Jolie Kerr is Esquire's cleaning expert and advice columnist, helping to answer your filthiest questions. Q: I love all your tips on how to clean but my question is more about when to clean. How often should I change my bedsheets? Pillow cases? How often should I change my bath towels? Should I be using a new one every day? Can I use the same towel for an entire week? A: I can—and will—help with this, but I'm going to start by hedging a little bit.
Photo credit: Kevin C. Cox/GettySunscreen stains depress me, you guys. But they happen, and we need to talk about why, and what to do about them, so we did.Since it’s summer, we devoted this whole episode to summery problems, like mildew-smelling towels, and how to make bathing suits last forever so that you don’t ever have to go bathing suit shopping.
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