Your Guide to Everything Laundry

How to Hand-Wash Clothes Organize & Clean
If your only clothes-cleaning option is a laundromat, it's surprisingly easy to clean clothes at home instead.
Mar 16, 2020
How to Fold a Fitted Sheet Home Projects
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
How to Wash Dry-Clean-Only Clothes at Home Organize & Clean
If you follow the right steps, you may never need to spend money on a dry cleaner again.
Apr 15, 2020
How to Clean a Front-Loading Washing Machine Organize & Clean
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. If you’ve never taken the time to wash your washer, this task might take you a while (that is, if your machine doesn’t have a self-cleaning option) but will be worth every minute.
Aug 21, 2015
How to Whiten Laundry without Chlorine Bleach Organize & Clean
Many of us have banished chlorine bleach from our homes, as it can irritate the skin, eyes, and lungs, poison fish and insects, and release carcinogenic dioxins during production. Fortunately, there are still plenty of ways keep white linens, socks, and other fabrics sparkling, and you probably already have the necessary ingredients around the house.
Aug 21, 2015
How To Wash A Down Comforter Organize & Clean
Ever wondered if it’s okay to wash your down comforter without taking it to the dry cleaners? You’ve wondered correctly! You can absolutely wash your down comforter sans the pros. All you need is a mild detergent, and a few hours spent at the laundromat. And patience. Did I mention patience? Mild or all-natural detergentTennis ballsExtra large capacity front-loading washing machineExtra large capacity dryer or sunny outdoor space 1.
Nov 6, 2014
How to Store Winter Clothes in the Off-Season Organize & Clean
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
How to Clean Vintage and Recycled Clothes Organize & Clean
The next best thing to scoring a fantastic secondhand find is being able to make it last.
Sep 15, 2021
Laundry Tips for People with Sensitive Skin Organize & Clean
Having sensitive skin isn’t just a health issue; it’s a lifestyle. It can impact what cosmetics you buy and what materials you wear. It can even influence the way you do your laundry.
Oct 4, 2021
The 27 Greatest Laundry Hacks of All Time Organize & Clean
While we can't come do your laundry for you, we can try to make it easier by rounding up a big list of our very favorite hacks, tricks, and techniques for making laundry day go a little bit easier.
Jun 27, 2021
How to Load a Top-Load Washing Machine Organize & Clean
Loading the wrong way can cause laundry items to twist and become entangled, or to create a “dome” or “bubble” in the washer. Here's how to prevent that problem.
Oct 7, 2021
How to Clean a Top-Load Washing Machine Organize & Clean
It had been two years since my machine was cleaned well. Pro tip: Don't wait that long.
Feb 19, 2013
How To Keep Dark Denim from Bleeding Living
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
The Best Way to Wash Gym Clothes Organize & Clean
不需要一个健身房老鼠知道锻炼克洛thes require special cleaning care. Often made of sweat wicking materials like Lycra, spandex, and polyester, it’s not uncommon for our exercise gear—even cotton ones—to get (and stay) stinky. To help you take better care of your beloved gym clothes, we broke down some of the best things you can do to keep your workout gear looking and feeling fresh for longer.
Oct 23, 2018
How to Make Your Own Linen Spray Organize & Clean
Linen spray is one of life’s little luxuries, but you don’t have to have a luxurious budget to make your own. If you’ve got five minutes and a few simple ingredients, you’ve got linen spray! 30 drops essential oil1.5 cups Distilled water3 oz. VodkaSpray bottle (I use a bunch of small spray bottles and keep them all around the house!)Funnel 1. Combine the vodka and distilled water in a jar. 2. Add 30 drops of any combination of essential oils. 3.
Aug 14, 2008
How to Get Oil out of Clothes Organize & Clean
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
How to Get Rid of Red Wine Stains Organize & Clean
Cry over the lost wine, not fear of the stain!
Aug 4, 2014
How to Remove Blood from Fabric Organize & Clean
The first step is: don't panic. The cleaning process isn’t as bad as you think.
May 2, 2020
How to Quickly Remove Lint from Clothes Organize & Clean
You can devote part of your chaotic morning to lint-rolling yourself to perfection, but it helps to have other ideas on deck to get all that cottony debris off you quickly.
Sep 27, 2021
How to Remove Ink Stains Organize & Clean
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
How to Remove Paint from Clothes Organize & Clean
Not all stains are created equal.
Oct 10, 2020
How to Brighten Your Whites without Bleach Home Projects
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 Wash Pillows Home Projects
你还记得上次你洗你的公益诉讼low? 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
How to Make Moth Repellant Organize & Clean
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 Whiten Yellowed Wool Organize & Clean
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