Laundry Life Hacks

Doing the laundry can be something of a chore, especially when there are stains on your clothes. But that is no reason for laundry to take up all of your time.


Here are a few tips that can reduce the time it takes for you to do the laundry so you can spend more time with your family and enjoying the things you love.

  1. Use cold water on blood stains to prevent them from setting in to your clothes

Removing blood stains can be difficult but it’s not impossible, especially if you have Vanish. Bloodstains can be tricky to remove, but Vanish does the job really well. One of the best things that you can do to help eliminate blood stains is to rinse the fabric in cold water before treating it with Vanish. The water should be cold and not warm or hot, or the stain will set into your clothes[1].

  1. Sort the washing out as you take it off

Not only is this a simple yet effective method of separating your colours from your whites, but it also means you don’t have to sort through a large pile of dirty clothes when laundry day arrives.

  1. Keep Vanish near for stain removal

Oil-based stains, such as lipstick, can be pretty stubborn to remove. If there are oily stains on your clothes, start by pre-soaking the stains with Vanish Oxi Action and then add an extra scoop into your usual wash to ensure the stain is gone the first time.

  1. Use a mesh lingerie bag for the smaller or delicate items

Most people have experienced “losing something in the wash” particularly when it comes to socks and lingerie. By using a mesh bag to wash your smaller items you can make sure that a full load comes out every time. Mesh bags are also good for washing tights, bras and any soft toys that could get caught on to other items.

  1. Close all fasteners in order to protect your other clothes

Zips and hooks can easily catch on other things in your laundry. You can avoid damage or snagging in the washing machine during the spinning action, by fastening them up all up when washing.

  1. Reduce the amount of clothes you need to iron and the amount of time you spend ironing them

Hanging shirts on hangers while they are still wet will not only keep them in shape but also help the creases to naturally drop out.[2]

  1. Read the labels

It’s easy to think you know exactly how to wash an item of clothing but it’s still important to read the label to ensure that you are washing on the right temperature and to find out what heat to have the iron.

Detergent might not be enough to remove stains from your clothes, but Vanish is. To make sure you get the best out of every wash, read your garment care labels, in order to make sure you’re washing your items correctly, and use Vanish Oxi Action – it is able to remove more than 130 stains!