Household Hints & Tips

Keep your home clean and clutter-free with these household hints and tips.

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

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?

Do clothes always shrink if you wash in warm water?

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?

10 Worst Food Stains and How to Remove Them

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.

5 Laundry Room Essential Items

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

5 Laundry Sorting Tips

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.

5 Tips for Streamlining Your Laundry Routine

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

Can You Get Stains Out of Clothes After They've Been Washed?

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.

How to Brighten Colors While Washing Clothes

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

How to Clean Bed Sheets and Comforters

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.

How to Clean Cloth Diapers

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.

How to Clean Mold Off Clothing

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!

How to Get Mildew Out of Clothes

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.

How to Get Paint Out of Clothes

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.

How to Prevent Color Bleeding in Laundry

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

How to Properly Fold Shirts and Sweaters

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

How to Wash Dark Clothes Without Fading

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.

How to Wash Fiberglass Out of Clothing

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.

How to Wash Microfiber Clothes

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.

How to Wash White Clothes

If you've simply been adding bleach to your loads of white clothing, towels and sheets, and wondering why they're not, in fact, white, you probably want to read this. It takes just a few small changes to get dingy back to crisp.

Can you put baby clothes in the washing machine?

Washing baby clothes isn't a complicated process. It may not, however, be the exact same process you use to wash your clothes. So why does Junior need a separate load?

10 Ways to Turn Clutter into Cash

It can be fun to dump a bunch of stuff on the curb and watch your neighbors collect the free loot, but it can be even more enjoyable to get cash for the clutter you no longer want around the house! What are 10 of the best ways?