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History of Laundry!

laun·dry (noun): clothes and linens that need to be washed or that have been newly washed. Also known as an incredibly boring chore. Right? Chances are you’ve probably never thought much about the history of laundry (which is reasonable, most people haven’t) so you might be surprised to learn that it’s an interesting (& semi-gross) one. Here are a few fun facts about laundry history you...

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Don’t Look…There’s Something in the Vents!

Summer doesn’t just bring with it greenery & flowers and warmer weather, it also brings birds. Normally birds are fine creatures (except when they wake you up incredibly early on weekend days) but sometimes they can be downright dangerous (and we don’t mean like in Hitchcock’s “The Birds”). Turns out that birds enjoy chilling out in dryer vents which isn’t great news for you.


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Oops, Don’t Put This in the Dryer!!!

Dryer are pretty heavy-duty items so we don’t often think about damage being inflicted upon them just by doing our laundry. It can happen though if you put the wrong item in your dryer. Not to mention, the wrong item can damage the item itself (wasting your valuable money) or even raise the risk of fire (yikes). Take a look at these items you should really, really never put in your dryer....

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Ways You May Be Shortening Your Washer/Dryer’s Lifespan

Last month we talked about ways that you can extend the lives of your washer & dryer. Your machines should last for a decade, at the least, but there are specific things you’re doing that are taking years off your washer & dryer’s lives. So, what should you avoid? Read on!

1. Overrunning - using your machines too often will cause them to break down quicker and more often....

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The Dangers of Hidden Dust

Dust is annoying. It’s dirty, it makes you sneeze, and it gets absolutely everywhere. What you might not realize is that it’s actually dangerous as well. Researchers from George Washington University identified 45 toxic chemicals in dust particles. FORTY-FIVE! That’s a lot of toxic chemicals. They also estimated that 90% of American homes contain at least 10 of these chemicals. Chances are...

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