How often do you wash your workwear and other clothes? What do you do with half-dirty items?
How often should you dry clean your suits? Is dry cleaning bad for suits, and something to be avoided? We thought we’d round up some of best tips in one place — so here’s everything you need to know about drycleaning women’s suits! If you had asked me before last Thursday’s post on whether you … Read More about Everything You Need To Know About Dry Cleaning Women’s Suits
Even if your least favorite chore is washing dishes or cleaning the house, it’s a good bet that you’d also love to iron your clothes less. (Or maybe ironing is your least favorite chore!) It’s been years since we’ve talked about this — although we’ve more recently discussed how to keep white blouses white, how to wash … Read More about How to Iron Your Clothes Less
While Kat recently rounded up white work tops for spring, we haven’t discussed how to keep white blouses white in quite a while. Before researching this post, my knowledge of how to keep whites white was limited to “wash them in the washing machine” (or more realistically, just don’t buy white shirts!), but to my surprise, there are … Read More about How to Keep Whites White: Blouses, Tees and More!
Do you check the fabric care label on a piece of clothing you’re thinking of buying? When you find out that it reads “dry clean only,” do you put it back on the rack, or resign yourself to expensive and inconvenient trips to the dry cleaner? We haven’t talked about how strictly we should follow … Read More about “Dry Clean Only” Clothes and How to Wash Them
2019 Update: Looking for the best washable pants for work? We’ve recently updated these links — you can also check out our 2019 roundup of the best pants for work, including a ton of washable, comfortable options! Sure, we all know what basics professional women are supposed to have in their closets, but if … Read More about The Best Washable Pants for Work
What’s the best way to deal with stains you get while at work — should you remove the stain, hide it, or leave it be entirely? Reader L wonders about a stain she got on a sheath dress: Yesterday I was wearing my absolute favorite dress, a black and white colorblock Theory sheath, and at … Read More about How to Handle Stains — At Work
Update: We recognized how difficult it was for the readers to find machine-washable blazers, dresses, pants and more, so we started a whole series on machine washable workwear on our sister blog for working moms. We’ve also done a roundup of the best general brands for washable workwear. Washable blazers: are they worth buying to … Read More about Machine-Washable Blazers
Bra care can be so confusing. How often do you wash your bras — and how do you care for them? Which bras are best for under work clothes? Reader C wonders: Could you please do a post on best bras for under work clothes, and also on how often one ought to be replacing … Read More about Bra Care: How Often, and How, To Wash Your Bras
I always enjoy clever little gadgets, and I’ve now made a few purchases from Quirky (where a blend of community members, inventors and product influencers bring new products to market; the Crunchbase profile is an interesting read). My latest obsession: this Slimline drying rack. Yes, a drying rack. If you’re like me and airdry your … Read More about Coffee Break: Slimline Over-the-door drying rack
Which fabrics dry clean the best? Are there any to AVOID at all costs because they don’t launder well? Reader A wonders: I noticed that some of my dry clean only clothes seem fine to wear for a few times without dry cleaning and others look (or even small) bad after wearing them once so … Read More about Which Fabrics Dry Clean the Best
How do you reduce static cling in pants and skirts? Reader K wonders… Wondering how to deal with unlined pants & trouser socks (or long underwear, for that matter) such that the pants don’t get all bunchy and sticky, especially for wider-leg trousers. Are you just going to have to resign to have a certain … Read More about How to Reduce Static Cling