Well-stocked laundry rooms are where more spots, splatters and smears are meeting their match as consumers justify the cost of brand-name detergents with what they're saving by caring for garments themselves. Whereas pre-recession, Americans wouldn't think twice about tossing a less-than-perfect shirt in the Goodwill bin or shipping it off to the dry cleaner, today it's all about wardrobe preservation. “With the economic circumstances most families are facing, they're cutting out dry ...

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