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How to clean your washing machine

Unfortunately, just because our washing machines clean our clothes, they don’t stay clean. Our washing machines can grow bacteria, mildew, and musty smells which eventually make their way to our clothing. Just like your clothes, your washing machine needs to be cleaned often. Keep reading for a step-by-step guide on how to deep clean your …

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Laundry Room Style Statistics

Laundry Room Style Statistics We analyzed thousands of laundry rooms and put together a pile of statistics set out below. Basically, the statistics set out the percentage of home entries that have various features, colors and attributes. What’s really interesting is that we notice laundry rooms are very popular on social media. I believe a …

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My Favorite Clothes Iron for Pressing Shirts, Blouses, Slacks and More

If your household frequently needs to get ironing done, you’re probably thinking about buying an ironing board and iron to go with it. Getting your shirts and suiting professionally pressed adds up, then when you throw in children’s school uniforms, items that were wrinkled in storage or moving, and so on, it pays to invest …

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My Favorite Ironing Board (Yeah, I Actually Have a Favorite)

Some homes have an ironing board that comes out of the wall or was left behind by the previous occupant. If you don’t have one, you’ll need to figure out which board is best for the types of garments and linens that you iron the most. Length and other attributes are also important to consider …

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60 Brilliant Small Laundry Room Ideas (Photos)

Small doesn’t mean it can’t be great. In fact, most laundry rooms are small. Check out these brilliant small laundry room design ideas. Also, check out this small washing machine and dryer options. Related: Laundry Room Wall Art Ideas | Clothes Wringer Alternatives | Fabric Softener Alternatives | Laundry Room Design Statistics | How to …

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6 Simple Alternatives to the Clothes Wringer

The washing machine has improved the lives of many and, especially with modern models, even transformed the dreaded chore of laundry to a pleasant one. Yet, for whatever reason, many of us still don’t have access to our own washing machine and dryers at home. Some people also prefer to wash and dry their own …

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14 Laundry Detergent Alternatives

Laundry detergents make it easier to remove dirt, stains, and germs from our clothes in just a jiffy. They’re some of the household products that we can rely on to make household chores convenient. Detergents, however, contain chemicals that could be toxic to our health. The plastic container it comes from also adds up to …

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101 Laundry Room Ideas (Photos)

This is our main laundry room design page where you can access our many laundry room design galleries. Related: Laundry Room Wall Art Ideas | Clothes Wringer Alternatives | Laundry Detergent Alternatives | Fabric Softener Alternatives Laundry Room Photos Large white laundry room with custom cabinetry and sink. White subway tile backsplash. Designed by chango …

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Top 10 Fabric Softener Alternatives

Fabric softeners can either be in liquid forms or dryer sheets. We use them because they make our clothes feel soft and supple. Plus, they’re fragrant and can reduce static cling. The ingredients in making this chemical, however, come with its own downsides. Fabric softeners often contain undisclosed harmful ingredients that can lead to allergic …

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4 Alternatives to Dryer Sheets

Let’s face it, laundry has been, and will forever be, part of our weekly chores. And there are several products that are essential to getting this task done as effectively and efficiently as possible, some of which include detergent, bleach, fabric softener and, most importantly, dryer sheets. Yes, dryer sheets are essential if you want …

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14 Different Types of Laundry Storage Options

We don’t always have the time nor the stamina to tend to our laundry on a regular basis, much more the entire laundry room. This is especially in the case when you have a handful of kids and other responsibilities to attend to. And before we realize it, we’re confronted with a stockpile of laundry …

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Detailed History of the Washing Machine

The washing machine has been around longer than you’d think. This time-saving household appliance first appeared in the 1760s while its modern version first came out in 1908. The automatic washing machine was introduced just in time in 1937 which significantly freed up women’s time from household chores and that eventually led to paving the …

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25 Different Types of Washing Machines

Washing machines existed as early as the 18th century with the first version being a simple wooden box where water filled it up through manual rotation. Front load washing machines, invented in 1950, make up 99 percent of new models because they are considered 50 percent more efficient in performance and in energy consumption than …

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24 Different Types of Clothes Dryers

The earliest clothes dryers, known as ventilators, were used in England and France during the 18th and 19th centuries. They were large drums made of metal and with ventilation holes that unfortunately ended with clothes that smelled of smoke and covered in soot. American inventor J. Ross Moore invented the first gas and electric dryers …

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17 Different Types of Clothes Line Pins and Clips

The traditional clothespins are wooden, one-piece designs and were handcrafted by English gypsies. They were first patented in the 1800s and were also used for making peg dolls as they are still today. The later version, which are made of two separate pieces and a spring, was invented in 1853 by an American Vermont-based inventor …

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19 Different Types of Clothing Drying Racks

We have 3 clothing drying racks and when it’s laundry time (almost every day with 2 young kids), those racks are put to use drying clothes. While we put kids’ clothes in the dryer, I prefer my clothes drying naturally to prevent them from shrinking. Drying racks are one of those simple things that make …

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