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Q: I need help with my laundry room. I’m enlarging it in a remodeling project and know I need more countertop room. I’m interested in ways to make the most of the space in the laundry room. I’ve got a healthy budget, and now is the time to put all options out on the table for consideration. —Maria A., Tuscon, Ariz.

Most of us don’t look forward to laundry day, but having all the tools and space you need can make this boring chore a little more bearable. Here are 3 quick ways to give your laundry room an upgrade.

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Household washing machines of any type will remove dirt and stains from your clothes, towels and sheets, but they don't sterilize them. We used to use chlorine and peroxide-based disinfectants when washing our clothes, and hospitals still do. We also used more hot water while washing and higher temperature settings in the drying cycle, all good for killing germs.

Dear Annie: I work in the service department office at a car dealership. I have asthma and find that most of the time, the ventilation system …

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Spring is nearly here, which means it’s high time to get into spring cleaning mode. One of the easiest ways to freshen up the home is to ensure each room is utilizing space in the very best way possible. You can toss things à la Marie Kondo, but you can also organize. Read on to see 10 game-changing organizers for every room in your home.

Tide may be one of the most popular brand name laundry detergents on the market, but Amazon customers favor a more natural alternative that you might not have heard of before. This dissolving granular detergent from Forever New will change the way you do laundry.

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I've already broken one of my travel resolutions for the new year. I promised I wouldn't be early anymore. But here it is Dec. 23, and I'm already writing my New Year's resolutions well before the ball drop. How annoyingly like me to be early. Except, of course, when it comes to deadlines, where I seem to be able to control this. But in travel this is an issue, one of the many I'll try to ...

The story “Dry cleaner closing doors,” which appeared in the Tuesday, Nov. 20 edition, incorrectly identified one of the co-founders of Orange…

When it comes to accidental poisoning, home is the most dangerous place to be. According to Safe Kids Worldwide, 90 percent of poisonings occu…

School is officially in session. And while kids are constantly learning new skills in the classroom, there are a few tried and true talents we shouldn’t let fall by the wayside. Here are some life skills worth keeping around — no matter how old school they may seem.

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