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Posted on 16 May 2018

With chilly temperatures signalling winter's arrival, it's definitely woollens weather.

Give your woollen items - blankets, throw rugs & garments - a real treat this winter and wash them in eucalyptus oil.  Why eucalyptus?  It's used in many wool wash formulas for a good reason - it helps keep wool fibres soft and fluffy and nourished, with its antimicrobial properties it deters pests, moulds and dust mites, and it freshens those musty odours woollens can develop, leaving a beautifully crisp bushland aroma.

Here's our famous "DIY" version of Wool Wash.

Posted on 19 Mar 2018

Let's face it, laundry can be a bit boring.  So here's some fun facts to lighten your load!

1. 70% of dirt on your clothes is invisible.

Think those jeans are clean?  May want to think again.  After a few wears your clothes may still look fine, but according to scientists what's making them dirty isn't necessarily dirt.  It's "human matter" like dead skin cells, sweat, natural body oils and also products like lotions, deodorant and soap.  Which leads us to fact 2...

Posted on 09 Mar 2017

Laundry.  It's like painting the Sydney Harbour Bridge: as soon as it’s finished you need to start again.  If you'd rather be doing anything else other than sorting, folding & ironing, cut your laundry time in half with these clever tips.

Posted on 15 Feb 2017

Hands up who hates ironing?  US TOO!

That's why we love it when we find some great ideas that help us cut down on, or avoid it all together.  Here they are.

Posted on 15 Feb 2017

We’ve all experienced the horror… that slow-motion moment the chocolate cake slips from the plate and icing goes down your favourite silk blouse, or the moment you discover your toddler ‘decorating’ the couch with your orange lipstick.

Stains are an inevitable part of life but if you know the right thing to do – and do it straight away – you can spare a lot of cost and bother.

Here’s some of the most common stains and how best to treat them.

Coffee

To get coffee out of carpets, simply sponge up with cold water or paper towel.  A gentle carpet shampoo with a dash of eucalyptus oil works wonders too.

Posted on 15 Feb 2017

Shrunken woollens and rainbow-dyed white sheets, suds all over the floor and broken bra wires… most of us learn the basic rules of laundry the hard way.  But what of the things you think you’re doing right which are actually detrimental to clothes?

There are more sins happening in the laundry than you think.  Are you guilty of any of these?

1. Too much detergent

Counter-intuitive though it may be, more soap does not equal cleaner clothes.  Instead, it can make them grimier as soap residue fades colour and attracts more dirt.  It can also lead to bacteria build-up in the machine and on clothes, especially in areas where excess soap holds dirt and doesn’t get washed away, like seams, pleats or collars.

Posted on 16 Dec 2015

If you’re lucky enough to have a ‘linen’ closet you’ll know they tend to accumulate more than just linen.  But that’s okay: you can organise your linens (plus whatever else is in there) and keep this notoriously messy cupboard neat with just a few simple tricks.

1. Take stock

First things first: you need to take a look at what’s currently inside your linen closet.  This is going to help you with the next step.  To see what you have, it may be best to take everything out of the closet to get the full picture of what’s hiding in there.

Posted on 21 Oct 2015

Not all items can be tossed in the washing machine and survive the hot water, soap and tumble dry cycle.  Then again, some unlikely items CAN go in the wash that you didn’t think could!  They just need a few precautions.  Here are seven types of items that should be treated with a little TLC.

(Note: these are general guidelines – always defer to the directions on your clothing’s tag.)

Posted on 19 Oct 2015

Laundry is possibly the world’s most boring chore (you’re probably getting bored just reading this).  But it’s something we all have to do every week – or day – and so it makes sense to do it better and faster if possible. 

Roll up your sleeves and get stuck in!

Posted on 30 Jul 2015

Nothing’s worse than dirty, smelly gym clothes; here’s the ultimate guide to washing them properly

Nothing beats a good workout - and nothing smells worse than the perspiration that comes with it.  But slow down before you chuck your shirts and leggings in the wash. Sports gear takes a beating, and it doesn’t come cheap, so it’s worth taking the time to give them a little extra TLC in the laundry.  Nothing like a seam coming lose at the wrong time during Pilates to make you wish you had!

Don’t how how to properly care for your sports clothes?  Don’t sweat it: we’ve got your ultimate guide right here.

1.    Detergent danger