Chiffon is a delicate lightweight fabric that is made from silk, nylon or polyester. Whether it’s a chiffon blouse, a flowy skirt, or a dreamy evening gown, caring for chiffon properly is essential to maintain its elegance and longevity. In this guide, we’ll explain how to care for chiffon.Continue reading
Taking care of your clothes is essential for maintaining their quality and longevity. One important aspect of garment care is understanding how to properly wash different fabric types. Each fabric requires unique treatment to prevent damage, fading, and shrinking. In this blog post, we’ll explore essential laundry tips for various fabric types, ensuring that you can keep your clothes looking their best.Continue reading
Fabrics need no introduction; they are great accessories in our wardrobes and their material is long-lasting. However, there are ways to preserve the fabric. This guide will walk you through the dos and don’ts of washing fabric.
Do Pre-Treat Stains
Stains on our clothes are certain to happen, no matter how careful we are. Thankfully, they are easy to remove. Whenever food stains land on your fabric, pre-treat the stains immediately and don’t let them settle.
Don’t Mix Heavy Clothing With Fabrics
You’ve probably heard of the number one rule in laundry; always separate the colours but it’s also important that you don’t mix heavy clothing with fabrics to avoid damage to the fabrics.
Do Wash Dark Clothes Inside Out
Fabrics are a delicate material and therefore, they need to be washed cautiously. If you have dark clothes, wash them inside them out to prevent them from fading.
Don’t Ignore The Care Labels When Using The Tumble Dryer
The tumble dryer is a great appliance but unfortunately, it’s not made for every clothing. Don’t ignore the care labels when washing fabrics because the heat inside the dryer can overwhelm the fabric.
Do Separate Clothes By Fabric When Drying
If you’ve read the care labels and it says the fabric type is okay for tumble drying, you must still take caution and separate clothes. This is because if you dried heavier and lighter garments together, it could cause problems such as one garment coming out over-dried and the other one still remaining damp.
Don’t Use Soap To Remove Stains
There are a few ways to remove stains from fabrics but using soap isn’t one of them. The general rule of thumb is to pour liquid detergents on the stained area and let it settle for 15 minutes. This way, your fabric is preserved better.
Do Use Hot Water When Washing Lighter Fabrics
Hot water doesn’t work when you are removing a diary-stained from your clothes but do use hot water when washing lighter fabrics and towels because it will increase the chemical reaction of the detergent and kills bacteria.
Don’t Use Chlorine Bleach On Colour Fabrics
If you want your coloured fabrics to remain in the best condition, don’t use chlorine bleach because it will cause the colours to fade and white stains will appear.
As always with any laundry chore, read the labels. Fabrics such as wool, silk, leather and spandex should never be washed with bleach. If your fabric’s care labels say ‘bleach-safe’ or show a triangle symbol then you can use bleach. Otherwise, don’t use chlorine bleach on your fabrics.
We hope this guide will make your laundry easier next time you are taking care of fabric!
If you are still unsure or need help, just in touch with Laundryheap and we’ll wash your fabrics for you!
If you happen to travel continuously, doing the laundry is certainly a necessity as you may spend a tremendous amount of time outdoors on adventure activities, sightseeing, hiking, or shopping etc. For shorter holidays people tend to pack just what is necessary or things that we can mix and match most of the time.
Here are some tips to help with your laundry on the go.
Hotels: Some hotels offer in-house laundry services. Depending on the type of hotel you’re staying at e.g. big chains, serviced apartments, B&B etc. you may have access to laundry services or facilities. However, their rates may be sky-high which might not be your cup of tea. Moreover, if you’re someone who’s concerned about their clothes being mixed with others’ clothes this might not be ideal for you, as there is no guarantee it won’t be the case.
Laundromats: There are laundromats available locally in most countries and cities. They charge a flat rate either per load capacity, type of item, or desired service. Although Laundromats seem like an easy deal and self-explanatory, you still do need to be somewhat familiar with at least your clothing’s instructions. It is also advisable to scout around for the best service available in order to prevent inconvenience.
Do it yourself: There are shops and outlets where you can get buy detergents. If your items are small and easy to do, you can even wash them in your accommodation bathroom sink. As long as you have the necessary items required. Making the most of what is available to you saves you money.
Laundryheap: What’s better than having someone else do your dirty laundry for you? It’s a dream come true right? Laundry chores can be a real pain especially when they pile up. The good thing is Laundryheap provides on-demand laundry and dry cleaning services with delivery within 24 hours right to your doorstep. You can book our service from wherever you are, including hotels. For your booking purposes all you need is a smartphone and voila you’re good to go! Even better you can download our free app on IOS and Android from the app store.
Trying to find the fine line between prioritising life goals and keeping up to date with new trends and styles seems like a constant battle. To top it all, looking your best becomes a burden as there’s less time to plan your daily schedule.
Here are a few tips on how to look presentable at all times.
- FIND A STYLE THAT COMPLIMENTS YOUR BODY: This might seem irrelevant but believe you me when I say that knowing your body type and marking your style can be the first and best step to looking fabulously chic and classy. By doing so you know what you want to invest in. Hence you don’t have to spend a fortune on clothes that end up sitting in your wardrobe gathering dust just because you initially thought it was on the sale rack so it’s a good bargain.
- IRON: Wait what? Yes I know, the word itself seems like a party pooper but trust me when I say it is totally worth it. It is necessary to iron your clothes to prevent creases, and ironing contributes immensely to your physical appearance because it makes you look presentable and more put together.
If you’re someone who is instantaneously put off by ironing, then one good thing to keep in mind while shopping is to go for wrinkle-free clothing to save you the headache of ironing.
Fabrics such as wool, lyocell polyester, and cashmere, can mostly resist wrinkles by far than fabrics like rayon, cotton, and silk. Well-sorted clothing can also slash seconds off the time you spend on outfit prep.
- AIR DRY YOUR CLOTHES BEFORE STORING: After you take off your clothes like jackets/coats, shoes, and suits, air dry for couple of minutes before you put them away. This will prevent damp smells, fabric pilling and will help avoid creasing.
- INVEST IN A GOOD WARDROBE / STORAGE: Putting your clothes away requires appropriate storage not only to help you keep things perfectly organised, but also to help prevent your clothes from getting creased or ruined.
As most of us know, we use the “CHAIR” as the most reliable storage option, just after finishing the laundry. Rather than sorting out the freshly laundered clothes, we just pile them on there to the point where the chair gives up on us.
To avoid that, just put things back in their allocated place so you don’t have worry about ironing when you want to use a specific outfit, especially on an urgent errand.
- USE LAUNDRYHEAP: The easiest tip of the lot is to use Laundryheap for chores like laundry, ironing and sorting. Then all you have to focus on is your style.
With the chaos of getting things done and having to look after the little munchkins, it’s almost impossible to not get overwhelmed by chores, especially the never-ending story of doing laundry.
Here are a few laundry tips to help you save time.
- PRE-SORTING THE LAUNDRY: Let’s face it, laundry is a chore that is time-consuming. A good idea is to have different baskets for different fabrics, colours, and the condition of laundry. Not only is it time-efficient when the need arises to do the laundry, it also prevents mistakes and having to deal with the possibility of colours bleeding onto another fabric and ruining your clothes.
- HANG ACCORDINGLY:If you despise ironing, one practical trick to consider is to hang your laundry once out of the machine to prevent extreme creasing. Moreover, if you’re dealing with washed and dried clothes, it’s best to put away on hangers and if possible colour coordinate hangers for specific clothes. Not only does this give your wardrobe a very refined and colourful look, it also creates space and helps differentiate your clothes for different purposes. Nothing is worse than having to ransack your closet for one specific outfit on a busy day.
- HAVE OTHERS CHIP IN: There’s nothing wrong with you asking for a helping hand. Your children can do simple things like allocating their dirty clothes to the right laundry basket or sorting and folding after themselves. In addition, that gives you an opportunity to focus on other pressing chores around the house.
- SET SPECIFIC DAYS: To avoid the laundry from overflowing, try to wash the clothes that are used the most; that way you don’t get intimidated or overwhelmed by your laundry. Set specific days for different types of laundry, for example, Wednesdays for coloured fabrics and Sundays for bedding, towels, rugs etc.
- MULTI-TASK: While waiting on the laundry in the washer, you can either put the other batch in the dryer or try to invest your time in doing the ironing. It helps immensely with your productivity as well as decreases your chances of procrastination.
If you’re still uncertain or don’t have time to do the laundry, you can schedule your laundry with us and we’ll gladly sort it out for you.