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How to Keep Your Yoga Mat Clean and Fresh For Every Cla

ss Yoga has a ton of benefits. This ancient practice helps you build strength, flexibility and circulatory health; it can also relieve stress and anxiety. Best of all, to practice yoga, whether you’re at home or heading to a studio, all you really need is a yoga mat. As the most important piece of your yoga kit, keeping your yoga mat clean and odor-free should be your top priority. If you regularly attend hot yoga class or high-energy vinyasa classes, you most likely sweat all over your mat throughout class. Unfortunately, sweat, dust and other germs can build up on the surface of your mat, causing bad smells and even spreading diseases if you’re not careful. To prevent this and...

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5 Reasons Your Dishwasher Isn’t Actually Washing Your Dishes Properly

The point of a dishwasher is to wash the dishes. Most machines take all the guesswork out of it, but even the fanciest contraption might be doing a terrible job by no fault of its own. There’s nothing worse than running a load only to open the door and find dishes encrusted with pieces of last night’s spaghetti and meatballs. And don’t even get me started on my dishwasher’s inability to remove even a speck of peanut butter or cream cheese. I’ve gotten so used to my dishwasher’s inability to get the job done well that I fully rinse everything before I load it. But instead of doing all the work for my dishwasher, Katie Jennings, manager of consumer technical...

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The Easiest Way To Dry Clean at Home, According to People Who Do It All the Time

Spotting a dry-clean only tag on an item of clothing is kind of the worst. It means that you need to go way out of your way and spend big bucks to get a wool, cashmere, or silk item looking and feeling fresh again. Or does it? Laundry experts say most garments labeled as dry-clean only can be cleaned at home with ease. Not only does going to the dry cleaner regularly cost a pretty penny, it has another major drawback: the harsh chemicals used in the process are horrible for the environment and can even damage fabrics over time. And washing your dry-clean only clothing at home might seem complicated, but it’s super easy. It’s so simple, in fact,...

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How to Clean Your Yoga Mat in 9 Steps

Yoga has a ton of benefits. This ancient practice helps you build strength, flexibility and circulatory health; it can also relieve stress and anxiety. Best of all, to practice yoga, whether you’re at home or heading to a studio, all you really need is a yoga mat. As the most important piece of your yoga kit, keeping your yoga mat clean and odor-free should be your top priority. Unfortunately, sweat, dust and other germs can build up on the surface of your mat, causing bad smells and even spreading diseases if you’re not careful. To prevent this and to ensure your mat doesn’t wear out prematurely, you’ll need to follow a strict cleaning schedule. This may involve cleaning your mat...

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How to Clean Your Yoga Mat in 8 Easy Steps

Yoga has a ton of benefits. This ancient practice helps you build strength, flexibility and circulatory health; it can also relieve stress and anxiety. Best of all, to practice yoga, whether you’re at home or heading to a studio, all you really need is a yoga mat. As the most important piece of your yoga kit, keeping your yoga mat clean and odor-free should be your top priority. Unfortunately, sweat, dust and other germs can build up on the surface of your mat, causing bad smells and even spreading diseases if you’re not careful. To prevent this and to ensure your mat doesn’t wear out prematurely, you’ll need to follow a strict cleaning schedule. This may involve cleaning your mat...

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