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A peek in the average British wardrobe will confirm that we’re living in increasingly throwaway times. In the UK around 336,000 tonnes of our unwanted clothing gets thrown away every single year. Which? discovered that the average UK household owns about £4,000 worth of clothing, a third of which hasn’t been worn for over a year!

As the ‘haul culture’ continues to grow in popularity and the rise of low-cost retailers competing with various, tempting offers, it’s no surprise the British public are hooked on fast fashion. But it’s not sustainable.

It’s inevitable that on occasion you’ll fall out of love with your clothes. Perhaps a change in body shape means the garment no longer fits like it used to, your children have simply grown out of them, or fashion no longer permits this item to be deemed ‘in’.

Whatever your reasons, before giving your clothes the heave-ho, consider whether they could be reused in some way or another. Below are some of our top suggestions on how you can ensure your old clothes do not end up on the landfill pile.

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Why ACE For Colours stain removal powder is the perfect remedy for stained, unsightly microfibre cloths. Written by Annabelle Brittle (@cleanabelle).

Cleaning cloths. They’re our everyday heroes around the home, and we certainly put them through the wringer on a regular basis. We use them to mop up all kinds of messes, spills and stains, and inevitably their bright colours begin to fade and become tarnished.

I always hope to keep them looking clean and new for as long as possible, so what better way to test the dirt, stain, and odour removal properties of the new ACE For Colours powder, than by using some of my beloved cloths as guinea pigs?

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Whether it’s for the office, a formal occasion or part of the school uniform, nothing beats a freshly pressed, clean, sparkly white shirt or blouse to add a certain dressy quality.

The only downside to owning something so white is that they can prove quite difficult to maintain bright, especially the collars and cuffs where grime and sweat can combine and form dirty marks.

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The British Summer Time (BST) is wonderful. Not only does it give us hours of sunshine, warmer temperatures and longer days, it also provides households the opportunity to dry clothes promptly in the fresh air – leaving them smelling fresher for longer.

Sadly, BST is still a few months away. For those without tumble dryers or access to a garden, it’s highly likely that over the winter months, your wet laundry has been taking up space around the house on airers and on radiators and taking much longer to dry too!

Here are seven simple tips on how you can safely dry your clothes in your home, without resorting to the energy-hungry tumble dryer.

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From tree decorations to cracker gifts, plastic is a massive part of Christmas – and the non-biodegradable material is increasingly polluting the oceans and harming wildlife. Luckily, there are some easy steps you can take in order to decrease the amount of plastic used in your household this festive season.

One of the easiest steps is to ditch the use of plastic tree decorations and tinsel in favour of edible decorations, such as Christmas cookies to hang, or use strings of popcorn and cranberries as tinsel.

Here at ACE we have started decreasing our plastic use by decommissioning the ACE 700ml bottle in favour of a smaller one, as well as bringing out ACE for Colours Powder in fully recyclable packaging.

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How to have a stain-free Christmas

It is the most wonderful time of the year, but it also has a tendency to be one of the most stressful. Christmas is just around the corner, which means so are your family and friends, all set to fill your home with festive cheer and the inevitable – stains.

Not wanting your soiled garments, carpets and surfaces to ruin your festive merriment, the ACE team have developed some useful tips for removing these infamous Christmas stains to make it ‘All white, on the night.”

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December is almost upon us, and with that comes the classic debate – when is the right time to decorate your home for Christmas? Tradition dictates that Christmas trees should be put up at the beginning of Advent – the fourth Sunday before Christmas – and staying up until the Twelfth night, which will typically be 5th or 6th January, depending on whether you count Christmas Day as the first day.

Regardless of whether you are a Christmas fanatic or not, we appreciate now is a time of potentially getting carried away with all the tempting offers on lights, glitter, foliage and figurines and running the risk of breaking the bank to beautify your home. Below, the team at ACE have shared with you some purse-friendly and creatively easy ideas that all the family can help make to sprinkle some festive magic throughout the home.

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Top tips for autumnal fun this October half-term

As the darker nights are drawing in, the signs of autumn are all around. This beautiful time of year provides the perfect opportunity to engage in some seasonal fun, which is why we’ve put together some great ideas that will guarantee to keep the kids amused for hours.

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Top 5 Halloween costumes you can make from home

With Halloween just around the corner, the kids are already likely to be planning their next spooky look. Trouble is, most of the character-themed creations on offer come at an extortionate price, particularly when you consider they are likely to be worn for just a few hours and will probably be too small by next Halloween! If you’re keen to help the kids look fantastically scary without breaking the bank, here are some fabulously creative ideas for costumes you can make from home!

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