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Ask UfYH: Too Much Laundry, Not Enough Patience

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.

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We try it!

We Try It: Deo-Go Stain Remover

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. […]

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Dispatches from Ladyblogland

Dispatches from Ladyblogland

This edition of dispatches is full of new blogs to read and a bunch of great videos.

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We Try It: An Upgraded Laundry Hamper

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 […]

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Ask UfYH: Airing Your Dirty Laundry

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 […]

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Ask UfYH: Put it Away, Goddammit!

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 […]

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Ask UfYH: It’s Laundry Day!

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.

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Ask UfYH: Cast Iron Stains, Green Toilets, and the Dreaded Floordrobe

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 […]

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Ladyguides

Ladyguide: Don’t Dryclean (Most) of Your Clothes

Oh, hello. Were you about to take your sweaters to the drycleaner? Maybe that silk blouse you like to wear for job interviews? You still might want to take your winter coat and that viscose rayon dress (trust me on that one), but most of it? Wash it with soap and water, baby.

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Lunchtime Poll

Lunchtime Poll: 9/29

It’s Thursday and it’s lunchtime, which means it’s time for the lunchtime poll. Today’s poll is a little random, and maybe no one else thinks about surveying laundry preferences, but so be it. 

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We try it!

The Lazy Lady’s Guide to Green Cleaning, Part 2: Vinegar

Join me as I continue my journey to find ways to make my home less dirty and gross while being friendly to the environment (and while also being kind of poor).

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Ladyguides

Ladyguides – How To Get Out a Period Stain

Yeah that’s right, ladies, Persephone Magazine isn’t afraid to talk about our periods.  I have managed to get period blood on all manner of washables and non-washables; here are the tried and true tips for getting that pernicious uterine lining out of your unmentionables (and everywhere else it manages to end up).