5 Best Front-Load Washers (2023 Guide)
Front-load washers are popular for their stackable, space-saving design, gentle clothes cleaning, and efficient water use. In this guide, we look at the best front-load washer for every budget and taste.
5 Best Top-Load Washers (2023 Guide)
Many people prefer top-load washing machines over front-loaders due to their performance, capacity, longevity, and easy maintenance. Our team compared the best top-load washers to help you find the right fit for your laundry room.
5 Best Compact Washer-Dryers (2023 Guide)
Compact washers and dryers are great for smaller homes or for those looking to conserve water and energy. Our team reviewed the best compact washer-dryers on the market to help you save space without sacrificing cleaning power.
The 5 Best Irons (2023 Review)
In this review, the This Old House Reviews Team analyzes and compares the best irons on Amazon to help you find one that’s right for you.
What is Laundry Stripping and How Does It Work?
Deep-clean your laundry with a tried-and-true treatment that deep cleans by removing dirt and residue trapped within your clothes, towels, and bedding. Read this guide to learn more about laundry stripping and how to do it safely and effectively.
How to Eliminate Dryer Odors
You know it’s not time yet to replace your dryer, but there’s a stench coming from it that makes you want to buy another one. No need to spring for a brand-new appliance. We’ll show you how to remove the smell from a dryer for next to nothing.
The 5 Best Washing Machine Cleaners (2023 Review)
A washing machine cleaner removes residue and odor from your machine. In this review, the This Old House Reviews Team researched the five best washing machine cleaners on Amazon to help you find the product that’s right for you. The products included in this article are available at various home improvement stores, local home centers, and online retailers like Amazon.
5 Best Portable Washing Machines (2023 Guide)
Portable washing machines fit in small spaces, such as studio apartments and RVs, preventing you from going to a laundromat. In this review, we take a look at the best portable washing machines on the market.
How to Clean a Washing Machine
Banish errant soils, product residue, odors, and bacteria from the washer to ensure that laundry comes out as fresh and clean as possible.
The 5 Best Clothes Steamers (2023 Review)
If you’re in need of a lightweight, easy-to-use tool to remove wrinkles from your clothes, look no further than a steamer. In this review, the This Old House Reviews Team researched the five best clothes steamers on Amazon to help you find the product that’s right for you. The products included in this article are available at various retail stores, local home centers, and online retailers like Amazon.
The 5 Best Ironing Boards (2023 Review)
An ironing board is a household essential that gives you wrinkle-free clothing. In this review, the This Old House Reviews Team researched the five best ironing boards on Amazon to help you find the product that’s right for you and your home. The products included in this article are available at various home improvement stores, local home centers, and online retailers like Amazon.
The 5 Best Washer-and-Dryer Sets of 2022
Shopping for a washer-and-dryer set doesn’t have to be a confusing and daunting process when you read our review of the five best washer and dryer sets of 2022.
The 5 Best Laundry Detergents (2023 Review)
Laundry detergent works with your washing machine to thoroughly remove odors and stains from your clothes. In this review, the This Old House Reviews Team researched the five best laundry detergents on Amazon to help you find the product that’s right for you. The products included in this article are available at various home improvement stores, local home centers, and online retailers like Amazon.
How to Prevent Flooding in an Upstairs Laundry Room
Ask This Old House plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey explains how and why to install an automatic shutoff valve for the washing machine supply hoses.
Preventing Leaks and Losses in the Laundry Room
TOH plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey speaks with a Travelers forensic engineer about the importance of inspecting your washing machine’s valves and supply lines regularly to help prevent costly leaks and losses in the laundry room.
How to Fix Washing Machine Drain Overflows
Water that pools around your washing machine can be caused by several issues that lead to structural damage within your home. In this guide, we detail steps that you can take to identify and fix this problem.
How to Clean a Dryer Vent
Excessive dryer lint buildup can pose a fire hazard, so it’s important to clean it at least once a year. Read this guide to learn how to clean your dryer vent in five easy steps.
Pulley-Style Drying Rack
A favored utilitarian piece in the Victorian era, English-style "clothes airers" are rising in popularity again. Order an off-the-shelf model, or do as these homeowners did and build one yourself.
Maytag Warranty Review
A Maytag warranty can protect Maytag systems and appliances, but it may not be the best option for comprehensive, whole-home coverage. In this review, we’ll go over Maytag warranty basics and recommend an alternative protection plan for the best home protection.
Is an Appliance Extended Warranty Worth It?
The This Old House Reviews team has reviewed some of the most popular home and appliance warranty policies to help you choose the option that’s best for you. Take a look at some of the differences between home warranties, extended appliance warranties, and how they protect your home.
Sears Appliance Warranty Review
If you own a home, you shouldn’t have to worry about the cost of repairing or replacing major systems and appliances that keep your home running smoothly. The best way to get peace of mind is by purchasing a home warranty. Keep reading to learn how a Sears appliance warranty can protect your home.
How to Maintain a Washing Machine
Ask This Old House plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey gives some general advice on maintaining a washing machine.
A Guide to Laundry Room Renovations
A bright and cheerful laundry room makes sorting, washing, and folding clothes seem like less of a chore.
How to Clean a Washing Machine
Keep your front loader mold-free! High-efficiency front-loading washing machines use less water and energy, plus get clothes cleaner than their top-loading competition—but they’re also more prone to developing odors and mildew. Here, ways to turn a stinky washer into a clean machine
How to Install a Gas Clothes Dryer
In this edition of DIY Smarts, Ask This Old House plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey helps an expectant couple select and install a gas dryer.
How to Vent a Clothes Dryer
Ask This Old House plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey travels to Cleveland to reroute a lengthy dryer vent.
Laundry Room - Potting Room Combination
These work spaces have a lot in common. Gardeners can make the most of a single room with a few tweaks
Idea House 2017 | Multi-Tasking Mudroom/Laundry
See how the combination laundry, mudroom and pet-washing station at the TOH 2017 Idea House perfectly combines efficiency and style.
How to Choose and Install Laundry Appliances
Ask This Old House plumbing expert Richard Trethewey helps a couple pick out and install energy efficient appliances.
How to Install a Basement Laundry
Ask This Old House plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey helps a homeowner install a washer and dryer in his basement
How to Maintain Laundry Appliances
This Old House host Kevin O'Connor learns how to maintain clothes washers and dryers
A Cheery Laundry Room for $420
Bold stripes, DIY butcher block, and thoughtful details turn a dingy utility room into a space with function and flair