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Water just loves to stick around and leave stains behind. Most people have seen mold, but what do you if your stain is pink?

By Emilie Sennebogen

Keeping fish takes more than throwing them into a bowl with water. In order for your fish to thrive, you have to keep their home clean.

By Emilie Sennebogen

Most people keep up with cleaning the toilet bowls, but the tanks are often overlooked. Which means mold and bacteria are festering!

By Emilie Sennebogen

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

By Marie Willsey

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?

By Kim Williamson

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!

By Alison Cooper

Did your wool sweater get stretched out? If so, how do you shrink it back to its normal size?

By Alia Hoyt & Denise Harrison

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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?

By Sara Elliott

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?

By Julia Layton

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?

By Alison Cooper

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?

By Emilie Sennebogen

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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.

By Sara Elliott

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.

By Alison Cooper

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

By Caitlin Uttley

Stain removal can be tricky business, especially if the garment in question has already been laundered. But you can still salvage those clothes with stubborn stains.

By Alia Hoyt

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

By Beth Brindle

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.

By Emilie Sennebogen

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.

By Jessica Willis

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!

By Emilie Sennebogen

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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.

By Natalie Kilgore

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.

By Sara Elliott

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

By Danielle Fisher

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.

By Natalie Kilgore

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Fiberglass is no fun to work with. And it's even less fun trying to wash it out of your clothes. We'll tell you how to do it.

By Terri Briseno

First used to make the perfect lint-free car cleaning cloth, microfiber has also become a miracle fabric for outdoor and active wear. Here's how to care for it.

By Sarah Winkler