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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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.
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.
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.
When you’re trying to get out of the house in a hurry, there’s few things more frustrating than spilling makeup on your freshly laundered blouse. Hopefully this trick will keep you from sending your shirt right back to the dry cleaner and running to the closet for an impromptu change.
So to preserve colors and protect the environment, you’ve switched to cold water for the majority of your laundry. But—there’s always a but, isn’t there?—sometimes your clothes still smell once they’ve been through the wash. Now what do you do? As you might have guessed, while cold water does get your clothes clean, it isn’t always as effective at removing smells […]
I started out my day by spilling coffee on my blouse. Not exactly what I was hoping for in a Thursday, but thankfully we have home editors who know about the latest and greatest in stain removal tools. Thanks to Stephanie Sisco, our wonderful assistant editor, I now know about Tide To Go Stain Erasers. They are pretty much the […]
If you have a plastic shower curtain liner behind your cloth curtain in your bathroom, take the time this weekend to run it through the wash. Both curtains can go through your washing machine (barring a dry clean only tag on your cloth curtain). When washing the plastic liner, use warm water and add a few small soft items in […]
It’s April, which means spring showers will be here shortly. You know you’re not supposed to wear suede in the rain—but it’s so tempting! The material is ideal for this in-between weather. So here’s a 3-step plan to follow should your favorite suede garment accidentally get soaked. 1. Let the jacket dry fully at room temperature. Be patient! This can […]
We all know that cedar blocks are better than moth balls (no chemical stink for one thing!), but did you know lavender sachets might even be better than cedar? One reason is that lavender will actually last longer than those cedar blocks or rings which will become less effective after about three months as their scent starts to fade. Lavender, […]