How to Do Laundry: Fabrics, Stain Removal & More
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3 Amazon Deals That Make Cleaning A Little Less Of A Chore
It might not be quite spring cleaning yet, but March is well underway and winter is on its way out. But even if we aren’t quite ready to do a full-blown deep clean, we’re always looking for small ways to make chores feel a little less, well, like chores. When something’s easier to do, you’re more likely to do it, right? If you’ve been putting off a pile of ironing or sink of dirty dishes, you’re in luck.
Mar 9, 2018
Why You Should Keep Your Clothes in the Freezer
It would be great if we could solve all our clothing problems with a quick spin through the washer and dryer. But some items wouldn’t withstand their rigors — and some problems just can’t be solved with the washer and dryer. There’s another ubiquitous household appliance, though, that addresses some common clothing conundrums. Here are some occasions for sticking clothes in the freezer instead.
Feb 26, 2018
Is it OK to Wash Whites & Colors Together in the Laundry?
We all love shortcuts — especially when they involve saving time doing repetitive, not-fun chores that we can’t escape …like, uhh, laundry. With the more recent advent of washing machines and detergents that are said to wash clothes just as well with cold water as with warm or hot, the suggestion to flout convention and forego separating seems to be gaining popularity. Here’s why we say no to combo laundry loads and yes to doing laundry the way your mother taught you.
Feb 25, 2018
Here’s How Long You Can Leave Wet Clothes in the Washer, According to a Laundry Expert
Whether it's purposeful or accidental, what's the real truth about this practice?
Feb 15, 2018
7 Times You Don’t Need to Follow the Laundry Instructions on the Tag
As if laundry isn’t hard enough to keep under control, there are those little labels with tiny instructions and inscrutable hieroglyphics that we’re supposed to obey. But, seriously, who has time to sort not only by color and clothing type but by meticulous instructions?!
Feb 13, 2018
6 Laundry Secrets From a Barre Studio that Washes Thousands of Towels a Day
One of the best parts of sweating it out in a group fitness class is using a perfectly white, fluffy towel — and you don’t even have to, er, sweat the laundry. Exercise chains deal with hundreds of sweaty towels per day, but somehow, each one feels brand new. “There is no better feeling than a soft towel after an intense workout,” says Tanya Becker, cofounder of Physique57, which offers barre classes in New York City, Beverly Hills, and beyond.
Feb 8, 2018
This One Simple Switch Will Make You Stop Hating Laundry
I’ve tried so many things to help me manage the massive amount of laundry that is generated in my household. I strive to do a load a day, I “complete the cycle” by putting folded clothes away right away, and I even bought myself a nifty little tool that makes folding extremely satisfying. But I’ve realized that what I need to address is something way more fundamental. Nothing quite screams You’re behind on laundry like a hamper that’s too full.
Jan 21, 2018
How to Unshrink Sweaters and Save Your Favorite Clothes
Don't pass that shrunken cashmere down to your five-year-old niece just yet — there might be hope.
Jan 6, 2018
Home Game Changers: 10 Mundane-But-Awesome Amazon Finds
We all have those unassuming, everyday things we buy that become game changers for our homes, right? They might not be the flashiest most stylish finds, but they are products that just make adult life easier (or at the very least, more bearable). These are the items we tell our friends/family/anyone that will listen about. (For instance, a really good hair unclogging tool.
Jan 5, 2018
The $10 Find that Saves Time, Beautifies Closets and Makes Me Love to Do Laundry
My mother told me that once I had kids, I wouldn’t be so persnickety about how my linen closet looked. She was right that I wouldn’t have time to be too picky; when little humans need to be cared for, it’s true, towel alignment seems much less important. But I never stopped wanting my linen closet to inspire angel choruses when I opened the door.
Nov 26, 2017
How to Get Your Old Sweaters in the Best Shape of Their Lives
It’s that wonderful time of year affectionately dubbed “sweater weather.” But those sweaters that have been sitting in storage for two to three seasons could probably use some freshening up. Here’s how to care for your sweaters so they can keep you warm and looking your best year after year. To make sure that your sweaters are handled with the delicacy they deserve, you can’t go wrong with hand washing.
Oct 27, 2017
You’re Doing it Wrong! 8 Ways You May Be Damaging Your Washer and Dryer
Doing laundry seems like a fairly straightforward process, and it’s one of the first chores many of us learn how to do. But there are a lot of ways—both big and small—that you could be damaging your washer and dryer in the process, so it’s important to be careful when you’re throwing your clothes in the wash.
Oct 4, 2017
Is it OK to Wash Cleaning Supplies and Clothes Together? We Have the Answer
You know how it goes — it’s been a minute since you did a load of laundry, so you roam the house scooping up soiled clothes. When you happen upon the moist dish rags in the sink and the cleaning cloths you recently used to wipe down the counters, you toss those in, too. Hey, we’ve all done it. But is it even OK to wash your cleaning supplies and clothes together? The question, of course, isn’t whether you can. It’s whether you should.
Oct 2, 2017
Don’t Sweat It: The Ultimate Guide to Sweat Stain Removal
Summer is upon us, and that means that—now more than ever—you’re likely finding the underarms of your favorite white shirts are turning dull and yellow. Seriously, it’s the pits (sorry, I had to). As if dripping with sweat the second you step out of an air conditioned room all summer isn’t bad enough, it has to ruin your clothes, too?
Jun 19, 2017
This Compact, Portable Washer Is Perfect For Your Tiny Apartment
If you ask any urban small space dweller what they wish would magically fit in their apartment, a washer would be pretty high up on the list. Even compact versions take away a closet or cabinet space, and those are things that are tough to part with—and already in short supply—in most rentals.
Jun 10, 2017
Clever Ideas to Make the Most of a Small Laundry Room
Even if you're dealing with a very small laundry space, there are ways you can fit in all the functionality of a much larger room. All it takes is a little ingenuity.
May 20, 2017
Towels, Sheets, BIFL: An Interview With the Reddit Queen of Home Textiles
Over on a Reddit thread about items that can and can’t be BIFL (bought for life), there’s a series of comments about what makes towels (and sheets, and duvet covers) good enough to last a lifetime. They come from Reddit user (and fabric expert) JessthePest (all of whose comments are delightful, if you care to spend a morning falling down various Reddit rabbit holes). I recommend the entire towel thread, as well as her extended sheets manifesto.
Apr 16, 2017
Laundry Lifesaver: Use this Bag in Your Washer to Help to Stop Ocean Pollution
Do you ever wonder where the lint from your laundry winds up after the rinse cycle sends it down the drain? If your concern keeps you up long after the wash is dried and put away, there’s an innovative laundry bag to ease your conscience. The Guppy Friend might force you to rearrange your personal ranking of the best laundry bags, thanks to its eco-friendly mesh design, which aims to reduce pollution in the ocean and our food supply.
Feb 17, 2017
9 Things You Should Always Take to the Dry Cleaners (And 5 Things You Really Don’t Need To)
Instructions are important to pay attention to, especially when it’s laundry time. You might think that measly little tag inside your favorite sweater doesn’t offer any sound advice, but in reality, the future of your wardrobe might depend on it. You see, many of us take the words “Dry-Clean Only” as a slight suggestion, when they need to be read literally (should you want to preserve the life of your garments). And yet, just because a tag recommends dry-cleaning (i.e.
Feb 8, 2017
The 10 Feelings Everyone Has While Staring Down a Giant Pile of Laundry
No household chore is particularly fun, but few things are more stressful than doing laundry when you’ve gone so long between washes that you’re on your last pair of underwear. It’s like waiting until you’re on your last fork to do the dishes—it doesn’t seem like an issue until you realize you’ve got nothing left, and then suddenly it’s a disaster.
Feb 6, 2017
How To Stop Losing Your Socks in the Wash
One of the greatest mysteries in life? Figuring out where your other sock always disappears to in the wash. If it seems like you lose yet another sock with every load of laundry you do, you’re not alone. There are plenty of uses for those orphan socks you’ve already got lying around—but if you want to try to keep the rest of your socks together to avoid future laundry losses, these simple tips should help.
Dec 9, 2016
The (Secretly Filthy) Winter Wardrobe Staples You Need to Wash Right Now
That coat you put on this morning. The gloves you keep in your purse from December to March. When was the last time you washed them? It’s not only kind of gross to think about, but it’s also potentially unhealthy. Think about the germs you could be spreading on your gloves and other gear (raise your hand if you’ve sneezed into your scarf before).
Feb 16, 2016
How To Safely Brighten Your Whites Without Bleach
If you find it difficult to convince yourself that those formerly bright, now slightly graying towels and t-shirts are indeed fresh and clean—keep reading. I can totally embrace my hair going gray, I actually love it, but I absolutely positively cannot handle graying white linens. So when I noticed a beloved old t-shirt turning that awful shade, I quickly took to researching a safe, effective way to return it to it’s original glory—without compromising the fibers. Mrs.
Oct 15, 2015
How To Fold a Fitted Sheet
Sneaking through college without learning to properly fold a fitted sheet is a forgivable offense. You spent quite a few years packing your brain with other valuable information, and to be honest, you were probably doing good just to get them laundered. But should you find yourself well beyond your college years, still sloppily folding the fitted sheet, well, this tutorial is for you. 1. Start by giving the sheet a good shake, then fold it in half lengthwise. 2.
Sep 8, 2015
Stop the Smell: How To Clean a Front-Loading Washing Machine
Have you noticed your clothes smelling… musty? Even if you’ve switched the load from the washer to the dryer immediately after the cycle has ended? Before you run out and buy a strongly scented laundry detergent to cover the smell, give your machine a thorough cleaning. Taking care of your washing machine can help it stay clean and prevent walking.
Aug 21, 2015
Winning at Laundry Day: What to Learn From My Worst Laundry Mistakes (So You Don’t Make Them, Too)
I’ve ruined a lot of great clothes in my life and most of them could have been saved had I known a few handy laundry facts before I embarked upon my trial-and-error method of clothing care. Official warning: don’t make my mistakes! Don’t do this stuff anymore.
Jun 28, 2015
How To Make a Moth-Repellent Sachet
Whether you’re just pulling out your sweaters or putting them away for the season, a moth repellent is key to making your winter wools last. Forget the stinky, toxic moth balls—and who really has the space for a cedar closet? What you need is good smelling, tiny alternative, and we’ve got just the thing!
May 21, 2015
How To Get Rid of Moths (and Prevent Them, too)
Nothing threatens a closet full of clothes more than moths. And they can invade even the most well-organized closet. These pesky creatures are responsible for holes in your favorite clothing, and oftentimes, the problem occurs completely unbeknownst to you. Like pantry moths and other pests, these silent clothing killers multiply quickly, too, so it’s a problem you’ll want to solve quickly with a good moth repellent.
May 11, 2015
12 Of the Biggest and Best Hampers for Super-Size Laundry Days
Shortly after I moved in with my partner, I did a bunch of laundry and basked in the joy of an empty hamper…only to have him come home and fill it to the brim with one day’s-worth of work clothes.
Apr 29, 2015
How To Dye Textiles In A Front Loading Washing Machine
Dying textiles is a great way to give new life to an old blanket or pair of jeans. If you’re working on a small item, a plastic bucket is ideal, but if you’ve got something sizable like a quilt, a large enough container to properly cover and agitate the item in can be difficult to come by. You already knew you could use a top loading washing machine, but did you know you can also use your front loader? Well, you can!
Apr 18, 2015
How To Whiten Yellowed or Bleached Wool
White or natural color wools can yellow for a number of reasons, ranging from age to the environment it’s stored in. If your wool has yellowed naturally or because of a bleach stain, don’t fear! You can bring it back. I recently took in a stray rug that had a pretty significant bleach stain. The stain was intimidating but the rug was really nice, so I was determined. I figured it couldn’t get any worse than it already was!
Apr 15, 2015
Take It Outside: 8 Spring Cleaning Projects That Are So Much Easier Outdoors
Ah, spring: when a young man’s fancy turns to beating rugs and scrubbing the crisper. And no, those aren’t euphemisms, but chores that are infinitely easier to accomplish now that going outdoors won’t result in certain death. Some of these require access to a hose, but there’s hope for apartment-dwellers, too… I am stupidly excited about finally getting to scrub down the recycling can we keep in our pantry.
Apr 3, 2015
Laundry Supplies: 19 Insanely Handy Helpers
Between an active and outdoorsy 8-year-old, a partner who works outside, and my own daily workouts, we generate a lot of laundry in this house. I therefore spend a lot of time doing laundry, so I might as well do it using space-efficient drying racks, stackable totes, and an awesomely obnoxious neon clothesline… Cast Iron and Pine Pulley Airer, Kaufmann Mercantile, $160 Portable Laundry Set, Muji, $15 Pressa Hanging Dryer, IKEA, $4.99 Torkis Clothes Pin Bag and Pins, IKEA, $3.
Apr 2, 2015
How To Remove an Ink Stain with Milk & Vinegar
Sometimes we find ourselves in the most cliché nerd predicament: a leaking or exploding ink pen (where was your pocket protector when you needed it!?). But you can put away your inhaler, because removing an ink blob is easier than you think. Just grab some milk and vinegar and get to the stain ASAP! 2 parts whole milk1 part white distilled vinegarLarge bowl 1. Place your garment in a bowl at the most shallow part, allowing it to be covered completely with the mixture. 2.
Mar 9, 2015
Wear Your Heart On Your Sleeve: DIY Elbow Patches
Elbow patches: Not just for professors! Okay, so I’m not going to pretend I didn’t get an eye roll when I presented my husband with his cute little heart shaped buffalo check elbow patches, but I didn’t really get that much resistance either! I think he secretly loved it. I know I did, and isn’t that really all that matters? Whatever the shape may be, elbow patches are a great way to gussie up an old favorite with items you already have around the house.
Feb 13, 2015
Beautifully Organized: Laundry Rooms
I finally have a laundry room (no more laundromat!), but since it’s also our entryway, it’s more of a Boot Explosion Area. Perhaps someday I’ll convert it into something like these beautiful spaces. TOP ROW: 1. Oh Happy Day 2. Better Homes & Gardens 3. Jill & Dan’s Lighthearted Home 4. Urban Grace Interiors 5. Martha Stewart MIDDLE ROW: 6. HGTV (disco!) 7. IKEA 8. Martha Stewart Living (but I can’t find the feature online) 9. Better Homes & Gardens 10.
Jan 13, 2015
How To Keep Dark Denim From Bleeding On Your Furniture
No matter what price I pay for dark denim jeans, they always seem to bleed. Some are worse than others (one brand in particular seems to hemorrhage indigo) but they all are culprits. Here’s how to protect your furniture from a tough-to-remove stain: It may not seem like that big of a deal, but just wait until you leave your (very unwanted) mark on a friend’s white Barcelona chair. Ever tried to remove indigo from white leather? Make sure that doesn’t happen!
Jan 8, 2015
How To Wash a Pillow by Hand or Washing Machine
Can you remember the last time you washed your pillow? It’s generally a good idea to do it at least once each year to keep them fresh, clean, and free of dust mites. Whether you wash by hand or machine, this simple task will put your mind at ease and literally help you sleep at night. Mild, low-suds detergent Washing machine or deep sink Remove the pillow protector (using a zippered protector plus a pillowcase helps to keep your pillows cleaner.
Oct 9, 2014
Quick Tip #42: How to Reduce Static Without Using Dryer Sheets
Every well-run home is teeming with tricks and shortcuts to keep it humming along. We’re sharing our best quick tips — for cleaning, organizing and repairing stuff at home — to save you time and money. Click through for today’s helpful hint, and links to tons more… Crumple up a piece of ALUMINUM FOIL into a ball, and throw it in your dryer.
Sep 22, 2014
Quick Tip #20: How to Keep Fabric Colors from Fading
Every well-run home is teeming with tricks and shortcuts to keep it humming along. We’re sharing our best quick tips — for cleaning, organizing and repairing stuff at home — to save you time and money. Click through for today’s helpful hint, and links to tons more… To help protect your fabrics, try tossing your linens and clothes into the wash with a tablespoon of SALT. The chloride will help seal the color in and keep it looking fresher longer.
Aug 18, 2014
How To Get Rid of Red Wine Stains
Cry over the lost wine, not fear of the stain!
Aug 4, 2014
Emergency Cleanups: How To Remove Ink, Wine & Oil Stains
Spills are almost always unexpected, and always a pain. My mother clearly knew this: when I left for college she gave me a small, thick book called “Field Guide to Stains,” which I still have and reference more frequently than I ever thought I would. STAIN REMOVAL STAPLES I find the best way to deal with stains is to be prepared.
Mar 26, 2014
DIY Project Ideas: 10 Laundry Drying Racks
I air-dry all of my dresses, my underthings, and anything that could be considered a “favorite” — which means that there are often damp clothes covering every surface in my laundry room…and my bathroom…and my kitchen chairs. Time to make one of the following much-more-elegant solutions! IKEA towel bar rack by Hope, Longing, Life, $39.
Feb 5, 2014
Before & After: A Quick and Cheap Laundry Room Refresh
It took just one weekend for Tasha, a self-described “designer trapped in a lawyer’s body,” to transform her laundry room (from the room in her home “where fun went to die” ) to a room that now makes her and her husband smile! Using leftover paint from previous DIY projects, Tasha painted the cabinets and walls.
Jan 12, 2014
Good Reasons to Air Dry Laundry in Winter (and 5 Racks You’ll Love)
I’m a huge advocate of air-drying most of my clothing and linens on an outdoor line in the summer and on an indoor rack in the winter. It’s easier on fabrics than electric clothes dryers and reduces the energy bill (or quarters needed at the laundromat). In the winter, however, there are even more reasons to air dry your clothes… Air drying reduces static cling that can be really, really, bad in the dry winter air. No need for chemical fabric softeners.
Jan 7, 2014
Quick Tip: Use a Salad Spinner For Quickly Drying Small Clothing Items
Here’s a quick tip I learned from friends who regularly go car camping: they always bring a large size salad spinner with them, just in case they find themselves needing to wash, then dry a t-shirt, socks, or intimates… I’ve got several technical synthetic material athletic shirts, socks, and tights/sleeves I prefer to hand wash and hang dry throughout the week immediately after workouts (they can accumulate a funk quickly, the sweat hog I am).
Nov 4, 2013
Small Space Solution: Back-of-the-door Laundry Hampers
Having a hamper in every room where clothes get taken off has really cut down the number of clothes that end up on the floor. But what family wants to give up precious bedroom space for multiple hampers? Solution: hang them on the back of the door!Since I bought back-of-the-door hampers for my family (one for the kids’ shared room, one for our bedroom and one for the bathroom) our place has been a lot tidier.
Jun 3, 2013
5 Drying Racks for Life Without a Dryer
For the last month my washer/dryer combo hasn’t had the dryer functionality, and I’ve had to come up with some creative solutions for drying my clothes. I thought about only wearing quick-dry athletic wear, but that’s proved to be unfashionable. So, in the end, an over-the-door drying rack is the best solution for me and my apartment.Here are five options for drying without electricity: Antonius Drying Rack for over the door from IKEA; $7.
Mar 27, 2013
How To Clean a Washing Machine
It had been two years since my machine was cleaned well. Pro tip: Don't wait that long.
Feb 19, 2013
High & Low: Laundry Hampers
Living in a small space there are no hidden places to store dirty laundry, thus the laundry hamper is an essential design element in the bedroom or bathroom. Here is a round up of the most stylish laundry hampers on the market whether you are on a shoestring or unlimited budget.High End:1. Rolling Wire Storage and Liner, Pottery Barn $1592. Torrey Divided Hamper and Liner, Pottery Barn $1793. A Tempo laundry basket, Alessi $1794. Handwoven Baskets from Senegal, Brook Farm General Store $1455.
Jan 9, 2013
DIY or Buy: Natural & Eco-Friendly Cleaners
Everyone likes a clean home, but the process of getting there isn’t always so enjoyable. Thankfully strong, irritating cleaners are no longer the only cleaning supply option. Now we have easy access to cleaners that are not only eco-friendly and good smelling, but also a wealth of DIY cleaning recipes. Here are some of the ones we like the best:TO BUY:1. Method: This is a writer and reader favorite.
Jan 9, 2013
Where Does Your Laundry Basket Live?
Growing up, I was fortunate to live in a home with a laundry chute. There was a hatch in our second floor bathroom, and another in our kitchen, so tossing dirty garments to the laundry was never a far reach and a laundry basket never seemed necessary. Of course I didn’t realize how lucky I was, as laundry chutes are pretty rare.
Jun 1, 2012
Skip the Laundry Room: Portable Washers & Drying Racks
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.WASH• The Laundry Pod is a manual table top washing machine.
Mar 14, 2012
Cheap & Chic: How To Make a French-Vintage-Inspired Wire Hamper
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.
Feb 16, 2012
Quick Cleaning Tip: Keep Baseboards Cleaner With Fabric Softner
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.Forget all that drama and do this less than desirable task far less with the help of a fabric softener sheet.Remember when we talked about some tricks and tips on taking care of a home with pets?
Feb 15, 2012
Renovation Project Planning: Tips for Fitting a Laundry into a Bathroom
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.
Feb 3, 2012
No Substitute: Which Products Inspire Brand Loyalty?
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?
Jan 26, 2012
How to Freeze Your Jeans & “Clean” Them
I recently bought my first pair of “serious” jeans. The reason I know this is because as I was standing at the register about to pay A LOT of money for them, a cool dude who was standing next to me at the register said, “Oh, you’re going to like those.” “Do you have a pair?” I asked him. “Nope,” he said, “But you’re going to like those.” I felt like a first time drug or Ferrari buyer, not a shopper for a new pair of pants.
Sep 16, 2011
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.
Mar 30, 2011
How to Make Your Own Liquid Laundry Soap
Dr. Bronner’s Pure Castile Soap claims 18 cleaning uses in one bottle. One of those is laundry soap. Want to know how to make your own using only a cup of Dr. Bronner’s per 64 loads? Check it out: This laundry soap doesn’t create suds, but it doesn’t need to in order to get your laundry clean. 1 cup Dr. Bronner’s pure castile liquid soap1 cup baking soda2 cups water1/3 cup salt Warm the water and mix with salt and baking soda until dissolved.
Feb 1, 2011
7 Ways to Score Great Smelling Laundry Without Fabric Softener and Dryer Sheets
You can skip those chemical softeners.
Nov 15, 2010
How To Fold Your Towels Like A Department Store
Even though I worked for what seems like a million years in the world of retail, there are a few things I gleaned from my days and nights spent wearing the “May I help you?” uniform. I can hang a ridiculous amount of shirts in a very short period of time and there isn’t a towel on earth I can’t make appear more fluffy than it really is!Materials1 towel, any size, shape, color or thickness 1.
Oct 13, 2010
Quick Tip #19: How to Remove Grease Stains from Clothing
Every well-run home is teeming with tricks and shortcuts to keep it humming along. We’re sharing our best quick tips — for cleaning, organizing and repairing stuff at home — to save you time and money. Click through for today’s helpful hint, and links to tons more… Instead of using extra laundry detergent to pre-treat, we turn to our old school friend: WHITE CHALK.
May 14, 2010
How To Make Scented Linen Powder
Don’t pay for extra packaging and products when you can make your own scented linen powder in a few easy steps. Your sheets will thank you. And if you like this, try a laundry booster and stain fighter, or a vinegar rinse to replace your fabric softener. Materials: 2 cups Baking Soda 1 bunch Fresh Herbs or Citrus Peel Oven or Microwave Blender, Electric Spice Grinder or Mortar and Pestle 1 Pint Glass Jar with screw on lid Awl or Hammer and Nail 1.
Feb 23, 2010
How To Clean Your Jeans Without Water (In the Freezer!)
Here’s an oldy but a goody that’s even more relevant now as MORE people are doing it… I recently bought my first pair of “serious” jeans. The reason I know this is because as I was standing at the register about to pay A LOT of money for them, a cool dude who was standing next to me at the register said, “Oh, you’re going to like those.” “Do you have a pair?” I asked him.
Feb 22, 2010
How To Rejuvenate Your Sweaters
We talk a lot about organizing and keeping things tidy. While it’s satisfying to clean your bedroom closet, it’s extra satisfying to to repair any damaged contents within that closet. I had the chance to clean my bedroom closet last week and took the time to polish my shoes, sew some missing buttons on a few blouses, and rejuvenate my sweaters. Properly taking care of the things you have just feels good and gives you new things to wear without spending cash.
Feb 18, 2010
Tips For Using Communal Laundry Facilities
In our apartment building there are 15 units with roughly 40 people in them. On the main floor there are 2 washers and 1 dryer for everyone to share. Needless to say, laundry is always running around our place (even at 6am, which we have found to be the best time to do ours!) and because of it, there are a few tricks and tips we have picked up to insure our laundry turns out clean and timely. Before heading downstairs to run a load of laundry we always fill our Downy Ball with a bit of vinegar.
Feb 3, 2009
How To Fold A Fitted Sheet in 10 Seconds
How To Fold A Fitted Sheet in 10 Seconds
Feb 24, 2017
How To Do Your Laundry Like An Adult
How To Do Your Laundry Like An Adult
Sep 6, 2016