Q: Do you have any advice on how to tackle way too much laundry? I’ve got no problem getting my room cleaned when it needs to be, but it seems like no matter how much laundry I do, it’s still going to be an overflowing mess. Read More Ask UfYH: Too Much Laundry, Not Enough Patience
You know what’s a great look? A crisp, white blouse tucked into jeans. It’s very 1960s casual chic. Do you know what doesn’t look good? The yellowing of the pits on a crisp, white blouse. You may not know this, but the main reason for yellow pits on your lovely white blouses is not sweat. The culprit is the aluminum in your antiperspirant. If you’ve just bought a new white blouse, keep it nice by wearing an undershirt or natural, aluminum-free deodorant. If you, like me, have a few white blouses that are ready for recycling, I may have a solution: Deo-Go. Read More We Try It: Deo-Go Stain Remover
This edition of dispatches is full of new blogs to read and a bunch of great videos.
There are few guarantees in life beside death and taxes, but laundry is definitely one of them. One winter weekend I had had enough, and I decided I needed to do something about the overflowing hamper in our bedroom. Why was it always overflowing? Probably because this hamper has served me since 2001, and my household has doubled since then. Read More We Try It: An Upgraded Laundry Hamper
Q: Do you have any tips or advice for dealing with a major laundry crisis? Basically the situation is such that I have avoided my laundry for way too long. Now all of the dirty laundry is in the walk-in closet such that you can’t walk-in. I can start doing loads, but then I can’t put it away because there’s still too much pile-up to get into the closet.
The image is overwhelming; I keep avoiding it and the problem grows. I don’t know what to do.
A: You need a reset. Read More Ask UfYH: Airing Your Dirty Laundry
Q: Any suggestions for dealing with when the “put it away” part of doing the clothes washing gets too tiring? I struggle with loss of momentum if I take a break, but washing and drying THEN sorting and folding and putting away gets too tiring and it always just ends up piled up in the drawer in a way that’s impossible to find anything. Is there a simpler or more low maintenance way to sort stuff so I can find my clean shirts for once? Read More Ask UfYH: Put it Away, Goddammit!
Q: How do you do laundry? I’m trying to find the best way for stains (I know, you’re not Google) and I also want to protect my clothes so I get the most use of them, and I don’t know what to wash with what. Read More Ask UfYH: It’s Laundry Day!
Q: I accidentally left a damp cast iron skillet on the counter, and now there’s a big ole rust stain. I tried making a counter volcano with vinegar and baking soda, a bleach pen, and just scrubbing the fuck out of it, to no avail. Is there something that will get rust off a cheap laminate counter top? Read More Ask UfYH: Cast Iron Stains, Green Toilets, and the Dreaded Floordrobe