Archive | April, 2016

28 April 2016 ~ 0 Comments

Like-new colors.

Keep your bright new shirt or blouse looking new with this easy trick from Martha Stewart.  Add 2/3 cup distilled white vinegar to a gallon of cold water. Mix well and add your garment for a 15-minute soak. The vinegar helps set the color and prevents bleeding.  Follow the soak with laundering per the manufacturer’s […]

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22 April 2016 ~ 0 Comments

Sustain our Earth.

The move to fabrics that can be sustainably grown and responsibly sourced is good news for conserving resources and encouraging wise agricultural practices. Growing cotton takes a lot of water, so blending it with other fibers can reduce its footprint. Hemp is up and coming as a linen-like durable fiber, once legal restrictions are eased. […]

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14 April 2016 ~ 0 Comments

Time for a closet purge.

Make room for the new season by clearing out the old, the tired, the worn. Ten things to start: jeans you no longer wear, concert and event t-shirts, the dress you’re going to fit someday, unwearable shoes (no matter how cute), nostalgic oldies, the bridesmaid dress, ill-fitting bras, anything with shoulder pads, empty hangers, that […]

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10 April 2016 ~ 0 Comments

Winter storage.

Take everything wintery out of every closet and drawer for cleaning. Dry cleaning or laundry removes soil, oil, perfumes and splashed stains. Then fold and store in plastic bins with heavier items on the bottom. If you’re planning to store long-term, use cotton, linen or a breathable fabric. Then store in a dry, cool place […]

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08 April 2016 ~ 0 Comments

Laundry mildew.

According to Martha Stewart, mildew can grow in a washing machine, especially in humid or poorly ventilated areas. The problem’s usually around the rubber door seal. Start with a cup of chlorine bleach mixed with 2 cups warm water. Wearing protective gloves, wipe and clean the seal from bottom to top, paying special attention to […]

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01 April 2016 ~ 0 Comments

New iTie changes everything.

Today Apple revealed their new iTie, revolutionizing the way high-tech men will dress for work. The neckwear uses new flexible LED technology to display a very narrow but colorful desktop showing apps including stock market, weather, email,  to-do and messaging. The perfect companion to iWatch, the iTie automatically connects to the Internet via cell or […]

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