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Pre-Treating Stains and Odors
We're huge fans of pretreating. "Pretreating" means that you tackle any issues before washing the item. This approach is more effective (and efficient) than washing an item multiple times to get the desired result. We highly recommend pretreating to prevent or remove stains, fight dinginess, and prevent or remove odors.
How To Prevent Jack-O-Lantern Rot
Keep your jack-o-lanterns smiling long after Halloween by spritzing the inside of your pumpkin with this mixture to keep mold and mildew from creeping inside. Gather These Tools: All-Purpose Bleach Alternative, Glass Spray Bottle STEP 1: Fill a Glass Spray...
How To Care For Resort Wear
In the summertime, vacation is always at the forefront of the mind. Whether your dream destination is a pristine beach or a vibrant city, gossamer resort wear garments are the perfect choice for staying cool. Since resort pieces like caftans...
How To Get Your Laundry Detergent Scent To Last
Little compares to the nostalgic, straight-from-the-dryer scent of fresh laundry, but getting that aroma to last? That’s another story. Lucky for you, we’ve done loads of experimenting over the years and we’ve cracked the code for locking in that coveted...
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Optimize Your Closet With The Neat Method
We all go through the struggle every season of standing in front of all of our clothes and just not having anything to wear. Often times we feel we are bored with last year's wardrobe and would do anything to...
Clean Dress Shirts in 15 Minutes
Raise your hand if you feel like your life consists of dropping off and picking up dress shirts from the dry cleaner. That all ends now. George LaBoda of @atlasandmason shows us how to care for dress shirts at home...
How To Refresh Clothes Between Washing & Wearing
Everyday Laundry Freshening items: To freshen everyday laundry items between washes, The Laundress uses our Fabric Fresh. This versatile formula adds scent while removing odor, keeping items smelling clean and fresh. It's great for closets and drawers, too. You can...
How To Remove Stains and Odors from Shoes
Everyone who knows The Laundress knows that we're the experts in laundry and fabric care. But what you may not have known is that we've got the tips for cleaning your kicks too! Follow our steps to give sneakers a...
How To Care For Wool Blankets & Rugs
Between body oil, pet hair, dirt, and dust, the throw blankets and rugs that keep our homes cozy need regular cleaning just like our clothes. Our simple moves will give them a complete refresh, just in time for spring? GATHER...
Get The Skinny On Washing Dress Shirts Of All Colors & Fits
Laundering dress shirts at home can be done for a fraction of the cost of the dry cleaners - and without the chemical hazards and danger of weakened and scorched fabric. Follow these simple steps to keep your favorite shirts...
How To Laundry Tips for City Living
Big city, small laundry room (or no laundry room at all) – Cramped quarters don't have to cramp your style – you can still get your wash on without sending it out. Here's how. Tip 1: Wash & Wear No...
How To Clean The Air Fryer and Instant Pot
Kitchen gadgets like Instant Pots and Air Fryers makes cooking in the kitchen simple, but unlike conventional pots and pans, cleaning them can get tricky. We mapped things out for you here. Gather these tools: Home Cleaning Heroes, Lint-Free Cleaning...
How To Clean An Air Purifier
Air purifiers work by drawing air through a filter that captures mold, dust, pet dander, and other impurities, then releasing the air back out. Cleaning yours on a regular basis will not only help it work more efficiently now, but...
On the Move with The Laundress Cofounder Lindsey Boyd
Whether you're moving on or moving up, getting into a new home can be stressful. Lindsey recently moved with the help of Smith Banfield, founder of Clear Space and member of The Container’s Store’s Contained Home service. Smith specializes in...
How To Remove Urine Stains
Your Baby's Clothing and Diapers Can Be Free from Stains They say you'll never believe how much laundry a baby generates, but still, you've been surprised, right? Second to spit-up, breast milk, baby pee and poop stains are the most...
How To Remove Pit Stains
On top of stubborn stains from wine, coffee, chocolate and so forth, one of the primary Laundress missions when we started this company was to conquer the "Pit Stain". This is a very common problem and a frustrating one at...
How To Ditch Dirt & Mud
Despite appearances, dirty knees and muddy elbows are sure signs of some good clean fun. When you and your family gets down and dirty, stubborn stains are all part of the game. Ditch dirt and give mud the boot with...
When To Use Bleach, Detergent, Fabric Softener, & Soap
The key to stepping up your laundry game begins with understanding laundry detergent ingredients. Find out more about the different types of enzymes in laundry detergents like the Signature Detergent and how they work to remove stains, odors, oils, and...
How To Clean Spooky Stains On Upholstery & Carpet
When monsters come to mash they leave spooky stains in their paths. Here are some magical solutions for cleaning everything – from pumpkin goo to sucker slime. Follow our special Halloween how-to. Note, when cleaning upholstery for the first time,...
Gentle, Yet Powerful Cleaning for Your Delicate Items
Dry clean only? No way. You've got this, and we can help. Nobody relishes the idea of wearing highly toxic dry cleaning chemicals against their skin along with their most delicate clothing items. Now there's a solution that is better...