Laundry Essentials For Strawberries | Best buys
There will be exciting premieres like your First Halls Party and First Rookie events; and then the scariest stuff like your first talk and your first deadline.
And then, of course, there is the mundane; like doing your first laundry in college.
If you’re someone who has no idea what the buttons on your washing machine are doing, don’t panic! This article is full of product recommendations and helpful tips. We are sure that it will be useful for all laundry enthusiasts.
Let’s start with the things you might need.
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Argos foldable laundry basket
Each student needs a laundry basket. We love this one because it’s big but foldable, so it’s convenient for round-trip transportation from the university.
The basket can hold up to 45 liters when fully extended. Plus, the soft handles make it easy to carry a heavy load of laundry from your bedroom to the laundry room in your hallway.
We think the low price will appeal to thrifty students.
£ 15 at Argos
Ariel laundry powder
Opting for washing powder rather than capsules is generally more cost effective.
This Ariel powder will last up to 40 washes. It can be used at all temperatures and works great with whites and colors. It’s fragrance free, so you can expect it to be a bit gentler on the skin.
£ 6.50 at Wilko
Dettol Antibacterial Laundry Cleaner
90% of freshmen have freshman flu during their first few weeks at college. This makes keeping your laundry hygienic a must!
This Dettol Laundry Cleaner kills 99.9% of bacteria, so you can rest assured that your clothes will be thoroughly cleaned. Just add about two plugs to your washing machine’s fabric softener drawer for it to work its magic. It is not a substitute for washing powder but something to use on the side.
£ 5 on Amazon
Comfort Blue Skies Conditioner
For beautiful and fresh laundry, try adding fabric softener to a wash load every now and then.
The fragrance of Comfort’s Blue Skies will linger on your clothes for weeks. In addition, it makes your laundry pleasant and soft to the touch.
£ 1.75 at Wilko
For those who are environmentally conscious, we suggest investing in an Ecoegg. You add the egg to the drum of your washing machine along with your dirty laundry before you start the machine.
This particular egg contains laundry granules that last up to 70 washes. And when the lozenges are completely dissolved, you can simply purchase an egg insert refill for your next 70 washes.
Using the Ecoegg is a simple and effective way to reduce your plastic use.
£ 9.99 at Amazon
Color catcher sheets
These sheets will forever transform the way you do laundry. They absorb any color that leaks during your wash load, allowing you to mix your colors and whites.
Use one sheet per load, then throw it away when your laundry is done!
£ 2.80 at Wilko
Vanish stain remover
Even though we all try to be as careful as possible, stains on cute clothes are just an inevitable part of life.
You can pretreat stains with this Vanish powder before starting a wash load. Or, powder can be added to each wash as needed to lighten those pesky lingering stains.
£ 7.31 at Amazon
Mesh laundry bags
Mesh bags are great for washing your more delicate items like underwear, bras or even face masks. The mesh bag keeps clothes from tearing or getting tangled among your other laundry.
These particular bags are available in a range of sizes to suit your needs.
£ 11.99 at Amazon
Heated drying rack
Although this is our most expensive recommendation, it is an incredibly useful product. He will guide you through years of college and beyond.
Not all student houses or university residences are equipped with a tumble dryer, and not all clothes are suitable for the tumble dryer. This clothes dryer plugs into the wall and gently heats your clothes so they are dry in no time.
The arms of it can be folded up for easy storage.
£ 44.99 at Amazon
How often should I do laundry?
It is recommended that you wash your clothes about once a week. However, for things like towels and linens, you can put them in the machine every fortnight.
Do you need to check clothing labels?
In general, yes. Clothing labels tell you the optimum temperature for washing your clothes. You can also check if something is suitable for the dryer on its label.
You can always try to sort your laundry by type of fabric. This will allow you to wash all of your clothes that have similar care instructions at the same time.
- Do not overload your washing machine with laundry. Try to fill about three-quarters of the drum so that each item of clothing can be cleaned evenly.
- Do not use too much detergent or fabric softener. Too much of either can result in soap stains on your clothes, which simply results in another load of laundry.
- Try to catch the spots quickly. The faster you treat them with a stain remover, the more likely the stain will disappear.
Prices updated on 07/15/2021. We are not responsible for price changes mentioned above.