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One of the most-asked questions I field via Instagram is how I dress my children so nicely in the face of all of the laundering, stain removal, and ironing it must entail

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One of the most-asked questions I field via Instagram is how I dress my children so nicely in the face of all of the laundering, stain removal, and ironing it must entail

The truth is that my children also wear a lot of easy-to-care-for cotton separates like peter pan collar dresses from Busy Bees and Luigi for Emory and jeans with long-sleeved polos and printed turtlenecks for Hill, but I do spend a lot of time tending to their dressier clothes. Here’s what works well for us: For stains, I swear by Palmolive dish soap diluted by hot water, applied directly to the area, and then immediately laundered with The Laundress Baby detergent, and this stiff brush is helpful in the process. For lighter staining/marking/spillage issues, Dreft spray works well. In general,...


10 Favorite Laundry Rooms with Storage Ideas to Steal

10 Favorite Laundry Rooms with Storage Ideas to Steal

A well-appointed laundry room turns a tedious chore into a marginally satisfying, even enjoyable, task. Here are 10 of our favorites—genius space-saving ideas included. Above: Melissa Coleman, aka the Faux Martha, designed her organized Ikea laundry room around her Steele Canvas bins, which were her “anchor inspiration pieces,” she says. See Steal This Look: The Faux Martha’s DIY Laundry Room Makeover, Courtesy of Ikea for details. Photograph courtesy of the Faux Martha. Above: Set in a tiled back entry, this room serves as mudroom, laundry space, and potting station. The white laminate counter works as a place to fold clothes and pot plants. Plywood cabinets and...


No matter how beautiful and organized your laundry area looks, if you don’t have a routine for getting laundry to the washer, into the dry and back to bedrooms you will still have a problem.  These tips will help you establish a routine that will...

No matter how beautiful and organized your laundry area looks, if you don’t have a routine for getting laundry to the washer, into the dry and back to bedrooms you will still have a problem.  These tips will help you establish a routine that will...

Collect the laundry 1. Keep a central collection area for your laundry close to where people change.  The main bathroom, near the bedrooms, is often a good choice. Keep three hampers – one each for light, medium and dark-coloured clothing. Make sure everyone knows to empty pockets, because no one else is going to check. You may prefer to have each person have their own bin in their room. Have everyone in the family sort their laundry and put it in the hamper. 2. Keep a stain remover nearby so that everyone can treat the stains on their own clothing. ...