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How to Wash and Revive Towels

How to Wash and Revive Towels

Here’s how to wash towels, so they stay fresh, fluffy, and like new. Plus, steps to revive old towels with a strip wash. Are your towels starting to look dingy or feel rough? Have your family’s bath towels started smelling stale even though you’ve just washed them? Or maybe you’re thinking about upgrading to better…

How To Get Makeup Stains Off Of Towels

How To Get Makeup Stains Off Of Towels

Need to know how to get makeup stains off of towels? It’s something that drove me crazy for ages, and I can’t say my daughter was entirely the one to blame. Sometimes, despite careful washing, I wind up with makeup stains on my towels, too. For a while, I was so frustrated that I considered switching…

How To Wash Electric Blankets

How To Wash Electric Blankets

Do you know how to wash electric blankets without ruining them? I didn’t, and I’m ashamed to say that I destroyed three — three! — electric blankets over the years before I finally found out how to wash them properly. One fell apart in the washing machine, while two survived intact only never to work…

How To Clean Grimy Pillowcases

How To Clean Grimy Pillowcases

If you’ve laundered your bedding and still notice greasy, yellow stains and odors, these tips on how to clean grimy pillowcases will help get your linens clean and fresh again. 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…

How To Keep Dish Rags From Smelling

How To Keep Dish Rags From Smelling

How to keep dish rags from smelling is today’s reader question, this time from Lynne, who is fed up with dish rag odor making her kitchen smell bad. As far as laundering them, she’s got a bit of an added problem there. How To Get Rid of Dish Rag Odors Dear Katie,Since finding your blog,…