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Aha! Hack: Olive Oil Container as Laundry Detergent Dispenser

In a closet-size laundry room designed by New York–based architect Solveig Fernlund, we instituted a system for better-looking liquid laundry detergent storage—using an olive oil container. Here’s a look at the Italian fusti turned detergent dispenser. Photography by Matthew Williams; styling by Alexa Hotz for Remodelista: The Organized Home. Above: Laundry essentials are stored next to the Miele washer-dryer. Above: The detergent setup includes a Sansone 5 Liter Stainless Steel Fusti ($129.95 on Amazon) and a Reiss Enamel Measuring Jug hanging from an S-hook and leather string. Above: The fusti, designed for olive oil, works best with detergent that isn’t too viscous; dilute the detergent just a little at a time until you achieve the right consistency. Above: If you plan...

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5 Expert Tips: How to Clean Your Woolens

Fall is the time to swap out lighter-weight bedding and welcome back woolens. But before you do, you may want to consider freshening up your wool blankets. How to do it properly? We posed the question to Kellen Tucker, owner of Sharktooth, a Brooklyn store specializing in vintage blankets, textiles, and rugs. For the past decade, she says, she’s been conducting her own lengthy experiments in fabric care. “When clients ask how to wash wool,” she says, “my impulse is to say, ‘Please don’t.’ Wool is an incredibly resilient fiber, but it requires the gentlest handling in water and is often best left alone.” That said, to make sure her offerings are spotless and sweet smelling, Kellen and her crew hand-clean pretty...

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