How to Care for Your Fabrics

How to Care for Your Fabrics

Not all of your clothing can be washed the same way – each fabric is unique and should be handled with care to prevent any damage. This also includes drying and as a general rule of thumb, you’re best to stick with air drying on a clothesline for all fabrics (you know how we feel […]

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 […]

TOP 5 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT CLOTHESLINE COVERS

Top 5 Things You Need to Know about Clothesline Covers

The main reason why you purchased a clothesline in the first place is so that you can take advantage of all the free sunlight and fresh breeze to dry your laundry naturally and without electric consumption. So why would anyone want to cover it up? Is a clothesline cover – especially one that comes from […]

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 […]

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 […]

New Year, New Household Habits

New Year, New Household Habits

With the new year comes a fresh start, whether it be eating healthier or just simplifying your life, the change you make is always a positive one. The littlest change make a big difference especially with housekeeping chores in your own home because you want to feel good when you wake up in the morning […]

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 […]

DIY Natural Fabric Softeners

DIY Natural Fabric Softeners

Commercial fabric softeners are filled with chemicals and have strong artificial scents. Now you can skip the in store alternatives with DIY natural fabric softeners that are non-toxic and inexpensive. If you are using the chemical softeners and have some clothing that has worn easily, there might be something contributing to that. There are heaps […]

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 […]

Stain Removal Guide

STAIN REMOVAL GUIDE

With spring and summer coming soon, us Kiwis will be out in the good old outdoors more from camping to tramping to BBQing at home. So we put this brief stain removal guide together so you don’t end up with frustrated with ruined clothing! GREASE STAINS: It seems self-explanatory, but these stains are from oils […]

10 Signs you need a new washing machin

10 Signs That You Need A New Washing Machine

You depend on the reliability of your washing machine on a regular basis, so you need to be confident that it’s working to peak performance every time you use it. There are however many common problems with washing machines and we’ll help you determine if you need a new one!   Noise – When items […]

How to Prevent Fabric Colour Bleeding

How to Prevent Fabric Colour Bleeding

One of the worst laundry moments you can experience is putting a brand new garment into the wash for the first time, then taking it out and seeing to your horror that the fabric has bled dye onto other parts of the garment (or other items in the machine). Along with colour bleeding, there’s also […]

Six Ways to Avoid Ironing

Six Ways to Avoid Ironing

On the list of dreaded household chores, ironing falls somewhere in between cleaning the toilet and mopping vinyl floors. The whole process is mentally draining – from setting up the board, waiting for the iron to heat up, trying not to melt your hands off and then having a hot flash at the thought of […]

How to Tackle Pet Hair on Laundry

How to Tackle Pet Hair on Laundry

Those of us with pets will testify to the tremendous amount of love and joy they bring into our lives. Our pets bring affection, happiness, and excitement to our homes, but what is not exciting is the amount of pet hair around on our clothes, carpet, and blankets. There are ways around this so let […]

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 […]

Line Drying Clothes

Laundry Tips & Tricks: Line Drying

One of the most energy-hungry appliances in your home, a tumble dryer can rack up that energy bill. So it’s no surprise that our thoughts turn to line drying. The idea of linen billowing on a washing line on a sunny day is a seductive one, but the truth is line-dried washing all too often […]

Organise Your Winter Wardrobe

How to Organise Your Winter Wardrobe

Getting up extra early on a cold Monday morning because you don’t remember where your work shirts are gets annoying, but is easily remedied. Organising your wardrobe and planning your outfit the night before will allow you to stay in bed for a while longer. To help you, we have prepared a list of easy […]

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 […]

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