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About to lose a button? Temporarily keep it from falling off by dabbing clear nail polish on the threads.

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The secret to vibrant jeans: Add two tablespoons of salt to your cold water wash, making sure jeans are inside out.

The Golden Rules of Washing Pillows, Blankets, and Down

Spot-Treating Down Apply a mild detergent to the spot as soon as possible to prevent staining. Push the down away from the area to be cleaned so the feathers won't get wet during the cleaning.

Ironing New Uses for Old Things

Sprinkle a little on the shirt’s underarms and collar, then iron to prevent sweat stains on white shirts. The powder forms a barrier that keeps oil and grime from seeping into the threads.

This long-forgotten gem of a cleaning agent may be used with a little water or vinegar to lift even the most stubborn stains. Unattractive grout driving you batty? Mold and mildew stains got you reaching for the Prozac? Burner pans and casserole dishes giving you fits? Cream of Tartar is your new best friend.