How To Wash Stuffed Animals

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Given the amount of love and face-to-face time our children devote to their favorite soft toys, knowing how to wash stuffed animals is important to keep them smelling fresh and safe for snuggling. Here’s how. How To Wash Stuffed Animals Not all stuffed animals can be washed. Skip this step and go to “General Cleaning” […]

How To Wash Pillows (and how often)

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Having a family of allergy-sufferers, and being one myself, I was delighted by our symptoms’ improvements once I learned how to wash pillows. It’s not just that they smelled better, though that was certainly a nice benefit. Washing our pillows got rid of pollen, dander (both human and pet), and dust mites — three things […]

How To Wash Dry-Clean Clothes

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I still remember the day I found out how to wash dry-clean clothes. I’d been stepping around a growing pile of dry-cleaning for weeks, but our household budget was too strained to even think about dropping them off. Knowing there’s a “pink tax” on women’s dry-cleaning, I eventually weeded out my husband’s shirts and took […]

How To Wash Bathroom Rugs

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Knowing how to wash bathroom rugs properly will help you get them clean without destroying them. These practical rugs really do need to be washed regularly. They’re in your bathroom, after all, and depending on their location they collect a lot of hair, moisture, and misfires (especially if you have young boys). While their rubber-backing […]

Get my best tips in my new book: 1,001+ Housewife How-To’s!

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Although I’ve published several books for the Kindle, I hadn’t published a paperback until now. But over the weekend, my new book 1,001+ Housewife How-To’s hit Amazon and, although I might be a little biased, it’s fantastic! If you’ve visited my Housewife How-To’s® Facebook page or follow me on Twitter, you’re familiar with the type […]

How To Deodorize Smelly Shoes

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If you’ve got teens, you need to know how to deodorize smelly shoes. Even if you don’t have teens, you may still want to know how to get rid of that odor because, let’s face it, stinky feet are only funny to kids. Here are four ways to get the funk out. Why Shoes Smell […]

How To Clean Grimy Pillowcases

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At some point, just about everyone who does laundry has wondered how to clean grimy pillowcases. Parents of teens are all-too-familiar with how their hormones lead to greasy hair and skin that stains their pillows. Those who work outdoors find themselves in the same boat, and then there are pillowcases that get dirty when someone […]

How To Sort Laundry (with Printable)

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When my son recently did the wash to earn pocket money, I quickly realized he had no idea whatsoever how to sort laundry. Not only did he pretty much just toss everything into the machine, he managed to cram three peoples’ clothing, sheets and towels into ONE load to which he added most of a […]