DIY Clothes Drying Rack.

by Chris Gardner

My wife is short, and a high school teacher, so when we find school-appropriate clothes that actually fit, we keep ‘em as far from the dryer as possible. So, tired of having her wardrobe spread all over our living space while drying, I decided it was time for a drying rack. (Our back ‘patio’ has no space for a clothesline.) Problem is, commercially available drying racks may advertise 15 sq. ft of drying space, but that only works if you hang...

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25 Alternative Uses for Fabric-Softener Dryer Sheets

by Chris Gardner

Uses for dryer sheets - alternative uses

Here are some great uses for dryer sheets once you're done with them. Instead of letting your fabric softener sheets pile up in a corner, try one of these alternative uses instead! 

 

 

1. Dusting: used dryer sheets can knock the dust off nearly any surface, including furniture, blinds, car interiors, baseboards/molding. Also works for sawdust and drywall compound.

 

Use dryer sheets as a mosquito repellant

2. Keep bugs away: Tuck some in your picnic basket or under...

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Would you have multiple laundry rooms?

by DIY Maven

Would you have multiple laundry rooms?

In the 80's laundry rooms moved up from basements to first floors. In the 90's they moved from first to second floors to be near bedrooms. Now the trend is to have multiple laundry rooms. And not just two but three. The third servicing walkout basements that lead to pools and guest areas.

So, this is the question, if you had the space and the cash, would you have multiple laundry rooms?

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How to Save Money on Laundry Day

by DIY Maven

How to Save Money on Laundry Day

Have you ever found yourself with a couple loads of washing to do but you only have enough supplies to do one of them? I have, and over the years I’ve come up with a few things to get the job done without having to drive to the store for detergent and such. Now, I use these ideas to save money.

First: Pre-Treat

When the Spray 'n Wash bottle starts shootin’ blanks, fill it with water to about three inches from it’s top. Fill the rest up with your...

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Spring Cleaning Time!

by Badbadivy

It's March and in my household that means it's SPRING CLEANING time! Spring cleaning can be tackled in many different ways. It all depends on what sort of person you are. I'm the type of person that likes to dash around my house and clean it all in one day. Others like to tackle one room at a time, or clean for a certain period of time. Whatever you do, make a plan and stick with it! There's nothing worse than having a bunch of half-finished...

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