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Vinegar - Laundry's Miracle Worker
How to use distilled white vinegar in the laundry to whiten, brighten, reduce odor and soften clothes.
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.
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.
How to Remove Ink Stains From Clothes and Leather
How to remove all types of ink stains from clothes - ball point ink, permanent ink and washable marker stains.
Why Are My Shirts Stiff Under the Arms?
Learn how to remove underarm Stains on Dark Shirts
The Easiest Way to Clean Your Sneakers
How to safely wash and clean athletic shoes and sneakers.
5 Reasons to Keep Baking Soda in Your Laundry...
Baking soda will boost detergent performance, soften clothes, clean an iron and control detergent suds.
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.
What is Modal And How Do I Wash Modal Clothes?
Definition of modal fabric and how to care for modal clothes.
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.
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
Are You Using The Right Iron Temperature?
Learn to select the correct iron temperature when ironing clothes and linens. Different fabrics require different iron temperatures.
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.
DIY Washer Repair Tips To Prevent A Service Call
DIY tips to try before you call a washer repairman.
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.
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.
Enterovirus? Flu? Avoid Transmission By Doing...
For laundry that has been exposed to bacteria or body fluids, disinfecting is important to prevent spreading disease. Learn how to disinfect laundry.
Learn to Whiten Those Yellowed Clothes and Linens
Learn how to whiten yellowed, gray or dingy clothes and linens.
Is Your Laundry Routine Making Your Allergies...
Your laundry routine can make indoor allergies worse or better.
Oops! How to Remove Paint Stains From Clothes,...
Remove all types of paint stains from clothes, carpets and upholstery. Learn how to remove water-based or oil-based stains in your home.
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.
Help! A Red Sock Bled on my White Laundry
How do I remove dye transfer from clothes
How to Remove Perspiration Stains and Odor from...
Learn how to remove sweat and perspiration stains and odor from white and colored clothes.
Get Rid of What's Eating Your Clothes
How to get rid of pests - moths, carpet beetles, silverfish, cockroaches, crickets, termites - that are eating and ruining your clothes.
What Do Those Flashing Numbers On My Whirlpool...
Deciphering the Whirlpool Cabrio Washer fault codes will help you troubleshoot problems and do repairs.
How to Stop Dye Bleeding in Clothes
Learn how to stop dye bleeding from clothes.
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 Get Rid of Lint in Your Laundry
How to Reduce and Remove Laundry Lint on Clothes.
How to Remove Oily Stains From Your Clothes
How to remove oil stains - cooking oil, mechanics oil or automotive oil - from clothes.
Find the Best Laundry Detergent for Septic...
Learn about the Best Laundry Detergents for Septic Systems.
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 Can I Keep My Clothes From Shrinking and...
Learn how to prevent clothes from shrinking and stretching.
Oops! How to Remove Nail Polish From Clothes
Learn how to remove nail polish stains from different types of fabric.
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.
What Is HE Laundry Detergent And Do You Need It?
Learn about HE (high efficiency) laundry detergent and how to use it.
Washer Cycles Demystified: How to Choose the...
Learn How to Select the Correct Washer Cycle for Clothes.
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.
Why is My Front Load Washer So Smelly?
Learn why front load washer can smell so bad and how to correct the problem.
Got Wrinkles? How To Iron Clothes Without An...
Learn how to Iron Without An Ironing Board
Don't Want to Look Like Your Pet? Remove Pet...
Learn How to Remove Pet Hair from Clothes.
7 Ways to Keep Dark Clothes from Fading
Learn how to prevent dark colors from fading in the laundry.
What Is The Load Capacity Of My Clothes Washer?
How to calculate the capacity of a washer tub.
Are You Using Single Dose Laundry Pods Correctly?
Learn how to use single dose laundry detergent correctly.
How to Clean a Stinky Front Load Washing Machine
How to Clean a Front Load Washer for Best Results.
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.
Lost Your Washer or Dryer Manual? Find it Here
How to find washer dryer iron steamer appliance manuals.
From A To Z - How To Remove Stains From Clothes
How to remove stains from clothes in the laundry.
Keep Your Swimsuit Looking Great All Summer Long
How to Wash and Care for a swimsuit.
Will A Ventless Clothes Dryer Work For Me?
Should you buy a vented or ventless clothes dryer? Learn how ventless clothes dryer work.
Become A Laundry Stain Removal Master
Stain removal in the laundry room is important. Use these basic techniques before tackling any stains on clothes and linens.
9 DIY Laundry Products - You May Never Buy...
Making your own laundry detergent, fabric softener and other products will save money and last minute dashes to the store.
Natural Gas or Electric Clothes Dryer: Which is...
Should you buy a natural gas or electric clothes dryer? Compare features, costs and installation needs.
How To Select the Best Cycle On Your Clothes...
Learn How to Select the Correct Dryer Cycle for clothes.
How to Do Laundry In 10 Easy Steps
Laundry 101. Learn how to do laundry in ten easy steps.
Go Green In Your Front Load Washer
Can Natural Detergent Boosters Be Used in HE Washers?
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.
Help! Why Is My Washer Leaking?
How to Identify Causes of Washer Leaks.
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.
How to Remove Embarrassing Deodorant Strips on...
How to remove deodorant stripes on clothes.
How to Handle Stains on Silk Clothes
Silk garments are delicate and require special care to keep them looking their best.
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.
Banish Dingy White Laundry Forever
Learn how to restore dingy or yellowed white clothes and keep white clothes white in the laundry.
How To Remove Lipstick Traces From Your Collar...
Remove Lipstick Stains from Clothes and Linens
What Is Oxygen Bleach and How Do I Use It For...
Definition of oxygen bleach. What is laundry oxygen bleach?
Why Won't My Dryer Work? Troubleshooting Guide
A troubleshooting guide for clothes dryers that won't work correctly.
Do You Really Know How to Use 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.
Remove The Toughest Grease Stains From Clothes
Learn how to remove grease stains from clothes and linens in the laundry room.
Save \$\$\$: Clean Last Year's School Backpack
Learn how to clean all types of backpacks.
Troubleshoot Whirlpool Cabrio Washer Problems
Troubleshooting Whirlpool Cabrio washer problems and repairs.
Are You Using Laundry Bleach Correctly?
6 Tips on how to use chlorine bleach effectively and safely in the laundry.
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.
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.
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 Super Glue and Nail Glue Spills...
Learn how to remove super glue and nail glue stains from your clothes.
Headed to Camp or College? How to Label Your...
Learn five ways to label clothes for camp, college or travel.
How to Remove Stubborn Mascara Stains From...
How do I Remove Mascara Stains from Clothes
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.
How to Prevent And Remove Pilling on Your Clothes
Shave a sweater? Learn how to remove lint balls and pilling on sweaters.
Help! What's Wrong With My Washer?
A troubleshooting guide for washer problems.
Clean Your Washer To Have Clean Laundry
Learn how to clean a clothes washer and remove odor.
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 Your Jersey Ready For Some Football?
How to care for a team jersey and repair peeling letters.
Bronze Yourself - Not Your Clothes and Towels
How to Remove Self Tanner Stains from Clothes and Linens.
How To Sort Laundry Before Washing - Do It Right!
Simple steps for sorting laundry by fabric type, color and weight.
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.
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.
Dryer Sheets Can Kill Your Cats and Dogs
Laundry dryer sheets and fabric softeners can poison cats and dogs. Learn laundry room safety tips for your best friend.
12 Laundry Detergents for People with Allergies...
Best Detergents For Those With Asthma and Allergies - Fragrance and Dye Free Laundry Detergents
Sneezing? 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.
Tips To Get The Best Results From Your Front...
Learn How to Get the Best from Your Front Load Washer.
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.
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.
Is Your Laundry Routine Spreading Athlete's...
Learn how to prevent the spread of Athlete's Foot from infected socks and towels in laundry.
How to Wash and Clean Foam Bed Pillows
Bed pillows should be cleaned regularly. Learn how to clean foam bed pillows.
Keep Grandma's Quilt Looking Its Best
Learn how to clean, remove stains and care for antique, heirloom and vintage quilts.
What Are You Wearing? Fabrics A to Z
For better laundry results, you need to understand Clothing Fabric labels.
How To Wash and Clean A Foam Mattress or Yoga Mat
How to Clean a Foam Mattress Pad, Yoga Mat or Exercise Pad.
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?
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.
Glowing In the Dark? Remove Glow Stick Stains...
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.
How to Reduce Wrinkles in Your Clothes
Learn how to reduce wrinkles in clothes and laundry.
How To Wash Hand Knit Hats, Scarves and Sweaters
How to launder and care for hand knit sweaters, vests, hats, scarves, mittens and socks.
Need A New Washer? Get The One That's Right For...
Looking for a new washer? Learn how to select the best washing machine for your family.
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.
Why Is My Washer Ruining My Clothes?
A troubleshooting guide for laundry and washer problems.
If You Have Rusty Water, You Have Laundry...
Iron bacteria or rust in water can cause laundry problems. Learn how to treat and prevent problems.
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.
Organic Methods To Get Rid Of Critters Eating...
Learn how to control clothes-eating pests like moths, cockroaches, silverfish, firebrats, beetles, crickets and termites without chemical insecticides.
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.
Moving? Be Sure Your Washer Survives The Trip
How to disconnect and move a washer washing machine.
Help! A Pen Exploded In My Washer Or Dryer
Learn how to remove the ink from a washer or dryer before it does any damage.
Spill? Learn How To Remove Food Coloring Stains...
Learn How to Remove Food Coloring Stains from Clothes.
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.
What's Eating Your Clothes?
The black carpet beetle is one of many insects that can harm your clothes. Learn all about what is eating your clothes and how to get rid of them.
How To Get Rid of Yellow Nicotine Stains and...
Cigarettes can leave yellow nicotine stains on clothes and drapes and linens. Learn how to remove the yellow cigarette smoke stains.
How To Wash and Dry Polyester-Filled Bed Pillows
How to Clean Polyester Filled Bed Pillows
Learn How To Remove Butter Stains on Clothes
How to Remove Butter or Margarine Stains from clothes.
Hot, Warm or Cold Water for Laundry?
Use the right water temperature in your washer to get the best laundry results.
Everything You Need To Know About Tide Pods
Tide Pods Laundry Detergent - About.com Laundry Guide Product Review
Are Your Bed Linens Really Clean?
How to wash sheets, pillows, quilts, blankets and mattress pads.
How to Keep Your Natural Fur Coat Looking Its...
Natural fur coats need extra care and with some special attention can last for generations.
Is My Homemade Detergent Safe To Use In My...
Learn how to get the best results with homemade detergents in your high-efficiency washer.
What to Consider Before Buying an Ironing Board
Tips for buying an ironing board. What type of ironing board is best for your home?
Keep Your Laundry Room Mold Free
How to prevent and control mold growth in the laundry room.
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.
Does Your Washer Shake, Rattle and Roll?
Learn how to level a washer that shakes, shakes, shakes. Stop washer walking today!
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 Remove Mango Stains From Clothes
How do I Remove Mango Stains from Clothes
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.
Funky Odors? Stiff and Scratchy? Are Your Bath...
Learn how to be sure that your towels are completely clean.
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.
How to Properly Wash and Reshape Sweaters
Learn the best way to keep your sweaters looking great by hand-washing and reshaping each sweater.
Which Detergent is Best? Liquid, Powder or...
Should you use powder or liquid laundry detergent? How to choose a laundry detergent for your family's needs.
Are Your White Clothes Fifty Shades of Gray?
How to Whiten Dingy White Clothes
6 Points To Score A Clean Football Uniform
Learn how to remove stains from football uniforms and how to keep them looking great.
Have a Double Goof? Remove Correction Fluid...
Correction fluid is a wonderful office supply until it lands on your clothes. Learn how to remove the stains.
Keep Your Pet's Bed Clean and Fresh Safely
How to Wash Pet Bedding Laundry.
Why Are My Clothes Shrinking? (I Have Not...
Learn what factors cause shrinking and stretching of clothes.
How to Remove Cat Urine Stains and Odor From...
We love our cats but not their urine or spraying. Learn how to remove the odor before it happens again!
Laundry Tips to Help Keep Your Septic Tank...
Tips for doing laundry and using a washer on a septic tank system.
The Top 6 Clothes Steamers for Wrinkle-Free...
About.com Laundry product profile of the top travel clothes steamers.
After The Bubble Bursts: How to Get Gum Off...
Learn how to easily remove chewing or bubble gum from clothes and linens.
I Don't Know What Caused This Stain On My Shirt...
How to remove mystery laundry stains from clothes.
All about High-Efficiency Clothes Washers
What are HE Washers and how do they work? Should I buy a high-efficiency washer?
6 Reasons to Not Dry Your Clothes Outside
Line drying is an energy-saving method in the laundry. But, there are some good reasons to not dry your clothes outside. Learn more.
Keep Your Straw Cowboy Hat Looking Great
How to Clean a Straw Cowboy Hat to keep it looking great.
Keep Your Leather Handbag Looking Stylish
Learn how to remove dirt and stains from leather and faux leather handbags.
How Does My Front Load Washer Work With So...
Learn How Front Load Washers Work.
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