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Your Guide to Outdoor Gear Care

Posted July 17, 2018

Finally, a chance to get away and see the great outdoors. 

The weather can be a bit unpredictable. A properly-waterproofed tent can be a great place to wait out a storm. To avoid sleeping in a puddle, you'll do well to waterproof tents once a year.

Here are a few more tips to keep your outdoor gear ready and for storing it when cold weather returns.

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Topics: Laundry, How-to

4 Tips to Remove Pet Hair [Video]

Posted March 26, 2018


How to Get Pet Hair Off Clothes and Other Fabrics

Picture this: You're heading out the door to work, wearing a nice pair of black pants and a dress shirt, when your beloved cat, Moxie, rubs against your legs and leaves a ring of hairs around your ankles. Then you realize you got dog hair on your pants and back while sitting on the sofa. You're covered in pet hair, with no time to change your clothes! Sound familiar?

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Topics: Laundry, How-to

Keep Your Holiday Linens Looking Their Best

Posted December 07, 2017

How to Care for Holiday Table Linens

At the many family dinners, festive parties, and neighborhood open houses this holiday season, you want your table to look perfect. Many linens are special, especially when they are gifts or heirlooms handed down from generation to generation. But unfortunately, even on holidays, people have "accidents" and spill food and drinks. As a result, knowing how to properly care for your linens becomes especially important.

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Topics: How-to, Garment care

Velvet: Everything You Need to Know

Posted October 25, 2017


What is velvet?

Velvet is one of fall and winter’s fashion favorites, especially crushed velvets and velvet garments with decorative trim. Many types of apparel are made of velvet, including pants, dresses, gowns, coats, capes, and jackets. Velvet is also popular for household items, such as furniture covers and drapes.

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Topics: Garment care, How-to

The Ultimate Guide To Fabulous Wedding Photographs

Posted September 29, 2017

How Important is Wedding Photography?

Your wedding photographs are almost more important than your wedding itself. After all, your actual wedding day will fly by for you, but the pictures will last a lifetime. That's why you’re probably budgeting a hefty amount for your wedding photographer. You know it’s money well spent. But you don’t want to go all out and then be disappointed with your wedding images. That’s why we’ve created the Ultimate Guide to Fabulous Wedding Photographs. Follow our tips and you’ll be thrilled with the results.

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Topics: How-to, Wedding, Garment care

Home Laundry Is Harder Than It Looks

Posted August 04, 2017

One of the world’s biggest soap manufacturers, Procter & Gamble, says people do their laundry improperly by not sorting loads, overloading machines, and washing clothes too often.

People spend more time doing wash now than 50 years ago, but research shows the clothes are coming out less clean and more worn than elsewhere in the world.

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Topics: Laundry, Garment care, How-to

8 Tips for Home Stain Removal

Posted July 27, 2017

When it comes to stains, there are some instances where it is better tolet your drycleaner do the work. This applies especially if the stains are numerous or cover a large area, if the stains require a chemical procedure for which you are not equipped, if the fabric is fragile or highly sized, or if you are not sure what the stain is or have doubts about the fabric. However, you can often remove small stains satisfactorily at home.

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Topics: Garment care, How-to, Laundry

How White are Your Clothes?

Posted June 23, 2017

How do you keep white clothes white? 

Keeping your white clothes looking healthy is more of a challenge today than ever. Unlike the old days, you can't simply add a little bleach to the wash. Instead of making them whiter, adding bleach might actually turn them yellow. Or maybe your whites are actually light gray. No matter how often you wash them, the dingy-look won’t come out.

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Topics: How-to, Laundry, Garment care

7 Simple Spring Cleaning Hacks

Posted April 20, 2017

Deep cleaning your home for spring is a time-honored tradition, and one of our favorite annual rituals. Even though cleaning is a chore, it feels great get rid of winter grit and freshen up for warm weather. They key is to not get overwhelmed by the daunting task of cleaning your whole house. Take your time, work from top to bottom, and clean in stages. Keep things manageable with these simple cleaning hacks.

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Topics: How-to

Caring for Bedspreads & Comforters

Posted April 06, 2017


How to Care for Bedspreads & Comforters

Bedding supplies typically last a long time. Comforters and bedspreads usually last five and six years on average.

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Topics: How-to

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