Colourful school adventures: keeping uniforms at their best
Can anyone see half term yet? It’s coming I promise.
Term time is in full swing and those brand new uniforms that you purchased and then spent hours labelling are now being put through their paces fives time a week.
As much as four lots of school uniform feels like a mission sometimes, I get around it by having good systems. I get really sad when I hear parents telling their children off for getting messy at school, because normally, a messy child is a happy child.
The children get up to so much during the day at school it’s no wonder they come home filthy sometimes – filthy but happy, and I love that.
They are actually no different at home. They spend a large part of their time on welly walks, grubbing around in the forest or garden, or paddling in the streams – things wash and things dry and it’s the experiences not the washing that count.
I actually don’t find the washing, drying or ironing too difficult to keep on top of. It’s the putting away that drives me crazy. Does that bother anyone else? It seems to take forever, and I just get to the bottom of it and I have to start again.
When things get washed frequently it can mean they lose their colour quickly. ACE for Colours and ACE Stain Remover Spray makes life, with the never-ending laundry pile easy, by gently removing stains and keeping colours bright.
ACE Stain Remover Spray is especially good as it tackles grease and germs along with stubborn stains. The real benefit of this is that it is something you can use every day. ACE keeps garments fresh and clean, meaning they last longer. It doesn’t matter if it’s sports kits, uniforms, or what they’ve worn during a weekend adventure, ACE really helps to keep clothes looking good.
In any one week we might be dealing with numerous food stains, grass stains, milk stains, paint, felt tips, pen and crayon stains etc. One of the most common stains in our house is toothpaste. It seems to get everywhere and because the children also brush their teeth at school, it’s actually a common school stain as well.
Grease is another one we see quite a bit, often I’ve no idea where this has come from, but they’ve had a good day so I just let ACE deal with it. If ACE could also learn to put the washing away that would be ideal!
Preparation is key for me, so all the uniforms are laid out for school the night before. A continuous system is also important to make sure we never reach a point where we’ve run out of clean, smart uniform.
I don’t wait until the laundry basket is full before I tackle it, I just keep the washing-drying-ironing cycle going.
One of things I’ve also discovered with ACE is how good it is with trainers. If like me you wash trainers in the washing machine, try adding ACE next time you do it. They come up looking brand new!