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Help! My Colors Ran in the Laundry!
Learn how to remove dye and color bleeding from clothes.
Learn How to Banish Pit Stains on Shirts!
How to remove yellow underarm stains on clothes.
Vinegar - Laundry's Miracle Worker
How to use distilled white vinegar in the laundry to whiten, brighten, reduce odor and soften clothes.
The Easiest Way to Clean Your Sneakers
How to safely wash and clean athletic shoes and sneakers.
Why Are My Shirts Stiff Under the Arms?
Learn how to remove underarm Stains on Dark Shirts
How to Remove Ink Stains From Leather
How to remove ink stains from leather clothes, shoes and bags.
How to Get Rust Stains Out of Your Clothes
Learn how to remove rust stains from different types of fabric. Learn to recognize rust stains before removing stain.
Help! No Clean Clothes and I'm Out Of Laundry...
If you are out of laundry detergent and you must wash clothes, there are alternatives you can use in a pinch.
How to Remove Hair Dye Stains From Clothes
We don't always get just the right hair color on our heads but hair dye stains are never appropriate on our clothes! Learn how to remove hair dye stains.
Don't Want to Look Like Your Pet? Remove Pet...
Learn How to Remove Pet Hair from Clothes.
Learn to Whiten Those Yellowed Clothes and Linens
Keeping white clothes white is sometimes a challenge. Learn how to whiten yellowed, gray or dingy clothes and linens.
How to Get Rid of Lint in Your Laundry
How to Reduce and Remove Laundry Lint on Clothes.
How to Wash and Remove Baseball Uniform Stains
Baseball may be America's favorite pastime but not the stains that it brings. Learn how to keep baseball uniforms looking their best.
Lost Your Washer or Dryer Manual? Find it Here
How to find washer dryer iron steamer appliance manuals.
The Right Way to Wash Your Baseball Cap
Baseball caps are both fashionable and utilitarian. Learn how to launder caps and keep them looking their best.
Enterovirus? Flu? Avoid Transmission By Doing...
If you have clothing or linens that have been exposed to bacteria or body fluids, disinfecting the laundry is important to prevent spreading disease. Learn how to disinfect laundry correctly and safely.
Can You Use HE Laundry Detergent in a Regular...
One of the newest laundry detergent formulas is HE or high-efficiency detergent. Learn more about HE detergent and when it can be used.
Natural Gas or Electric Clothes Dryer - Which...
Should you buy a natural gas or electric clothes dryer? Compare features, costs and installation needs.
How to Remove Stubborn Sticker Residue From...
Stickers are usually easy to remove from clothes until they go through the washer and dryer. Learn how to remove the residue.
How Do You Choose the Right Iron Temperature?
Learn to select the correct iron temperature when ironing clothes and linens. Different fabrics require different iron temperatures.
Top or Front Load: Which Type of Washer is Best?
It's time to buy a new washer. Which do you choose: the traditional top load or one of the high-efficiency front or top load washers?
How to Remove Oily Stains From Your Clothes
How to remove oil stains - cooking oil, mechanics oil or automotive oil from clothes.
How to Remove Perspiration Stains and Odor from...
Learn how to remove sweat and perspiration stains and odor from clothes.
How to Stop Dye Bleeding in Clothes
Learn how to stop dye bleeding from clothes.
How to Care For Clothes Made Of Modal Fabric
Definition of modal fabric and how to care for modal clothes.
How to Remove Salt Stains From Shoes
How to remove winter salt stains from shoes.
Help! A Red Sock Bled on my White Laundry!
How do I remove dye transfer from clothes
Oops! How To Remove Paint Stains from Clothes
Learn how to remove latex and oil-based paint from clothes.
What Is HE Laundry Detergent And Do You Need It?
Learn about HE (high efficiency) laundry detergent and how to use it.
Don't Fret: You May Be Able To Save That...
Accidents happen and sweaters shrink. Learn the best ways to save a shrunken wool sweater.
5 Reasons to Keep Baking Soda in Your Laundry...
Baking soda will boost detergent performance, soften clothes, clean an iron and control detergent suds.
How to Clean Your Washing Machine Lint Trap
Washers have lint traps just like dryers. Learn to locate and clean out the washer lint trap to prevent laundry lint.
Why is My Front Load Washer So Smelly?
Learn why front load washer can smell so bad and how to correct the problem.
5 Things to Consider Before Buying a Washing...
Tips for selecting the right washer for your home. Should you get a top-load machine or a front-load machine? What size washer should you buy?
How to Remove Nail Polish From Clothes
Learn how to remove nail polish stains from different types of fabric.
From A To Z - How To Remove Stains From Clothes
How to remove stains from clothes in the laundry.
Got Wrinkles? How To Iron Clothes Without An...
Learn how to Iron Without An Ironing Board
What Is The Capacity Of My Washer?
How to calculate the capacity of a washer tub.
Banish Dingy Laundry Forever
Learn how to restore dingy or yellowed white clothes and keep white clothes white in the laundry.
Will A Ventless Clothes Dryer Work For Me?
Should you buy a vented or ventless clothes dryer? Learn how ventless clothes dryer work.
Help! Why Is My Washer Leaking?
How to Identify Causes of Washer Leaks.
How Can I Keep My Clothes From Shrinking and...
Learn how to prevent clothes from shrinking and stretching.
Find the Best Laundry Detergent for Septic...
Learn about the Best Laundry Detergents for Septic Systems.
Get Rid of What's Eating Your Clothes
How to control carpet beetles that are eating your clothes.
Washer Cycles Demystified: How to Choose the...
Learn How to Select the Correct Washer Cycle for Clothes.
How to Prevent And Remove Pilling on Your Clothes
Shave a sweater? Learn how to remove lint balls and pilling on sweaters.
How To Remove Ugly Mildew Stains From Clothes
Mildew stains can permanently damage clothes. Learn how to remove the fungus and mildew odor from clothes.
How to Wash and Clean Foam Bed Pillows
Bed pillows should be cleaned regularly. Learn how to clean foam bed pillows.
Suncreen Belongs On Your Skin Not Your Clothes...
Sunscreen is great for the skin but not for our clothes. Learn how to remove the brown stains that appear on clothes from sunscreen
How to Make Homemade Laundry Starch and Sizing...
How to Make Homemade Laundry Starch and Sizing for Ironing
Why Won't My Dryer Work? Troubleshooting Guide
A troubleshooting guide for clothes dryers that won't work correctly.
How to Take Care of Vinyl and Rubber Clothes
How to care for vinyl and rubber. Stain removal and laundry recommendations for vinyl and rubber fabrics.
How to Remove Embarrassing Deodorant Strips on...
How to remove deodorant stripes on clothes.
How To Sort Laundry Before Washing - Do It Right!
Simple steps for sorting laundry by fabric type, color and weight.
Help! I Spilled Gas On My Clothes
Gasoline and diesel fuel are not only dangerous on your clothes, they can be difficult stains and odors to remove. Learn how to remove the stains safely.
How to Remove Stains from Suede Leather
Suede is an expensive leather that is used in clothing. Learn how to remove stains and keep suede soft and supple.
10 Rules for Successful Stain Removal on Clothes
Stain removal in the laundry room is important. There are basic techniques to remember before tackling any stains in the laundry.
DIY Dryer Troubleshooting and Repairs To Save A...
Learn DIY clothes dryer troubleshooting and repair tips to save the expense of a service call.
How To Select the Best Cycle On Your Clothes...
Learn How to Select the Correct Dryer Cycle for clothes.
Clean Your Washer To Have Clean Laundry
Learn how to clean a clothes washer and remove odor.
Get Rid of Perfume Odors on Clothes
Perfume is lovely until it is too strong and lingers on your clothes. Learn how to remove perfume odors from clothes.
Laundry 101: The Basics of Doing Laundry
Steps to take before you tackle laundry duty. What kind of fabric are you working with? What detergent should you use? What kind of stains do you have? What stain remover should you use?
DIY Washer Repair Tips To Prevent A Service Call
DIY tips to try before you call a washer repairman.
How to Clean a Stinky Front Load Washing Machine
How to Clean a Front Load Washer for Best Results.
Laundry 101: The Right Way to Do Your Laundry
Learn the basic steps for how to do laundry - sort clothes, wash clothes, dry clothes.
What Is Oxygen Bleach and How Do I Use It For...
Definition of oxygen bleach. What is laundry oxygen bleach?
12 Laundry Detergents for People with Allergies...
Best Detergents For Those With Asthma and Allergies - Fragrance and Dye Free Laundry Detergents
Don't Let Mold and Mildew Ruin Your Leather...
Mildew and mold can cause permanent damage to leather clothes and shoes. Learn how to remove mold and mildew safely and effectively from leather.
Is Your Laundry Routine Making Your Allergies...
Your laundry routine can make indoor allergies worse or better.
How to Remove Stubborn Mascara Stains From...
How do I Remove Mascara Stains from Clothes
How To Remove Lipstick Traces From Clothes
How do I Remove Lipstick Stains from Clothes
How to Handle Stains on Silk Clothes
Silk garments are delicate and require special care to keep them looking their best.
Hard Water Laundry Problems? Here's What to Do
Hard water or water filled with minerals can cause problems in the laundry. Learn how to treat and prevent laundry disasters.
7 Ways to Keep Dark Clothes from Fading
Learn how to prevent dark colors from fading in the laundry.
Save \$\$\$: Clean Last Year's School Backpack
Learn how to clean all types of backpacks.
Get the Best Results From Laundry Bleach
Learn how to correctly and safely use chlorine and oxygen bleach in the laundry. How to get the best results from using bleach on laundry.
How to Remove Super Glue and Nail Glue Spills...
Learn super glue and nail glue stain removal tips for your clothes.
Why Are There Holes In My Clothes?
Do you have holes appearing in your clothes? Learn what can cause the problem and how to prevent future holes.
How To Wash Hand Knit Hats, Scarves and Sweaters
How to launder and care for hand knit sweaters, vests, hats, scarves, mittens and socks.
Are You Using Single Dose Laundry Pods Correctly?
Learn how to use single dose laundry detergent correctly.
What Do Those Flashing Numbers On My Whirlpool...
Deciphering the Whirlpool Cabrio Washer fault codes will help you troubleshoot problems and do repairs.
Save the Cider Vinegar for Cooking - Use White...
Can I Use Cider Vinegar In The Laundry? Cider or Distilled White Vinegar?
The Right Way to Care for Crocheted Items
Crocheted items, whether made with cotton, wool or acrylic yarn, take lots of time and effort. Learn how to take care of them to make them last for years.
Accidents Happen - How To Remove Blood Stains...
Blood stains are unsightly but can be removed easily if treated early. Learn how to remove blood stains safely and correctly.
Should New Clothes Be Washed Before Wearing?
New clothes should be washed before wearing to prevent allergic reactions. It is important to wash all baby clothes and linen before using.
Hey Guys! Learn How Often to Wash Your Clothes
Should mens clothes be washed after every wearing? Learn when to wash mens clothes and how to reduce the amount of laundry each week.
Clean Up Outdoor Fabric Furniture
Outdoor cushions, pillows, canopies and umbrellas take lots of abuse from use and outdoor weather and need to be cleaned to remove dirt and stains.
Is My Laundry Detergent Still Good?
Many of us stock up on laundry supplies when they are on sale. How long can you keep detergent before it expires?
Your Quilt Can Become An Heirloom By Cleaning...
Quilts are time-consuming to make so learn how to wash and care for handmade quilts and wall hangings.
Keep Your Swimsuit Looking Great All Summer Long
How to Wash and Care for a swimsuit.
How To Remove Ballpoint Ink Stains From Clothes
How do I Remove Ballpoint Ink from Clothes.
Help! My Clothes Smell Like Cigarettes
Stale cigarette smoke isn't pleasant in clothes and the odor can be hard to remove. Learn how to return freshness to your clothes.
Is Your Laundry Routine Spreading Athlete's...
Learn how to prevent the spread of Athlete's Foot from infected socks and towels in laundry.
Your Guide to Cleaning UGG Boots
How to Clean Sheepskin or UGG Boots.
How to Deal with Bed Bugs in Your Laundry
Learn how to handle laundry properly after a bed bug infestation to help remove bed bugs and prevent reinfestation.
How to Keep Your Natural Fur Coat Looking Its...
Natural fur coats need extra care and with some special attention can last for generations.
How to Properly Wash and Reshape Sweaters
Learn the best way to keep your sweaters looking great by hand-washing and reshaping each sweater.
Keep Grandma's Quilt Looking Its Best
Learn how to clean, remove stains and care for antique, heirloom and vintage quilts.
Go Green In Your Front Load Washer
Can Natural Detergent Boosters Be Used in HE Washers?
How to Reduce Wrinkles in Your Clothes
Learn how to reduce wrinkles in clothes and laundry.
How To Remove Self Tanner Stains From Clothes
How to Remove Self Tanner Stains from Clothes - Self-Tanner Stain Removal
How To Remove Sharpie Ink Stains From Clothes
Permanent ink is not always permanent on clothes. With some quick action, you may be able to remove the stains.
Leaky Pen or Scribbling Kid? How to Remove Ink...
Ink stains are simple to remove if caught early. Learn the tips for ink stain removal.
Prevent the Itch - How to Wash Poison Ivy...
Clothes that have been exposed to poison ivy must be handled carefully to prevent spreading the oils that cause a rash to other clothes.
Does Your Washer Shake, Rattle and Roll?
Learn how to level a washer that shakes, shakes, shakes. Stop washer walking today!
How To Wash and Clean A Foam Mattress
How to Clean a Foam Mattress Pad, Yoga Mat or Exercise Pad.
Is Your Jersey Ready For Some Football?
How to care for a team jersey and repair peeling letters.
Are You Getting the Most From Bleach in the...
Learn how to use chlorine bleach effectively and safely in the laundry.
What Are These Grease Spots That Appear On...
Those grease spots that appear on clothes after coming out of the dryer are actually from dryer sheets and fabric softener. Learn how to remove the stains.
Help! I Scorched My Shirt While Ironing
Ironing with heat that is too high can leave scorch marks on natural fibers. Learn how to remove the scorch marks.
How to Get Chewing Gum Out of Your Clothes
Learn how to easily remove chewing or bubble gum from clothes and linens.
Tips To Get The Best Results From Your Front...
Learn How to Get the Best from Your Front Load Washer.
Why Is My Washer Ruining My Clothes?
A troubleshooting guide for laundry and washer problems.
What's Eating Your Clothes?
Silverfish can destroy books but also many natural fibers in clothes.
Troubleshoot Whirlpool Cabrio Washer Problems
Troubleshooting Whirlpool Cabrio washer problems and repairs.
What to Consider Before Buying an Ironing Board
Tips for buying an ironing board. What type of ironing board is best for your home?
Funky Odors? Are Your Bath Towels Really Clean?
Learn how to be sure that your towels are completely clean.
Everything You Need To Know About Tide Pods
Tide Pods Laundry Detergent - About.com Laundry Guide Product Review
How To Keep Your Faux Fur Coats And Trim...
How to Clean Faux Fur Coats and Trim - Care of Fake Fur
How To Make Your Own Fabric Freshener - It's A...
Commercial fabric refreshers are expensive. Learn how to make homemade fabric freshener.
How To Get Rid of Yellow Nicotine Stains and...
Cigarettes can, of course, cause burn holes in clothes. But they can also leave yellow nicotine stains on clothes and drapes and linens. Learn how to remove the yellow cigarette smoke stains.
Use Vinegar To Reduce Sweat Odor and Stains on...
Learn how to use white distilled vinegar to reduce sweat odor and stains on clothes.
How to Safely Wash An Electric Blanket or...
How to Wash An Electric Blanket or Mattress Pad - Electric Blanket Care
How To Wash and Dry Polyester-Filled Bed Pillows
How to Clean Polyester Filled Bed Pillows
Laundry After Head Lice
Head lice are never a welcome site. Once you've treated all the heads of the household lean how to handle head lice infected laundry.
How to Wash and Dry Feather Bed Pillows
Feather bed pillows are soft and comfy but need to be cleaned regularly. Learn how to wash and dry feather pillows.
Skip The Chlorine Bleach With Green Alternatives
If you dislike using chlorine bleach for health or environmental reason, there are green alternatives to help you in the laundry.
Should You Use Rit Color Remover to Lighten...
Rit Color Remover is a first step in dyeing fabrics a new color and removing accidental dye transfers on white clothing.
How to Remove Tough Grease Stains From Clothes
Learn how to remove grease stains from clothes and linens in the laundry room.
How to Remove Stains From Your Favorite Necktie
How to clean, remove stains, iron and care for a necktie.
Hot, Warm or Cold Water for Laundry?
Read the care labels on each piece of clothing. You'll find the information you need to choose both your water temperature and the type of washing cycle.
Left Your Lip Balm In A Pocket and It Melted?...
Lip balm stick in the dryer, how do I remove the stains from clothes?
Homemade Wool Wash: Easy To Make Detergent...
About.com Laundry shares how to make Homemade Detergent for Wool Clothes and Linens.
What's The Best Way To Iron Wool Clothes?
Wool is a natural fiber and needs special ironing care to keep it looking great for many years.
The Top 6 Clothes Steamers for Wrinkle-Free...
About.com Laundry product profile of the top travel clothes steamers.
Are Your White Clothes Fifty Shades of Gray?
How to Whiten Dingy White Clothes
How to Remove Glow Stick Stains From Clothes
Glow sticks are great for parties and camping but not when they break and leak onto your clothes and bedding. Learn how to remove glow stick stains.
Be Wrinkle Free With The 5 Top Clothes Steamers
About.com Laundry product profile of five top clothes steamers.
Help! What's Wrong With My Washer?
A troubleshooting guide for washer problems.
Learn How To Remove Ink Stains From Clothes and...
Remove Ink Stains From Clothes and Leather - Best Ink Stain Removal
Everything You Need to Know About Rit Dye
Rit Dye has been a laundry product for nearly one hundred years. Read a review of Rit Liquid Dye and Rit Dye Fixative.
Proudly Fly A Bright and Clean American Flag
Keeping our flag looking its best is a big responsibility. Fortunately, it is easy to keep the Red, White and Blue flying clean and proudly.
DIY Dry Cleaning: Pros, Cons, and Tips
Tips for using dry cleaning kits at home. Is DIY dry cleaning the right choice for your clothes?
Headed to Camp or College? How to Label Your...
How to Label Clothes - Five Ways.
Ironing Linen Clothes: Tips and Tricks
Linen should be ironed with a good quality steam iron while it is damp, if you choose to iron at all.
10 Tips for Hanging Laundry on a Clothesline
Learn how to hang clothes properly on a clothesline. Line drying clothing is energy efficient, more gentle on clothing and good exercise.
Keep Your Pet's Bed Clean and Fresh
How to Wash Pet Bedding Laundry.
Can Homemade Detergent Be Used in HE Washers?
Can Homemade Detergent Be Used in HE Washers?
How to Remove Candle Wax from Your Clothes
How do I Remove Candle Wax Stains from Clothes.

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