Laundry Life Hacks

Doing the laundry can be something of a chore, especially when you come across stains - but that doesn’t mean it has to take up all 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 help avoid them setting in to your clothes

Removing blood stains can be difficult but it’s not impossible, especially if you have Vanish. 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. It’s important to make sure the water is cold beforehand because warm or hot water may help the stain set into clothes[1].

  1. Sort the washing out as you take it off

Not only is this a simple yet effective method of avoiding a coloured item ending up in the white washing, but it also means you can avoid having to sort through a large pile of dirty clothes when it’s time to do the laundry.

  1. Keep Vanish near for stain removal

Oil-based stains, such as lipstick, can be stubborn to remove. In these instances, it is often a good idea to pre-soak the stains with Vanish Power O2 and then add an extra scoop into your usual wash to ensure the stain is gone 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. 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 (E.g.) 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 so to avoid any damage or snagging in the washing machine during the spinning action, it is a good idea to do them 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 Power O2