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Use the Shortest, Coldest Wash Cycle to Preserve Your Clothes

When you buy an item of clothing, the idea is typically to keep it looking new for as long as you can. (This clearly doesn’t apply to things like sweatshirts and sleeping T-shirts, which only get better with age and multiple trips to the washing machine.) But washing your clothes…

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Here’s How Often You Should Wash A Cloth Face Mask

Since the very beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic — even back in January and February before things really started to get bad in the U.S. — there has been some mixed messaging when it comes to wearing masks. At Lifehacker, we’ve been fortunate that our senior health editor, Beth Skwarecki,…

How To Use Bleach Without Ruining Your Clothes

How To Use Bleach Without Ruining Your Clothes

Bleach is useful for keeping your clothes looking fresh and bright. It can also be bad news for your favourite shirt if you don’t know what you’re doing. If you aren’t used to it, using bleach may be a little intimidating—so here’s how to do so with confidence while doing…