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How To Wash and Care for Wool

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If you’ve ever wondered why wool clothing like sweaters and socks seem to be immune to odors, the answer is just one of the many advantages of wool. Wool contains naturally antimicrobial lanolin oils, so the bacteria that typically cause odors can’t

How to Get Mildew Smell Out of Towels

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If your family’s towels smell like a locker room instead of home sweet home, the culprit may be mildew. When damp towels pile up in the laundry basket or lay on the bathroom floor too long, mildew can grow. That musty odor you smell is caused by mildew that is

How to Wash Stuffed Animals Without Ruining Them

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Many of us had favorite stuffed animals when we were kids—and there’s a good chance our parents never washed any of them. We’ll skip the nasty details, but suffice to say that kids’ messes can be a challenge. Thankfully, we know a lot more about dirt

Winter Cleaning Checklist for a Clean and Healthy Home

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Winter Cleaning Checklist for a Clean and Healthy Home The holidays have come and gone and have left in their wake… a large mess. From dried pine needles scattering the floor, to rogue glitter, and unseen dust, there is a lot to attend to. While we typically associate

How to Follow Through on Your New Year Cleaning Resolution

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How to Follow Through on Your New Year Cleaning Resolution It’s a long-running tradition that at each new year, we make resolutions. Though we always have good intentions, we don’t always stick to what we planned. It’s never a bad time to make a decision to get your

How to Unshrink Clothes Made With Cotton, Synthetics, and Wool

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When you don’t follow the laundry label on your clothes, colors will fade, whites will dull, and clothes will shrink. Unfortunately, few of us take the time to wash clothes by hand when the label calls for it, and sometimes we forget to use cold water or the


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