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5 Tips to Get Away With Washing Dry Clean Only Clothes at Home

5 Tips to Get Away With Washing Dry Clean Only Clothes at Home

When it comes to taking care of your clothes, there are very specific rules you’ve likely followed for as long as you can remember. Separate your colors to prevent bleeding in the washer, be careful about what water temperature you use, turn your jeans inside out, and be mindful of “dry clean only” tags. However, the latter (as you’ve probably heard by now) is a little bit murkier than once presumed. Enter The Laundress—an eco-friendly line of detergent, fabric care, and home cleaning products that works to dispell the notion that you’re required to take everything to the dry cleaner if the tag says so.

On the contrary, the founders argue that there are plenty of pieces in your wardrobe that don’t have to go to the dry cleaner at all (up to 90%, they say). To help unpack and demystify the process, we tapped the … Read the rest

The Simple Trick That Got Me to Actually Wear More of My Clothes

The Simple Trick That Got Me to Actually Wear More of My Clothes

A few months ago, I had what can only be described as a mid-wardrobe-crisis­ (if that even makes sense) when it became apparent to me that no matter how many things I buy—and I buy a lot of things—I simply can’t shake the habit of wearing the same 10 or so items all the time. As a matter of fact, my husband pointed it out. I generally hate to admit that someone else is right, but I couldn’t even deny that it was true. (So, if you’re reading this, thank you, Alex.)

But now, back to me: 95% of the times that I get dressed, I throw on some combination of the same few jeans, tees, tanks and basic jackets, even though I actually own and am continuously acquiring a plethora of fun, cool, and compelling pieces. The realization haunted me for several days … Read the rest