Posts Tagged ‘laundry’

Let’s Talk About Sweaty Sheets (Again)

Hello, I’m so lost…. I’m trying to get some sweat stains out of my cream-coloured sheets, as well as my white mattress pad, and the closest I have to remove these stains is powdered Borax and/or pre-treat Resolve Spray ‘n Wash. I was really curious if it is safe to use both Borax and Resolve…

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Organizational Challenge Week #5 – The Great Laundry Round Up

Heather says The winner of the Life Changing Magic of Tidying-Up has been sent an email. Next month as we’ll be spending time in the kitchen, I’ll be giving away one  set of color coded cutting boards to a subscriber, no purchase necessary, void where prohibited, you just need to be signed up for the Weekly Organizational Challenge.…

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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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How To Get Stains Out Of Clothes: A Home-Ec 101 Guide

Stains in clothes make me mentally debate how much I like the article of clothing and if I want to work on getting the stain out or just get rid of the clothing. Am I the only one that does that? My children only stain their most-favorite-ever clothing items and ask me to get it…

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How To Launder Unusual Items: A Home-Ec 101 Guide

We can’t throw everything in the washing machine willy nilly. I try to consider how I would clean an item and check the tags of clothes before I buy them; but sometimes the item is just too pretty or useful to pass up and I end up with something that needs special care. Following are some articles…

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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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Laundry Lessons: Colors Bright and Whites White

Dear Home-Ec 101, It seems lately my whites or mostly whites have been coming out dingy and faded. I don’t want to use bleach on them because a lot of them have colored sections as well. What can I do to keep the whites sparkling without taking effecting the rest of the color on these…

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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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Help! The Laundry Smells Like Rotten Eggs

Dear Home-Ec 101, I followed all of the advice in your how to deal with stubborn body odor in laundry article and my clothes still stink. There’s sort of a rotten egg odor and nothing I do gets rid of it. How do I get rid of this sulfur smell in my laundry? Signed, Sick of…

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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 Laundry Room: A Home-Ec 101 Guide

It’s great to have a house with a laundry room/area and really, those machines do a lot of work for our family. Why then, do so many people hate doing laundry? I, personally, am so glad I don’t have to use a pot of boiling water or a wringer to wash all of our clothes.…

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