Eye injuries linked to liquid laundry packets surge among small kids

November 10th, 2017

Liquid laundry packets — already under scrutiny after thousands of incidents of kids mistaking them for toys or candy — are responsible for a growing number of eye injuries in children. The proportion of chemical burns to the eye caused by the packets surged 32-fold between 2012 and 2015 among preschool-aged kids, a new report […]

6 Bad Laundry Myths Debunked

October 27th, 2017

Some laundry tips and old wives’ tales are simply a waste of time and money. Here are ten laundry myths debunked with some real information you can use that will make laundry easier. 1.Use Hair Spray To Remove Ink The idea of using hair spray to remove ink from laundry began in the 1950s and […]

Laundry tips for college students

October 11th, 2017

With all the studying and, ahem, extracurriculars that are part of campus life, doing laundry is the last thing college students want to do. Still, unless you’re going to pay to get it done or wait until an upcoming break to wash your clothes at home (who has that many pairs of underwear?), it’s a […]

Should You Use Dry Cleaning Bags For Clothing Storage?

September 8th, 2017

Barbie B., a Malibu Realtor wrote us the following question recently and agreed to have us feature her on the OrganizingLA “Organizing Emergency” section. “Is it okay to store clothing garments in dry cleaner bags? And for garments that aren’t worn often and are prone to dust or are delicate and need some TLC, what […]

How to wash shoes in the washing machine

September 1st, 2017

Can you put shoes in the washing machine? Yes! Many of us don’t realise that there are lots of different types of shoes that can be washed in the machine, helping to save you time and money. Whether you’ve enjoyed a muddy walk through the park, or your kids have come home from school with […]

HOW TO WASH DARK CLOTHES IN 6 EASY STEPS

August 22nd, 2017

How to wash dark clothes? Here are 6 simple rules that should be followed to both get dark and black clothes clean and help them retain their bold color: Sort darks from blacks, and wash separately; Know that washing white clothes with colors is always a no-no; Use a laundry detergent that won’t fade clothes; […]

The 7 Laundry Mistakes You’re Making With Bras And Underwear

August 7th, 2017

  How to wash bras and underwear so that they last longer and fit better. #1: Relying on a machine washer Ask anyone in the undergarment business, and they’ll tell you: To preserve their life cycle, bras and underwear should be laundered with care — hand-washing and air-drying is best. “Lingerie uses very delicate fibers […]

How To Choose Your Washer Settings Without Destroying Your Clothes

July 17th, 2017

Most of us learned the hard way during our teenage years about clothes washer settings (red socks + white shirt mishaps, anyone?). But there are lessons beyond separating our colors from our whites. Find out what those temperature and cycle settings on your washing machines actually mean for an optimal laundry cycle. Temperature Modern washers […]

The Top Five Most Expensive T-Shirts in the World

June 9th, 2017

Your beautiful body deserves the best of everything, and nothing stands out like beautiful and good quality clothing. After all, many people judge by appearances, and your dressing says a lot about you. If you are one to fancy casual wear, then you know that nothing stands out more than your t-shirt. To this end, […]

Break These Bad Laundry Habits

May 22nd, 2017

  Lengthen the life span of your washing machine by ditching these bad practices Who hasn’t let the occasional wet load sit overnight? But if a one-time oops! becomes a routine occurrence, you just might be shortening the life span of your washer. Here, three habits to rethink. You overload You may believe you’re saving […]

How to Use A Laundromat

May 4th, 2017

Although laundromats seem fairly self-explanatory, it’s not as simple as just gathering your quarters and clothes. There are many useful tips for optimizing your laundromat experience that even a regular laundromat user might not think about. Follow the steps below to make the most of your coin laundry visit. Using the Laundromat You Will Need: Coins […]

Laundry in the NFL: Yes, It Gets Dirty

April 7th, 2017

Equipment managers look for best ways to remove uniform stains, prevent yellowing CHICAGO — The NFL regular season is over and only two teams remain: the Atlanta Falcons and the New England Patriots. Most people are debating which team is going to win the Super Bowl. Folks in the laundry and linen services industry, on the […]

How to Never Worry About Grease Stains Again

March 10th, 2017

Lestoil or Pine Sol This is my personal favorite, and the one that I personally use when a grease stain sullies an item of clothing in my care: Dab the stain with a bit of Lestoil or Pine Sol, and then launder as usual, remembering to pull the garment out of the wash to air […]

How to remove grass stains

February 27th, 2017

It’s always a joy to watch kids playing outside on a lush green lawn, but it’s never fun to discover a grass stain or two on the seat or knees of their pants afterwards. Removing grass stains from clothes or fabric Grass stains will come out with prompt laundering and stain treatment. Some other techniques […]

Tips For Using a Laundromat

February 17th, 2017

You Will Need: Coins Laundry supplies Travel containers A plastic bag Disinfectant wipes Steps to Use the Laundromat: Shop around. Find the location of several laundromats in a close vicinity and visit each one before choosing your preferred location. Take note of which types of machines are available – front load or top load washers, […]

What Are the Causes of a Washing Machine Leaking Water?

February 1st, 2017

Water drains out as a washing machine spins after washing or rinsing clothes. If the machine only leaks during these cycles, you can likely rule out damaged water supply hoses. These hoses would drip water continuously. Pin down the problem by unplugging the machine and opening the cabinet so you can investigate the source of […]

How to Wash Bed Sheets

January 9th, 2017

Your bed should be a calm and peaceful retreat. You deserve ultimate comfort in perfectly clean and nice smelling, fresh sheets. Just follow these tips on how to wash bed sheets and enjoy a brilliant night’s sleep on your freshly washed pillows. Night, night! Read all labels to be sure you don’t have any specific cleaning […]

6 Big Mistakes You Make Washing Sheets

November 18th, 2016

There’s nothing better than sliding into a bed covered in freshly washed sheets, but getting to that end-of-day treat certainly takes effort. Avoid these common missteps to ensure you get a great night’s sleep on laundry day. 1. You wait too long between washes. Sheets don’t wear like your gym shorts or favorite jeans, but […]

How Many Gallons of Water Does the Average Washing Machine Hold When Full?

September 30th, 2016

  There are a few types of washing machines available today, and one of the major differences between them is how much water they use when full. Energy-efficient washers use significantly less water than normal washers, and this may be important if you’re considering buying a new washer. Washers with a low Water Factor or […]

10 Tips for Washing Clothes at the Laundromat

September 21st, 2016

Living without a washer and dryer sucks big time, let me tell you.  First, it stinks to have to “sit with your laundry.”  I have distracted myself with a couple of trips to the Dollar Store in between loads, but honestly, the appeal is wearing off quickly.   Also, for the record, I am pretty […]

The Original Homemade Laundry Detergent

June 14th, 2016

This is the ORIGINAL homemade laundry detergent recipe, all others only imitate what you’ll find here. Note: No time or desire to make your own laundry detergent? You can always purchase a great natural brand like this. When we first set out to make our own homemade laundry detergent we thought it would be difficult and time consuming […]

5 benefits of dry cleaning?

June 3rd, 2016

While some people may consider professional dry cleaning a luxury, if you’re someone who understands the benefits of dry cleaning, you know it’s a necessity. Dry cleaning offers benefits that you can’t get from cleaning clothing at home. Although not every piece of clothing requires dry cleaning, taking care of those items that do is […]

How to Fix A Washer That Shakes and Moves

April 26th, 2016

A broken washer means disaster in most homes which is why we’ve created this repair guide to help you fix a washer that shakes and moves. While a washing machine repair may seem discouraging, millions of our customers have told us it’s actually pretty easy! To get you started, we’ve made a list of the […]

How to Get the Washing Machine to Stop Rocking

February 25th, 2016

If your washing machine is rocking or even moving across the floor as if it were alive, fear not — a slight adjustment to the legs can take care of that. Even the most expensive washing machine models rock if the machine is on an uneven surface or if the feet are not level. Over […]

How to Keep Whites White

February 12th, 2016

Having a hard time keeping your white clothes white? Below are a few methods that should help you maintain your white clothes and help keep them looking their best. Method #1 Keeping White Fabrics Separated Separate your white clothes and fabrics from your dark clothes before doing the laundry. Washing white and dark clothes, towels, sheets, […]