Posts tagged "laundry"

A Guide To Cleaning Your Sheets (For Single Guys And Lazy Girls)

We’ve always suspected that most guy’s sheets didn’t get properly laundered as often as we’d like. In the past, we’ve seen the stains (snot? cum? Doritos?) and tried to will ourselves to imagine we were covered in an invisible, full body shield of antibacterial gel where no microbes could harm us. A horrifying new study

By: Ami Angelowicz & Winona Dimeo-Ediger / August 28, 2013

10 Shameful Secrets We Hide About Doing Laundry

I’m not a simple woman made happy by simple things. I like fancy stuff! But I swear to God, if I could just have a washing machine and dryer inside my apartment …. I’d be as thrilled as if I came home and Michael Fassbender was waiting for me in bed with a bowl of…

By: Jessica Wakeman / July 2, 2013

I’m Switching Laundry Detergents

I need all of my clothes to smell like Robert Downey Jr. [pilesofgoodandbad]…

By: Ami Angelowicz / June 29, 2012

A Countertop Laundromat

Someday, my dream is to own a home, modest in size, but with room for its very own washer and dryer. Oh, to be able to wash my own clothes without having to spend an hour and a half at the sketchy laundromat three blocks away! If you’re one of the many people who does not live…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / February 28, 2012

Would You Freeze Your Jeans?

Freezers are good for many things: preserving food, chilling vodka, storing body parts, and, apparently, cleaning denim. Seriously: sticking your jeans in the freezer for a few days will kill bacteria and alleviate odors while avoiding significant shrinkage (George Costanza would be proud). Stains can’t be frozen out, but this is an interesting technique nonetheless.

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / October 14, 2010

Just Say No To Dry-Clean-Only Clothes

Today, I’m going to put an end to one of my worst habits. Thankfully, I don’t smoke, so I don’t have to worry about ditching a nicotine addiction. No, my habit isn’t so obvious; in fact, I’ve been doing it for years without noticing. I buy clothes with tags that read “Dry Clean Only” –…

By: Catherine Strawn / May 17, 2010

Laundry Day Just Got Greener And Neater

Laundry is my least favorite chore: It takes hours to complete and the results don’t last more than a day. While Method’s new line of laundry products won’t make washing your clothes more enjoyable, at least it’ll make the task more environmentally friendly and less messy. Because their plant-based formula is super concentrated, a 20-oz.

By: Catherine Strawn / January 12, 2010

What’s The Longest Acceptable Amount Of Time You Can Go Without Washing A Bra?

Over on Slate, a male reader wrote to Dear Prudence, asking whether it was normal that his girlfriend of six months has been wearing the same bra every day for two weeks. Was she unhygienic, or simply a normal gal? Prudie responded, saying she polled some of the cleanest women she knows and they wash…

By: Catherine Strawn / August 28, 2009

Laundry: The Adderall Of Chores

One of the reason why I love Sarah Haskin’s “Target: Women” videos is that sometimes they force me to laugh at my own stereotypical womanly ways. This week, she goes off on detergent commercials which make it seem like women love doing laundry. “Why can’t we break the spin cycle?” she asks. “Because…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 22, 2009

The Daily Squeeze: The Beckhams To Become Superheroes!

Comic superstar Stan Lee wants to create a superhero version of David and Victoria Beckham. [E Online]
If you (or your boy) is dressing up as Don Draper for Halloween, these products will make your hair extra slick and shiny. [The Moment/NYT]…

By: Catherine Strawn / October 30, 2008

Commercials Make Men Less Likely To Clean

How often do you see a commercial for laundry detergent that depicts a father dealing with his son or daughter’s grass-stained clothes? By my calculations, you never do. And this isn’t helping get guys to do laundry or other household chores that are traditionally considered “women’s work.” Men are particularly influenced by the way TV…

By: Catherine Strawn / May 13, 2008