04
Mar 19

If You Ever Do Laundry or Wear Makeup, You Need Some Baby Shampoo

If you thought baby shampoo was only good for washing silky baby hair, then think again. Turns out that baby shampoo has a host of uses around the house, even for non-parents. From makeup removal to treating stains, here seven unexpected ways to use baby shampoo at home outside of the bathtub.

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23
Feb 19

Tide Will Now Do Your Laundry For You

Whether it happens at the laundromat, the laundry room, or just a tiny corner of your apartment where you stash the washer/dryer, Tide wants to take laundry day off your plate. This week, the detergent giant launched Tide Cleaners, an on-demand laundry and dry cleaning service “aimed at giving people the option to spend more time on life and less time doing laundry.”

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28
Jan 19

This Fabric Care Scientist Debunks a Common Laundry Detergent Myth

It seems straightforward, but laundry comes comes with a learning curve. If you’ve ever shrunk a top in the dryer or discovered detergent residue on your favorite jeans, you know what we mean. So, what’s the deal with laundry detergent stains? We consulted with Laura Goodman, a P&G fabric care scientist, to demystify your detergent woes.

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26
Nov 18

If You Ever Spill While Cooking, You Should Stash Some Chalk in Your Kitchen

You know how weightlifters and gymnasts use chalk powder to keep their sweaty hands dry? The same principle carries over with all kinds of grease (dry shampoo, anyone?). Next time you find yourself with an oil splatter or greasy stain on your favorite top, trade in your stain stick and try pre-treating with a little chalk instead. Like baby powder, chalk is ultra-absorbent, making it a must-have to keep on hand for bacon grease splatters and lipstick marks alike.

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13
Aug 18

Drying Racks Spare Your Clothes and Save Energy on Laundry Day

When I first moved to Chicago, the cold, winter shock of a shared basement laundry room was there to greet me. I had to go outside and up and down those narrow, icy wooden steps for every laundry trip. I said, nope, no thank you, then I quickly dragged our butts to IKEA to buy a drying rack. Besides saving quarters, and helping sweaters keep their shape, it also meant I was being green.

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26
Jul 18

9 Laundry Rooms as Beautiful as They are Efficient

Laundry rooms have the tendency to become one of those rooms that we just forget about when it comes to remodeling or redecorating. After a while your mind just stops registering that it’s a space that still rocks ’80s linoleum flooring and dingy white paint, and you get accustomed to closing the door and practicing “out of sight, out of mind.”

But when you have a beautifully decorated laundry room, the space quickly becomes an area you don’t mind being in. And when you’re doing loads multiple times a week, that’s important! Ahead is a roundup of laundry rooms that don’t suck, proving that with a little bit of planning and clever DIYing, even the most grim of nooks can transform into pleasant spaces.

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05
Jun 18

Here's One Smart Way to Handle Your Lost Sock Problem

Keeping socks paired up through the laundry cycle is pretty simple if you toss them in a mesh bag beforehand, but that step doesn’t make its way into everyone’s routine. If you’re more likely to toss dirty socks in the general direction of the hamper—well, you’re probably hoarding a pretty large “orphan sock” collection.

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02
Jun 18

The $10 Organizing Solution You Can Customize for Your Messiest Drawer

We may not know what tomorrow brings, but that doesn’t stop us from worrying about it. Because let’s face it: There’s a lot going on in the world and in life. We need to carve out as many happy-making moments as we can.

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18
May 18

Does Sun Bleaching Really Work? We Tried It

Nothing compares to the smell of fresh laundry that’s been hanging outside to dry. Not only is it a fresh and efficient way to do laundry, it’s also oft-touted as a way to brighten whites without having to use special detergents or harsh chemicals. All you need is plenty of time and sunshine.

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15
May 18

7 Simple Closet Tricks That Let You Do Less Laundry (and Keep Your Bedroom Clean)

Not all laundry is created equal. Those leggings you wore to a super-sweaty hot yoga sesh? Toss those in the washer post haste. But things like a sweater you threw on for the late half of a chilly night? A dry-clean only blouse you wore to work on a half-day summer Friday? Literally any pair of jeans that’s not ripping at the seams (and even then…)? You can totally wear that again before you wash.

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