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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.
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.
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.
Miracle Laundry Product - White Vinegar
Inexpensive white distilled vinegar can be used in the laundry to whiten, brighten, reduce odor and remove mildew without harsh chemicals. Here's how.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
How to Stop Dye Bleeding in Clothes
Learn how to stop Dye Bleeding from clothes.
How to Get Rid of Lint in Your Laundry
How to Reduce and Remove Laundry Lint on Clothes.
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 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.
Natural Gas or Electric Clothes Dryer - Which...
Should you buy a natural gas or electric clothes dryer? Compare features, costs and installation needs.
Lost Your Washer or Dryer Manual? Find it Here
How to find washer dryer iron steamer appliance manuals.
How to Remove Perspiration Stains and Odor from...
Learn how to remove sweat and perspiration stains and odor from clothes.
Help! A Red Sock Bled on my White Laundry!
How do I remove dye transfer from clothes
Laundry 101: The Right Way to Do Your Laundry
Learn the basic steps for how to do laundry - sort clothes, wash clothes, dry clothes.
Oops! How To Remove Paint Stains from Clothes
Learn how to remove latex and oil-based paint from clothes.
Why is My Front Load Washer So Smelly?
Why Front Load Washers Smell Bad.
How to Prevent And Remove Pilling on Your Clothes
Shave a sweater? Learn how to remove lint balls and pilling on sweaters.
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.
Washer Cycles Demystified: How to Choose the...
Learn How to Select the Correct Washer Cycle for Clothes.
How to Properly Wash and Reshape Sweaters
Learn the best way to keep your sweaters looking great by hand-washing and reshaping each sweater.
How to Remove Oily Stains From Your Clothes
How to remove oil stains - cooking oil, mechanics oil or automotive oil from clothes.
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.
How to Troubleshoot and Fix Your Dryer
If your laundry room clothes dryer is not working correctly, check these items before you call the repairman. There are dryer repairs that you can do!
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.
Washing Machine Problems You Can Probably Fix...
Learn about washer problems you can correct before you call the repairman.
What Is HE Laundry Detergent And Do You Need It?
Learn about HE (high efficiency) laundry detergent and how to use it.
Your Guide to Cleaning UGG Boots
How to Clean Sheepskin or UGG Boots.
6 Ways to Use Baking Soda in the Laundry
How to Use Baking Soda in the Laundry to reduce odor, boost detergent and bleach performance, soften clothes, clean irons and green your laundry.
Got Wrinkles? How To Iron Clothes Without An...
Learn how to Iron Without An Ironing Board
How To Select the Best Cycle On Your Clothes...
Learn How to Select the Correct Dryer Cycle for clothes.
Don't Want to Look Like Your Pet? Remove Pet...
Learn How to Remove Pet Hair from Clothes.
How to Remove Nail Polish From Clothes
Learn how to remove nail polish stains from different types of fabric.
Banish Dingy Laundry Forever
Learn how to restore dingy or yellowed white clothes and keep white clothes white in the laundry.
How to Get Rid of the Insects That Are Eating...
Learn How to Control Clothes Eating Insects.
From A To Zo - How To Remove Stains From Clothes
How to remove stains from clothes 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.
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.
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 Care For Clothes Made Of Modal Fabric
Definition of modal fabric and how to care for modal clothes.
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?
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.
Find the Best Laundry Detergent for Septic...
Learn about the Best Laundry Detergents for Septic Systems.
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.
Clean Your Washer To Have Clean Laundry
Learn how to clean a clothes washer and remove odor.
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 Wash Hand Knit Hats, Scarves and Sweaters
How to launder and care for hand knit sweaters, vests, hats, scarves, mittens and socks.
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.
How to Make Homemade Laundry Starch and Sizing...
How to Make Homemade Laundry Starch and Sizing for Ironing
What Is The Capacity Of My Washer?
How to calculate the capacity of a washer tub.
Help! Why Is My Washer Leaking?
How to Identify Causes of Washer Leaks.
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.
12 Laundry Detergents for People with Allergies...
Best Detergents For Those With Asthma and Allergies - Fragrance and Dye Free Laundry Detergents
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.
Keep Your Team Jersey Looking Like a Winner
How to care for a team jersey and repair peeling letters.
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 Take Care of Vinyl and Rubber Clothes
How to care for vinyl and rubber. Stain removal and laundry recommendations for vinyl and rubber fabrics.
Why You Should Wash New Clothes Before You Wear...
New clothes should be washed before wearing to prevent allergic reactions. It is important to wash all baby clothes and linen before using.
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?
How to Remove Embarrassing Deodorant Strips on...
How to remove deodorant stripes on clothes.
Why Won't My Dryer Work? Troubleshooting Guide
A troubleshooting guide for clothes dryers that won't work correctly.
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.
How To Remove Lipstick Traces From Clothes
How do I Remove Lipstick Stains from Clothes
How to Clean a Stinky Front Load Washing Machine
How to Clean a Front Load Washer for Best Results.
Save \$\$\$: Clean Last Year's School Backpack
Learn how to clean all types of backpacks.
How To Sort Laundry Before Washing - Do It Right!
Simple steps for sorting laundry by fabric type, color and weight.
Use Vinegar To Reduce Sweat Odor and Stains on...
Learn how to use white distilled vinegar to reduce sweat odor and stains on 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.
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.
What Is Oxygen Bleach and How Do I Use It For...
Definition of oxygen bleach. What is laundry oxygen bleach?
How To Keep Your Faux Fur Coats And Trim...
How to Clean Faux Fur Coats and Trim - Care of Fake Fur
How to Handle Stains on Silk Clothes
Silk garments are delicate and require special care to keep them looking their best.
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.
6 Points To Score A Clean Football Uniform
Learn how to remove stains from football uniforms and how to keep them looking great.
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.
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.
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.
Save the Cider Vinegar for Cooking - Use White...
Can I Use Cider Vinegar In The Laundry? Cider or Distilled White Vinegar?
Funky Odors? Are Your Bath Towels Really Clean?
Learn how to be sure that your towels are completely clean.
How to Remove Super Glue and Nail Glue Spills...
Learn super glue and nail glue stain removal tips for your clothes.
How To Wash and Clean A Foam Mattress
How to Clean a Foam Mattress Pad.
How to Remove Salt Stains From Shoes
How to remove winter salt stains from shoes.
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.
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.
Go Green In Your Front Load Washer
Can Natural Detergent Boosters Be Used in HE Washers?
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.
Learn How To Remove Ink Stains From Clothes and...
Remove Ink Stains From Clothes and Leather - Best Ink Stain Removal
How to Wash and Clean Foam Bed Pillows
Bed pillows should be cleaned regularly. Learn how to clean foam bed pillows.
How Can I Keep My Clothes From Shrinking and...
Learn how to prevent clothes from shrinking and stretching.
Are You Getting the Most From Bleach in the...
Learn how to use chlorine bleach effectively and safely in the laundry.
Everything You Need To Know About Tide Pods
Tide Pods Laundry Detergent - About.com Laundry Guide Product Review
Are You Using Single Dose Laundry Pods Correctly?
Learn how to use single dose laundry detergent correctly.
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.
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.
How to Remove Stubborn Mascara Stains From...
How do I Remove Mascara Stains from Clothes
How to Reduce Wrinkles in Your Clothes
Learn how to reduce wrinkles in clothes and laundry.
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
Keep Grandma's Quilt Looking Its Best
Learn how to clean, remove stains and care for antique, heirloom and vintage quilts.
How To Make Your Own Fabric Freshener - It's A...
Commercial fabric refreshers are expensive. Learn how to make homemade fabric freshener.
Wash Away Athlete's Foot Fungus From Socks
Learn how to prevent the spread of Athlete's Foot from infected socks in laundry.
Why Is My Washer Ruining My Clothes?
A troubleshooting guide for laundry and washer problems.
How to Get Chewing Gum Out of Your Clothes
Learn how to easily remove chewing or bubble gum from clothes and linens.
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.
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.
Does Your Washer Shake, Rattle and Roll?
Learn how to level a washer that shakes, shakes, shakes. Stop washer walking today!
Be Wrinkle Free With The 5 Top Clothes Steamers
About.com Laundry product profile of five top clothes steamers.
What to Consider Before Buying an Ironing Board
Tips for buying an ironing board. What type of ironing board is best for your home?
How to Remove Stains From Your Favorite Necktie
How to clean, remove stains, iron and care for a necktie.
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.
Did You Know That Adding Baking Soda to Your...
How to use baking soda as a natural, green, safe odor reducer for your clothes in the laundry.
7 Ways to Keep Dark Clothes from Fading
Learn how to prevent dark colors from fading in the laundry.
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.
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 Feather Bed Pillows
Feather bed pillows are soft and comfy but need to be cleaned regularly. Learn how to wash and dry feather pillows.
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.
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.
How To Remove Ballpoint Ink Stains From Clothes
How do I Remove Ballpoint Ink from Clothes.
Product Review: PitStop Underarm Stain Remover
PitStop Underarm Stain Remover - About.com Laundry Guide Review
Help! A Pen Exploded In My Washer Or Dryer
Ink from pens left in pockets can stain your appliances and transfer back to clean clothes. Learn how to remove the ink from a washer or dryer before it does any damage.
Help! What Is That Bug Eating My Clothes?
Silverfish can destroy books but also many natural fibers in clothes.
Spill? Learn How To Remove Food Coloring Stains...
Learn How to Remove Food Coloring Stains from Clothes.
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.
Homemade Wool Wash: Easy To Make Detergent...
About.com Laundry shares how to make Homemade Detergent for Wool Clothes and Linens.
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?
Keep Your Swimsuit Looking Great All Summer Long
How to Wash and Care for a swimsuit.
What You Need to Know Before Buying a Clothes...
How to select the best clothes steamer for your home. Learn how to select the correct size steamer for travel, home or professional use.
Moving? Be Sure Your Washer Survives The Trip
How to disconnect and move a washer washing machine.
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.
How To Remove Self Tanner Stains From Clothes
How to Remove Self Tanner Stains from Clothes - Self-Tanner Stain Removal
Left Your Lip Balm In A Pocket and It Melted?...
Lip balm stick in the dryer, how do I remove the 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.
Tips To Get The Best Results From Your Front...
Learn How to Get the Best from Your Front Load Washer.
The Top 6 Clothes Steamers for Wrinkle-Free...
About.com Laundry product profile of the top travel clothes steamers.
Are Your Bed Linens Really Clean?
How to wash sheets, pillows, quilts, blankets and mattress pads.
Can Homemade Detergent Be Used in HE Washers?
Can Homemade Detergent Be Used in HE Washers?
How to Iron a Necktie the Right Way
How to properly iron a necktie to make it last.
Headed to Camp or College? How to Label Your...
How to Label Clothes - Five Ways.
Make Your Own Laundry Detergent To Save Money
Making your own laundry detergent can save money, eliminates many chemicals and works well for cleaning your clothes.
Remove Correction Fluid Stains
Correction fluid is a wonderful office supply until it lands on your clothes. Learn how to remove the stains.
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.
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