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How to Brighten Dingy Laundry ... and More Reader Questions Jan. 14, 2020

Everyday Cheapskate

Dear Mary: While my daughter was on staff at a summer camp, she did not launder her bedding frequent... Read More

Fabric Softeners Are the Problem, Not the Solution Oct. 07, 2019

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In the laundry room, most of us are prone to overkill. We want beautifully clean, brilliantly white,... Read More

8 Surprising Ways Lemons Can Make Your Life Easier Sep. 17, 2019

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Several years ago, my son gave me the bounty from the two fruit trees that pretty much rule his back... Read More

Simple Secrets to Make Clothes Look Better and Last Longer Sep. 10, 2019

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You should see the big wad of lint I just plucked from the trap of my clothes dryer. Ack! Where does... Read More

13 Ways to Use Vinegar that Will Surprise You! Jun. 20, 2019

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It's cheap. It's available in every supermarket and home center in the universe. And it's so useful ... Read More

How to Use Wool Dryer Balls and Why You Should Jun. 10, 2019

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A previous column on fabric softener products struck a chord with thousands of readers. I know becau... Read More

Simple Solutions for 3 Common Laundry Problems Jun. 04, 2019

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What do stinky, yellowed and crayon-stained laundry items have in common? They're the reason lots of... Read More

How to Know You Are Using the Right Amount of Laundry Detergent Apr. 18, 2019

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As you know, and only because I do mention it from time to time, I get a lot of emails. If I were to... Read More

How to Remove Yellow Sweat Stains. It Really Works! Mar. 13, 2019

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If my inbox is any indication, yellow armpit stains on white shirts are a problem. And I've been avo... Read More

Scent-sitive Mar. 10, 2019

Dear AnnieĀ®

Dear Annie: I work in the service department office at a car dealership. I have asthma and find that... Read More

Amazing Ways to Use Hydrogen Peroxide Around the House Feb. 11, 2019

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Last week, I heard from one of my readers who wrote about hydrogen peroxide — something I've w... Read More

Shout Out to Sequins Dec. 04, 2018

In Fashion

When it comes time to shine this holiday season, there's nothing that outshines the glimmer and glam... Read More

Stinky Laundry, Smelly Machine: How Nasty Germs Survive in Your Washer and What To Do About It Nov. 26, 2018

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If you assume the inside of your washing machine is the cleanest place in your home because you put ... Read More

The Irrationality of Baseball Fans Oct. 13, 2018

Mark Shields

American philosopher Jerry Seinfeld famously exposed how irrational we American baseball fans must b... Read More

11 Uses for Dryer Sheets That Have Nothing to Do with Laundry Oct. 09, 2018

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Apparently, I'm a slow learner. I can't think of another reason why it took me years to associate my... Read More

Ask Me Anything: Help! My White Laundry Is Coming out Dingy and Gray, and Which Size Instant Pot? Sep. 05, 2018

Everyday Cheapskate

Dear Mary: How can I whiten my whites? I have well water, and I use homemade laundry detergent. But ... Read More

Teens Should Help Out at Home Jul. 23, 2018

'Tween 12 & 20

DR. WALLACE: Both of my parents are medical doctors working at the Mayo Clinic. They employ a full-t... Read More

Do What You Can Jul. 18, 2018

Classic Annie's Mailbox

Dear Annie: My daughter, "Elizabeth," is a professional who is married to an older man. I'll call hi... Read More

Cigarettes and Coffee Mar. 26, 2018

Marc Dion

Back in 2006, President Donald J. Trump is supposed to have played a brief game of bump and shove wi... Read More

Rooting for Laundry Feb. 27, 2018

Bernard Goldberg

I reluctantly have come to believe that most Americans — whether they're members of the chatte... Read More