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Forget me not.

Summer’s a busy time, and the forgotten load of wash left in the machine can mildew quickly. Luckily, vinegar comes to the rescue (again). Run the load through again with a cup of white vinegar. If your machine smells funky, run it empty with hot water and two cups of white vinegar. It removes gunk and detergent build-up while freshening without harm to your washer or the environment.

Sinking stains.

After any time aboard, you may bring home more than memories, even on the cleanest vessel. Rust stains are common wherever there’s water and metal. We use concentrated professional products, at home try Oxyclean or Wink on the spot. Mold and mildew are always found around water and can be removed from your sailing whites in a second with diluted laundry bleach. If there’s an engine, oil and grease stains can soak right into fabric, you’re going to need our help — we take most stains out almost every time.

Sparkling sneakers.

White canvas shoes are perfect for summer – until they start looking beige. Here’s how to remove stains, thanks to How to Clean Stuff. Scrub away dirt stains with shampoo on a nail brush, wipe residue away with a damp sponge. Use dish soap on grass stains, and nail polish remover on grease or tar. Apply oxygen bleach with am old toothbrush to any remaining off-white areas. If you don’t mind losing the new look, canvas shoes can usually be machine washed on a gentle cycle with warm water. Hang to air dry.

Clean sheets.

Sheets may get more comfortable after a week or two on the bed, but there are millions of reasons to throw them into the wash. The video “Ten Disgusting Things that Live in Your Bed” promises to get you changing the bed, pronto. For home laundering, hot water and line drying in the sunshine will rid linens of mites, pet dander, mold and human debris like skin and perspiration. Or use our professional laundry services for crisply finished, folded and ready to snuggle bed linens.

The tiniest pocket.

Too small for a phone, too awkward for change, what’s the point of the smallest pocket on your jeans? According to a Quora forum thread, the pocket was added to the original Levi Strauss “waist coveralls” so cowboys would have a safe place to tuck their pocketwatches. Today, the vestigial watchpocket is loved by “denimheads” for the way it ages and wears with age and country western boot scooters love to hook their thumbs into the tiny right pocket.