Now that autumn and some of winter have arrived in Scotland, it’s time to freshen up my winter wardrobe again. It’s been so chilly here that we even frost on the grass most mornings. Living in military housing means we are always very limited in space. So I tend to pack most of our winter wardrobe was packed away in vacuum storage bags.
I always like to freshen up my winter wardrobe, especially if it’s been stored in vacuum bags for a few months. So this is really the perfect chance to bring back the colours in your clothes. And who doesn’t love the smell of freshly washed laundry? We always chuck in everything from gloves, extra warm welly socks to cosy jumpers.
Freshen up that winter wardrobe
I like to get all of our clothes out of the vacuum bags and just have a good sort through what we have. Every year we find clothes in there that we don’t actually need anymore, so we tend to donate these. The rest of the clothes get rewashed. And who doesn’t love the smell of freshly washed laundry?
Refresh your laundry with ACE for colours
As long as I can remember I have always used ACE for whites, to brighten up all of our white clothes. But did you know they know also do ACE for colours as powder? It keeps your clothes bright and it works wonders for stain removal. The ACE for colours powder is a new product that was recently added to their range. I have added some information about the product below.
Here are some of my favourite ACE Facts
- It comes in a fully recyclable tetra pack
- It’s an effective, yet gentle stain remover
- Use several times a week with your washload to keep your clothes looking fresher for longer
- Perfect for removing all the food and mudstains of the kids’ school clothes
- ACE keeps garments bright, robust and clean meaning clothes last longer
How to use ACE powder for colours
When I do a normal wash load to refresh my clothes, I add my detergent as I always do. And then I add 2 tablespoons (about 35g) of the powder to the main wash dispenser.
For heavy stains, I would presoak the garments first. Simply add 4 tablespoons (about 70g) with 4L of warm water in a large bowl or sink. You can leave coloured in the soak for 1 hour. Whites on the hand can be left for up to 6 hours. After the soaking, they can be washed as usual.
The clothes come out so much brighter and fresher looking. I’ve had the red jumper for 5 years now and it’s still going strong! There is no sign of the colour fading away.
What about those dried up stains?
My family loves to just chuck stuff in the laundry without telling me about the tougher stains. Exploded ink anyone? It happens to my husband at least 4 times a year. Or dried up baby poop stains that your husband forgot to mention. I follow the steps below to get even those stubborn stains out.
- Simply mix 1 tablespoon (17g) with 6 tablespoons (about 40ml) of warm water.
- Apply mix on the stain (no more than 5 minutes)
- Just add it to your normal washload (right after the treatment)
Longevity of clothes
As a mum, it’s important to me to get the most of the clothes we buy. And really want our clothes looking new for as long as possible. With ACE, I now have a colour protector and stain removal in one, which means I have one less item to buy. We use ACE several times a week to keep all our clothes looking as bright as the day we bought them.
I would love to hear how you are refreshing your wardrobe with the help of ACE for colours for year. You can pick up the range at Morrison or Amazon.
This post is an entry for the BritMums #ACEWinterRefresh Challenge, sponsored by ACE for Colours Powder. Get help for all kinds of stains with the ACE Stain Helper http://www.acecleanuk.co.uk/ and pick up the range at your nearest Morrison’s store or buy online on Amazon.
I am disclosing that I’ve been gifted products on this post for the purpose of this challenge. But all of the views are my own.