Mattress Stains, When to Worry and When to Say to Heck with It

Dear Home Ec 101, I've got a problem that I haven't seen addressed on the blog, or anywhere else for that matter. ¬†We have an older twin-size, leather sofa-bed; which lived happily in our library in our home for several years, did an eight-year stint as extra seating at my office, and now has been moved to its permanent home in the boys' bedroom … [Read more...]

How to Clean Stuffed Animals

Dear Home-Ec 101, I just was wondering how to wash stuffed animals? I want to disinfect it properly, so I was thinking of putting them in the wash - with Oxyclean and detergent, inside a rubber-banded pillow case. Or is there any other way? Thanks! Fuzzy in Fulton Heather says: Stuffed animals are beloved by children and abhorred by … [Read more...]