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    June 27, 2017

    Washing Workout Clothes: How to Care for Your Workout Gear

    You spent half your paycheck on your Lululemon 7/8 length workout pant, so it goes without saying that you need to take care of them. How you wash your workout clothes is crucial to making them last. Your body puts your workout gear—including UPF (ultraviolet protection factor), compression, antimicrobial, and perspiration-wicking garments—through their own extreme workout. Working up a …

  • December 1, 2016

    5 Simple Ways to Tackle Red Wine Stains

    Tis the season for festivities! Work parties, friend parties, family parties… its just part of how we celebrate the holiday season. However, with all those gatherings, full of delicious eats, treats and lovely drinks, the likelihood of red wine sloshing out of a glass, and onto carpet or clothing, naturally increases. (Perhaps you’re simply a …

  • July 7, 2016

    Help! I Washed My Pants With a Lipstick In the Pocket!

    When it comes to lipstick, it’s all fun and games until you forget it in your pocket… and subsequently wash a pair of pants or other garment holding the ill-fated tube. Before you chalk the stained items up to lost causes and move on, there may be hope! especially if you’ve washed, but not yet …

  • June 6, 2016

    How to Select The Very Best Laundry Detergent

    Powder and Liquid and Pods – Oh, My! What Should You Look for in the Best Laundry Detergent? Gone are the days of yesteryear when laundry detergent options were limited to a few brands on the store shelf – all of which did the basic job of cleaning your household laundry but offered little else. …

  • June 1, 2016

    20 strategies for getting through your laundry in under an hour a week

    Is your laundry piled up so high you can’t breathe? Do you turn around every day and it just seems like more and more clothes are making their way to the laundry room? Laundry is one of those things you just can’t escape. As long as there is a need to wear clothing, laundry will …

  • May 8, 2016

    Feeling Itchy? Your Laundry Detergent May Be To Blame!

    If you or a family member experience itchy skin for unknown reasons – you may need to look no further than your laundry detergent. Yes! The culprit is oftentimes lurking there, undetected and disguised as an innocent household essential. This seemingly innocuous must-have often harbors a dark secret… chemicals that trigger irritant-contact dermatitis or contact-allergic …

  • April 26, 2016

    Is your bra making you look 10 years older?

    If your breasts sag, stray, or look uneven, you may want to look at how you’re washing your bras. As it turns out, the maltreatment bras receive in the wash can greatly impact their ability to do what they’re designed to do–support and lift! A bra that’s improperly cared for can lead to sagging or …

  • April 12, 2016

    Rinse Your Laundry Once, Not Twice!

    Rinse Your Laundry Once, Not Twice! If you or a family member suffers from sensitive skin, you may have grown accustomed to the tedious, time-consumptive, and water-wasting practice of rinsing laundry not once, but twice, just to get rid of the icky residue left behind by most top-shelf conventional laundry detergents. You know the drill. …

  • April 7, 2016

    All About Laundry Rash

    Nothing can make you crazy faster than an itchy rash.  You may blame it on cold weather, the wrong moisturizer, or bad genes but the problem is probably in your closets and started in the laundry room.  That rash could be laundry rash. What does Laundry Rash Look Like? Laundry rash is red and itchy. …

  • March 11, 2016

    Is Your Laundry Detergent Causing Your Rash?

    Many people are sensitive to the chemicals found in laundry detergent, and if you have a suspicious rash that you think may be related to the detergent you use to keep your family’s laundry clean, you’re not alone. Both children and adults who are sensitive to traditional laundry detergent’s icky chemicals, dyes, perfumes, and other …

  • January 21, 2016

    How to Keep Your Clothes Safe During the Drying Process: The Perfect Dryer Settings

    Grimy whites, faded colors, pilling sweaters, and delicates that no longer feel so… delicate. This is what happens to your clothing when you do not put them on the correct dryer settings.  Various fabrics and styles all need to be treated differently because some are more fragile than others. Knowing the perfect dryer settings  — …

  • October 13, 2015

    Want an Easy Way to Save? Here’s 6 Alternative Uses for Dryer Sheets

    It feels good to get the most out of your products. Even items like dryer sheets can be recycled and turned into something else. These alternative uses for dryer sheets might seem crazy, but try them for yourself, they work! 1| Quiet squeaky shoes You can finally silence that squeaky pair of shoes once and …

  • September 15, 2015

    Your Room by Room Fall Cleaning Checklist

    Tidying up for fall is a great way to stay organized and not feel overwhelmed! Beyond vacuuming, dusting, wiping down counter-tops and washing clothes, this is the time to deep clean some areas that are extra dirty from the summer season.   Before you start cleaning, take a quick look to see if you have …

  • Powder Detergent Pods Are the Safe Choice, According to Consumer Reports

    August 27, 2015

    Powder Detergent Pods Are the Safe Choice, According to Consumer Reports

      You may have heard that Consumer Reports is no longer recommending liquid laundry pods. The brightly-colored, swirly designs look like irresistible candy to toddlers, resulting in over 6000 reports of children ingesting or inhaling the pods.                     The good news is that when you use …

  • August 6, 2015

    Is Your Laundry Causing “The Rash?”

    The Nightmare!  It was a nightmare. My 5 year old ran into my bedroom crying, His skin hurt and he couldn’t stop itching. I pulled up his shirt. I was shocked!  His back and chest were full of tiny red bumps. No wonder he was upset. I wanted to cry too. He looked like he …

  • July 13, 2015

    Improper Storage Can Lead to Ruined Clothes: What to Hang and What to Fold

      There’s nothing more frustrating than taking out your favorite Nordstrom tank-top from the closet to discover wrinkles, stretches and general wear and tear. Let’s face it, you don’t always have time to iron before heading out. Store your clothes properly and take care of your garments now so you won’t have to do damage …

  • July 8, 2015

    Laundry Pods Not Dissolving? 6 Steps On How to Use Laundry Pods

    Laundry pods sometimes get a bad reputation. Issues surrounding dissolvability in different water types (soft vs. hard) and different temperatures (cold vs. warm) are enough for us to say forget it – hand over the liquid. Don’t make the switch just yet. Laundry pods are time efficient – they’re perfectly proportioned for you to throw …

  • June 29, 2015

    7 Ways to Remove Odor from Exercise Clothes

    You’re at the end of your rope cleaning his running gear that never seems to smell fresh and clean like they used too. You’re getting ready to bid farewell to your favorite sports bras that are branded with sweat stains, no matter how many times you throw them in the wash. Don’t throw them out …

  • June 17, 2015

    How to Remove the 5 Most Common Summer Cookout Stains

    Summertime means it’s cookout season! Bring on the sun, fun, and delicious food. Things are bound to get a little messy, but it’s no problem with these quick and eco-responsible stain removal recipes. See how fast and easy it can be to remove the top 5 summer cookout stains! 1 | Ketchup Ketchup is unarguably …

  • June 16, 2015

    8 Easy Tips For Swimwear Care All Season Long

      Thank goodness it’s swimsuit season! Time to break out our favorite water wear and relax under the sun. The only thing that could put a damper on swimsuit season is worn-out swimwear; is there anything more frustrating than a swimsuit losing its perfect fit in the laundry? Make sure you know these laundry how-tos …

  • March 11, 2015

    Free Laundry Care Symbol Guide – Caring for Clothes

    Washing your clothes can be a tricky task! There are so many symbols on clothing tags, sheets, and towels, it is overwhelming! What looks like a cup, a triangle, a square, an iron, and a question mark means so much more than most people know. If you want your clothing to come out of the …

  • February 10, 2015

    The Short on the Sort! Laundry Sorting Made Simple

    Everything you need to know about sorting laundry the right way!