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Out, Damned Spot!

There Is Vomit on My Black Jacket

And I would like for there to not be.

You Can Use Vodka to Clean Your Bedazzled Costumes

This is the most glamorous cleaning advice you’ll ever read.

How to Get Indigo Dye Out of Anything

As much as one possibly can.

Speaking Truth to Big Dry Cleaning About Your Smelly Sweaters

'Dry clean only' is fake news.

I Just Got an Indigo T-Shirt and I'm Afraid

You’re right to be scared of indigo dye.

You Don’t Need a Special Detergent to Care for Your Bra

But it can be nice to have one!

Make Hand-Washing Your Clothes Less of a Chore

Think of this as Hand Washing 202.

You've Cleaned Out Your Closet — Now Where Should All That Unwanted Stuff Go?

How to sell, donate, or junk your old stuff.

How to Care for Your Pussyhat

So you can preserve it for generations to come.

Get a Handle on Your Makeup Collection

You don’t have to find lipsticks all over your apartment.

Racked, We Have a Shoe Problem

And you thought your shoes were unorganized.

This Is the Year You'll Clean Out Your Closet, for Real This Time

This is one resolution you can actually knock out.

The Eternal Problem of Fur-Lined Shoes

Fur-lined shoes are warm, cozy, and smelly.

Leather Cleaner Messed Up My Gucci Bag

When things that are supposed to help hurt instead.

Is My Dry Cleaner Really Cleaning My Clothes?

I’m convinced he’s just steaming them and giving them back to me.

The 2016 Clean Person's Gift Guide

Treat the fashion- and beauty-obsessed people in your life to some of these cleaning-inspired gifts!

Is It Even Possible to Keep a Feather Boa Clean?

Are boas a one-time-use item?

How to Care for Your Beautiful, Vulnerable Velvet Shoes

“If they do get wet, how do I deal?”

I Bought a Leather Jacket, Help Me Keep It Perfect!

Remember: Leather is just some other creature's skin!

The At-Home Hair-Coloring Rules for Not Ruining Your Bathroom

How to keep from permanently staining your sink

Help! My Bra Smells Even After I Wash It

The real secret is hand washing your unmentionables

You Spilled Coffee in Your Handbag — Now What?

Leather and cotton bag + piping hot latte = not a great mix

I Ruined My Manolos at an Outdoor Wedding, Oh My God

Don't panic, your heels are not lost.

The Ugly Beige Walls In My Apartment Are Bringing Me Down

How do you solve a problem like scuffed walls?

Deodorant Streaks Are Ruining My Clothes/Life

Why does it claim to be "invisible" when I can see it on my shirt?

How to Keep Your Sunglasses Looking Perfect All Summer Long

Shades of shades.

How Do I Make My Apartment Smell Not-Gross?

Out, Damned Spot has long provided general tips to keep your fashions looking amazing, but now, twice a month, I'll also be answering questions about the very specific problems your new (or old!) purchases may present. Do you have questions for me? Ask away!

How Am I Supposed to Clean My Yoga Mat?

"Simply put, my yoga mat constantly smells like feet."

The Ultimate Summer Guide to Getting Sweat Stains Out of Your White T-Shirts

Don't bleach them!

How to Keep Your Linen Clothes Looking Amazing This Summer

Linen is great for summer and travel

VR Headsets Are a Nightmare for the Makeup-Wearing Lady

How to get foundation off your Oculus or Vive

A Riddle Wrapped in an Enigma: How to Wash Striped Shirts

They’re light, they're dark!