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 […]

How to Keep Towels Soft

How to Keep Your Towels Soft

After a nice warm shower or bath, there’s nothing better than a soft fluffy towel to dry you off. However, you may end up wrapping yourself up in what feels like sandpaper. Rough towels can be the result of improper drying techniques along with detergent build up from minimal rinsing. With a few simple tips, […]

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, […]

Eco Friendly Ways to do Laundry

We’re sure you are aware that doing laundry has a negative effect on the planet as it consumes heaps of energy and uses heaps of water. Washing machines can use tens of thousands of litres of water per household annually while a dryer sucks up the most amount of energy in a home after the […]

History of Clotheslines

Is There More to Clotheslines than Meets the Eye?

It is claimed that in the early 1900’s the first clothesline was invented. Gilbert Toyne of Melbourne Australia who was a farrier, blacksmith and wheelwright, patented his first Aeroplane Rotatory clothes hoist. Launched in 1911, the design proved to be popular, but somewhat clumsy and incredibly basic. All it was, was a galvanised metal frame […]

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 […]

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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