4 ways to ensure the perfect wash

Ask yourself these four questions before you do another load of laundry to make sure you get the best results possible…

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There are so many joys to a bit of summer sun – not least the chance to fly through the laundry, as you can peg everything outside and it dries in no time. But are you getting the most from your wash? Ask yourself these four questions on your next laundry day, and you soon will!

Have you found your perfect scent?

Little beats the smell of freshly cleaned laundry. Well, something does: the smell of laundry that’s been washed in one of Bold’s four gorgeous fragrances. Find the one that you love, and you’ll never look at laundry day the same way again!

Lavender and Camomile will take your senses on a relaxing stroll through fragrant fields of fresh lavender, and let your cares melt away. This one’s great for your bedsheets, helping to create an atmosphere of serenity and harmony for a blissful night’s sleep.

If you like the finer things in life, Gold Orchid offers an elegant fragrance infused with a seductive hint of precious vanilla that will calm the spirit.

If you’re a floral fan, then you’ll love the notes of blooming flowers in Spring Awakening to infuse your fabrics with the scent of a warm spring evening. Bliss!

Or for an uplifting fragrance, Sparkling Bloom blends yellow poppy and fresh floral fragrances to make you feel energised and happy.

Team your chosen scent with the matching Lenor Fabric Softener and you’ll be treated to your favourite fragrance from laundry day right through to the day it’s back in the basket.

Have you figured out the label?

It’s boring but true, the washing guidelines are there for a reason. And while you might not want to do five different washes on different cycles, the most important checks to make are whether you can run it through the machine, or if it’s hand wash or dry clean only, and whether you can tumble dry it.

Many fabrics don’t respond well to high heat, which can cause fading, bobbling and shrinking, so only tumble-dry if it’s absolutely necessary, and if the label states you can do so. Confused about labels? Our handy guide to washing symbols will help you make sense of it all!

Do you need a high temperature?

For many years, if you wanted decent stain removal, you had to wash at a high temperature, which can damage your clothes and cause colours to fade over time.

But now, with advancements in both washing machines and detergents, it’s possible to get clean, fresh-smelling clothes while only washing at 30°C – or even 20°C if your machine allows it – which is good for your clothes, wallet and the environment.

Bold 2in1 Washing Liquid Gel is the perfect detergent for these washes, as it’s specially designed to tackles stains at low temperatures. Plus it comes in the four fragrances listed above. Perfect!

Where should it hang to dry?

If you have an outside space and it’s not raining, you should hang your washing outside to dry. This is better than a slow indoor dry, which risks musty smells.

Be sure to hang white shirts, sheets and towels out on a bright, sunny day, as sunshine is a natural disinfectant and helps brighten whites. For colours, choose cloudier days or hang laundry in a shade-dappled part of the garden, so that direct sunlight doesn’t bleach out your bold hues.

If the weather’s not playing ball and you have a tumble dryer, you don’t have to miss out on those lovely summer smells. Simply pop a Lenor Fabric Tumble Dryer Sheet in Spring Awakening or Summer Breeze in the machine, and your laundry will come out fresh, soft, static-free and smelling of summer.

Answer these questions, be sure to check the label, and you should get a great wash, every time!

Which Bold scent do you most like the sound of?

Let us know your favourite in the comments section below.