Does Washing Clothes in Cold Water Really Get Them Clean?

February 15th, 2018

Question: Does washing all of your clothes in cold water preserve the color? Do they really get clean this way? A. Yes. The consensus is that cold water is more than up to the challenge of washing everyday laundry. “Technological advances, in both machines and detergents (not just the cold-specific kind), have made cold-water washing a […]

How to Select the Correct Cycle for Washing Your Clothes

February 2nd, 2018

Washers have come a long way since the first wringer washers. And while the physical excursion has lessened for the user, the choices that must be made before starting the washer have increased dramatically. The water temperature and wash cycle choices you make will affect the look and longevity of your clothes. You can even save money by selecting […]

Technology changes self-serve laundry business

December 20th, 2017

Sean O’Byrne runs an executive search firm and a Milwaukee laundry. While the businesses might seem like an odd pair, it makes sense for O’Byrne, whose family has been in the laundry business since the 1980s. Also, a laundry is a fairly recession-proof business that offers about a 30% annual return on the investment, according […]

5 Tips for Easier Laundromat Trips

November 29th, 2017

Going to a laundromat or a public laundry room in your apartment complex or dorm is no one’s favorite activity. However, there are ways to make the laundry trips quicker, easier, and even less costly. Learn the top five tips to save you time, money, and get the best results for your laundry efforts. 1) Save Time: […]

Eye injuries linked to liquid laundry packets surge among small kids

November 10th, 2017

Liquid laundry packets — already under scrutiny after thousands of incidents of kids mistaking them for toys or candy — are responsible for a growing number of eye injuries in children. The proportion of chemical burns to the eye caused by the packets surged 32-fold between 2012 and 2015 among preschool-aged kids, a new report […]

6 Bad Laundry Myths Debunked

October 27th, 2017

Some laundry tips and old wives’ tales are simply a waste of time and money. Here are ten laundry myths debunked with some real information you can use that will make laundry easier. 1.Use Hair Spray To Remove Ink The idea of using hair spray to remove ink from laundry began in the 1950s and […]

Laundry tips for college students

October 11th, 2017

With all the studying and, ahem, extracurriculars that are part of campus life, doing laundry is the last thing college students want to do. Still, unless you’re going to pay to get it done or wait until an upcoming break to wash your clothes at home (who has that many pairs of underwear?), it’s a […]

Tips for Wrinkle-Free Packing when Traveling

September 22nd, 2017

Some helpful tips for keeping clothes from getting wrinkled or ruined: Lighten your load. Jamming your suitcases as full as a subway at rush hour will leave your clothes as exhausted as a crushed commuter. Clothes become wrinkled almost as soon as you shove that last leaden item into your bag. The easiest things to jettison? […]

Should You Use Dry Cleaning Bags For Clothing Storage?

September 8th, 2017

Barbie B., a Malibu Realtor wrote us the following question recently and agreed to have us feature her on the OrganizingLA “Organizing Emergency” section. “Is it okay to store clothing garments in dry cleaner bags? And for garments that aren’t worn often and are prone to dust or are delicate and need some TLC, what […]

How to wash shoes in the washing machine

September 1st, 2017

Can you put shoes in the washing machine? Yes! Many of us don’t realise that there are lots of different types of shoes that can be washed in the machine, helping to save you time and money. Whether you’ve enjoyed a muddy walk through the park, or your kids have come home from school with […]


August 22nd, 2017

How to wash dark clothes? Here are 6 simple rules that should be followed to both get dark and black clothes clean and help them retain their bold color: Sort darks from blacks, and wash separately; Know that washing white clothes with colors is always a no-no; Use a laundry detergent that won’t fade clothes; […]

The 7 Laundry Mistakes You’re Making With Bras And Underwear

August 7th, 2017

  How to wash bras and underwear so that they last longer and fit better. #1: Relying on a machine washer Ask anyone in the undergarment business, and they’ll tell you: To preserve their life cycle, bras and underwear should be laundered with care — hand-washing and air-drying is best. “Lingerie uses very delicate fibers […]

How To Choose Your Washer Settings Without Destroying Your Clothes

July 17th, 2017

Most of us learned the hard way during our teenage years about clothes washer settings (red socks + white shirt mishaps, anyone?). But there are lessons beyond separating our colors from our whites. Find out what those temperature and cycle settings on your washing machines actually mean for an optimal laundry cycle. Temperature Modern washers […]

The Top Five Most Expensive T-Shirts in the World

June 9th, 2017

Your beautiful body deserves the best of everything, and nothing stands out like beautiful and good quality clothing. After all, many people judge by appearances, and your dressing says a lot about you. If you are one to fancy casual wear, then you know that nothing stands out more than your t-shirt. To this end, […]

Break These Bad Laundry Habits

May 22nd, 2017

  Lengthen the life span of your washing machine by ditching these bad practices Who hasn’t let the occasional wet load sit overnight? But if a one-time oops! becomes a routine occurrence, you just might be shortening the life span of your washer. Here, three habits to rethink. You overload You may believe you’re saving […]

How to Use A Laundromat

May 4th, 2017

Although laundromats seem fairly self-explanatory, it’s not as simple as just gathering your quarters and clothes. There are many useful tips for optimizing your laundromat experience that even a regular laundromat user might not think about. Follow the steps below to make the most of your coin laundry visit. Using the Laundromat You Will Need: Coins […]

Laundry in the NFL: Yes, It Gets Dirty

April 7th, 2017

Equipment managers look for best ways to remove uniform stains, prevent yellowing CHICAGO — The NFL regular season is over and only two teams remain: the Atlanta Falcons and the New England Patriots. Most people are debating which team is going to win the Super Bowl. Folks in the laundry and linen services industry, on the […]

How to Never Worry About Grease Stains Again

March 10th, 2017

Lestoil or Pine Sol This is my personal favorite, and the one that I personally use when a grease stain sullies an item of clothing in my care: Dab the stain with a bit of Lestoil or Pine Sol, and then launder as usual, remembering to pull the garment out of the wash to air […]

How to remove grass stains

February 27th, 2017

It’s always a joy to watch kids playing outside on a lush green lawn, but it’s never fun to discover a grass stain or two on the seat or knees of their pants afterwards. Removing grass stains from clothes or fabric Grass stains will come out with prompt laundering and stain treatment. Some other techniques […]

Tips For Using a Laundromat

February 17th, 2017

You Will Need: Coins Laundry supplies Travel containers A plastic bag Disinfectant wipes Steps to Use the Laundromat: Shop around. Find the location of several laundromats in a close vicinity and visit each one before choosing your preferred location. Take note of which types of machines are available – front load or top load washers, […]

What Are the Causes of a Washing Machine Leaking Water?

February 1st, 2017

Water drains out as a washing machine spins after washing or rinsing clothes. If the machine only leaks during these cycles, you can likely rule out damaged water supply hoses. These hoses would drip water continuously. Pin down the problem by unplugging the machine and opening the cabinet so you can investigate the source of […]

How to Wash Bed Sheets

January 9th, 2017

Your bed should be a calm and peaceful retreat. You deserve ultimate comfort in perfectly clean and nice smelling, fresh sheets. Just follow these tips on how to wash bed sheets and enjoy a brilliant night’s sleep on your freshly washed pillows. Night, night! Read all labels to be sure you don’t have any specific cleaning […]

6 Big Mistakes You Make Washing Sheets

November 18th, 2016

There’s nothing better than sliding into a bed covered in freshly washed sheets, but getting to that end-of-day treat certainly takes effort. Avoid these common missteps to ensure you get a great night’s sleep on laundry day. 1. You wait too long between washes. Sheets don’t wear like your gym shorts or favorite jeans, but […]

How Many Gallons of Water Does the Average Washing Machine Hold When Full?

September 30th, 2016

  There are a few types of washing machines available today, and one of the major differences between them is how much water they use when full. Energy-efficient washers use significantly less water than normal washers, and this may be important if you’re considering buying a new washer. Washers with a low Water Factor or […]

10 Tips for Washing Clothes at the Laundromat

September 21st, 2016

Living without a washer and dryer sucks big time, let me tell you.  First, it stinks to have to “sit with your laundry.”  I have distracted myself with a couple of trips to the Dollar Store in between loads, but honestly, the appeal is wearing off quickly.   Also, for the record, I am pretty […]