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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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25
Apr 18

This Common Mistake Might Be Costing You Money & Ruining Your Clothes

Nobody really likes doing laundry, do they? While it’s nice to have clothes that are fresh and clean, the chore itself is a bore. And on top of that, it’s tedious — even more so if you’re doing it right. Oh yes, there is a wrong and a right way to wash laundry, and you’re probably doing it wrong. Even worse, the error could be ruining your clothes and basically sending money down the drain.

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