Get the best results…

The finish we achieve is always dependent on the care taken with the laundering of the batch.

  1. Avoid over-loading the washing machine, clothes need room to agitate.
  2. A more environmentally way to dry your shirts is to hang them on hangers directly from the washing machine. This also helps the finished product when ironed. We accept shirts on hangers at our shops or on our vans.
  3. Avoid letting clothes over-dry. Clothes are more difficult to iron when they are over-dried. Try to remove from dryer as soon as they are just dry.
  4. Remove clothes from washing machine as soon as the cycle completes or put on ‘rinse hold’ until you return.
  5. Avoid over-filling the dryer. The dryer should be half full to allow the air to circulate.
  6. Use the high and low temperature control, high for heavy garments and low for shirts etc. If possible, fold the clothes as they are removed from the dryer.

Uses for used toothbrushes!

Soiled Shirt Collars: Apply hair shampoo, sparingly, with a toothbrush to collars and cuffs before you put shirts in the washing machine. Shampoo is designed to remove body oils!

Spaghetti Stains: Wet fabric and dust on some dishwasher powder. Scrub gently with a toothbrush. Rinse and launder as normal.

Sundry Tips

Baseball Caps: Place in the top rack of the dishwasher!

Ink Stains: Our top tip is alcohol. Rub some vodka (my tipple, always in stock!) or similar on the stain – it disappears! THIS MUST BE DONE BEFORE WASHING.

Fading:  Turn dark clothes inside out and wash in the coolest temperature possible, dry on lowest heat. Use a washing powder for dark colours. It does work; we use it for all dark washes.

Deodorant Stains:  Apply white vinegar and leave for 30 minutes. Launder shirts as normal. Alternatively, apply liquid detergent, leave for 10 minutes and wash as normal.

Sour Smelling Towels:  Pour a 1/2 cup of white vinegar or 1/4 cup of Febreze™ into the washer with the towels. We also use this method for all our football and rugby kits!

Permanent Marker Stains:  Dab some sun screen over the stain and rub off with a paper towel. Repeat until stain is gone.

Zips: Ensure smooth slipping by rubbing a bar of soap over the teeth.

Linen Storage Area:  Spray some of your least favourite perfume (or maybe even your favourite) on cotton wool balls, when they are dry, place in corners of the storage area.