Laundry Tips

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

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Do you need to test laundry detergents before using?

You've just come across an amazing deal on a new brand of laundry detergent. How do you know if this new detergent is going to do a better job than your tried-and-true bottle? Should you test it before you use it?


How Often Should You Wash Your Bra?

While laywomen give answers ranging from "after every use" to "once a month," experts have a definite number.

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

We're consumers, not mind readers! How are we supposed to know what the shapes on our clothing tags mean?

5 Time-Saving Laundry Tips

Spend less time in the laundry room with these easy tips.

What can you do when your washing machine leaves stains?

We rely on our washing machine to wash our dirty laundry, but what if it's the cause of said dirty laundry? Is there any recourse when our washing machine leaves stains on our clothes?

Hand Washing Clothes: Dos and Don'ts

Even in this Age of Machines, there's times when you have to pull out a washtub and take care of a couple garments by hand. But is this necessary and what is the best way to do it?

Can you get lipstick out of washed clothes?

As far as stains go, the ones made by lipstick are a double whammy: They're oil-based and brightly colored, so they're tough to clean and almost impossible to hide. It might take a few tries, but you should be able to banish that stain!

How to Shrink Clothes in the Wash

Did your kids play tug-of-war with your wool sweater? It sounds like you need to shrink that item of clothing back to its normal size. How's that done?

Can you wash SPF-treated clothes?

Sunscreen is no longer your only option for deflecting the sun's UV rays. Now, you can get protection from your clothes, too. But how do you wash them?

How to Remove Perspiration Stains

Sweat stains are tricky to remove, and if you've been washing your yellowed clothes in chlorine bleach, you're only making matters worse. What are your other options?

Do you need to test laundry detergents before using?

You've just come across an amazing deal on a new brand of laundry detergent. How do you know if this new detergent is going to do a better job than your tried-and-true bottle? Should you test it before you use it?