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CVS Offers Store Brand Total Home Laundry Products

Thursday April 17, 2014

The CVS Drugstore chain, like many other mass retailers, offers an assortment of store brand laundry products. Under the Total Home brand you can find laundry detergent, fabric softener, stain removers and clothing care items at prices significantly lower than highly promoted name brands like Tide, Wisk, Gain and Purex. But, are they a good value?

About Laundry took a look at several products and found that some worked just as well or better than brand names; while some fell short. Take a look at the product reviews and learn what we found. You may be surprised! (Photo by MML)

Febreze Allergen Reducer Product Review

Wednesday April 16, 2014

Springtime brings pollen and that brings more suffering for many people from allergies. While there are ways to help control indoor allergens by handling laundry correctly, Febreze is offering a new product that offers even more help: Febreze Allergen Reducer Fabric Spray and Febreze Allergen Reducer Air Effects.

Using a cornstarch-based molecule to surround and help trap irritating allergens, the spray helps keep the allergens down and away from your eyes and nose until you can wash the allergens down the drain (or let your dry cleaner flush them out). Take a look at our product review and see if Febreze Allergen Reducer should find a place in your home. (Photo by MML)

How to Remove Easter Egg Dye From Everything But The Eggs

Tuesday April 15, 2014

Dyeing Easter Eggs is one of the great springtime traditions...and one of the messiest. Somehow that dye manages to seep or leap onto shirts and dresses and tablecloths. But with just a little quick action, you can remove all the traces. And, to take care of all the other Easter stains like grassy knees from the egg hunt or yellow pollen stains from the Easter lily and the chocolate bunny dribbles, just follow these tips. (Photo: Photodisc for Getty Images)

Monday Laundry Day Q and A: What Causes Black Flakes on Freshly Washed Clothes?

Monday April 14, 2014

Every week I get questions from readers about how to handle laundry stains and problems. I'm sure that many of us have experienced the same problems and asked the same questions. So, I'm sharing a Laundry Q and A every Monday, the traditional laundry day. Hope you find it helpful!

Q: I am getting black flakes showing up on freshly washed loads of clothes. What is causing this?

A: The black flakes are a combination of body soil and detergent/fabric softener residue in your washer. To take care of the problem, you need to....Read more

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