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When it comes to everyday use, towels are some of the most important items in your home

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When it comes to everyday use, towels are some of the most important items in your home

And when choosing the best towels, there are a lot of factors to consider.  Are you more concerned with softness or durability?  Do you want oversized towels or towels that won’t take up a lot of room while drying on the back of your door?  Do you need to match the towel’s color to your decor or would you prefer an all-white collection of hotel-style towels?  Which material will feel best on your skin, absorb water the fastest, and last you the longest? Typically, cheaper towels are made from run-of-the-mill cotton, while the most absorbent bath towels are made from...

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How often should you be cleaning?

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How often should you be cleaning?

If no one in the house is sick, there’s no need to go crazy. Depending on the size of your household and how often everyone goes in and out, every other day or two to three times a week should be adequate for cleaning, sanitizing, and disinfecting highly-touched surfaces. If someone in your house is ill, it’s recommended to keep them isolated and to clean surfaces and surroundings daily. Before you get cleaning, remember to check the labels on your disinfectants. ‘Sanitising’ significantly reduces the number of germs and can take a fraction of the time of disinfecting, which kills...

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How often should you be cleaning?

Cleaning YourHome

How often should you be cleaning?

If no one in the house is sick, there’s no need to go crazy. Depending on the size of your household and how often everyone goes in and out, every other day or two to three times a week should be adequate for cleaning, sanitizing, and disinfecting highly-touched surfaces. If someone in your house is ill, it’s recommended to keep them isolated and to clean surfaces and surroundings daily. Before you get cleaning, remember to check the labels on your disinfectants. ‘Sanitising’ significantly reduces the number of germs and can take a fraction of the time of disinfecting, which kills...

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Car Care and Maintenance During the Coronavirus Pandemic

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Car Care and Maintenance During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Consumer Reports has no financial relationship with advertisers on this site. Consumers have many worries right now during the coronavirus pandemic. Somewhere on the list for some is keeping their car dependable, especially for those who work at “essential” businesses and need to commute.  There are many basic car care tasks, such as checking fluids and inspecting tires, that can be performed in your driveway. And in an ideal world, you would have been ahead of all routine services and repairs, such as an oil change, before social distancing.  People in many parts of the country have been advised to...

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Wardrobe Care: Jackets

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Wardrobe Care: Jackets

Prolong the Life Of Your Clothes with These Care Tips Depending on where you live, it’s not unusual to have a variety of jackets for different seasons or activities. Leather jackets are great for spring or fall, heavy winter puffer coats provide warmth outdoors, and goose down jackets are great anytime you feel a chill. Jackets may be stored among other clothes in a bedroom closet or in the hallway closet where they are stuffed among wet raincoats and squeezed into tight spaces. Unfortunately, with poor care, jackets can become faded, compressed, or musty-smelling. Here are some tips on how...

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