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How To Choose The Best Laundry Service

Monday 29th April 2019

Washing clothes at home can be time-consuming and costly on your bills. Most people work more than one job to make ends meet and maintaining a washing machine or even finding the time to do laundry is tough. However, there is a solution for such people, laundry services or dry cleaning services. When you use these services all you will be required to do is pack your clothes in a bag and place them outside your house. You will not even need to sort your clothes. Which is the best laundry service, what do you look for before hiring a certain company? Continue reading below to find out. Check their waiting time A laundry company should be able to take your clothes…

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5 Reasons You Should Dry Clean Your Clothes

Thursday 18th April 2019

Professional dry cleaning is a necessity that you should be using. Some clothes are best taken care of by dry cleaning to maintain the original beauty and quality. There are many benefits of dry cleaning apart from stain removal and garments freshening that you should know. 1. Dry cleaning do not strain your clothes through rigorous cleaning process which exposes clothes to friction making the fabrics weak and susceptible to easy damage. They use greener products which are less abrasive to your clothes. They follow the manufacturer's instructions to the latter and thus even your delicate clothes are given special care they need. 2. They will fold, iron, starch and store your clothes in garment bags ready for hanging in a closet or wearing.…

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7 Tips to Ensure Your Clothes Last Longer

Friday 12th April 2019

When clothes last longer you can reduce the shopping trips you make per year and save a few pounds. Taking care of your clothes does not need chemicals or special skills; anybody can do it at their home. Children need a regular change of clothes as they grow bigger, while on the other hand adults can wear clothes for long as long as they are in good condition and shape. 1. Buying Good Quality Clothes Start by buying quality clothes that are less prone to damages. You can then buy cheaper seasonal clothes to supplement the main wardrobe. 2. Do proper Laundering Always follow the manufacturer's directions printed on the tag found on the clothes. The instructions give you the best conditions that ensure the clothing…

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8 Common Laundry Mistakes

Tuesday 26th March 2019

It does not matter how long you have been doing laundry, these mistakes are common, and they can easily damage your clothes. 1. Sorting only Lights and Darks Most people only sort lights from darks forgetting to separate dirty or muddy clothes from lightly soiled pieces. Heavy or abrasive fabrics such as denim should also be separated from delicate ones. 2. Putting detergents directly to clothes When doing laundry, you should load your washing machine in this order, start with clothes then add water and finally add detergent. If you are using bleach start with water then clothes and finally the detergent. 3. Overusing the dryer Stretchy clothes such as yoga pants and delicate fabrics should be air dried because it is more gentle and maintains their…

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History of Laundry

Wednesday 20th March 2019

Most of us do laundry on a fairly regular basis, without putting too much thought into it. It's just a matter of collecting dirty clothes, putting them into the washing machine, adding detergent and conditioner, and pressing the start button. Newer washing machines even come with a smartphone app for remote management although sadly, it will not load your dirty laundry or sort it afterwards. Even more conveniently you can just pick up the phone and call someone to come pick it up from your home or office and deliver it nice and clean as soon as in half day. But these commodities are quite new. Of course, the concept of laundry is as old as clothing itself, but…

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Back to School Rush

Wednesday 5th September 2018

It's that time of year again, where the little ones are starting their first day of school, the big ones are off to university and teachers are going back, welcoming their new year groups. Despite this exciting time, there is one thing that is inevitable... laundry, and lots of it! The start of a new academic year brings feelings of pride, excitement and love. However, it can also bring feelings of stress and nervousness as a new term involves after school activities, P.E, uniforms, school discos, baking equipment and fun fairs, that's a lot of clothes! Things need to be labeled (even though this never stops a rogue jumper going missing) and trousers and shirts need to be ironed. Let's…

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Common Laundry Problems Solved

Tuesday 28th August 2018

Shrinking The main cause of shrinkage in the washing machine is a result of high heat. Certain fabrics are more sensitive to heat such as jeans, nylon, rayon, dark clothes and children's clothing. The rule of thumb is that most man-made fabrics should be washed at 30 degrees. People often wash clothes using high temperatures however washing at 30 can be just as effective, cheaper, more environmentally friendly and likely to keep clothes safe from shrinkage! Discolouration This can often happen with white clothes and linen. The easiest way to solve this problem would be to get a colour remover to put in with the wash, however you can do this from home using an oxygen-based bleach. This requires pre-soaking the clothes…

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How Often Should You Be Washing Household Items?

Tuesday 21st August 2018

Most of us know the general rule of thumb when it comes to washing our clothes as we do this all the time. Underwear needs to be washed after one use whilst other items such as jeans or bras can be (and should be, to decrease fading and stretching) worn a few times before washing. But how often should we be washing our household items? We are told different things however Laundry Hub are experts so I asked one of our regular washers to dish out the dirt and tell us exactly how often these items need cleaning. Firstly, we have the bathroom. One thing that is often forgotten about is bath mats, however, these things are walked over all day…

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Don’t let “laundry” be a dirty word in your household!

Tuesday 14th August 2018

Let's be honest, there aren't many of us who enjoy doing laundry. You've had a long week and there's a pile of clothes staring at you, waiting to be done. I'm sure there are things you'd rather be doing, like getting a glass of wine and catching up on your favourite programme or having that overdue catch up with friends! But duty calls as you are now on your last pair of socks and you're desperately trying to get that stain out of your favourite shirt. Laundry is one of those chores that get worse the longer you leave it and the dread piles up quicker than those t-shirts! No need to fret, we have the solution! A quick and…

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