• Freshly Done Laundry Stinks? Ditch Those Musty Smells!

    Freshly Done Laundry Stinks? Ditch Those Musty Smells! Are things smelling musty or “off” after being freshly washed? This could be happening for a few reasons: You left wet articles in the machine for too long (overnight) before moving to the dryer. You packed items that weren’t completely…

  • Quick Tips For Making Colors Brighter & Whites Whiter

    Quick Tips For Making Colors Brighter & Whites Whiter With a few simple items that you likely already have in your home, you can boost laundry items to help keep them looking new (and prevent fading too). Here are a few quick tips from my collection separated into two…

  • How To Fold Towels, Sheets & More: {Handy Reference}

    How To Fold Towels, Sheets & More: {Handy Reference} If you’re wondering how to fold items such as fitted sheets, t-shirts, towels and even socks, here’s a quick reference sheet I’ve put together to help you get the job done. You’ll find over a dozen items listed so far…

  • Can You Wash Down Filled Pillows & Comforters? Yes But…

    Can You Wash Down Filled Pillows & Comforters? Yes But… Goose and duck down filled pillows, duvets and comforters are soft and luxurious to sleep on but they do require a bit of care to keep clean. It’s not advised to launder these items as frequently as you would regular…

  • 9 Deodorant & Yellow Underarm Stain Removal Techniques

    9 Deodorant & Yellow Underarm Stain Removal Techniques Looking for ways to clear up those nasty yellow armpit stains that sweating can leave behind on shirts? Or are you trying to combat crusty residue from deodorant? Here are several different remedies you can try, each using basic items…

  • Hanging Laundry To Dry Outdoors: Clothesline Helpers

    Hanging Laundry To Dry Outdoors: Clothesline Helpers Drying laundry outdoors, done hit or miss, can be the most exhausting part of the wash-day procedure. Here are a few rules to follow which will ensure less stooping and straining: Don’t have the clothesline so high that each piece…

  • Quick Tips For Drying Laundry For Safety & Results

    Quick Tips For Drying Laundry For Safety & Results If you’re in a rush for a load to dry–try tossing a thick cotton towel in with the load of wet items. The towel will absorb some of the moisture. If it’s a large load, throw in two or three…

  • Fresh Summery Scented Bedding Year Round: {Tip Sheet}

    Fresh Summery Scented Bedding Year Round: {Tip Sheet} Winters are pretty cold here in Canada so windows are kept shut and clotheslines hang empty for months, but there are a few tricks us Northerners have that help us enjoy fragrant bedding year round (with no nasty chemicals or…

  • Laundry Stain Treatments: Tip Sheet

    Laundry Stain Treatments: Tip Sheet *Each point is a separate treatment, choose one method. Test a small hidden area first to make sure garment color or fibers won’t be damaged. Bonus Freebie! Handy Chart To Frame: From Martha Stewart, this is a very handy guide…

  • Laundry Stain Pretreater Recipes

    Laundry Stain Pretreater Recipes This is a great pretreater and it makes up nicely…keep a jar handy and you’ll never need to buy harsh chemicals again. DIY Soap Jelly: Glass Jar Laundry soap bar (or non-perfume like Ivory) Hot water Shave the bar until…

  • 50 Laundry & Mending Tips From A 1940’s Housewife

    50 Laundry & Mending Tips From A 1940’s Housewife The timeless tips are back! This batch is collected from magazines and books dating from the 1940s, 50s and 60s with many still useful today, some I’ve included for a glimpse into the day-to-day homemaking life of the era. After…

  • A Little Help With Laundry: Short & Sweet Tips Collection

    A Little Help With Laundry: Short & Sweet Tips Collection Here are a few tips for laundry & ironing that were previously published on Tipnut as Quick Tips that have been moved to this single page. Before washing items with grass stains, try dabbing a generous amount of vinegar into…

  • 10 Ink Stain Removers To Try

    10 Ink Stain Removers To Try Tips Before Starting: First place a clean cloth underneath the stain before applying any solution. This helps prevent any ink from running through to the piece of garment underneath. Chances are it’s gone through to the other side of the…

  • How To Wash, Dry & Block Woollen Garments

    How To Wash, Dry & Block Woollen Garments Here are a few tips I’ve collected plus two full sheets of instructions from vintage Beehive knitting pattern books that detail how to wash and dry wool clothing. The instructions are repeated a bit, but each set has some useful…

  • 5 Laundry Bloopers & Fixes

    5 Laundry Bloopers & Fixes Wet Laundry Left In Washer Too Long: To get rid of the mildew smell, rewash the laundry with 1 cup of vinegar tossed in with the detergent. If it’s a load of whites that can handle bleach, wash with bleach…

  • Caring For Old Linens: Brightening Instructions & Advice

    Caring For Old Linens: Brightening Instructions & Advice I have a fondness for vintage linens and textiles and just can’t help myself when I discover them at garage sales…even those tired fabrics that are yellowed with age or frayed around the edges. These are lovely when used for…

  • 10 Homemade Laundry Soap Detergent Recipes

    10 Homemade Laundry Soap Detergent Recipes Here is a nice stack of different recipes for making homemade laundry detergent that I’ve collected over the years. Do they work? Yes, I’ve had good luck with them. At the time I was using them, we had a relative…

  • Cost Cutters: How To Stretch Fabric Softeners & Dryer Sheets

    Cost Cutters: How To Stretch Fabric Softeners & Dryer Sheets One way to save money and trim expenses from the household budget is to make DIY cleaning & laundry products. Most recipes require basic, everyday items you likely have in the cupboard already and in most cases, they are simple…