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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...
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...
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,...
How To Clean the Toaster
We might not realize it, but we need our toasters! For all that a toaster helps prep on any given morning, it's bound to build up a crummy mess. Read on for our easy how-to guide to keep toasters in...
How To Clean Football & Tailgating Stains
Whether you're filled to the brim with team spirit or just onsite for the halftime snacks, game day can be messy business. Lucky for you, we've got a game plan. When your clothing intercepts a play between the munchies and...
Little Home Cleaning Strategies That Make a Big Difference
Goodbye, marathon cleaning days, hello more time for you! When you focus on cleaning small things in your home on a daily basis, you’ll actually get more done than you would doing it all at once. Copy our cleaning and...
How To Freshen Up for Spring
There’s just something about fresh flowers, spring showers, and longer days that makes us want to spring into cleaning action at home. Prioritize by following our helpful to-do list featuring the most important tasks on our spring cleaning lists –...
Spring Cleaning Secrets
With spring comes an opportunity to clear the clutter, ditch the dirt, and shed the winter blues! While deep cleaning the house may seem overwhelming, Gwen and Lindsey are sharing ways to make the task more manageable and even enjoyable!...
21 Ways to Use Scented Vinegar
When it comes to fighting stains, buildup, odors, and germs, we love the efficacy and versatility of vinegar. Combining the efficacious cleansing properties of white vinegar with the luxury of fine fragrance, our Scented Vinegar formula is a powerful, plant-derived...
How To Clean Your Trash Can
Discover deodorizing shortcuts and easy, foolproof tricks for cleaning the grimiest part of your kitchen. Gather These Tools:  Home Cleaning Heroes, All-Purpose Cleaning Concentrate, All-Purpose Bleach Alternative, Scrub Brush, Lint-Free Cleaning Cloth STEP 1: Prep First things first, take out...
How To Clean Oily Food Messes
Pizza sauce setbacks and olive oil overdoses can send even the most seasoned stain expert into a tizzy. We've been there. Luckily, these steps will take you into stain free territory before you can say "hold the anchovies!" Pass the...
How Do You Clean A Mattress? And How Often?
You wash your sheets, pillow cases, comforters, and duvets on a regular basis. But when’s the last time you cleaned your mattress? Even if you have a mattress pad or cover on your bed, your mattress still needs cleaning because...
How To Preserve Your Home & Laundry
One of the best sustainable steps you can take is to preserve the items in your closet and home so you can enjoy them longer and keep them out of landfills. These highly-concentrated, highly-versatile essentials (formulated with the earth in...
30 Places You May Be Forgetting To Clean
When's the last time you cleaned your toothbrush holder? What about your remote controls or the inside of your trash bin? There are so many places in the home that are easy to overlook when it comes to cleaning, so...
Cleaning & Organizing a Remote Learning Space
With over 15 years of professional experience, home organization expert Samantha Pregenzer knows her way around a tough challenge. Her Simply Organized clients regularly turn to her for advice on problem solving, troubleshooting and fixing everything from a bulging drunk...
How To Remove Perfume Smells
When you think of removing odor, you likely think of a foul smell. What happens when you experience a lingering scent from your perfume or cologne, even after it goes through the wash? Many perfumes are loaded with synthetic chemicals...
How To Wash Striped Clothing In Just 5 Steps
Crisp, nautical stripes are a classic wardrobe staple, and the fear of color bleeding during the wash cycle is also a classic fear. Earn your stripes with our definitive, foolproof washing guide. Your Must-Have Stripe Solutions: Wash Tub Basin, Stain...