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Washer and Dryer

These days, living without a washer and dryer set is almost unthinkable. Here’s what you need to know to buy the right ones and keep them working properly.

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Slow-Filling Washer? How To Check (and Replace) the Water Fill Valve

If your water inlet screens are clean, it's likely time to replace the water fill valve. You can do it yourself with these step-by-step instructions.

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7 DIY Fixes for a Dryer That’s Not Drying Clothes

Laundry still damp after a run in the dryer? Try these seven DIY fixes before you schedule a service call.


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Try This Simple Tip To Fix a Slow-Filling Washer

Does your washing machine take a long time to fill? This simple fix could solve the problem in 15 minutes.


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How To Fix a Dryer Moisture Sensor

When it's set to Auto Dry, does your dryer keep running for hours? Clean your dryer's moisture sensor and your...


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How To Fix a Dryer That Doesn’t Dry Clothes

If your clothes dryer fails to dry clothes, try clearing the dryer vent tube before calling an appliance repair tech.

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How To Fix a Front-Loading Washing Machine That Won’t Drain

If your front-loading washer won't drain, something's probably stuck. Here's how to diagnose the problem and fix it.


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Why Bathroom Mats Shouldn’t Go in Your Washer

Bathroom mats should never, ever go in your washing machine. Learn why, and what to do when your bathroom mats...

How to Wash an Electric Blanket

Before you snuggle up with your electric blanket this winter, make sure it's clean. Here's how to do it.


10 Ways to Unwrinkle Your Clothing Without an Iron

No time to iron? Don't panic. These tips will have you smoothed out in no time.


How to Choose the Best Washing Machine Temperature for Your Clothes

Switch most loads to this expert-recommended washing machine water temperature, and you could save up to $150 a year.


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Appliances to Unplug When You Leave the Cabin

Take these steps before you leave for the season.

How To Clean Shower Curtains

Has it been a while since you cleaned your shower curtain? It might be high time to throw it in...


The Easiest Way to Wash Bath Mats

You probably aren't cleaning your bath mats often enough. Here's why you should, and how to do it.


Home Facts: This is How Long These Parts of Your Home Should Last

You know how it goes: When you're least expecting it, you'll need to replace something in your home. Maybe the...


9 Ways to Dry Clothes Without a Dryer

Whether your dryer is kaput or you're looking for ways to save energy, drying clothes without a dryer isn't as...


Best Kitchen and Home Deals to Shop on Amazon Prime Day

You can still save big on kitchen and home goods you've always wanted (and some you didn't even know you...

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8 Best All-in-One Washer/Dryers

Check out this collection of the best all-in-one washer dryers to see which one can boost your laundry game the...


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All-in-One Washer/Dryer Buying Guide

If you've ever wondered whether all-in-one washer/dryers are worth it, read on.


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What Do Dryer Sheets Do?

Ever wondered how dryer sheets work? It's not magic. It's really quite simple.


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Portable Dryer: What Is It and Why Would You Need It?

Portable dryers make it easy to do laundry in small spaces and on the go.


How to DIY Laundry Shelves

Convert your dreary basement laundry into a functional, organized and finished workspace.


The Memorial Day Furniture Sales You Can’t Miss

Looking to upgrade your abode? This year’s Memorial Day sales will offer up to 70 percent off indoor and outdoor...


14 Expenses New Homeowners Waste Money On

It's easy for new homeowners to spend money on things they shouldn't. Make sure you steer clear of these unnecessary...


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14 Things That Should Never End Up in Your Dryer

If you're short on time and in a rush, it's easy to just throw everything in the dryer from the...

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How to Snuff Out Bad Smells in Your House

Every now and then you'll walk into a room in your home and think to yourself, "What stinks?" Maybe it's...


100 Essential Cleaning Hacks for Your Home

Speed up home cleaning by putting into practice some of these 100 essential cleaning hacks for your home. You won't...


Prevent Fires and Cut Your Energy Bill! Expert Guide to Dryer Ducts

On any top 10 list of home fire causes, you’ll find “clothes dryer.” But it would be more accurate to...


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15 Things Home Inspectors Wish You Knew

These things home inspectors wish you knew can help sellers prepare for a home sale and make buyers aware of...


The 14 Worst Products Consumer Reports Has Ever Tested and What to Buy Instead

According to the nation's leading consumer watchdog, you should avoid these underwhelming home items. But don’t worry—we've got some great...


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14 Laundry Myths That Are Ruining Your Clothes

Your clothes and appliances will thank you!