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A guide to the perfect laundry

We have all the tips and tricks you need for the perfect wash. Let’s face it, there’s no better feeling than putting on clean clothes and getting into a freshly made bed!

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A guide to the perfect laundry

Before the wash

Storing your dirty laundry in one place helps create a tidy home and helps make the washing easier when it comes to laundry day. From traditional wash baskets to ottomans, we have a great range of storage that can be used for washing.

Top tip: have a basket for colours and a basket for whites so you have them ready to go.

The wash

Nobody wants shrunken clothes, so make sure you choose the right water temperature and setting for the type of clothes you’re putting on. If you’re putting whites on, check for rogue black socks – nobody wants their whites going off!

If you’re planning on putting whites and colours at the same time, simply pop in a colour catcher with your wash.

Top tip: check the tags of your clothes to make sure they’re machine-wash friendly.

What you need for perfect laundry:

Top tip: Use scent boosters for an amazing smell

Loading the washing

Drying your washing

Now that the wash is done, it’s time to dry your laundry. There are plenty of ways you can do this, with or without a tumble dryer. Unluckily, during the winter months, we can’t always pop our washing outside to dry, but there’s nothing to say we can’t use a clothes horse inside and prop it near a radiator. Here are the essentials you need:

Hanging washing

Ironing out those creases

Now that our laundry is dry and smelling great, we need to get it looking presentable and ready to wear.

Getting the creases out of your laundry is easy and we have everything you need for it:

Top tip: leave laundry hung up in the bathroom and the creases may naturally drop out themselves.

Ironing

Putting it all away

Now it’s time to store our clean laundry. From folding seasonal clothes away to creating more wardrobe space, we’ve got some ideas to free-up some extra space.

If there are clothes that you’re not wearing because they’re out of season, why not box them up or vacuum pack them and pop them under your bed? Ottomans make great stylish storage options too.

If you’re running out of room in your wardrobe, get yourself a secondary clothing rail. It sits inside your wardrobe, giving you a whole extra rail to hang your clothes. Clothing organisers are great ways to organise outfits - helping you get ready much quicker in the morning!

Some extras you need to help you organise your clothes:

Top tip – it sounds like an obvious one but fold your clothes perfectly before putting them away to avoid creasing.

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