Clothing and Accessories

Keeping the family in quality threads is no mean feat these days. However, there are countless ways to stretch your clothing and accessories dollars while keeping a closetful of the latest fashions for every season.

From How to Remove Yellow Armpit Stains, to 7 Secrets for How to Make Jeans Last Longer  to Back to School Clothes Shopping, these articles provide some great ways to look fine with an eye on the bottom line.

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How to Clean Suede Shoes and Keep Them Looking Sharp

Suede shoes are a timeless fashion statement, but let’s face it: they’re not the easiest to keep clean. Whether it’s
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Ask Me Anything: Groupon, Super Stain, Annoying Birds, Surprise Fees and More

My virtual mailbag is turning up questions and situations that I doubt are exclusive to only the writers. We all
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Back to School, Ready or Not!

Just when we’re getting used to the lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer, the compelling ads tell us it’s time
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Spend Less, Dress Better: No More Back-of-the-Closet Mistakes

Cutting the cost of clothes is less about finding bargains and more about knowing what to wear, where to buy and when
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How to Get the Most Cash for Your Unwanted (But Awesome) Stuff

If you're looking for ways to get cash for stuff you no longer need or want, there are a number
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How to Wash White Laundry to Keep It Looking Brilliant

In the same way that there are rules in life for things like how to drive a car, how to
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Two Easy Recipes for Wrinkle Release Anti-Static Spray—Cheap, Easy

Unlike myself, not everyone I know loves to iron. I guess I’m crazy that way. There’s just something soothing, calming
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Shoe Repair It’s More Than You Think

To some people, a cobbler is a lovely fruit dessert, best served warm. To others, it is a shoemaker who
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7 Common Clutter Problems and How to Solve Them

Clutter. It's a problem for lots of us and not because we're slovenly or have hoarding issues. The problem is
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Ask Me Anything: Credit Reports, Storing Potatoes, Deadbeat Relatives and More!

I don’t really have a mailbag but it would be fun if I did. What I do have is a file
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12 Frugal Laundry Tips That Will Save You A Fortune

If you've ever suffered the heartbreak of stains, unbearable stink, or other kinds of annoying laundry issues—or just want to
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7 Simple Secrets to Make Jeans Last Longer

These days, jeans seem to rip and fall apart long before their time, a problem with simple solutions for how to

How to Remove Yellow Sweat Stains—It Really Works!

Yellow armpit stains on white shirts are a problem if my inbox is any indication, which I believe it is.
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This is the Most Reliable Way to Eliminate Mothball Odor in Fabric

I love fabric and fine textiles of all kinds, but mostly I love cotton—cotton yard goods, sheets, towels, and cotton quilts.
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Back-to-School Clothes Shopping

Your money is limited and time is short. Here is my best advice to make sure back-to-school clothes shopping doesn’t
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This is Why You See Dryer Lint—You’re Drying Your Clothes to Death!

See all that lint in your clothes dryer trap? Yikes! It's proof-positive your clothes and linens are wearing out prematurely