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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 hard as you might think.

How to DIY Laundry Shelves

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


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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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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.


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...

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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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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Will This Product End Laundry Day?

This is either the greatest product ever sold or a complete waste of $5. Find out if it works.


10 Before and After Power Washing Photos That are So Satisfying

There's nothing quite like power washing a grimy surface and uncovering the beauty beneath.


Stain Removal on Clothes Stained by Washer

Eliminate irritating clothes washer stains with a simple cleaning


How Do You Wash Clothes? 13 Laundry Tips for Washing Your Clothes

The dirty laundry basket never seems to be empty. You wash, you dry, you iron or fold and then you...

10 Laundry Mistakes You Didn’t Know You Were Making

Even if you've been washing your clothes for years and think you know how to do laundry, these common slip-ups...


No Kinks, No Damage Pressure Washer Hose

Don't let a pressure washer hose wear out


11 Walk-In Closets to Die For

Who wouldn't want customized closet shelving, space for all of your shoes and boots, plus the added convenience of a...


Clothes Dryer Repair Guide

You can solve most problems yourself—no experience necessary!


How to Use a Pressure Washer

Wash siding, concrete floors, decks and even your car faster and easier.

Never, Ever Use Your Ladder Like This

This window washer is making the most of a ladder that’s too short. But if his luck runs out, he’ll...


9 Ways to Use a Pressure Washer that Will Blow Your Mind

You know a pressure washer is great at cleaning the driveway, but did you know it can also be used...


How to Pressure Wash a House

Paint prep simplified


Pressure Washer Maintenance and Tips

We talked to a few power washer fanatics and several manufacturers to learn the best tips for using and maintaining...