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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

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

How to Wash Wool & Cashmere at Home

Posted March 02, 2017

 

Yes, you can wash wool and cashmere 

Whether you're preparing to store your wools in the spring (yay!) or just doing routine maintenance during the fall/winter, your wool and cashmere items need different care than your other clothes. If you throw them in the wash and dry them with your regular laundry, you will quickly discover that they shrink, pill and become unwearable. Luckily, you can wash wool and cashmere at home (or at the laundromat) without ruining your cozy items. Just follow our instructions below to wash your wool and cashmere by hand or in the washing machine. 

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Topics: How-to, Laundry

How to Sort Your Laundry

Posted November 17, 2016

 
 


Extend the life of your clothes in just 2 steps.

Please note that this information is provided for use at your own risk. 

Do you have to sort your laundry into different piles before washing it? Technically, no. Many people simply throw all their dirty clothes into the washer and let it go. That can work, especially if you wash everything with cold water. But it's risky, particularly if you're washing brand-new bright or dark clothing along with light-colored items. Who hasn't ended up with pink underwear using this laid-back method? Even if you don't notice odd discolorations, doing your laundry without sorting it first causes more wear and tear on your clothes. Sorting allows you to adjust the temperature and soaps you use to best match your clothing's care labels.

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Topics: How-to, Laundry

Everything You Need to Know About Sweaters

Posted November 07, 2016


The best way to care for sweaters

Everyone loves soft, cozy sweaters in the cooler months. Until they start to pill and smell funky, that is. A lot of people overwear their sweaters because they're intimidated by the cleaning process. It's true that washing sweaters at home can result in a shrunken, misshapen disaster. Don’t let that happen to you! Before you clean your sweaters, read this.

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Topics: How-to, Laundry

How to Care For Dress Shirts

Posted April 21, 2016

How to Care for Dress Shirts and Button-Downs

Dress shirts are a core staple of any professional's wardrobe. When you buy a shirt, you hope that it will look great for at least a couple years. By following a few simple procedures you can make your dress shirts and button-down shirts stay sharp so you get more mileage out of them.

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Topics: Laundry, Fashion and style, Garment care, How-to

The 7 All-Time Best Laundromat Videos

Posted February 11, 2016

 It turns out that you can find a lot more than lost socks at your local laundromat.

Television scriptwriters must realize this too, because they set a lot of scenes on laundry day. George and Jerry visit a laundromat during the pilot episode of Seinfeld, and Ross and Rachel from Friends have their first kiss in a laundry cart ...

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Topics: Laundry

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