Posts Tagged ‘laundry’

Laundry Supplies: A Home-Ec 101 Guide

Clothes can get clean with just the basic soap and water, but good laundry supplies make doing the wash much easier. There are many detergents, softeners, and accessories and we’d like to help you figure out which ones work the best for you. Following are articles answering reader’s questions and sharing tips that we have…

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Laundry Tips: A Home-Ec 101 Guide

It seems like anybody should be able to do laundry. Throw in some soap with some clothes and let the washer do it’s work. Theoretically that’s all you have to do. However, you can make your clothes -and your washing machine- last longer and look better by knowing a few more things about laundry basics.…

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How to Use Bleach Safely

Heather says: I received a concerning email, yesterday, that made me realize it was time to send this post out again as a reminder. This is the first in our series on household chemicals. Over the past few years, I have gotten the impression that many people are using chlorine bleach in an unsafe manner. Chlorine…

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How to Iron: A Home-Ec 101 Guide

Stephanie says: Let’s work to iron out the wrinkles. I love ironing. I do. Roll your eyes. Scoff. Mutter, “whatever, who loves ironing?” I do. There is something satisfying about taking a pile of clean clothes and one by one getting all the wrinkles out, then putting them away. I don’t iron every morning. Heavens…

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The Great Washing Machine Debate

Dear Home-Ec 101, What washing machine is better top or side load? Signed, Wishy-Washy in Waseca   Heather says: Isn’t it fun when someone answers your question with “It depends?” The front-load vs top loading washing machine debate has been going on for years, about ten in the US. High-efficiency front loading washing machines hit…

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