Blog and News

ACE Parent tips by ACE Parents!

Becoming a parent is life-changing and brings you love and happiness like you’ve never known before. It’s a joy – but not all the time. With a new arrival comes lots of new challenges as well as an awful lot of mess and stains to remove. We wanted to bring all the ACE parents together and share some wisdom, so we reached out to some experienced parents for their top tips and hundreds of you responded! Here’s what some of them had to say:

Read More »

We’ve developed some top tips to help get mud out of your carpets and clothes!

Winter is a great time to wrap up and set out for a walk with the kids and the dog in the chilly outdoors. However, arriving home with mud-coated wellies and dirt-covered paws can be a nightmare for keeping the housework under control.

Read More »

You’re a busy parent facing an uphill battle against child-induced mess and stained laundry. Rather than keeping the children occupied with toys or colouring books so you can catch up on housework, get them involved! You can spend time together as a family and it’ll help you out whilst getting your little ones into good cleaning habits.

Read More »

They’re on our clothes, our towels and our soft furnishings. We see them almost every day – but do we really know what washing symbols mean? ACE’s quick guide explains what each little diagram you’re likely to find on your washing labels means, leaving you confident to care for your family’s fabrics the best way. Make shrunken jumpers, burned shirts and laundry mishaps a thing of the past.

Read More »

Some 13 million people in the UK did their festive clothes washing the day after Boxing Day last year, that’s according to research from ACE, the global laundry cleaning brand. The day (December 27th) was been christened Chore Tuesday and saw the nation pile over 183,243 tonnes of clothing into their washing machines on this day alone – using enough water to fill 1,077 Olympic sized swimming pools.

Read More »

If it’s stained, you ought to wash it. If it smells, then you definitely ought to wash it. But are those the only reasons to wash something? Nope; there are plenty of things that for the sake of our health ought to get a regular wash, and these are just a few of them.

Woman sleeping in bed

Read More »

“A good maid will manage her work in so methodical a manner, that she will never either feel or appear to be hurried.”
Taken from an 1829 book; Domestic Duties, Or, Instructions to Young Married Ladies, on the Management of Their Households by Mrs William Parkes.

Laundry drawing

Read More »

It’s that time of year again. That time when colourful decorations go up all over the place – in your own house and everywhere you go. That time when mince pies become an acceptable coffee break snack; when the TV starts showing classic films on a daily basis; and when it becomes acceptable, if not expected, that the go-to item of clothing will be extravagant knitted masterpiece. That’s right, now is the season of the Christmas jumper.

Christmas jumpers

Read More »

Following the U.S. recall of the washing machine models WPGT9350, WPGT9360 and WPGT9150 in September by the manufacturing company GE Appliances, who received 71 reports of internal washer components burning or catching fire, we got to wondering; just how common are washing machine fires?

A wire on fire

If you asked most people which household appliance is the greatest fire hazard, there probably aren’t many who’d reply “washing machine”. More likely candidates have surely to be the cooker, the microwave, or, the one we’re most often warned about, the electric blanket. But it would seem that it is actually your washing machine which is most likely to catch fire.

Read More »