MEET HGTV'S THE LAUNDRY GUY, PATRIC RICHARDSON
Patric Richardson, Star of HGTV and Discover+, has gained national fame sharing new and better ways of caring for your apparel and home textiles. Learn jaw dropping tricks on how to care for your every day textiles and the ones that are extra special to you at the Cleveland Home + Remodeling Expo this year.
He will be appearing on the Main Stage March 24 at 2 p.m. and March 25 at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. during The Cleveland Home + Remodeling Expo. Before he takes the stage, he’s talking laundry tips, home design and some of his favorite things with a fun Q&A!
Q: What is your favorite part of doing laundry?
A: I love the whole process for 2 reasons, first, it makes whoever you are doing laundry for (including yourself) happy; second, it gives me such a sense of satisfaction, you start with this wrinkled stain pile of fabric and end with a beautiful closet full of clothes….Mick was wrong, you can get satisfaction!
Q: What is the most underrated cleaning product? A: VINEGAR! I love it for so many things, it is perfect to remove oily stains in the laundry and then clean the laundry room!
Q: Best home purchase for under $100?
A: A steamer, but an all purpose one, you can use it to clean the house, and it will have an adapter to steam clothes. So all purpose.
Q: What home gadget or tool should every homeowner have?A: I couldn’t do laundry without a horsehair brush. They get softer when they are wet, so they are safe enough to scrub cashmere and silk, but strong enough to take out serious stains.
Q: What is the trickiest stain to get out? A: Lipstick or Barbeque…They are both oily and complex and, in both cases the higher the quality, the harder to remove
Q: What is one design tip for big impact in the laundry room? A: I am famous for saying you should hang a disco ball in the laundry room, but after that, get a great light fixture and some paint. You can make a fun room that you love to work in, it can just take an afternoon.
Q: What home trends are you loving? What styles do you think will emerge?
A: I love that we are embracing individuality in décor, I think we are redefining how we use our home and we can make it personal. I also think we will see a lot more pattern and collections ahead.
Follow Patric on Instagram @laundrypatric and check out his helpful YouTube videos on his website laundryevangelist.com and if you haven’t, you’ll love his book Laundry Love, Finding Joy in a Common Chore. Plus, see him in person during this year's show at the I-X Center March 24-26, 2023 to get the chance to ask him your laundry questions and learn great tips & tricks!