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The Right Way to Install Water Softeners

Janet Miller | Posted 11.16.2015 | HuffPost Home
Janet Miller

Daily use of hard water has its demerits. You will realize as time goes by that your skin gets affected and your clothes become rough from constant use of hard water. Fortunately, a water softener will come in handy - but only if you install it properly. Here's how.

Laundry Is Fun, Fun, Fun!

Kristen Hansen Brakeman | Posted 10.22.2015 | Parents
Kristen Hansen Brakeman

Hey kids, let's learn about laundry... and other sad, sad truths about life.

Don't Touch My Thong, Please!

Christine Martitz | Posted 10.14.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Christine Martitz

(Photo Courtesy Christine Martitz) When it comes to doing laundry there are many things to be mindful of. You have to follow the care-tag, separate ...

Wash and Swear

Charlie Carillo | Posted 09.22.2015 | Comedy
Charlie Carillo

LONDON - This is a photo of my soaking wet laundry on the clothesline, where it's been hanging for three days and three nights. Every time it's al...

The Appliance Whisperer

Jerry Zezima | Posted 09.02.2015 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

Inanimate objects are out to get me. I can deal with human beings, either by ignoring them or by telling them such dumb jokes that they ignore me. But machines have me baffled.

6 Ways You're Doing Laundry Wrong

Supercompressor | Posted 08.27.2015 | HuffPost Home

Like death and taxes, doing laundry is one of life's more unpleasant inevitabilities. And while it's easy to pay someone else to do it all, you owe it to your grown-ass self to learn how to do it right on your own.

Travel: The Sisterhood of the Traveling Underpants

Inga | Posted 08.25.2015 | Fifty

With the summer travel season in high gear, a person's thoughts just naturally turn to... underwear.

How Often You Should Actually Be Washing Your Towels And Sheets | Yagana Shah | Posted 08.13.2015 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM How often do you launder your linens? According to a 2015 Women’s Health poll, most people wash towels and sheets fa...

35 Ways You Know You're Going Into Your Junior Year Of College

Danielle Chylinski | Posted 08.18.2015 | College
Danielle Chylinski

All that "free time in college" that you've always heard about no longer exists

The Definitive Guide To Removing 4 Of The Most Common Clothing Stains

JackThreads | Posted 07.30.2015 | HuffPost Home

Lucky for you, and anyone else on this great green earth that will inevitably encounter spillage, the guide below will help fend off any and all sauce monsters and seven other common clothing stains.

Consumer Reports No Longer Recommends Liquid Laundry Detergent Pods

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 07.17.2015 | HuffPost Home

Laundry pods may be convenient solutions to heavy detergent containers, but the colorful pods have contributed to 11,000 poison-control cent...

Are You Using Liquid Laundry Packets?

Kate Carr | Posted 07.13.2015 | Impact
Kate Carr

Safe Kids is working with the Tide and Gain Up, Up, and Away Laundry Safety Program to raise awareness about a real concern for parents. Since 2012, more than 33,000 calls have been placed to the Poison Help line about liquid laundry packets. That's about 30 calls a day and it caught our attention.

You're Washing Your Swimsuit All Wrong

Glamour | Posted 07.08.2015 | Style

You've found the perfect swimsuit. Okay, well maybe it's more like the perfect collection of swimsuits. Now it's time to take care of them and make sure they don't fade, stretch out, or get grimy.

11 Things That Take Longer To Do Than Laundry

The Huffington Post | Jamie Feldman | Posted 06.16.2015 | HuffPost Home

Laundry is a chore. Laundry is a hassle. But contrary to popular belief, laundry doesn't actually take all that long to do. A wash cycle takes abo...

3 Smart Laundry Day Hacks

This Old House | Posted 06.14.2015 | HuffPost Home
This Old House

In addition to being an absolute chore, doing the laundry can be a wasteful process to boot! From detergent bottles to dryer sheets, the waste starts to pile up over time. Here are three small and clever waste-eliminating hacks to consider.

What It's Really Like to Have 5 Kids

Joni Edelman | Posted 05.29.2015 | Parents
Joni Edelman

Dinner can only be compared to a pride of lions tearing apart a zebra. There is usually at least one naked child, two glasses of something/anything spilled, four people trying to figure out who did/did not get silverware and three people getting water/refilling spilled water. Chaos reigns.

Prayers on the Clothesline

Lillian Daniel | Posted 05.26.2015 | Travel
Lillian Daniel

A recent art exhibit at the Museum of Contemporary Religious Art at St Louis University featured the work of photographer Regina DeLuise, whose black and white photographs attend to the ordinary moments in the spiritual lives of the people of Bhutan.

They Won't Remember the Clean Towels

Stephanie Ortiz | Posted 06.16.2015 | Parents
Stephanie Ortiz

The kids were gone for a few hours, and when they finally returned, their smiles were bright, and their cheeks were glowing... from both the sun and the massive ice cream cones they'd eaten. And I'd missed it.

You've Been Cleaning Your Sheets All Wrong

The Huffington Post | Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson | Posted 04.17.2015 | HuffPost Home

Doing laundry seems like a no-brainer until your white jeans come out yellow and your all-purpose detergent doesn't exactly live up to its name. But i...

Parenting 101: Learning to Let Go

Andrew Knott | Posted 04.20.2015 | Parents
Andrew Knott

When you have small children, focusing on task completion is the ultimate fool's errand. Of course, accepting this reality did not transform me overnight into a paragon of Zen-like patience.

Life Lessons Through Laundry

Karen Ann Kennedy | Posted 03.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Karen Ann Kennedy

This weekend, as I looked at the four loads of laundry lying on my bedroom floor, I had an epiphany about how laundry is a lot like life. Here's how...

Finding Gratitude in Boxer Briefs

Mikah Meyer | Posted 01.25.2015 | Travel
Mikah Meyer

By removing ourselves from normal surroundings, we are able to look at the world through a new lens. Traveling allows our brains to notice the simple pleasures we overlook in our everyday routines. Those that we forget to give thanks for.

Does Freezing Your Jeans Really Get Them Clean?

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | LaToya Monah | Posted 11.17.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Claim: You can freeze your jeans clean It Depends. College student Josh Le wore a single pair of jeans for 15 mont...

4 Clean Ways to Care for Your College Kid

Becky Blades | Posted 12.05.2014 | Parents
Becky Blades

I confess that I have invited myself into my daughter's dorm room and done her laundry. Don't judge me. It was an exceptional situation.

"A Chore Thing"

Jerry Zezima | Posted 12.01.2014 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

By Jerry Zezima The late, great humorist Erma Bombeck once said, "Housework, if you do it right, can kill you." Since I am still alive, thanks to my...