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Taking care of new luxury clothes.

taking care of luxury clothes.

Don't be afraid to care for your finest wardrobe items yourself. Most of today's fabrics and blends are actually designed to be cared for at home. These tips for Luxury Clothes Care and Cleaning can help keep your wallet intact.

4 tips to safely machine wash sweaters.

how to safely wash a sweater.

Just because dry cleaning is expensive does not mean that it's the best way to care for all sweaters. These 4 Laundry Tips for Washing Sweaters will help you get your favorite sweaters clean and help prevent pilling and stretching.

How to unshrink a sweater.

how to unshrink a sweater.

It is possible to unshrink a sweater that someone (not you, of course) popped into the dryer. Here are the 5 easy steps to resizing (unshrinking) your sweater.

Laundry wash temperature: Hot, warm, or cold?

laundry wash temperature: hot, warm, or cold?

Sure, the quickest way to do a load of whites, medium colors, and darks, is wash them all in cold water. Here's how to chose the right laundry wash temperature for your load.

Laundry detergent: Liquid or powder?

laundry detergent: liquid or powder?

An everyday washing detergent should be a tough, all-fabric cleaner that does as well on a baby's burp cloths and leaky diaper stains as it does on his big brother's baseball uniform. Here's how to choose the right detergent for your load.

How to organize clothes.

how to organize your clothes.

Does an organized closet seem overwhelming? No problem. Just take it step by step. To get the most out of your closet and your clothes, rotate your clothes seasonally and give the closet a good cleaning. Here's how to organize your clothes.

6 tips for removing unknown stains.

6 tips for removing unknown stains.

Removing unknown stains on clothes without harming the fabric requires a gentle touch.  It also requires patience. These 6 tips for removing unknown stains can help.

How to wash clothes in 10 easy steps.

how to wash clothes in 10 easy steps.

No matter how busy you are each week, chances are high that laundry is one routine task that usually gets done. Here's how to wash clothes the right way the first time in 10 easy steps. 

Grease stain removal from clothes.

how to remove grease stains.

It's almost as easy to remove grease stains on clothes as it is to clean a sinkful of grimy dishes. Dishwashing liquid is the best stain remover. Here's how to remove grease stains from clothes with dishwashing liquid.

How to clean leather.

how to clean leather.

While we love the leather items that keep us warm and toasty, sometimes the mere thought of a spill, drip, or drop on our leather duds can send such a chill through us that thy never make it out of the closet. Relax! Here's how to clean your leather at home.

6 homemade laundry stain removers.

6 homemade laundry stain removers that work.

Try a homemade laundry stain remover the next time the kids laundry includes a splattered sweatshirt. Here are 6 homemade stain removers that work that can help get rid of the blight.

Laundry chores for kids by age.

laundry chores for kids by age.

Once a child reaches a certain skill or age level, he can generally do kids chores for his age group and those for the age groups below. Here are age appropriate laundry chores for kids.

Spring clean your closet.

how to spring clean your closet.

The air is getting warmer. The freesias have pushed up along the sidewalks. Before the weather beckons you outside, spend one more day inside and spring clean your closet. Here's how to spring clean your closet.

How to wash towels.

how to wash towels.

If you wash towels right, they'll keep you and your kids wrapped in post-bubble-bath softness and comfort for at least five years. And they'll look color-correct, too. Here's how to wash your towels.

How to wash dark clothes.

how to wash dark clothes.

When you wash dark clothes, there's one laundry rule you should never break: Always wash darks (and bright colors) separately in cold water. Here's how to wash dark clothes the right way.

5 laundry tips for jeans.

5 laundry tips for clean jeans.

Faded or dark like new? Shrink or not? Washing jeans, especially the first time, can bring up lots of questions. These 5 laundry tips for jeans can help you keep the look you desire.

How to wash white clothes.

how to wash white clothes.

When you wash white clothes, there's one laundry rule you should never break: Always wash whites separately. Here's how to wash white clothes the right way.

8 tips for summer laundry stains.

8 tips for removing summer laundry stains.

Your first line of defense against summer laundry stains: Take quick action to remove drips and drops on clothes before they get a chance to dry. These 8 tips for removing summer stains can help.

How to remove rust stains on clothes.

how to remove rust stains on clothes.

The water quality directly affects how clean clothes get. Hard water, or water that contains mineral salts are usually the cause. Here's how your clothes get rust stains, and how to remove them. 

How to remove powdery clothing stains.

how to remove powdery clothing stains.

Here are the 4 common causes and easy laundry tips and solutions for powdery residue left on freshly washed clothing. These tips can help you remove powdery clothing stains - for good.

Halloween's ghastly stains and how to remove them.

halloween's ghastly stains and how to remove them.

If you think every day clothing and carpet stains are scary, wait until you see the tricky Halloween stains the (black) cat will drag in on October 31. These tips for removing Halloween stains can help.

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About the Author

Tara Aronson

Tara Aronson is a native Californian. Having grown up in San Diego, she studied journalism and Spanish to pursue a career in newspaper writing. Tara, whose three children - Chris, Lyndsay, and Payne - are the light of her life, now lives and writes in Los Angeles. She also regularly appears on television news programs throughout the U.S.