How To Wash Electric Blankets

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Whether you’re doing some Spring Cleaning, or you’re just tired of that musty smell, knowing how to wash electric blankets without ruining them is a great way to freshen your bed while protecting your investment! I’m ashamed to say that I destroyed three — three! — electric blankets over the years before I finally found […]

How To Clean Grimy Pillowcases

How to clean grimy pillowcases from HousewifeHowTos

Have you noticed yourself wondering more often during the summer how to clean grimy pillowcases? Maybe it’s the heat and humidity combined with the extra activities we all take on, or perhaps you’ve had house guests who weren’t good at removing their makeup before bed. Either way, dingy pillowcases tend to be stinky ones, too. […]

How To Sort Laundry (with Printable)

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When my son recently did the household laundry 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 […]

How To Store Winter Clothing

How To Store Winter Clothing from HousewifeHowTos.com

When the weather finally starts warming up, it’s tempting to simply toss bulky sweaters into bins in favor of lighter-weight clothes, but taking time to think about how to store winter clothing can save you frustration next year when the temperatures plunge. Personally, I make winter clothing storage part of my closet Spring Cleaning routine […]

10 Unusual Uses for Dryer Sheets

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I don’t like to use commercial dryer sheets on our clothes, in part because I prefer to line dry (when we’re not having a heatwave, which seems like a distant memory now), but also because I don’t like their chemicals in constant contact with my skin.* That doesn’t mean I don’t pick up a box […]

How To Make Your Own Dryer Sheets

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Here’s a great way to save money: make your own dryer sheets! Now, I have to admit: I don’t like dryer sheets. They’re covered with chemicals that I don’t feel great about having in long-term contact with my skin, and their scent makes my allergies go crazy. I usually just add white vinegar to the […]

How To Remove Summer Stains From Clothing

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With all the cookouts, camping trips and other fun activities, you’re bound to find yourself wondering how to remove summer stains from clothing. Here’s how to treat some of the most common stains of the season so you can get out of the laundry room and back to having a good time. Blood: Skinned knees […]

How To Keep Up With The Laundry

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Ever find yourself ready to tear your hair out wondering how to keep up with the laundry? Me, too. I have a secret Super Power: I am the only person in my house who knows how to do laundry. Oh, I wish this weren’t true, but no amount of written instructions, coaxing, bribing or threats […]

How To Do Less Laundry

How to do less laundry from HousewifeHowTos.com

If you’ve got little children, you know their clothes get messy within moments of putting them on. But with older children and adults’ clothes, not everything needs to be washed after each use. Since few people actually enjoy doing laundry, why not learn how to save time — and money — on this miserable chore? […]

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