Five tips for lovely laundry

    05 Dec 2014

    Help woollens stay in shape

    Say goodbye to peg marks and out-of-shape jumpers by threading an old pair of pantyhose through one sleeve, through the neck, and out the other sleeve.  Then just peg the panty hose to the line at all three points.

    Get clothes dry – quick!

    If you’re pushed for time and can’t hang clothes outside to dry.  Put a clean dry towel in the dryer with wet clothes. The towel will help absorb moisture, allowing the clothing to dry much more quickly.  That means that you use less electricity, less powder and are kind to Mother Earth.

    Clean the cleaning machine

    New Zealanders are fond of cold water washing.  While this is a great energy-saver, it also means that washing machines can suffer from a build-up of grime and grease over time. To help keep your washing machine and drain pipes sparkling, it’s a good idea to run a really hot wash every now and again.  This clears out any grease and grime that may have started to build up and keeps your washing machine as clean as your laundry.  

    Wave goodbye to mildew

    Leave the door of the washing machine open after each load to allow moisture to evaporate and discourage the build-up of mildew and bacteria.

    Whiter than White

    If you’re having guests to stay, give your spare room some love and attention, changing the linen and adding some personal touches that you know your guests will enjoy. No one wants to sleep on dirty, discoloured linen, so use Earthwise oxygenated whitener to reinvigorate your sheets and bring out that crisp white look.