During cold and flu season, or any time someone in your home is ill, you may be concerned about disinfecting laundry and handling it safely without spreading illness. The best approach combines safe laundry handling with the use of laundry additives and other methods of disinfecting laundry to avoid the spread of illness. Read on to learn what you need to know to keep your … [Read more...] about Disinfecting Laundry: Steps to Control the Spread of Illness
Laundry Tips and Stain Treatments
These laundry tips will help you stay on top of this never-ending chore. Find out how to remove stains, make your own stain treatments, and deal with other laundry-related problems.
Usually, when a person needs to know how to clean messes in the dryer, it's because they've washed and dried an entire load of laundry only to find everything has come out with unexpected stains. Fear not. Whether you've discovered gum in your dryer or candy, or even a broken pen, melted crayons or lipstick, all is not lost. You'll even find help dealing with exploded … [Read more...] about How To Clean Messes In The Dryer
Knowing how to clean microfiber cloths will extend their usefulness and prevent cross-contamination. As one of the ten necessary cleaning tools everyone should own, microfiber cloths are indispensable at keeping your home clean. They do require proper care to work well, though. If you've ever held a microfiber cleaning cloth in your bare hand, you've probably noticed that … [Read more...] about How to Clean Microfiber Cloths
Recently, I had to figure out how to get sulfur smells out of laundry. My teen had read that sulfur cream gets rid of acne, so he'd bought a jar of the stuff and began using it. I must say, his skin is starting to look fantastic, but that cream smells awful! As I quickly figured out, usual laundering methods -- even using a very hot, prolonged cycle -- don't get rid of the … [Read more...] about How to Get Sulfur Smells Out of Laundry
Wondering how to keep jeans from fading? The ripped, worn-in look isn't for everyone -- some of us like our jeans to look brand new as long as possible. "Dress jeans," my husband used to call them. According to him, there are beat up jeans for working in the yard, and jeans for running errands (or watching football) that have been washed so many times they feel like … [Read more...] about How To Keep Jeans From Fading