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There’s no place like home—especially when it’s in tip-top shape. We’ve rounded up the best cleaning and organizing tricks, affordable decor ideas, DIY hacks, and more. Warning: Once you’ve got everything just the way you want it, you may never want to leave!

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How to Wash Microfiber Cloths to Preserve Their Cleaning Power

Microfiber cloths do the cleaning for you, but have you ever thought about how they should be cleaned?

How to Choose the Best Washing Machine Temperature for Your Clothes

Switch most loads to this expert-recommended washing machine water temperature, and you could save up to $150 a year.


How to Get Stinky Smells Out of Your Clothes

Need to remove mildew, smoke, or other offensive odors from your clothing? Here's exactly how to do it—quickly and easily.


17 Best Laundry Detergents, According to Cleaning Experts

Have you been using the same detergent forever? It might be time to change things up with these expert-recommended picks...


How to Wash a Baseball Hat So It Doesn’t Lose Its Shape

If your favorite baseball cap has seen better days, follow these steps to clean it—without ruining it.

The Best Washer and Dryer Sets for 2021

With technology that will save you time and money, these top-rated sets are about to become your new best friends—and...


9 Best Dryer Sheets for the Softest, Best-Smelling Clothes

Say goodbye to static and wrinkles, and hello to soft, fresh-smelling fabrics.

How to Clean Your Washing Machine, According to Laundry Experts

Experts share step-by-step instructions for how to clean a washing machine (both inside and out)—plus how often you should do...


A Guide to Laundry Symbols: Find Out What Those Washing Symbols Mean

You know those hieroglyphic-like laundry symbols on clothing labels? They relay important cleaning information. Here's what they mean and how to...


9 Best Dryer Balls to Reduce Drying Time

It's a win-win with dryer balls, which save on drying time and help the environment.


Steamer vs. Iron: Which Is Better for Your Clothes?

In the steamer vs. iron debate, the decision comes down to fabric. Here is everything you need to know about...

How to Wash Pillows the Right Way

Pillows need cleaning too. Here's how to wash pillows correctly, plus how often you should be doing it.


HE vs. Traditional Washing Machines: What’s the Difference?

A point-by-point guide to everything you need to know about HE and traditional washing machines.


8 Best Steam Irons, According to Clothing Experts

Looking for the best steam iron for your clothes? These are the steam irons the pros recommend for getting your...


How to Select the Best Dryer Settings for Your Clothes

Protect your clothes and save energy (and money!) by choosing the right dryer settings for your laundry needs.


Liquid vs. Powder Detergent vs. Pods: Which Is Best to Use?

Laundry experts break down the pros and cons of powder vs. liquid detergent vs. pods, making your choice that much...

How to Wash Silk Clothing and Sheets at Home

Yes, you can have nice things—and keep them nice with less effort than you think.


How to Use Fabric Softener for the Coziest Clothes and Linens

Once you learn what fabric softener does and how to use fabric softener, you'll feel the difference in your laundry.


How to Use Laundry Pods the Right Way

Trust us, learning how to use Tide Pods will make your laundry game infinitely easier.


How to Remove and Prevent Pilling from Your Clothes

Here's everything you need to know about pills, those pesky lint balls that end up all over your favorite textiles,...


How to Separate Laundry for the Cleanest, Brightest Clothes

So long, accidentally pink tees. Follow this simple method for how to separate laundry, and your clothes will come out...


How to Wash White Clothes to Keep Them Looking Bright

With a little care, your whites can stay bright, even as you enjoy your colorful life.


How to Hand-Wash Clothes in 5 Easy Steps

This simple, step-by-step process takes less time and effort than you might imagine and will keep even delicate items looking...


How to Use Baking Soda and Vinegar in Your Laundry

Vinegar and baking soda, two pantry staples, double as laundry room must-haves. Read on to find out why.

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How to Unshrink Clothes (and Prevent Them from Doing So in the First Place)

All hope isn't lost if you find your favorite clothing no longer fits after a trip through the dryer. Learn...


How to Shrink Clothes the Right Way

Here's how to shrink cotton, denim, and polyester for clothes that fit closer to the way you want them.


Here’s Why You Should Always Turn Off Your Bathroom Fan Before You Leave for Vacation

Leaving the fan on for an extended period of time can cause dangerous wear to the motor, experts say.


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14+ Homemade Cleaners That Get Your Home Sparkling, According to Pros

You don’t need pricey, store-bought products to clean your home. These DIY solutions are easy to make, affordable, and incredibly...


Here’s How Often You Need to Replace 17 Common Household Items

Parting is such sweet (but necessary) sorrow.


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12 Things You Shouldn’t Pour Down the Drain

It might be convenient to just rinse with water and flush it down the drain. But trust us, it’s worth...