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Tips And Tricks To Conquer That Laundry Pile

Laundry ; [lawn-dree, lahn-]

A forever growing mountain of stinky clothes.

What is it with washing baskets? It turns into some kind of celebratory event when we can actually see the bottom of one doesn’t it?! With my brood, that is quite a rarity. My washing machine is constantly battling our laundry pile, spin after spin, day after day.  Coming to think of it, our clothes take a serious bashing. From washing, tumble drying, ironing and everyday wear and tear, I apply a few tips and tricks to help keep my laundry in tip top condition. So if like me, you are drowning in a sea of smelly socks and spaghetti bolognese stained baby clothes, then you may find some of these tips of some use!


Tips And Tricks To Conquer That Laundry Pile

 Sort it out!    Putting your laundry in to three separate baskets, whites, colours and darks will save heaps of time.


Technicoloured Dream Coat   Want to keep your colours vibrant And remove those pesky stubborn marks at the same time? The add Ace Colours to your wash. This is the ninja of all stain removers, yet gentle enough to use on fabrics as delicate as silk and cashmere.


Great Balls Of Foil  Put a scrunched up ball of foil into your dryer to eliminate static.


Bag It Up   Use Laundry bags to protect delicates such as expensive bras. You could even use them to stop socks from straying too.


All White Now   Keep your whites gleaming with a capful of Ace For Whites. Brightens dull clothes in no time.


Throwing In The Towel   To keep your towels soft and fluffy, swap fabric conditioner for a cupful of white vinegar.


 I’ve Got Twenty One Seconds To Go! In a rush and need your favourite top drying fast? Put it in the dryer with a clean, dry towel. The moisture will be absorbed by the towel and half the drying time.

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I hope some of these tips help lighten the load a little. Failing that become a naturist and those clothes will last a lifetime!

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  1. Jon

    May 17, 2017 at 10:43 am

    Great post this. I HATE doing the washing each week so anything I can do to make it more bearable is fine by me!

  2. Helen

    May 17, 2017 at 10:48 am

    Great advice – I’ve never heard of putting foil in your tumble dryer, must give it a go!
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  3. Talya

    May 17, 2017 at 12:28 pm

    The never ending laundry pile…the bane of all of our lives! Some fab tips….maybe today will be the day we conquer it finally! Fab giveway too.
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  4. Joanne Gaylor

    May 17, 2017 at 1:13 pm

    Always looking for a good stain remover. Wish I could say I needed one because of the kids, but my husband is just as bad!

  5. Tracy Nixon

    May 17, 2017 at 5:09 pm

    I love Ace! Thanks for the giveaway!

  6. laura banks

    May 17, 2017 at 7:38 pm

    great giveaway very handy

  7. Margaret gallagher

    May 17, 2017 at 9:44 pm

    Oohh this is fabulous
    Some REALLY nifty tips to help me

  8. Kara Guppy

    May 18, 2017 at 8:06 am

    This is probably my least favourite chore – it is not the washing itself, but the sorting and packing away
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  9. Natalie | Surviving Life's Hurdles

    May 18, 2017 at 8:48 am

    Laundry and dishes two things I never seem to be able to get to the bottom of! Thanks for sharing your laundry advice, much appreciated!

  10. Catherine @ Story Snug

    May 18, 2017 at 9:03 am

    The white vinegar advice is brilliant. I already have baskets for different coloured washing, it works really well now I’ve ‘trained’ everybody to use them!

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  11. clair downham

    May 18, 2017 at 10:12 am

    would love to win this for my household

  12. Joanna

    May 18, 2017 at 3:18 pm

    Great tips we use vinegar in this way as well as for general cleaning. I’ve not done the foil idea before.

  13. Charlie Brunton

    May 18, 2017 at 3:19 pm

    I literally celebrated finding the bottom of my washing basket today, then I stripped the beds & it was full again!😳
    I recently started putting white vinegar in with my towels & they’re like new, I’ll have to try the foil in the tumble dryer trick! Thanks for a great post!

  14. Adele

    May 18, 2017 at 9:03 pm

    Nice tips. My dryer is terrible for static so I’m going to try the foil idea!

  15. Musings of a tired mummy...zzz...

    May 18, 2017 at 10:58 pm

    I do 1 or 2 loads every day. I’m afraid it all goes in together!
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  16. Fashion and Style Police

    May 19, 2017 at 1:52 pm

    Hate doing my laundry. But it has to be done. The washing machine is forever running.

  17. Evelina

    May 20, 2017 at 1:08 am

    Great tips! I hate doing my laundry.
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  18. The Mothers Room

    May 20, 2017 at 5:55 am

    I do the towel in the tumble dryer trick – It really does help!

  19. Kerry norris

    May 20, 2017 at 4:35 pm

    I will have to get some of that ace stuff. The kids clothes always have so many stains on. Drives me mad x

  20. Hali Kinson

    May 20, 2017 at 8:47 pm

    Hate laundry this would be fab!!

  21. Tracy Hanley

    May 21, 2017 at 10:00 am

    Great tips and i will be trying some

  22. Leila Benhamida

    June 13, 2017 at 10:07 am

    I use laundry bags whenever I can. Great tips. Thanks for hosting.

  23. Kim Neville

    June 14, 2017 at 9:28 pm

    Some useful tips I need to try out

  24. kate t

    January 20, 2018 at 4:07 pm

    never heard of great balls of foil before – will be trying this out.

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