How to Do Laundry: Fabrics, Stain Removal & More
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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
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 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
The Complete Guide on How to Buy Bath Towels
Your spa-like experience starts here.
Jan 19, 2021
20 Home Finds AT Readers Couldn’t Stop Buying in 2020—Starting at $5
Shopping
Get ready to add them to your own space.
Dec 28, 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
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
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
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
10 Drying Racks to Spare Your Clothes and Save Energy on Laundry Day
We found stylish and effective options.
Jun 3, 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
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
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
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
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 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
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.
Apr 9, 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
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
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
5 Things You Shouldn’t Be Doing When You Use Laundry Detergent
For as often as we use laundry detergent to keep our washables clean, we might be making silly mistakes.
Mar 5, 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
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
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.
Feb 27, 2020