Expert Tips for a Laundry Room That’s Efficient (& Beautiful!)

We’ve teamed up with LG STUDIO to share our top tips and tricks for laundry success, starting with the appliances. Our pick: The LG STUDIO WashTower, which has built-in technology that selects just the right cycle for your wash-and-rinse routine. And d…

We’ve teamed up with LG STUDIO to share our top tips and tricks for laundry success, starting with the appliances. Our pick: The LG STUDIO WashTower, which has built-in technology that selects just the right cycle for your wash-and-rinse routine. And don’t forget their Styler steam closet—it’s the perfect laundry room plus-one for refreshing your favorite garments, pillows, plush toys, and more.


Any home renovation can seem like a daunting task, and a laundry room reno is no exception. Even though it’s a small space, the design—plus all those extra touches, from the wall color to built-in hanging racks— can go a long way toward making laundry day less of a chore. To find out how to get it right, we talked to a few of our favorite design and DIY experts about how to create a hardworking laundry setup that's good-looking, too.

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The Proper Way to Fold Every Type of Clothing—From Tees to Socks

We’ve teamed up with LG STUDIO to share our top tips and tricks for laundry success, starting with the appliances. Our pick: The LG STUDIO WashTower, which has built-in technology that selects just the right cycle for your wash-and-rinse routine. And d…

We’ve teamed up with LG STUDIO to share our top tips and tricks for laundry success, starting with the appliances. Our pick: The LG STUDIO WashTower, which has built-in technology that selects just the right cycle for your wash-and-rinse routine. And don’t forget their Styler—it’s the perfect laundry room plus-one for refreshing your favorite garments, pillows, plush toys, and more.


Folding clothes can feel like the final mile of a long-distance race: It’s tempting to drop out, which is why we so often end up with piles of clean but yet to-be-folded clothes. However, this last laundry step is just as important as the actual laundering. Proper folding will keep your clothes wrinkle-free and looking their best. Plus, tidily folded clothes make it easier to keep your drawers and closets organized.

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10 Laundry Room Essentials, Straight From Our Home Editor

We’ve teamed up with LG STUDIO to share our top tips and tricks for laundry success, starting with the appliances. Our pick: The LG STUDIO WashTower, which has built-in technology that selects just the right cycle for your wash-and-rinse routine. And d…

We’ve teamed up with LG STUDIO to share our top tips and tricks for laundry success, starting with the appliances. Our pick: The LG STUDIO WashTower, which has built-in technology that selects just the right cycle for your wash-and-rinse routine. And don’t forget their Styler steam closet—it’s the perfect laundry room plus-one for refreshing your favorite garments, pillows, plush toys, and more.


While my new building’s communal laundry room is a big step up from the zero-laundry situation at my old apartment (hauling a 30-pound laundry bag up and down four flights of stairs was my biweekly workout), I can’t help but dream about what my laundry room could look like one day. Think: endless counter space for folding, a deep sink for rinsing, plenty of storage space, and sparkling new appliances with all the bells and whistles—like the sleek LG STUDIO WashTower and their very cool Styler, which uses steam to de-wrinkle, sanitize, and freshen garments (plus bulky, hard-to-wash items, too).

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How to Get Rid of Every Summer Stain—From Grass to Barbecue Sauce

We’ve teamed up with LG STUDIO to share our top tips and tricks for laundry success, starting with the appliances. Our pick: The LG STUDIO WashTower, which has built-in technology that selects just the right cycle for your wash-and-rinse routine. And d…

We’ve teamed up with LG STUDIO to share our top tips and tricks for laundry success, starting with the appliances. Our pick: The LG STUDIO WashTower, which has built-in technology that selects just the right cycle for your wash-and-rinse routine. And don’t forget their Styler steam closet—it’s the perfect laundry room plus-one for refreshing your favorite garments, pillows, plush toys, and more.


Summer is the season for picnics, hikes, backyard barbecues, and lazy days spent at the lake. All these sunny activities (fun as they may be) add up to a myriad of laundry challenges, especially tricky stains. Luckily, even the toughest stains are no match for the right technique and a powerful washing machine—like the LG STUDIO WashTower.

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The Smart Laundry Detergent Trick I Learned on TikTok

We’ve teamed up with LG STUDIO to share our top tips and tricks for laundry success, starting with the appliances. Our pick: The LG STUDIO WashTower, which has built-in technology that selects just the right cycle for your wash-and-rinse routine. And d…

We’ve teamed up with LG STUDIO to share our top tips and tricks for laundry success, starting with the appliances. Our pick: The LG STUDIO WashTower, which has built-in technology that selects just the right cycle for your wash-and-rinse routine. And don’t forget their Styler steam closet—it’s the perfect laundry room plus-one for refreshing your favorite garments, pillows, plush toys, and more.


I know I’m not the only one who secretly scrolls through TikTok when laying in bed at night. Not only are there hours upon hours of hilarious content and trendy dances that I try to copy in the bathroom mirror, but there’s also a whole lot of genuinely useful information, too.

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How to Clean Pet Urine (Ugh) From Any Surface at Home

We had a bit of a kerfuffle a few weeks after moving into our new house. You see, it has an unfinished basement, and my cat decided he’d rather pee on the floor down there than in his litter box. Whether he was protesting the move or just felt more out…

We had a bit of a kerfuffle a few weeks after moving into our new house. You see, it has an unfinished basement, and my cat decided he’d rather pee on the floor down there than in his litter box. Whether he was protesting the move or just felt more outdoorsy doing his business on the dirty concrete floor, I’ll never know. What I do know, however, is that once he started peeing on the floor, it was extremely hard to get him to stop.

Eventually, we ended up locking him out of the basement all together, and I was left with the grueling task of getting the permeating smell of cat urine out of the basement. Since the floor is concrete, the liquid had soaked in pretty good, and in my crusade to banish the smell, I found quite a few useful tips on how to get pet urine out of various surfaces in your home, from carpets and furniture to clothing. (I bookmarked them for later, because I never know what mischief my furry friends are going to get up to.)

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The One Surprising Thing Our Home Editors Never Travel Without

I absolutely love things specifically designed for travel—my carry-on with a built-in portable charger, my favorite duffel with all its specialized pockets and essential trolley pass (which attaches the bag to the handle of a carryon), my monogrammed l…

I absolutely love things specifically designed for travel—my carry-on with a built-in portable charger, my favorite duffel with all its specialized pockets and essential trolley pass (which attaches the bag to the handle of a carryon), my monogrammed leather passport holder, and my packing cubes, of course. Not only are they ultra-functional, but I also love thinking about the purposeful engineering behind each one—all the R&D that went into making our travel experiences less stressful.

Oddly enough, among all these hyper-specialized items, the one thing I absolutely can’t travel without? A wee bottle of laundry detergent.

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12 Inventive Ideas for Your Most Organized Laundry Room Yet

I wouldn’t count my laundry room as one of my favorite spaces. It’s small, cluttered, and—more often than not—a mess. In general, I tend to just close the door and pretend it’s not there until I have to do laundry, so I’m always surprised to see people…

I wouldn’t count my laundry room as one of my favorite spaces. It’s small, cluttered, and—more often than not—a mess. In general, I tend to just close the door and pretend it’s not there until I have to do laundry, so I’m always surprised to see people who love their laundry rooms enough to not only leave the door open, but actually post photos of the space on social media!

I think the difference between those laundry rooms and my laundry room really comes down to organization. There’s no rhyme or reason to how I stash my laundry supplies or organize dirty clothes, which makes the space feel a bit chaotic. (Okay, very chaotic.) I started looking for ways that I could tidy up the space—keeping in mind that it’s tiny—and here are some of the best laundry room organization ideas that I found along the way.

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The One Thing You Should Be Cleaning for *Way* Better Laundry

Anyone who does their own laundry likely knows that dryers have lint traps that should be cleaned regularly (ideally, after each use). All this requires is peeling off the layer of purple-grey lint that has accumulated on the trap to prevent pesky pieces of lint from sticking to your freshly washed clothing. What you probably didn’t know is that your washing machine has a filter that you should be cleaning, too. Don’t feel bad if this is the first time you’re hearing of this…I wasn’t exactly aware of it until recently, either.

Pump filters provide a similar service to the lint trap in a dryer, collecting (you guessed it!) lint, in addition to stray hairs, crumbs, rogue clothing threads, and more. Sounds pretty gross, right? If you’re anxious to start cleaning, there’s a step before that! You first need to find where the washing machine filter is located! According to Readers’ Digest, any owner’s manual is your best bet for locating it, but if you’ve misplaced that (haven’t we all!), there are a few likely places where you’ll find the filter: in the front of the machine behind a small latch, at the very bottom of the drainage hose, or under the cover of the agitator (the tall spindle in the middle of the machine that helps to move your laundry through the soapy water).

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Anyone who does their own laundry likely knows that dryers have lint traps that should be cleaned regularly (ideally, after each use). All this requires is peeling off the layer of purple-grey lint that has accumulated on the trap to prevent pesky pieces of lint from sticking to your freshly washed clothing. What you probably didn't know is that your washing machine has a filter that you should be cleaning, too. Don't feel bad if this is the first time you're hearing of this...I wasn't exactly aware of it until recently, either.

Pump filters provide a similar service to the lint trap in a dryer, collecting (you guessed it!) lint, in addition to stray hairs, crumbs, rogue clothing threads, and more. Sounds pretty gross, right? If you're anxious to start cleaning, there's a step before that! You first need to find where the washing machine filter is located! According to Readers' Digest, any owner's manual is your best bet for locating it, but if you've misplaced that (haven't we all!), there are a few likely places where you'll find the filter: in the front of the machine behind a small latch, at the very bottom of the drainage hose, or under the cover of the agitator (the tall spindle in the middle of the machine that helps to move your laundry through the soapy water).

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The Ultimate Laundry Stripping Recipe

I remember the first time “laundry stripping” went viral. I was just out of college, and all of a sudden, my Facebook timeline was filled with videos of people swirling towels around in their bathtubs, leaving behind murky brown water. That was a few y…

I remember the first time “laundry stripping” went viral. I was just out of college, and all of a sudden, my Facebook timeline was filled with videos of people swirling towels around in their bathtubs, leaving behind murky brown water. That was a few years ago, and once again, laundry stripping is all the rage—this time thanks to TikTok!

It’s no secret that #CleaningTikTok loves a good laundry hack, so it was only a matter of time before they got everyone interested in laundry stripping. After all, it’s sooo satisfying to watch all the dirt and grime come out of (seemingly) clean clothes or, in the case of TikTok user @emmast_john’s viral video, used couch covers. Ick! If you’re ready to try the trend out for yourself and see what gunk is hiding in your linens, here’s the best laundry stripping recipe and some insights into the process.

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