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How to Stop Towels Going Hard & Keep Soft Without a Tumble Dryer

Keeping Towels Soft Without a Tumble Dryer

Drying your towels can be a bit of a chore, especially when they go hard and don’t stay soft. This can be frustrating, but it doesn’t have to be that way! In this article, we will explain how you can keep your towels soft without using a tumble dryer. We will also discuss the best […]

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Drying Guide: How Long Does Washing Take to Dry Outside?

Drying washing outside on a line

This is a question that many people have, and the answer may surprise you. In this article, we will discuss how long it takes for different types of clothes to dry outside. We will also talk about the benefits of drying clothes outdoors, as well as some tips on how to do it properly! Drying […]

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Best Small Tumble Dryers for Flats: 6 Mini, Compact and Tabletop Compared

Best Small Tumble Dryer

If you’re living in a small flat or space and are looking for the best small tumble dryer to suit your needs, you’ve come to the right place. In this blog post, we’ll be comparing six of the best mini, compact and tabletop tumble dryers out there. So whether you need a machine that can […]

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How to Get Biro Out of Clothes: In 5 Easy Steps

Biro stain on shirt - how to remove

Forgot a pen was open in your front pocket or accidentally scribbled on your trousers? Did the ballpoint leak in the dress shirt or did your creative toddler perform their art on your top thinking it was a canvas? Fret not, we have all been through these situations at least a gazillion times! Whether a […]

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How to Clean An Iron: The Ultimate Guide

How to clean an iron

An iron is a household essential you can’t live without. After all, it’s the single most important appliance that can make your clothes look neat and fresh. However, it’s important for the iron to be clean too! A dirty iron, on the other hand, can cause more harm than good. An unkempt iron can ruin […]

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Best Clothes Airer: 2022 Buying Guide

Choosing the best clothes airer

Its great to get the washing hung up to dry outdoors but when it gets to Autumn and Winter (or even Spring and Summer in the UK!) you need to have options for drying your clothes indoors. Tumble driers are quick to use but can be expensive to run. A more cost-effective solution is to […]

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Best Garment Steamers: 2022 Buying Guide

Best garment steamers reviewed

There is no doubt that you want to dress to impress. Unfortunately, this is often much more difficult than you could ever imagine. To impress with your wardrobe, you need to make sure that your attire is absolutely perfect. Your clothing needs to be clean and free of wrinkles. Using a clothes iron is too […]

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How Often Should You Wash Your Bed Sheets and Pillow Cases?

Cleaning pillowcases Small

This question pertains to everyone who sleeps in a bed or uses pillowcases! Washing bed sheets and pillowcases may or may not be part of your weekly cleaning routine. There might be some people out there who go almost a month or more without putting their sheets and pillowcases through the wash. There are a […]

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Best Rotary Washing Lines Compared: 2022 UK Buying Guide

Best rotary clothes line

If you are like me, hang-drying your clothes not only protects some of your delicates, it is also a perfect memory of summer with your clothes on the line swishing in the wind. The crispness and comfort that comes from lined dried clothes are like no other. So when you decide to buy a rotary […]

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Best Ironing Board Reviews: 2022 UK Buying Guide

Minky Ergo Ironing Board

The humble ironing board may seem inconsequential next to the high-tech gadgets of today, yet it still plays an essential part in homes around the world today. Still, the simple ironing board can cause some confusion when it comes to making a purchase. With so many options out there, it can be overwhelming to choose […]

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How to clean a mouldy washing machine drawer and door seal

Mouldy washing machine drawer

I find it quite ironic that a machine designed to wash clothes can get so dirty. I’m talking about a washing machine and the fact that no matter what I do I always end up with black mould-like substances and slime in different parts of the machine. If you have the same problem then read […]

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How to clean stained shirt collars and cuffs: Tips that work

Collar stain removal

It can be quite frustrating when you realise that your favourite shirt/blouse has a stain on the collar but rather than throw it out (or live with it) there are some methods you can try in order to remove those marks. As both my children are at primary school we have a lot of white […]

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Best Retractable Washing Line Reviews: 2022 UK Buying Guide

Brabantia WallFix

What is a retractable washing line? Good question. A retractable washing line is primarily designed for convenience and incredibly small places. It usually folds in on itself or has a retractable cord that recoils into a housing. They are the perfect product if there is no convenient place to hang a traditional line or if […]

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Best Heated Airer Reviews 2022 UK Electric Clothes Dryer

The most ideal way of drying your wet washing is outdoors, in the sun and with a breeze where it can drip dry gently. However, in the UK with it’s often cold and wet winter months, this isn’t possible for a good portion of the year so we need to turn to indoor alternatives instead. […]

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How to Remove Chewing Gum From Clothes: 5 Easy Methods

How to remove chewing gum from clothes

Despite our best efforts, sometimes we manage to get chewing gum on our clothes. Whether it’s from a misjudged attempt to dispose of it quickly or an accidental stick, getting gum out of clothes can be a challenge. But don’t worry – with these five easy methods, you can remove chewing gum from clothes in […]

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