Sick of shrunken, faded, ripped clothing? There's one easy solution: Stop blindly tossing your laundry into the washing machine! Here are 12 simple pre-washing machine must-dos from "Martha Stewart's Homekeeping Handbook" that will help your clothes last longer.
Although some experts recommend professional dry-cleaning for down and other fluffy bedding items, it is generally safe to wash them, either in the machine on gentle cycle or by hand. Here are some nifty tips from "Martha Stewart's Homekeeping Handbook" on how to keep your pillows and comforters looking like new.