How to Prevent Dryer Fires

How to Prevent Dryer Fires

With all of the heat that dryers build up, they can be hazardous and susceptible to causing fires. It’s surprisingly common as so often people overlook the maintenance that comes along with their machine. The most common cause of dryer fires is lint as it tends to build up making its way to the heating […]

While we’re all for clothesline drying, we understand that it is winter afterall so many of you are making use of your dryer this season along with using dryer assisted products like dryer balls and sheets. Dryer sheets are excellent to throw in with your wet washing for several reasons - they prevent static clinging, they soften your washing, and they make it smell extra fresh. The selection of dryer sheets available may overwhelm you, but most are the same being composed of similar fibres & ingredients - non woven polyester with chemicals & unnatural scents. Most of the chemicals in these sheets are harmless, but they are toxic at the end of the day and unnecessary. Some chemically created scents tend to be headache inducing! You can easily make your own dryer sheets using all natural ingredients, which will also help you save money and waste in the long run. Here’s a recipe that we’re sure will work just as well as the packaged products at the supermarket: Ingredients Reusable Flannel Baby Wipes - These can be found in most baby shops. Yes, we forgot to mention that you’re making reusable dryer sheets! Essential Oil - You can choose whatever scent you fancy, but recommend citrus scents like lemon, orange, and grapefruit. White Vinegar Storage Container (with cover) Instructions Add 25+ drops of essential oil to 1 cup of white vinegar & mix together. Fold the wipes and place in your storage container. Moisten the wipes with the vinegar mixture, but make sure not to saturate them Use one wipe per dryer load to freshen laundry & viola. Don’t worry, the vinegar smell will disappear once the heat gets to it!

How to Make Dryer Sheets

While we’re all for clothesline drying, we understand that it is winter afterall so many of you are making use of your dryer this season along with using dryer assisted products like dryer balls and sheets. Dryer sheets are excellent to throw in with your wet washing for several reasons – they prevent static clinging, […]

Best Ways to Hang Clothes to Dry

Best Ways to Hang Clothes to Dry

Hanging your clothes to dry isn’t as simple as it seems. To dry your clothes effectively, there are some methods that will save you time and effort – you can actually avoid wrinkles, fading, and dampness.    Prevent Wrinkles Ironing is just another chore that we can do without. Before line drying, give your clothing […]

Tips for Folding Your Clothes

Following our last blog post, tidying up isn’t just about putting your clothes away – it’s also about putting them away properly. Washing clothes is simple since our machine does all the work, but we tend to dread what comes after..hanging to dry and then our favourite job of folding. Marie Kondo has shown us […]

Six Ways to Reduce Your Laundry

Six Ways to Reduce Your Laundry

The never ending laundry pile can be so overwhelming…and monotonous.  Even though you can finish your piles of laundry in a day, the job is never really completed since your family constantly dirties clothes. If your laundry piles are stressing you out, here are 6 ways to reduce the amount of clothing that you wash […]

Guide to Doing Laundry While Traveling

Guide to Doing Laundry While Traveling

Doing laundry when on holiday is definitely not the highlight of your trip, but sometimes it’s got be done – especially when spending lots of time in the outdoors. Whether you are staying at a luxurious resort or camping in the bush, dealing with dirty laundry is something you’ll be faced with. Here’s our guide […]

Items to Avoid Putting in The Dryer

13 Items to Avoid Putting in the Dryer

You already know a dryer uses up lots of energy and racks up your electricity bill, but it can also damage your clothing. Between the high heat and the rapid motion, some garments shrink, warp, and can simply be destroyed. It’s all just another reason to have a clothesline handy! Not all fabrics are alike […]

Reuse Summer Clothes in Winter

How to Reuse Summer Clothes in Winter

Summer is long gone and Winter has hit us with it’s chilly mornings and nights by the fire. This change of season for most of us is the ideal time to revamp our wardrobe with some new winter essentials. However, for those of you who do not have time to go shopping or perhaps want […]

Laundry Tips

Should You Wash Your Clothes with Towels and Sheets?

Should you wash your regular clothes with towels and sheets? The short answer: Definitely not. You are probably wondering what’s the harm in it. They’re all dirty items that need to be laundered, right? If you wash all of your laundry together regardless of type, keep reading.  We want to show you the better laundry […]

How to Manage Your Children’s Clothing

It seems like children’s clothes get out of control so quickly! It is always the worst when we are in between seasons (like now), when it’s not consistently hot or cold. It’s really not easy keeping our children’s clothes in check.  Here are some methods that can help keep you sane. Hopefully you can use […]

How to Dry Your Laundry in Winter

Line drying in the winter is economical, ecological, and yes…it is possible! Some of us are fortunate to have drying machines, but why waste energy, spend more money, and shrink your clothing? If you look back in history before the days of drying machines, all laundry was line dried…all year round. Think about it, the […]

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