Laundry Chores

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How to Winterize a Washing Machine

Keep your washing machine safe throughout the winter even when it's not in use by using one of these two methods.

7 Cheap Ways to Upgrade Your Laundry Room

Use inexpensive touches to make your laundry room feel high-end.

How to Clean Your Iron

Any good clothing iron is a sturdy, heavy duty piece of equipment, but even the best appliances need occasional maintenance.

Beat the Grease: Removing Grease Stains from Clothing

Don't throw out that stained top yet! Try using these tips to salvage your clothing from pesky grease.

Setting Up a Clothesline

Install a clothesline to dry your clothes naturally—and for free!

How to Wash a Cashmere Sweater

A cashmere sweater is luxuriously soft and expensive.

How to Iron Navy Dress Whites

With the discipline of the military, you can clean and press your own Navy whites without taking it to the dry cleaner.

How to Wash a Bath Mat

Keep your bath mats mold and mildew free with frequent washings.

How to Make a Pulley Clothesline

Make laundry easier with a pulley clothesline.

Washing Socks in the Washing Machine

Washing socks is not as simple as dumping them all in the machine and turning it on.

How to Wash a Duvet Cover

Duvet covers offer protection for your comforter.

DIY Laundry Detergent

Laundry is a necessity in every home.

How to Remove Melted Plastic from a Clothes Iron

Sometimes a little plastic can go a long way to ruining your iron - and your clothes. You can still salvage the iron with a little bit of elbow grease.

Troubleshooting Garment Steamer Problems

To get the look and feel of clothes that have been dry cleaned, without having to pay a dry cleaner, you might want to have a garment steamer.

How to Clean the Dryer

How to clean your dryer.

Separating Whites, Colors, and Delicates in the Washing Machine

Don't ruin that white shirt, check out these tips on how to properly separate your clothes.

Washing Your Clothes with Mother Nature

Before you purchase that state-of-the-art stackable washer and dryer or tote your clothes to the chemically-inclined

How to Wash a Hand-Knit Wool Scarf

Wool can't go in the washing machine, but all is not lost! Hand washing is still an option.

How to Wash Spandex

Keep your garments looking great for longer by learning how to properly wash, dry, and iron spandex.

How to Wash Fleece

Always make sure to take proper care of your fabrics, including fleece.

How to Repair Common Iron Problems

See what simple fixes exist for problems with this appliance.

How to Remove Silicone Caulk From Clothing

Clumsiness can easily end with caulk on your clothes. Learn how to get it off instead of throwing the garment away.

How to Remove Candle Wax from Bed Sheets

Don't let candle wax spillage ruin the mood of a romantic evening. Take care of it in the morning with these steps.

How to Iron Dry-Clean-Only Garments

Don't spend extra money on a dry cleaner. Instead, use these three steps to make your wrinkly delicates look crisp and fresh.

How to Iron Satin

To keep your favorite satin items wrinkle-free, learn to properly iron them at home.

How to Dry and Iron Viscose

To avoid shiny streaks and spots on your viscose garments, use this guide to learn how to properly iron them.

How to Clean a Nonstick Iron

To keep your iron working at its best, you should clean it regularly with these four steps.

How to Clean Gum out of the Dryer

In the event chewing gum gets into your dryer, never fear. There are several methods for removing it.

Build a T-bar Clothesline

Save a little energy and get a fresh scent in your clothes buy building and installing your own outdoor clothesline.

How to Remove Wrinkles from a Poster

Find out how you can flatten out your movie and music posters the DIY way.

How to Wash Felt

Felt can be tricky to clean, but with these steps, you can wash your fabric with confidence.

How to Iron a Suit Jacket

Spare yourself the trip to the dry cleaner and take care of your suit from home. Just make sure you know the best ironing procedure!

How to Remove Links from a Wrist Watch

Resize your wrist watch with just a few simple steps. It's not difficult, and you won't damage your watch.

How to Wash Neoprene

Neoprene is the go-to material for some pretty extreme sports, but it can also get filthy fast.

How to Remove Yellow Stains Caused by Bleach

A bleach stain doesn't have to mean the end of your clothing or carpet. Try some of these solutions to see if you can save your fabrics!

How to Wash Shower Curtains

It’s important to know how to wash shower curtains. There are several different kinds of shower

How to Wash Brand New Denim

Ever since Levi Strauss & Co. came on the scene back in the 1800s, denim has become one of the most

How to Wash Satin Sheets

Before you begin learning how to wash satin sheets there are a few things you should know about satin.

How to Wash a Suede Pillow

Everyone should know how to wash a suede pillow because nearly everyone has one in their home. Most will

How to Wash Velvet

There are several things to keep in mind when learning how to wash velvet. While velvet is very beautiful

How to Clean Foam Pillows

Foam pillows are often used for their anti-allergenic properties but, like all bedding, need to be cleaned

How to Clean and Care for Leather Shoes

Regardless of the amount of money you have spent on leather shoes, you should spend some time cleaning

How to Wash a Canvas Bag

Canvas bags are gradually being reintroduced. As well as being tough and reusable, canvas is also easy

How to Wash an Electric Blanket

An electric blanket is a boon on those cold nights when crisp cotton equals cold cotton. Under blankets

How to Hand Wash Clothes

Washing clothes with a washing machine is the first option for many because it’s quick, efficient