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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. Days of dirty clothes go by until suddenly your closet is empty and your hamper is holding on for dear life… but you can handle it, right?

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Posted on Mar 9, 2018

3 Amazon Deals That Make Cleaning A Little Less Of A Chore — Amazon Deal of the Day

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. Today, three Amazon deals are perfect for stepping up your cleaning game.

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Posted on Mar 9, 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?! Many of us throw all caution to the wind, tossing everything together in the washer and dryer, and crossing our fingers for the best, but its better to know when we should heed those shout-y tags and when it’s okay to ignore them.

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Posted on Feb 14, 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.

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Posted on Feb 8, 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. I recently decided to try out a laundry folding device, and not only did it give me the linen closet I’ve been missing but, much to my surprise, it transformed my entire laundry routine.

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Posted on 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.

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Posted on 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. Things like cleaning the lint tray or leaving coins in your pockets can lead to pretty much anywhere from minor damage to, uh… actual house fires, so don’t underestimate the value of double-checking before you hit start on your machine.

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Posted on Oct 4, 2017

Does Your Shirt Hem Flip Up? There’s a Simple Way to Fix It

It’s a problem everyone who does laundry knows all too well: The shirt hem that flips up and stays up, seemingly forever. You spend 90 percent of your day tugging away at the bottom of your shirt in an attempt at staying kempt, whatever that means. Maybe you make an attempt to iron it with your dress clothes—a lot of work for a basic tee. But then, the shirt hem is like a stubborn curl: one go through the wash and it’s back to its old ways.

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Posted on Oct 4, 2017

Is it OK to Wash Cleaning Supplies and Clothes Together? We Have the Answer

(Image credit: Heather Keeling)

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?

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Posted on 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?

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Posted on Jun 19, 2017

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