The sun is out, theres a slight breeze in the air and the days are warmer. Spring days are the perfect time to start getting your clothes outside to dry. After all, who doesn’t love the smell of air-dried clothes? 

However, if youre not careful, they can become crisp and dry and lose their fluffiness. Theres an art to drying in open air – so here are our top 7 tips to drying your clothes outside. 

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We all know that washing your laundry in hot water is one of the more effective ways to get your dirty clothes clean from stains and bacteria. Yet, the news agenda is rife with stories surrounding the environmental impact our lifestyle choices are having: lifestyle choices such as frequently washing clothes at high temperatures, which is having an influence on our drinking water supply and the quality of our oceans, not to mention the higher energy costs.

The reality is that choosing to wash your laundry in a colder temperature is not just about saving on power, energy and money and helping the environment. It’s also about sustaining your clothes.

We’ve put together this helpful guide on how to choose between a hot or a cold wash.

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ACE Cool Laundry. Written by Megan (@megs_home_edit).

It has become increasingly popular to keep our homes organised thanks to the social media phenomenon that has swept the globe. Cleaning for me was once a boring, lonely chore I simply did because I had to; instead, it has now become a fun and social part of my daily routine. I share success with my followers as well as trading tips and tricks, finding new products and trialling them in my home.

When it comes to laundry it’s safe to say that with my two small humans I never get to see the bottom of the laundry basket! With endless changes of clothes that are covered in marks and stains, I needed a product that would help regain some control in the laundry room! I’ve been using ACE products for a few years and they have been working wonders ever since, I don’t know about you but trying to keep whites, white feels like its a full-time job. I want to share with you a few of my stain busting tips so I’ve put together a step-by-step guide of how I use my ACE products.

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A dog-owners guide to using ACE. Written by Laura (@prettylittlehome.x).

Having a pet is one of the best things in the world. A pet will give you love, happiness and comfort, they are part of our family and we love them unconditionally, even when they run through the house leaving a trail of muddy paw prints behind them.

Luckily, ACE have many products available to remove any type of stains left behind from our beloved pets.

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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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Back to school stain guide

The kids are back to school – hurrah! Each day they set off in crisp clean uniforms and return with a whole rainbow of stains that testify to their busy activities: the splatter of paint from art class, the grass from the playing fields, and the drip of gravy from lunch. As the washing mounts up and you feel the panic start to rise, fear not! ACE’s brand ambassador – the UK’s biggest cleaning blogger, ‘Queen of Clean’, is here to help you tackle some of the most common school-induced stains!

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