Summer has arrived! The BBQ Garden parties are lively and outdoors activities feel enjoyable again. While you’re enjoying time out with friends and family, it’s always best to know some summer laundry tips up your sleeve!
With the hotter weather, we are more prone to sweating, so we must continue to take care of our clothes.
Here are 5 Summer Laundry Tips you should use!
1. Hang Your Clothes Outside
The first summer laundry tip is to make full use of your garden clothesline this summer.
Hang your clothes outside in the hot weather and let the natural sunlight do its magic on your clothes. Hanging your clothes outside is proven to get rid of bad odours and your clothes will smell fresh afterwards!
2. Regular Clean Checks For Your Clothesline
We recommend always double-checking that your clothesline is clean. Summer is a great season, but it also invites all the insects and birds to your garden so if you spot any mess on your clothing line, clean it before hanging your clothes.
3. Teach The Kids About Laundry
Summer is a time when kids have fun and play with their friends. However, laundry is an important life skill and in the 6 weeks of the summer holiday break, find time to slowly introduce your kids to laundry. Start giving them small tasks such as folding clothes or organising the pegs. They’ll no doubt run to the door once they hear the ice cream van but teaching them slowly will get them into the habit of organisation.
4. Read Instructions on Labels and Detergents Carefully
This summer laundry tip may sound obvious but never underestimate summer fabrics. Always read the labels on your clothes carefully.
Certain clothes or fabrics such as silk and cotton will need to be washed differently due to the hot weather. Silk is a very delicate fabric that requires careful attention. Ensure temperatures don’t go above 30 degrees. Whereas cotton fabric can be managed to be in the washer at a hotter temperature of 90 degrees.
The same goes for choosing the right detergent. Summer clothes, as explained, as made from different materials and fabrics from winter clothes. To avoid ruining your clothes, our tip for you is to read the labels on your detergent to make sure it’s suited for delicate clothes.
We recommend using a gentle detergent for the best results and keeping your summer clothes in good condition!
5. Take Care of Your Swimwear
Whether it’s at the swimming pool or at the beach, people love swimming in the summer. You’ll want to make sure your swimwear is in good condition after you’ve finished swimming.
Before you put your swimwear away in the wash, always handwash them to ensure the sand isn’t in the machine. After you’ve hand-washed, put them in the washing machine and set the settings to 30 degrees. Once the cycle is over, the strong smell of chlorine will go away, and you’ll have freshly delicate-looking swimwear again!
You have the essential summer laundry tips to look after your clothes! If you feel that laundry will overwhelm you this summer, book with Laundryheap and we’ll do the laundry for you! No hassle, no stress!