Like HowStuffWorks on Facebook!

Surprisingly, laundry can be a tricky chore. Check out our laundry tips to make sure you are doing this routine task correctly.

Featured
How does dry cleaning work?

Dry cleaning is a way to clean clothes without using water. Learn about the dry cleaning process.


What's the deal with those laundry symbols, and how do I tell them apart?

What's the deal with those laundry symbols, and how do I tell them apart?

How are we supposed to know what the shapes on our clothing tags mean? Learn all about laundry symbols at HowStuffWorks. See more »

5 Time-Saving Laundry Tips

5 Time-Saving Laundry Tips

Looking for 5 time saving laundry tips? Check out our article 5 Time-Saving Laundry Tips now See more »

They're Really Not That Gross!: Cleaning Cloth Diapers and You

They're Really Not That Gross!: Cleaning Cloth Diapers and You

Take this cloth diaper cleaning quiz to see if you have the knowledge to take on the challenge of cloth diapers. See more »

What can you do when your washing machine leaves stains?

What can you do when your washing machine leaves stains?

What can you do when your washing machine leaves stains? Find out about washing machine stains in this article. See more »

Hand Washing Clothes: Dos and Don'ts

Hand Washing Clothes: Dos and Don'ts

Hand washing clothes can be tricky. Learn about the dos and don'ts of hand washing your clothes in this article. See more »

Can you get lipstick out of washed clothes?

Can you get lipstick out of washed clothes?

Can you get lipstick out of washed clothes? Learn about getting lipstick out of washed clothes in this article. See more »

How to Shrink Clothes in the Wash

How to Shrink Clothes in the Wash

Are you wondering how to shrink clothes in the wash? Learn how to shrink clothes in the wash in this article. See more »

Can you wash SPF-treated clothes?

Can you wash SPF-treated clothes?

Can you wash SPF-treated clothes? Learn about washing SPF-treated clothes in this article. See more »

How to Remove Perspiration Stains

How to Remove Perspiration Stains

Are you wondering how to remove perspiration stains? Learn how to remove perspiration stains in this article. See more »

Do you need to test laundry detergents before using?

Do you need to test laundry detergents before using?

Do you need to test laundry detergents before using? Learn about testing laundry detergents before using them in this article. See more »