Laundry Tips

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


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

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

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

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?

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?

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!

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?

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?

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?

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?

The law of laundry states that certain colors are washed in certain temperatures. If you decide to be a laundry outlaw, though, will all of your clothes shrink?

Food stains are a fact of life, but that doesn't mean you have to resign yourself to living with them permanently. Kick those stains to the curb with these tips.

Even for the most domestic of goddesses, laundry can be a real chore. But there are some tools that can make the job easier.

Laundry sorting probably isn't on too many people's list of favorite household chores. But we promise these five tips will keep it from being such a pain.

Who wants to spend an entire day buried under laundry? We've got some easy tips to cut your laundry time in half!

Stain removal can be tricky business, especially if the garment in question has already been laundered. Fortunately, there are still plenty of ways for persistent people to salvage clothing with annoying spots!

You know how to get your whites white. But how can you get your colors brighter? We'll tell you.

Your bed is a place you spend quite a bit of time, which means it can get dirty quickly. To keep your bedding soft and your night's rest peaceful, follow these tips for cleaning your bedding.

Cloth diapers can be intimidating. After all, it's much easier to toss the poop than clean it. But the truth is, cloth diapers are a lot less hassle than you might think.

Mold is a creepy fungus that can pop up anywhere there's moisture, and that includes your clothes. But you can kill the mold and save your favorite duds from the trash!

What's that musty odor that's lurking behind your closet doors? Find out how to rid your clothes of offensive mildew stains -- and prevent them from coming back.

No matter how careful you are or how little you're actually painting, it's inevitable that some will end up on your clothes. We've got some tips to help save your threads.

Don't waste time washing clothes the wrong way! Protect your garments from stains and prevent color bleeding with these laundry tips and tricks.

Folding laundry is no fun. But there really is a proper way to get the job done. We'll tell you how.

Fibers are fragile and don't last forever. Find out how to wash dark clothes so they maintain their look long after they're first snatched off the rack.