When the University of Washington studied some of the most popular laundry products in the U.S., it found plenty of questionable chemicals that had been omitted from the ingredients list. Researcher Anne Steinmann was “surprised by both the number and the potential toxicity of the chemicals that were found,” and shares that “nearly 100 volatile ...
The philosophy of being prepared doesn’t just apply to doomsday types. While we won’t fan the flame of panic and worry, we do think it’s smart to acquire supplies you and your family might need in the event of an earthquake, fire, other natural disaster, or alas, a global pandemic. So let’s take a deep ...
Doing a load of laundry should leave your clothes fresh and clean, right? That’s the goal, but not all laundry detergent is created equal.
If choosing the best eco-friendly cleaning products feels overwhelming, head over to browse the Environmental Working Group’s Guide to Healthy Cleaning. Its database of more than 2,500 products—like Planet’s Delicate Laundry Wash and Ultra Dishwashing Liquid—gives you the scoop on ingredient safety and generates a rating score for everything from hand soap to cleaning spray.
Grass streaks. Tomato sauce splashes. Mascara smudges. Some stains feel almost impossible to get out. Enter this pre-wash treatment, which you can make in minutes with just two ingredients—detergent and water—to help lift out tough stains during the wash.
A fluffy comforter straight from the dryer is everything. Couldn’t you just envelop yourself in its pillowy softness and stay there forever?
Laundry is a cycle—and we’re not just talking “spin” or “tumble dry low.” Rather, the task of laundry as a whole is just one big never-ending cycle. Today’s favorite jeans are tomorrow’s first load. So don’t you want to know that all this washing, drying, folding, and fluffing is actually doing something, like, oh… cleaning ...
Just crinkle a piece of aluminum foil into a ball 2 or 3 inches in diameter, then toss it into the dryer with wet laundry. When the cycle ends, you’ll have perfectly cling-free clothing.
Bye bye, bleach—a small amount of lemon juice brightens white laundry just as well.
Do you feel weird re-wearing a bra once, twice…maybe three times? Not to worry—you’re totally good. No need to feel shame about tucking your bras back into the drawer until the next load of laundry.
Adding baking soda to your laundry detergent will help lift stubborn stains.
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