more about: laundry

Never Lose a Sock Again

One of the most frustrating aspects of doing laundry (other than, well, doing laundry) is the number of socks that emerge from the wash without their pair.

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Why New Jeans Stain Your Hands (and Clothes)

Ever noticed that after you wear a new pair of dark jeans, you end up with Indigo dye on your hands, your shirt, your purse, and whatever else comes in contact with your pants? There’s actually a name for this—crocking—and it happens naturally with most denim. (You have to use a lot of ink to get a rich color.) Here’s […]

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How to Get Sunscreen Stains Out of Clothes

You spend all summer diligently applying SPF, and how does the universe thank you? By getting splotchy sunscreen stains all over your clothes. Fortunately, there are a few fixes you can try. One method is to spot-treat the culprit with a mixture of dishwashing liquid and glycerin ($4, walmart.com). Alternatively, try pretreating the blotch with a stain remover, a liquid […]

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How to Remove Mildew Smell From Towels

There’s nothing worse than stepping out of a refreshing shower and drying off with a musty towel.

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A Trick to Help Reduce Laundry

If you have a house full of kids (or houseguests!) use permanent markers to write everyone’s name on clothespins, then attach each clothespin to the appropriate towel.

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How to Keep Whites White

Thought it’s tempting to save time and effort by putting a white blouse back in the closet after a spill-free wear, your whites should always be laundered after each wear.

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How to Remove Ketchup Stains

There are few things that go together like the Fourth of July and a barbecue. But with all those hamburgers and hot dogs, someone’s bound to drip ketchup on their festive attire. Follow these steps to remove any stubborn ketchup stains:

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How to Stretch Shrunken Clothing

There are few laundry nightmares that top shrinking your favorite blouse or sweater. Luckily, in some cases, a few simple steps can remedy the situation and make your garment wearable again.

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How to Wash Gym Clothes

After a sweaty workout you may feel good, but all that perspiration can leave your clothes smelling stinky. Follow these quick laundry tips to cure the stench.

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How to Keep Your White Jeans Clean All Summer

Now that summer has unofficially arrived, it’s time to take your white jeans out of the closet. Here’s how to keep your favorite pair pure all season.

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