Laundry Chores

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How to Wash Shower Curtains

Despite their proximity to soap, they can get filthy.

face mask with cleaning fluid
How to Clean Face Masks

With the right care, they're safe to reuse.

White washing machine and dryer
How to Winterize a Washing Machine

Keep your washing machine safe in the colder months.

A laundry basket against a white brick wall.
7 Cheap Ways to Upgrade Your Laundry Room

Use inexpensive touches to make your laundry room feel high-end.

steaming iron
How to Clean Your Iron

Any good clothing iron is a sturdy, heavy duty piece of equipment, but even the best appliances need occasional maintenance.

washing machine full of colorful clothes
Stabilizing an Unbalanced Load in the Washing Machine

Unfurl any large fabric that gets knotted up.

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How to Iron a Wedding Dress

Use caution to avoid permanent damage to the material.

A handyman sealing around a window with silicone caulking.
How to Remove Silicone Caulk From Clothing

Clumsiness can easily end with caulk on your clothes. Learn how to get it off instead of throwing the garment away.

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How to Remove Wrinkles from a Poster

Flatten out your movie and music posters the DIY way.

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How to Iron Acrylic Garments

There are many types of clothing made from acrylic material.

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3 Tips for Choosing a Portable Garment Steamer

A portable garment steamer is a handy tool to have when you need to get rid of wrinkles and dents that

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8 Tips for Keeping Clothes Soft on an Outdoor Clothesline

Drying clothes on an outdoor clothesline may often cause clothes to become less soft and loose some of

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3 Most Popular Kinds of Clothesline Wire

Clothesline wire can come in many forms. When you are looking for a clothes line wire or cord the one

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How to Make an Ironing Board

Rather than spend money on an expensive factory-made model, you can create your own ironing board using

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How to Iron a Marine Dress Uniform

A Marine dress uniform is the usual uniform that is worn on formal occasions. Often called "dress blues"

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How to Iron a Duvet Cover

A duvet cover is cumbersome, making it difficult to iron.

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How to Iron a Fitted Sheet

Fitted sheets can be as pesky to iron as they are to fold.

Chunks of homemade soap
How to Make Your Own Laundry Pods

Learn how to make inexpensive homemade laundry pods.

A man fixing a car,  getting his clothes dirty.
How to Get Transmission Fluid out of Clothing

Transmission fluid can leave hard stains on clothes.

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How to Laminate with an Iron

Protect documents with a laminate pouch and a warm iron.

pouring coolant into a radiator
How to Wash Coolant Out of Clothing

Coolant can leave a colored stain on your clothing.

an iron put down on an Ironing Board
How to Fix Your Ironing Board

Follow these simple instructions to fix your ironing board.

A person blowing a bubble in chewing gum against a blue background.
How to Clean Gum out of the Dryer

Never fear, there are several methods for removing it.

a basket of laundry
Separating Whites, Colors, and Delicates in the Washing Machine

Don't ruin that white shirt, check out these tips!

Steam rising from an iron
How to Iron a Graduation Gown

Look your wrinkle-free best at the ceremony.

A rolled up, hand knit wool scarf on a white background.
How to Wash a Hand-Knit Wool Scarf

Make sure you don't put it in the washer!

Three rolled fleece blankets
How to Iron Fleece

It's true that fleece can melt when ironed.

Rows of soldiers dressed in white Navy uniforms
How to Iron Navy Dress Whites

You can clean and press your own Navy whites yourself.

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How to Iron a Barong

Barong is an important aspect of Filipino fashion.

Rows of recruits wearing Navy whites
How to Iron a Military Uniform

A military uniform must be kept in top condition.

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How to Iron Dry-Clean-Only Garments

Use these three steps to keep clothes crisp and fresh.

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Answers to Clothing Stain Removal Questions

More Home Care Questions and Answers > Q. I was eating hot sauce and dropped some on my white t-shirt.

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How to Build a Retractable Clothesline

A Retractable Clothesline is the handiest tool to dry laundry especially for people who are living in

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How to Attach an Outdoor Clothes Line to Your House

Learning how to attach an outdoor clothes line to your house will save you money from having to dry the

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How to Remove Melted Plastic from a Clothes Iron

Sometimes a little plastic can go a long way to ruining your iron - and your clothes. You can still salvage the iron with a little bit of elbow grease.

A length of red, textured spandex fabric.
How to Wash Spandex

Keep your garments looking great for longer by learning how to properly wash, dry, and iron spandex.

An iron stood on end, expelling steam.
How to Repair Common Iron Problems

See what simple fixes exist for problems with this appliance.

Suede pillows.
How to Wash a Suede Pillow

Everyone should know how to wash a suede pillow.

A clothesline in an urban backyard with clothes hanging to dry.
Setting Up a Clothesline

Install a clothesline to dry your clothes naturally—and for free!

red satin fabric
How to Iron Satin

Keep your favorite satin items wrinkle-free.

man having a difficult time ironing jacket
How to Iron a Suit Jacket

Spare yourself the trip to the dry cleaner and take care of your suit from home. Just make sure you know the best ironing procedure!

A duvet cover on a bed.
How to Wash a Duvet Cover

Duvet covers offer protection for your comforter.

Small, white tea light candles on gold satin fabric.
How to Remove Candle Wax from Bed Sheets

Don't let candle wax spillage ruin the mood of a romantic evening. Take care of it in the morning with these steps.

An array of colorful socks hanging outside from a clothes line.
Washing Socks in the Washing Machine

Washing socks is not as simple as dumping them all in the machine and turning it on.

roll of neoprene fabric
How to Wash Neoprene

Neoprene is the go-to material for some pretty extreme sports, but it can also get filthy fast.