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Flowchart: Should You Wash It Or Wear It?

It’s quite often that we have clothes that’s been worn twice of thrice, which leads us to debate and question whether we should wash it or wear it again.

For most of us, worn clothes are thrown on to ‘the chair’. You know the chair right? The one where you pile up your already worn clothes on it? Yeah that one. 

I admit, I do this sometimes. It happens because we either:

1) Plan to wear it again the next day.

2) Don’t want to mix it with our neatly folded, clean clothes in the wardrobe.

3) Feel too lazy to put it away.

Or, all of the above.

My point is, it’s just a little tricky deciding how many times it’s okay to wear something before we have to put it into the wash again, especially if our clothes don’t smell or look soiled at all.

So, how do you decide if you should wash or wear your clothes again?

Here’s a fun take on how to quickly decide whether to wash or wear your already worn clothes again. 

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Should your ‘chair of clothes’ require a good washing and the pile is too huge and you feel lazy, schedule a laundry collection service with us.

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How To Teach Your Children How To Laundry

I’m not exactly sure what the perfect age is to teach your children how to laundry, but any age with the word ‘teen’ at the end seems suitable to teach them how to treat stains and learn to decipher laundry symbols.

So why are we discussing about teaching your children how to do laundry? Because learning how to do laundry is a basic and necessary life skill. Wouldn’t you agree?

Teaching your children how to do laundry is a process that has different procedures and considerations, so it’s best to start them off young. 

How To Teach Your Children How To Laundry

Toddlers

If you have little kids, you’ll already know that it’s the age of curiosity. To them, household chores are amazing! With laundry, they help out in putting clothes into the washing machine and taking it out because they think it’s fun. Though at a young age, they may not understand what on earth is going on but this kind of practice helps them to know the actions required to do laundry.

What to teach them:  

  • Matching colours: For separating loads in the future.
  • To pair socks.

Primary/ Grade-schoolers:

For children aged between 4-11 years old. Now that they’re in school, they’re feeding their minds with more knowledge, so laundry is not so fascinating any more. However, it’s the best time to teach them the basics of doing laundry.

What to teach them:  

  • The difference between dirty clothes and ‘wear again’ clothes: With the different activities they do in school, their clothes can get pretty filthy. Tell them what’s okay to wear again and what needs to be put into the wash!
  • How to hang clothes up and fold clothes.
  • How to separate clothes: This is where the matching colour skills come in. For divided hampers, tell them what colour goes into which hamper and why.

Teens:

For some, it’s tricky enough to teach teens how to be responsible, so what more when teaching them how to do laundry. It’s a chore that must be done and a household skill that they will take with them in the future- you just have to make them realise that with your bad-ass parenting skills!

What to teach them:

  • How to work the laundry machine!: Show them where to put the detergent, fabric conditioner, bleach etc, how much is the right amount. What all the cycles mean.
  • The care label symbols: This will be the ultimate guide in telling them the right temperature and cycle they should wash at and what to do when drying or ironing.
  • Stain removal: Teach them the basics of pre-treating stains.
  • How to iron

Once they know the essentials of a laundry routine, you can start to teach them some hacks!

What to remember: Always tell them the reason for doing certain procedures when doing laundry, so it will help them to understand and remember for the next time. 

Oh, and when your children get older and they have busy lifestyles which result to neglecting laundry, tell them that there are dry cleaning and laundry services that can help them out.

Here’s a basic laundry guide (preview below) for you to download which you can hang up on your wall to remind your kids of the basic steps when doing laundry.

 

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Student Laundry Survival Guide

To all students who are studying away from home, and living independently for the first time. We know the thought of cooking, and cleaning after yourself can be daunting enough, then there’s laundry you have to deal with too?! 

For most of you, you’ve probably never done laundry before, but that’s okay! Because your student accommodations’ laundry room should have instructions on how to use the washing machine and dryer. This however, will not be enough to guide you in your routine.

So, we’ve come up with the best, basic laundry survival guide for those of you who are trying to prove that you can be independent.

Student Laundry Survival Guide

  •  Separate whites from colours: To clean clothes properly, you need to separate them by colour in terms of white clothes, dark clothes and/or colours. If you don’t, you risk the colour of your white clothes turning grey. The colours of the fabrics may ‘bleed’ and transfer onto other fabrics, that’s why its best to divide your clothes by colour and not throw in a mixture of clothes all at once.

 

  • Check the label: The best way to know the right temperature or wash cycle to do laundry in is on the care label. So read it, and you should be well on your way to easy laundry. It will also tell you instructions about ironing and tumble drying, and other things you won’t need to worry about just yet.

 

  • Use the right detergent and wash at the right temperature: Yes, there are so many detergents and washing options on a laundry machine, that’s why we already wrote guides on choosing the right laundry detergent and washing at the right temperature. In summary, your clothes can be washed at a low temperature, best with liquid and capsule detergents, but anything heavily stained/soiled will have to be cleaned thoroughly at a warm temperature, best with powder.

 

  • Know the dryer: The dryer will not always be your friend, it will take some time to understand. Just know that not everything can go into the dryer, for some clothes may cause shrinkage (read the label). When using the dryer, don’t overload the machine so your clothes can dry properly.

 

  • Don’t be lazy: I say this only because I’ve experienced someone not doing their laundry until they have no more clothes left to use, only leaving a MASSIVE pile of inconvenience to deal with. So do your laundry often so you have more time for your ‘studies’.

It’s okay if you need a little bit of help doing the laundry. There are professionals like Laundryheap who can collect your items at your accommodation, and will have them cleaned and delivered back to you within 24 hours. 

If you found this post useful, share it with your friends who may be struggling with laundry too.

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GET READY WITH US: Interview Attire

Congratulations! You’ve passed the phone interview and landed a face-to-face interview. Now you just have do a bit of research and gather some notes, BUT WAIT… what are you going to wear?!

How you physically present yourself gives the very first impression before a word comes out of your mouth.

Business smart or smart casual? It depends entirely on what type of business it is your going to an interview for. Of course, all employers will have different opinions. In most occasions, the dress code will either be business smart or smart casual.

It’s not always the case that you have to wear a suit, so here is an infographic on how you should dress for a smart or casual interview and some overall DO’s and DON’Ts on dressing for an interview.

Interview Infographic

THINGS TO REMEMBER:

Men:

When wearing a suit, it must fit you well so that you can feel comfortable and look presentable. It must be clean and neat, so make sure to clean it properly beforehand and steam it, NOT IRON. If this sounds too much of an effort, book a collection with us so we can take care of it for you within 24 hours.

The same for smart casual, nothing too baggy. Everything must be well fitted and look tidy.

Women:

Your clothes must fit you well also, but don’t wear anything TOO revealing or tight as it totally goes against looking professional. Be conservative!

For Business smart, the only touch of colour should come from your blouse, jewellery pieces and maybe shoes, but nothing too bright or flashy. Make sure your suit and blouse are also neat, or hand it over to a dry cleaner for extra cleanliness measure.

For a smart casual hack, it’s okay to pair a vest with a cardigan/ blazer as long as it’s not a deep V/ scoop and on some occasions, it’s okay to wear opened toed mini heels. Just always have in mind to dress semi-formal.

If you have any interview attire tips/ suggestions to add, we’d love to hear them! So go ahead and leave us a comment 🙂

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Laundry Day Gif Story

It’s the afternoon and the time has come to do the laundry, but you just sit there like…

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Then you realise, your new pair of trousers that you want to use tomorrow is in the dirty laundry pile

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So you rush to get the dirty pile of laundry like…

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You get to your laundry pile, pick out the relevant colours and throw them into the washing machine

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Then, you add the right amount of laundry detergent (and other laundry stuff)

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Turn the bad boy on and wait…
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*30-40 mins later*

Your washing is done, so you go to put your clothes into the dryer (or hang them up, if you don’t have one)

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And you wait till it’s done drying.

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*A few days later*

After it’s finished drying, it’s time to fold and put away the clothes neatly into your wardrobe

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Not forgetting to iron the important stuff.

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Or get Laundryheap to do it.

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