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25 Things Everyone Should Know Before Going To College

Becky Blades | Posted 08.27.2014 | Parents
Becky Blades

No matter how young or old our children are, the laundry is rich with memories and metaphors. Because like parenting itself, laundry is inescapable, repetitive, and never really finished.

Laundry and College in 7 Easy Steps

Kristen Hansen Brakeman | Posted 08.25.2014 | Parents
Kristen Hansen Brakeman

I washed your clothes for the past 18 years so you could spend your time on more important things like studying, resume building and improving your social ranking on the Kardashian app. But since you are leaving tomorrow, it's time to learn. Here is a simple set of instructions.

Hot Sex vs. Dirty Laundry

Renee Fisher | Posted 07.14.2014 | Fifty
Renee Fisher

Older adults might switch fascination from the bedroom to the bathroom, where one's sexual moves would be replaced by the desire for regular movements. Or, they might choose whichever room in the house would be their napping place.

Astoria Characters: The Laundry on the Line

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 07.01.2014 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

There was a pole and a pulley at the end of my driveway when I moved in. This cave-man apparatus was tethered to the back of the house by an ancient umbilical cord.

Everything You Thought You Knew About Doing Laundry Is Wrong

The Huffington Post | Brie Dyas | Posted 02.22.2014 | HuffPost Home

This is going to sound like an oxymoron, but there is a genuinely amusing cleaning book out there. Really. I'm not kidding you. It's called "My Boyfri...

Ode to Betty

Maria Rodale | Posted 02.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

I knew it was going to happen one day. But it was a day I was dreading. And that day has come. People often ask me how I do it all. After reeling i...

Funny Story. Just Happened. Part One.

Tim Mattingly | Posted 02.02.2014 | Comedy
Tim Mattingly

The following story is the first in a series of stories that are all completely unrelated save for the fact that they just happened to Tim Mattingly. ...

The Right Way to Care for Sweaters

GalTime | Posted 01.25.2014 | Style
GalTime

We're working hard to minimize sweater-catastrophes, so we chatted with Mary Marlowe Leverette of About.com's Guide to Laundry for tips on keeping your garments in fighting shape.

8 Easy Ways To Make Your Clothes Last Longer (And Not Get So Filthy)

The Huffington Post | Lauren Mikler | Posted 11.05.2013 | Style

Fashion isn't all glitz and glam -- there's a filthy side of it, too: stains, tears, shrinkage, you name it. We've all been there and been disappointe...

How Dirty Laundry United 7 Moms

Melissa T. Shultz | Posted 11.30.2013 | Fifty
Melissa T. Shultz

When my sons were little, there was a group of moms I talked to at school functions and basketball games, mostly about our kids. Now, the kids aren't the reason we socialize -- we do it because we want to.

This Laundry Trick Could Save You A Lot Of Money

Bruce Lubin | Posted 11.02.2013 | HuffPost Home
Bruce Lubin

For 20 years, Bruce Lubin and his wife Jeanne have been collecting tips and hints to save time, money, and make everyday tasks easier. Their book "Who...

7 Ways Your Daily Life Is Absolutely Disgusting

The Huffington Post | Todd Van Luling | Posted 08.30.2013 | Healthy Living

There's really no way to avoid it: Life is gross. Even the most mundane things about your everyday life are, if not necessarily dangerous (though some...

LOOK: Explore The World Through Strangers' Laundry

Posted 08.14.2013 | Arts

The idea of hanging your wet laundry in public might seem absurd to younger generations of American city dwellers who rely on the local laundromat to ...

How to Get Berry Stains Out of Clothes

Food52 | Posted 10.07.2013 | Taste
Food52

We've waxed poetic about berries before, those devilish beauties that are impossible to resist. But beneath their beautiful veneers lies a colorful -- and dare we say fatal -- juice. Until now, that is.

12 Incredible Uses For Vinegar

Posted 07.22.2013 | OWN

By Lynn Andriani You know this household staple is a cheap, effective and natural all-purpose cleaner. But who knew that it could also smooth out y...

Some People Don't Belong in the Kitchen -- And I'm One of Them

Maureen Anderson | Posted 09.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Maureen Anderson

I'm not your pie-baking big-family-gathering-hosting kind of gal. I used to apologize for that. I'd apologize, and attempt another experiment. I'm all finished with those.

"My Mother, the Plumber"

Jerry Zezima | Posted 08.11.2013 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

By Jerry Zezima As a man who has regularly plumbed the depths for column material but doesn't know how to plumb a sink to get rid of even worse mater...

My Laundry Epiphany

Bernadette Noll | Posted 07.14.2013 | Parents
Bernadette Noll

I came out the other side of this simple task more in love, more satisfied and more understanding of my family and myself than I ever had been before.

You Are Stupid if You Do Your Own Laundry

Emma Johnson | Posted 07.13.2013 | New York
Emma Johnson

I refuse to do laundry. That's a bit of an overstatement, but I really, really hate to do the wash, and I really, really hate the fold.

Why Doing My Child's Laundry Brought Me To Tears

Laurie Ember | Posted 07.01.2013 | Fifty
Laurie Ember

We dropped off our youngest at college last fall and welcomed the empty nest. We had all been silently dreading the goodbye, but it seemed to go smoothly. She needed some reassurance, so we promised to visit during the first two weeks. She was finding her way, choosing her classes, making new friends.

A Call for Convenience

Hannah Josi | Posted 05.04.2013 | College
Hannah Josi

I will admit I was one of those clueless freshmen, unsure of where to put laundry detergent or how much to use in the first place. I was plagued by cartoonish fears of returning to a washing machine overflowing with pink suds.

An Imagined Conversation With a 15th Century Farmer

Eliza Hurwitz | Posted 04.15.2013 | Comedy
Eliza Hurwitz

Sometimes I think people of the 15th century would be disappointed in me.

4 Things I Won't Miss When My Kids Leave Home

Melissa T. Shultz | Posted 04.06.2013 | Fifty
Melissa T. Shultz

While out for a walk in my neighborhood this week, a mom I know, driving her well-used Suburban, called out to me. She has six children -- the youngest is in middle school, the oldest is several years out of college.

The Right Way to Care for Sweaters

GalTime | Posted 03.24.2013 | Style
GalTime

Each winter, there always seems to be one sweater that's sacrificed to the fashion gods. It's been shrunk to doll-size proportions because you swore you could wash it yourself, or it ends up warped and faded in the back of your closet.

How Often Should You Be Tackling Laundry?

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.17.2013 | HuffPost Home

For us, the answer is usually "whenever it gets in the way."