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How To : Wash bras and panties

The most used and most washed articles of clothing are undergarments. Underwear, specifically bras and panties, are in desperate need of attention after each and every use. They're not like a pair of jeans, wearing them twice in a row is not a good idea, nor clean. Shabby’s no ...more

How To : Get a loose drawstring back into clothing

If you're drawstring fell out, it may seem like the end of the world, but take a deep breath -- it's possible to put back in! Don't sweat it when the drawstring in your favorite sweatpants gets yanked out in the washing machine. It's simple to restring. Step 1: Attach safety ...more

How To : Make your own treated dust cloths

Dusting with cloths that are pretreated to attract and hold dust is a huge time-saver. But why spend money on store-bought ones when you can make them yourself for pennies? You Will Need * 2 c. hot water * 1 c. lemon essential oil * A bowl * Cotton cloths * A coffee can or res ...more

How To : Lower your electric bill

Many ways to help the environment are costly, but using less electricity is one measure that will save you money. Learn how to lower your electric bill with this how to video. You Will Need * Awareness of how you’re wasting electricity * Self-discipline Step 1: Turn it off G ...more

How To : Shop at a thrift store

Go thrifty! Go vintage! Go second hand. With the right approach and an open mind, a trip to your local thrift store can yield some fashionable bargains. Buying used is a smart solution to this economy, and gives you a smart sense of fashion. You Will Need: * A computer with i ...more

How To : Keep areas clean for your dog

Your dog travels all around the house all day. Here are five places to remember to keep clean. Watch this how-to video as the Dog Channel offers five places your dog encounters that are important to clean regularly. Remember he always travels to his toys, crate and bed. 1. La ...more

How To : Clean a Flag

We hang flags to proclaim our patriotic spirit. This is especially true for retired veterans or those who have loved ones serving in the military. Others hang flags representing the seasons, important events, favorite teams or just a cute and whimsical design as decoration. An ...more

How To : Fix your washer if you don't have enough suds

If you're washing your clothes and feel like there is not enough suds in the machine, adding more detergent won't make a difference. It can acutally hurt your clothes and the machine, making it work harder to clean clothes or clean up a mess. This tutorial will tell you why y ...more

How To : Remove red wine stains

Learn how to remove red wine stains. Thinking of switching to white wine just to avoid stains? Memorize these cleaning tips instead. You Will Need * White wine, club soda, or cold water * A white cloth napkin or clean white T-shirt * Salt * Liquid enzyme detergent * Spot st ...more

How To : Make an Asian coleslaw salad with peanut dressing

Sometimes an ordinary coleslaw just doesn't do it, so that's when you try out different ethnic recipes. And this Asian spin on slaw is sure to be added to your list of favorites, from the dressing to the actual salad mix. Check out the recipe for this delicious Asian coleslaw ...more

How To : Correctly fill a rinse aid dispenser

If you've never used a dishwasher before, you're about to fall in love with a machine that makes washing dishes easy. One of the main features of owning a dishwasher is it's ability to rinse the dishes to make them nice, shiny, and clean. A rinse aid dispenser is used to store ...more

How To : Fix your washer's clogged dispenser

Despite all the great things a washer can do, it's still only machine and can be prone to problems that may need it to be fixed. One issue that can occur is a dispensar that is clogged, leaking, or not dispensing. A dispenser is an important part of your machine and makes it e ...more

How To : Get rid of any odors coming from your washer

If you've bee washing your clothes and have noticed a faint odor coming from inside of your washer, you may have a problem. Overloading a washer can produce an odor that is warning you to stop adding clothes to an already tired machine. By continually overloading your washer, ...more

How To : Change the setting on a dishwasher that runs long

With most of the new dishwashers today, they tend to run longer in order to give you the best quality wash. There are many special cycles that are built in that tend to extend the run time of the machine. In this tutorial, you'll find out what you need to do in order to chang ...more

How To : Fix your front load washer if it stops mid-cycle

If you're washing clothes and your front load washer stops mid-cycle, you may have a problem. A washer that stop mid-cycle can be a sign that something has happened to the electricity or your machine. In this tutorial, you'll be finding out some ways to help take care of your ...more

How To : Do your laundry while at college

In this video, you will learn how to properly do laundry at college using a washer machine, dryer, laundry detergent, and laundry card in an hour and a half. Learn how to choose the correct wash/dry cycles that coordinate with your type of laundry. (colors/whites/delicates)

News : The Stupid Orchestra

How can an orchestra be stupid, one may ask? Well, when musically measuring a toaster next to a cello, one device certainly comes across as inherently… dumber. Think 200 vintage vacuum cleaners, blenders and washing machines assembled into a whirling, ringing, humming cacophon ...more

How To : Milk a cow

Modern milking parlors use machines, but milking a cow by hand is an ancient art. Here’s the "udderly" perfect way to do it. You Will Need * A dairy cow * A grain mixture or hay * A one-legged milking stool * A stainless steel milking pail * Milking gloves (optional) * Warm wa ...more

News : Medieval peasant house

Hey everybody, here is my entry for the medieval building contest. I don't actually care if I win, it was just fun to think about. I have this great book series called The History of Private Life which goes into wonderful detail about how people did everyday things throughout ...more

How To : Make your own laundry soap

In this tutorial, we learn how to make laundry soap. First, grate soap up into a large bowl. After this, pour the soap into a large pot. Add in 6 c water, then heat this up on medium heat for 40 minutes, not letting the soap boil. Next, add in washing soda and borax into the p ...more

How To : Make your detergent and your money last

If you have done hundreds of loads of laundry you might be in a habit of not measuring your detergent and just pouring it into your washing mashing. Although you may think you are taking a short cut, you might be causing more damage than you think. You could end up with too mu ...more

How To : Airbrush a cake

Have an airbrush machine just for baking. Be certain that it is always clean. Cover the surface where you will be working as the color will fly. Cover around the cake and behind the cake. You can use newspaper, butcher paper or a disposable tablecloth. Pressure, angle and spee ...more

How To : Make an Italian margherita pizza

Everybody's favorite food is pizza. But not everybody knows how to actually make a pizza, which is practically a sin. And this "margherita" style pizza is a great one to learn, full of Italian simplicity— red tomato sauce, mozzarella cheese, and green basil— all the colors of ...more

How To : Make a felt flower accessory

This is a demonstration of making a felt flower accessory for your head bands, waist band and even for your clothes. You will require wool fibers, bubble wrap, felt sponge rolling pin, washing bags and a container of hot water and a spray for soap water. First loose fibers are ...more

How To : Get grease stains out of fabric

Don’t panic if you spill grease on your clothes or the couch. Start tackling it instead. Learn how to get grease stains out of fabric with this how to video. You Will Need * Salt, baking soda, cornstarch, or talcum powder * A gentle brush, like a pastry brush * Colorless dish ...more

How To : Get out lipstick stains

Learn how to get out lipstick stains. It's not just lipstick on your collar; your favorite shade can turn up anywhere! That's why you need a battle plan. You Will Need * A clean, white towel * A clean, white washcloth * Rubbing alcohol * Grease solvent Step 1. Place stain ...more

How To : Make rabbit toys

There’s nothing a rabbit likes more than toys they can climb inside, shred, and drag around. With a good pair of scissors, you can make a steady supply of bunny-pleasers that won’t cost you a thing. You Will Need: * A rabbit * Heavy-duty scissors * Clean, old towels of any si ...more

How To : Make San Francisco sourdough bread

There's a simple reason this tangy bread is famous – it's delicious! You Will Need * One ¼-ounce package, plus one tablespoon of active dry yeast * 3 ½ tbsp. sugar, divided * 1 c. all-purpose flour * 2 c. warm water * 4 ¾ c. bread flour, divided * 2 ½ tsp. salt * 1 c. warm mil ...more

How To : Wash And Detail Your Car Or Truck In 4 Steps

If you ever wondered how to keep your car looking great and protect the paint for years to come, read on. 4-step car wash includes washing, clay baring, polishing and waxing your car. Items needed to perform 4-step wash This is a list of essential things you will need: Car ...more

How To : Bleach your jeans for a stylish faded look

In this tutorial, Tom Howard shows us how to bleach jeans the proper way. This is far better than just placing your clothes in the washing machine the normal way. To do this the correct way, put your water level low (for one item) in your washing machine. Now, make sure the te ...more

How To : Wash pillows

Remove all those dust mites and pet dander from your pillows on a regular basis with a good wash in hot water. Pillows can be a little trickier to wash than other linens so keep you pillows fresh and new by following proper washing instructions. Pillows should be washed every ...more

How To : Do laundry

In this video series, our expert homemake Betsy Sue, will teach you how to do laundry. Get step-by-step instructions for sorting dirty clothes, getting rid of stains and using the washing machine settings. You will also get tips for drying laundry, using dryer sheets and even ...more

How To : Pressure wash your house

In this DIY home improvement video series, learn how to pressure wash the exterior of your house—as well as the sidewalks, driveway and deck. Our expert will show you where to get a pressure washing machine, how to hook it up, what wands and tips to use, and how to start the p ...more

How To : Darn socks

We spend all day on our feet and it doesn’t make it any easier having holes in your socks. Next time your sock has a hole you can have a little fun and fix it yourself. Grab your needles and do something nice for your feet today. Quit damning your socks to the garbage, and da ...more

How To : Build a Cool Fire Pit! Too Easy.

How to build an outdoor, homemade fire pit out of an old washing machine drum! It looks great and works fantastic. Fire pits are conventionally made from stone or bricks and as the name suggests, are made into a pit in the ground. The fire pit that l have just built is a littl ...more

News : Here's How Much Damage Samsung's Galaxy S7 Can Take

We already know that Samsung's Galaxy S7 is one of the most versatile smartphones ever made, complete with edge-to-edge displays, water resistance, and a huge battery. But what's versatility without durability? How much punishment can the Galaxy S7 take? Let's play a game of S ...more

How To : 10 Clever Ways to Cook Out Without a Grill

Whether it's the start, middle, or end of summer, it's prime-time grilling season. If you find yourself without a grill, however, it may seem as if half your summer plans of swimming by the pool while stuffing hot dogs in your face could be ruined. But have no fear as all is ...more

How To : Remove Almost Any Stain Using Alcohol

There are countless methods and cleaners aimed at eliminating stubborn stains from everything to clothing, carpet, and furniture. But completely removing every last trace of a stain doesn't require an arsenal of chemical cleaners and repeated cycles in the washing machine. Mos ...more

News : Build a Redneck roller coaster

Genius or retard?  Such an impossibly fine, fine line. Imagine if MacGyver got hit by a hillbilly stupid stick. Extremely amusing. And yes, washing machine parts are integral to this design!$%^&. Here's the tutorial: DIY%20a%20redneck%20roller-coaster. And here's the 'proof' ...more

How To : Attach bObsweep's Mop

A quick and easy guide to setting up the mop feature on bObsweep Pethair or Standard. When the mop pad is properly attached, Bob will simultaneously sweep, vacuum, and mop all reachable spaces. Remember the mopping accessory should be removed when Bob works on carpet, so he ...more

How To : 10 Ways to Whiten Clothes Without Using Any Bleach

Whites are the hardest color to keep looking bright and new after just a few months' time. Your sweat and oils quickly become stains, and colors from other clothes will eventually bleed into the fabric, discoloring your bright whites into something merely whitish. But before y ...more

News : Just How Unbreakable Is the New Samsung Galaxy S5?

You've been there. Those precarious few seconds between dropping your expensive smartphone right on its face and reaching down to survey the damage. Or maybe you got thrown in a pool while your device was in your pocket, or you dropped that sucker right into the toilet bowl. H ...more

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