A Fresh and Clean Scandinavian-Inspired Laundry Room Makeover!

By: Capreek Feb 09, 2012

created at: 02/09/2012

Going along with our basement and sleeping themes today (because you sleep in clothes/pajamas and washers and dryers are often in basements?  I know, it's a stretch...), I thought I'd share this lovely laundry room* makeover from Curbly fave Charles &Continue Reading

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$10 Washer & Dryer Makeover

By: Diy maven Dec 12, 2011

created at: 12/12/2011

It's rare that a washer and dryer go on the fritz at the same time, which is why there are so many miss-matched duos in the world. Brooke has the antidote for such odd couples as well as those old, boring sets too. The… Continue Reading

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Make It: DIY Dryer Vent Pumpkins

By: Capreek Oct 12, 2011

created at: 10/12/2011

What's that you say?  Pumpkins made from dryer vents??  Yes, indeedy.  Turns out, this unexpected material makes for some pretty fantastic… Continue Reading

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Alternative Uses for Dryer Sheets: Free Cheat Sheet Download

By: Bruno Jul 21, 2011

Alternative uses for dryer sheets from Curbly.com

As part of this month's emphasis on thrift, recycling, and creative re-use, we're giving away a series of alternative uses cheat sheets. These are simple, smartly-designed PDFs based on some of our most popular alternative uses blog posts. Print them out and put one on your pantry door, fridge, or in your junk drawer for easy access. 

Today's download: Alternative uses for Dryer Sheets

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New Use for Old Drawers: A Laundry Room Re-Vamp

By: Craftmel Mar 18, 2011

created at: 03/16/2011

We recently moved into a rental condo where, among a bazillion other rules, we can't paint our walls.  Which is unfortunate, because the last tennants "touched up" with flat paint over the existing eggshell finish.  It makes for an interesting pattern on the walls, but I digress.  Our drab laundry room not only was white beyond all sterile imagining, but it had zero shelving or storage.  The solution to our blah laundry room was found in a few… Continue Reading

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Laundry LIES (and Truths)

By: Diy maven Dec 07, 2010

created at: 12/07/2010

The Queen of Clean! Does she wear a cape made of dryer sheets? Does she leap laundry hampers in a single bound? I have no idea, but she does de-bunks laundry myths faster than a speeding bullet. (The busts are brought to us by Vaska, thus the shout out). So here they are, straight from the Dirt Buster's mouth:

 

If the clothes are really dirty use more detergent.

This is not a good idea; too much detergent doesn’t rinse out, attracts dirt and is hard on the fibers.  Use the recommendedContinue Reading

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How-To: Make Your Own Bedroom Dress Boys

By: Capreek Dec 02, 2010

created at: 12/02/2010

Okay, show of hands.  Who actually knows what "dress boys" are?  Admittedly, I had never heard of them but apparently they're a 'thing'... and people use them.  Basically, you take an old chair, saw it in half, and attach it to the wall.  Presto!  A new place to drape your… Continue Reading

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Make a "Check Your Pockets" Laundry Sign

By: Diy maven Aug 26, 2010

I cannot tell you how many times I've washed a tube of Burt's Bees. (Although, the weirdest thing that's ever gone through my washing machine was a t.v. remote, but I digress.) So you can imagine how delighted I was to spot this cute and… Continue Reading

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How To Remove a Greasy Stain

By: Modhomeecteacher May 18, 2010

created at: 05/18/2010

PHOTO: ApartmentTherapy

Don't you just love it when you hear about a cheap and easy solution to a common problem? Think about it, a greasy stain can ruin a favorite shirt or pair of pants faster than you can drop a piece of greasy pizza in your lap. But hold on, don't toss it in the Goodwill pile just… Continue Reading

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DIY Tip: Pressure Washers Can Cause Serious Injury

By: Modhomeecteacher May 13, 2010

created at: 05/13/2010

We have a friend who loans out her pressure washer like it's a garden hose. Not so fast! Besides damaging decks, siding, brick or driveways, a wayward jet stream across a leg can cause serious, if not permanent, injury. According to Mary Pat McKay of the American College of Emergency… Continue Reading

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How to Make an Indoor, Wall-Mounted Clothesline

By: Diy maven May 04, 2010

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As we speak, a very large damp coverlet is draped over my banister. If I had a clothesline, it would be hanging outside, of course. But not only do I not have an outdoor clothesline, I don't have an indoor one either. Although, my coverlet wouldn't fit on this wall-mounted indoor clothes line, my unmentionables certainly would. If you have an unused corner somewhere in your diggs, you just might want to make one. Here's the supply… Continue Reading

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DIY: Washer and Dryer Pedastals

By: Modhomeecteacher Apr 20, 2010

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If you're like me, you glance at those slick, brightly colored, extra tall washers and dryers when you walk down that first aisle at Lowes. I imagine having a set of those like I used to imagine having a flat screen TV. Instructables member Raxel shows us how to build a DIY and very inexpensive alternative to the high priced pedastals on the market.

 

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If you're worried about the noise, vibration or… Continue Reading

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Eco Friendly Aromatherapy Laundry Soap

By: Modhomeecteacher Nov 02, 2009

created at: 2009-11-02

Once you've bypassed the fragrances and concentrated sudsing, what's left to show for it? You have clean clothes, but no good smellum. Instead of dumping in your own essential oils, which was my first thought,  better order some eco friendly aromatherapy laundry soap from Etsy's LotusSoap. For a mere $3.50, you can try a sample pack of just about any fragrance you can… Continue Reading

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Laundry Face Art

By: Modhomeecteacher Sep 05, 2009

created at: 2009-09-05

Bored at the the laundramat waiting for your undies to dry? Try biding your time with some strategic folding to create expressive faces and profiles to entertain your fellow laundry doers. Crooked Brains blog Continue Reading

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How to Make Your Own Fabric Softener

By: Diy maven Aug 31, 2009

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If you haven't given up drier sheets yet, you really should. (They're icky...for a lot of reasons that I won't go into here.) The best kind of fabric softener to use is the liquid kind, and this formula from Recipezaar is not only environmentally friendly it's CHEAP! All it takes… Continue Reading

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