
This Unconventional Laundry Bag is the Key to Sneakers That Look Brand New
It might look weird, but Amazon reviewers love it.
Mar 6, 2020
One Laundry Essential I Happily Splurge On, and One Place Where I Save
Maybe this says more about me than I should admit, but at the age of 35, laundry has become a very big deal.
Mar 2, 2020
I Tried That Viral Essential Oil Laundry Hack and Here’s What I Thought
This could be a good option for those who choose to use free and clear detergent—but would like their laundry to be mildly scented and aren’t bothered by essential oils.
Mar 2, 2020
I Tried Dryer Sheets, Dryer Balls, and a DIY Hack: Here’s What Happened to My Towels
Within each load was two towels: one brand-new towel straight from the store, and one older bath towel from my family's stash. Here are the results.
Mar 2, 2020
Dryer Sheets Come Out On Top for Softer Towels—But I’ll Never Use Them Again
I recently tested name brand dryer sheets against two other fabric softening alternatives, and while the difference in softness was significant, it wasn’t enough to convert me to start buying dryer sheets. I know too much.
Mar 2, 2020