RJ from Auckland asked if anyone had any tips to clean the soleplate of their clothes iron. They say, “I have tried baking soda, and ceramic cleaner (the iron is ceramic after all) but nothing will get it off as yet.” Emma from Auckland replies, “Nowadays I use a detachable teflon sole plate, not […]
Chris from Tirau asks, “What can I do to make my washing smell nice without spending a fortune on conditioner.” Rosemary from Christchurch writes, “When my son came back from flatting he asked me what washing powder I used to get my washing to smell nice. I discovered that he had been overloading the washing […]
Buy baking soda from Bin Inn and add to wash with laundry powder. You can also reduce the amount of laundry powder by about 1/5 as baking soda is also a cleaner. I use equal amount of baking soda and laundry powder.
When I run out of laundry powder I use shampoo. It works just as well.
I buy big bag of laundry powder and it lasts for ages and use tablespoon which makes it last even longer.
If I run out of wool wash when doing my woollies I use some shampoo. Also use it to wash combs & hair brushes, once a week I give them a good soak.
Don’t have a washing machine? Get a Wonderwash for about $50. It uses two tablespoons soap powder, and ¼ of the water! A Wonder Wash washing machine is ideal for single items or camping. They can be bought at camping stores and come up from time to time on Trademe.
For some time now I have only used the medium spin on my washing machine. This is considerably shorter than high spin and clothes dry just as quickly on a sunny/windy day.
My laundry is in the garage so I have installed a ceiling mounted pully for drying the clothes. It is convenient being right next to the washing machine and it is very efficient as our garage faces north and gets very warm. I do not own a tumble drier and don’t have to rush to […]
My husband built a clothes line on a pulley system which holds three loads of clothes. We have an extension on our house and there is a space behind our house, under cover, but gets the breeze and I hang my washing out at night and retrieve it in the morning. I have a dryer […]