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LOVE YOUR LAUNDRY.

With the rise in pre-loved clothing and wanting to save on energy costs, more and more of us are changing the way we wash our clothes, however there is little information on how drying can impact the quality and longevity of our items, as laundry labels haven’t been updated for decades. This also plays into how we care for our clothes after drying them, as steaming items can be a more friendly way of removing creases, helping those pre-loved pieces of clothing last longer.  

To help you take care of your laundry while also taking care of the planet, we’ve teamed up with influencer Lauracleanaholic to provide her top tips for getting the most out of your laundry routine, in addition to weather broadcaster Jo Farrow and the team at Netweather, to give you the information you need to make the most of drying outside, which can be more effective in winter than you might think!

The quirkiest ways Brits have dried their clothes:

'Put pants around a hot water bottle, covered by a towel. Infront of the oven with the door open.' 

'Put clothes in the footwell of my car and used car heater to semi dry my favourite top before wearing damp.'

'Put pants around a hot water bottle, covered by a towel. Infront of the oven with the door open.'

The quirkiest ways Brits have dried their clothes:

'Put pants around a hot water bottle, covered by a towel. Infront of the oven with the door open.' 

'Put clothes in the footwell of my car and used car heater to semi dry my favourite top before wearing damp.'

'Put pants around a hot water bottle, covered by a towel. Infront of the oven with the door open.'

Meet our experts. 

Jo Farrow.

Working with Jo Farrow, Weather Forecaster at Netweather, we have uncovered the best weather conditions to dry your clothes all year round. Jo can reveal how to dry your clothes effectively outdoors during winter, reveal the best temperatures and wind conditions to dry almost any laundry and myth bust the temperatures and weather conditions which are perceived to be ineffective for outdoor drying. 

Laura Mountford.

Laura, known as Lauracleanaholic on Instagram and TikTok, motivates and inspires her audience to find joy in looking after their homes and taking care of themselves at the same time. She loves trying new cleaning and laundry products in the same way she enjoys discovering new beauty products, sharing her favourite products and where to buy them along with her home, fashion finds. 

Most recently, she released her debut book Live, Laugh, Laundry in April 2023 and has also appeared as a guest on ITV’s This Morning and Lorraine sharing her top laundry tips!

Top tips from Laura Mountford on ways to Love Your Laundry:

Naturals best.

Soda crystals, white vinegar and bicarbonate of soda are fantastic natural laundry products that are really inexpensive to buy.  Bicarbonate of soda is a brilliant stain remover; simply mix with water into a paste to pre-treat stains for an hour before putting into a normal wash load.  Soda crystals are brilliant for boosting the power of your laundry detergent and keeping colours bright, simply add a scoop with your normal laundry detergent.  They can also be used to clean and freshen up your washing machine by adding directly to the drum and putting on an empty hot wash. White vinegar is great for fluffy towels; add a cupful to the fabric softener section of the washing machine drawer.

Honey, I shrunk the clothes!

I’m sure we have all made the mistake of shrinking clothes in the washing machine at one point, but did you know that it is possible to save them?  Soak the item for half an hour in a mixture of warm water and add a couple of spoons full of hair conditioner then gently pull it back into shape.  To prevent clothes from shrinking in the wash always opt for cooler temperatures and allow to dry naturally.

The Great Outdoors.

Whenever possible dry outdoors to take advantage of the benefits of the sun and wind to dry your clothes. You will be surprised that even on a cooler, cloudy day as long as it is dry your laundry will still dry naturally. The suns powerful rays are also a brilliant natural stain remover to keep your whites white and a fresh breeze will not only refresh your clothes but will remove creases, reducing the need to iron.

Whether it be with a simple washing line, rotary washing line or wall mounted washing line there are many different options to help you dry your laundry outside.  Position your washing line in a convenient spot that gets as much breeze as possible.  Unless you are drying whites, avoid harsh direct sunlight as it can cause bright colours to fade. Hang sheets by the edges, unzip and unbutton items so that they can catch the wind and dry effectively in the breeze.  

Time to get steamy.

Soda crystals, white vinegar and bicarbonate of soda are fantastic natural laundry products that are really inexpensive to buy.  Bicarbonate of soda is a brilliant stain remover; simply mix with water into a paste to pre-treat stains for an hour before putting into a normal wash load.  Soda crystals are brilliant for boosting the power of your laundry detergent and keeping colours bright, simply add a scoop with your normal laundry detergent.  They can also be used to clean and freshen up your washing machine by adding directly to the drum and putting on an empty hot wash. White vinegar is great for fluffy towels; add a cupful to the fabric softener section of the washing machine drawer.

Reset your routine.

Having a laundry routine will massively help you to take control of washing and drying your clothes. Most washing machines have a timer function so you can wash your clothes in the early hours of the morning and the cycle will have finished when you wake up ready to hang it on the line. In the warmer summer months, you can even leave your washing outdoors drying on the line overnight and it will be dry in the morning.

We’ve created the ‘Drying Digest’ packed full of hints, tips and tricks from experts on how best to take on that laundry pile

Top tips from Laura Mountford on ways to Love Your Laundry:

Naturals best.

Soda crystals, white vinegar and bicarbonate of soda are fantastic natural laundry products that are really inexpensive to buy.  Bicarbonate of soda is a brilliant stain remover; simply mix with water into a paste to pre-treat stains for an hour before putting into a normal wash load.  Soda crystals are brilliant for boosting the power of your laundry detergent and keeping colours bright, simply add a scoop with your normal laundry detergent.  They can also be used to clean and freshen up your washing machine by adding directly to the drum and putting on an empty hot wash. White vinegar is great for fluffy towels; add a cupful to the fabric softener section of the washing machine drawer.

Honey, I shrunk the clothes!

I’m sure we have all made the mistake of shrinking clothes in the washing machine at one point, but did you know that it is possible to save them?  Soak the item for half an hour in a mixture of warm water and add a couple of spoons full of hair conditioner then gently pull it back into shape.  To prevent clothes from shrinking in the wash always opt for cooler temperatures and allow to dry naturally.

The Great Outdoors.

Whenever possible dry outdoors to take advantage of the benefits of the sun and wind to dry your clothes. You will be surprised that even on a cooler, cloudy day as long as it is dry your laundry will still dry naturally. The suns powerful rays are also a brilliant natural stain remover to keep your whites white and a fresh breeze will not only refresh your clothes but will remove creases, reducing the need to iron.

Whether it be with a simple washing line, rotary washing line or wall mounted washing line there are many different options to help you dry your laundry outside.  Position your washing line in a convenient spot that gets as much breeze as possible.  Unless you are drying whites, avoid harsh direct sunlight as it can cause bright colours to fade. Hang sheets by the edges, unzip and unbutton items so that they can catch the wind and dry effectively in the breeze.  

Time to get steamy.

Soda crystals, white vinegar and bicarbonate of soda are fantastic natural laundry products that are really inexpensive to buy.  Bicarbonate of soda is a brilliant stain remover; simply mix with water into a paste to pre-treat stains for an hour before putting into a normal wash load.  Soda crystals are brilliant for boosting the power of your laundry detergent and keeping colours bright, simply add a scoop with your normal laundry detergent.  They can also be used to clean and freshen up your washing machine by adding directly to the drum and putting on an empty hot wash. White vinegar is great for fluffy towels; add a cupful to the fabric softener section of the washing machine drawer.

Reset your routine.

Having a laundry routine will massively help you to take control of washing and drying your clothes. Most washing machines have a timer function so you can wash your clothes in the early hours of the morning and the cycle will have finished when you wake up ready to hang it on the line. In the warmer summer months, you can even leave your washing outdoors drying on the line overnight and it will be dry in the morning.

We’ve created the ‘Drying Digest’ packed full of hints, tips and tricks from experts on how best to take on that laundry pile

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