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, […]

4 ways to get the cleanest clothes possible

February 9th, 2016

Even the best detergent can’t make up for bad laundry practices. Throw a red shirt in with your sheets and you’re now in the pink. Mix and match fabric types and you’ll end up with lint on your best blouse. Here are four rules to live by from the laundry pros at Consumer Reports plus […]

You’re Buying Your Sheets Wrong. We’re Here To Help.

July 30th, 2015

Consider this the Martha Stewart equivalent of finding out Santa isn’t real, or that SPF 100 really won’t work. You ready for this? A higher thread count doesn’t mean you’re buying a better quality sheet. Yes, higher does NOT mean better. Believe us, we were as shocked as you. We wanted to get to the […]

How to Store Your Clothes Properly

March 27th, 2015

Are you tired of seeing your clothes piled up on the bedroom chair? Do you wonder why your garments require ironing every time you put them on? Better yet, have you ever stretched out your favorite sweater by hanging it? If so, it’s high time for you to learn how to fold and hang your […]

Does thread count really matter in sheets?

January 8th, 2015

There are a few factors that should be thought of when deciding to purchase a good pair of sheets. Does Thread count really mater? Learn more below! “Thread count is an overrated issue when considering sheets. Quality of cotton is far more important. More cotton does not mean a better sheet. When considering new sheets, […]

Stain Removal

December 19th, 2014

Whether it’s a new or well-worn, treasured garment, everyone hates to have clothing stains. We understand, and will always use our best efforts to make clothing stains go away. Sometimes it’s pretty easy – sometimes not. Either way, we have the professional expertise to do the job. Successful removal of clothing stains depends largely on […]

What are the Benefits of Dry Cleaning?

December 5th, 2014

When the label says Dry Clean Only, people generally follow suit, but may not understand why it’s so important! Dry cleaning will keep your clothes looking their best. Here are some the benefits of dry cleaning over machine/hand washing: 1. Less abrasive than machine washing and the solvent used is easy on your clothes. Learn […]

Does It Matter What Laundry Detergent I Use?

October 27th, 2014

Actually, yes, it does matter which laundry detergent you buy. While the difference between brands doesn’t matter much in the end, certain choices can have a serious impact. Most concerns depend on your needs. Detergents with Fragrances Irritate Sensitive Skin Detergents come with all sorts of scents, so you want to pick one you like—unless […]

Winter laundry tips and tricks

October 16th, 2014

While the weather outside is frightful, your style can still be delightful. This winter, don’t sacrifice warmth or style — just follow these tips and tricks on how to best care for winter fabrics, so you can leave the house feeling warm, cozy and fashionable. * Stay warm in winter wools. Soften rough fabrics by […]

5 Ways to Have Wrinkle-Free Clothes Without Ironing

October 6th, 2014

Sometimes we don’t always have access to an iron to get our clothes looking perfect, here are some ways around that tricky situation. Shower steam: While you’re taking a shower, hang your clothes up on the shower rod, so the steam will straighten out the clothes. Make sure the bathroom door is properly closed, so […]

Did you know?

September 26th, 2014

Tops of two-piece outfits are usually the first to go to the cleaners, mostly due to odors and sweat stains. But sending tops and bottoms out separately can cause a disparity in the fabric, says Johnson. The item that’s more frequently dry-cleaned can become lighter in color than its mate. Always dry-clean both pieces together to keep […]

How to Sew a Button Easily

September 12th, 2014

We all have that one favorite shirt or jacket that is missing a button in our closet. Here’s how to remedy that situation and fix it without having to pay someone else. 1. Take twelve inches of thread, knotted securely at one end, and thread your needle. Make a single stitch in the shirt in […]

Eco-friendly Laundry Tips

September 5th, 2014

Small changes can add up over time. When you wash clothes, be energy smart with these laundry tips: Wash full loads. It saves water, energy and time. Pay attention to the amount of detergent you use. Too much detergent reduces a washer’s efficiency and dumps more pollutants into local ecosystems. Always read and follow the directions on […]

Your Measuring Cups Are Wrong

August 28th, 2014

Consumer Reports has found in its tests that liquid detergent measuring cups are often impossible to read, leading to overdosing of detergents, which itself can leave detergent residues that make your clothes look dingy. They suggest marking the fill line with a permanent marker so it’s easy to see. And when it comes to actual […]

Laundry Detergent Tips

August 20th, 2014

Before you add your clothes, add your detergent, allowing it to dissolve in the water fully before adding your clothes. Your soap will work more effectively and, if you’re using powdered laundry detergent, there’s less of a chance for powdery residue on your favorite black jeans.

Wash Clothes In Cold Water To Save Energy

August 13th, 2014

Heating water to do laundry is one of the largest users of energy in a typical home. So, switch to washing in cold water – it gets clothes just as clean as hot water, while using less energy and money. Energy Star states that almost 90% of the energy consumed by a washing machine goes […]

How To Remove Ink Stains

August 7th, 2014

Iodine is great for treating kids’ scrapes and cuts, but if it gets on clothes, the stains can be severe. Iodine is a dye, so you need to get to it quick and follow these steps to remove the stain. How to remove iodine stains from clothing Start by immediately flushing the stain in plenty […]

How to Make White Socks White Again

July 30th, 2014

If I didn’t know better I’d think my boys run around school all day without shoes. Every day I send them off with pristine white socks and every afternoon they come skidding through the door with socks that look like they’ve been through a war zone. Encrusted with dirt, sand, leaves and grass, they’re stiff […]

How to Cut Your Laundry Time in Half

July 23rd, 2014

With piles and piles of clothes to sort, soak, wash, hang and iron, a mum’s laundry is never done. It seems that as soon as it’s finished you need to start again. So when Shannon Lush, co-author of Speed Cleaning (ABC Books) promised to cut our laundry time in half, we let out an almighty […]

When To Wash It Laundry Guide

July 17th, 2014

Putting clothes in the washing machine too often can actually lessen the lifespan of your clothes — all that agitation breaks down the fibers and wears things out. But if excessive washing can ruin your clothes, then exactly how often should you wash bras, jeans, towels and other household items? Kidspot has put together this […]

5 Reasons to Line Dry Your Washing

July 9th, 2014

We have gadgets for all manner of domestic chores – imagine life without a vacuum cleaner, dishwasher or washing machine? But while labour-saving gizmos have made our lives invariably easier, there is one chore that is still worth doing the old-fashioned way – hanging out the washing. Here’s 5 great reasons to ditch the clothes dryer, […]

Removing Grass Stains From Clothes

June 25th, 2014

Grass stains will come out with prompt laundering and stain treatment. Some other techniques to remove grass stains include: Rubbing alcohol – or methylated spirits or white spirits – can be a quick no-wash treatment for a grass stain, though such stain treatments can “bleed” the colours of the fabric, so it’s worth trying using […]

Tips for Easier Laundromat Trips

June 18th, 2014

There are ways to make trips to the laundromat or public laundry room easier and even less costly. 1. Sort Your Laundry At Home If you sort your laundry at home, you’ll save time and have more work space than at the laundromat. Use pillowcases or different colored laundry bags for whites and dark clothes. […]

Remove the sweat stains

June 11th, 2014

It’s hard not to sweat the second you step out in California’s hot heat. If your shirts are marked with sweat stains that won’t disappear after a regular machine wash then put these tricks to the test. Baking soda Create a stain-removing paste by mixing ¼ cups of warm water with four tablespoons of baking […]

An Ink Stain Removing Combo

June 4th, 2014

Who would have thought that the humble hand sanitize and a spritz of hairspray would be kryptonite to ink stains. Apply hand sanitize and hairspray to the stained area and leave it for 10 minutes. The ink will bleed out; wash as normal. credit: homeheaven