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10 Best Laundry Baskets, Hampers and Sorters

Make laundry day more organized and less of a chore with these cleverly designed laundry baskets and hampers.

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We Tried Benjamin Moore’s 2021 Paint Color of the Year

Aegean Teal caught the attention of our team here at Family Handyman. Here's why we love it.


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7 Best Ironing Boards For 2021

Look sharp, crisp and wrinkle-free! Here's our list of the best ironing boards.


9 Things You Never Knew Your Dryer Could Do

If you’re only using that appliance to dry clothes, you’re missing out. Find out some more ways your clothes dryer...


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10 Laundry Room Problems You’ll Regret Ignoring

Take care of these washer and dryer warning signs now to avoid costly repairs or replacement later.

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Dirty Facts About Winter Clothing (and Tips for Keeping It Clean)

Keep safe and healthy this winter by cleaning your cold-weather outerwear more often to stop the spread of germs and...


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8 Ways to Use Baking Soda in the Laundry Room

Want a cheap ingredient for whitening and brightening laundry, and eliminating odors and stains? Turn to good old reliable baking...


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The Expert Way To Clean a Wool Coat at Home (And Eliminate Pills)

Want to avoid the hassle and expense of dry-cleaning your wool coat? Find out how to safely wash a winter...


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How to Clean Gloves and Mittens Like a Pro

Keep your winter mittens and gloves clean and as germ-free as possible with these at-home cleaning tips.


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8 Best Portable Washing Machines

If you lack space or live a nomadic lifestyle, a portable washing machine may be the right mini appliance for...


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How to Tell If You’re Using Too Much Laundry Detergent

Even when laundry is filthy, smelly and stained, more detergent isn't better. If there are suds after the rinse cycle,...


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The Expert Way to Wash a Down Jacket at Home

Proper care and at least one seasonal wash helps your down jacket keep its warmth through many winters to come.


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Brilliant Uses for Laundry Detergent You Never Thought Of

Laundry detergent is a powerful cleaning agent that can do a lot more than just clean your clothes! Check out...

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Dryer Vents: How to Hook Up and Install Dryer Vents

How to install a rigid metal duct for a safer dryer.


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Liquid vs. Powder Detergent: Which Is Better to Use?

Laundry experts break down the pros and cons of powder vs. liquid detergent vs. pods, making your choice that much...


Can You Wash ‘Dry Clean Only’ Clothes at Home?

It's late, your suit is dirty but you need it for tomorrow's meeting. Here's how to dry clean clothes at...


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8 Secret Ingredients You Should Be Adding to Your Laundry

Don't toss in a laundry pod and think you're done. These surprising additions can get rid of tough stains, boost...


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Why You Shouldn’t Put Microfiber Cloths in the Dryer

Microfiber cloths do the cleaning for you, but have you ever thought about how they should be cleaned?


What Is Laundry Stripping?

Find out how laundry stripping can reveal hidden grime that's been living on your sheets and towels.


What Do Those Washing Symbols on Your Clothes Mean?

You know those hieroglyphics-like symbols on clothing labels? They’re intended to give consumers important cleaning information. But can anyone really...


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The Best Electric and Gas Pressure Washers: Reviews and Buying Tips

Once you use a pressure washer, you'll know it's a tool you can't live without. We tested and provided 10...

22 Brainy Ways to Use Dryer Sheets at Home

Who knew dryer sheets had so many uses beyond making laundry smell fresh and feel soft? Here are 22 ways...



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8 Ideas for Cleaning a Handbag

Your handbag is probably dirtier than you think. Learn how to properly clean a handbag so you can rest assured...


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How to Clean Reusable Grocery Bags

Here's how to clean reusable grocery bags, no matter what they're made of.


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7 Ideas for Cleaning Your Wallet

Ever think of cleaning your wallet? Here's why you should, and how to do it.


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Best Smart Washers for 2020

Save time, energy and tedium with one of these smart and innovative washers.