Six tips to help your school uniform last longer

Six tips to help your school uniform last longer

If you're tired of your child's school uniform looking like it's been through a war zone after just one wash, then fear not, for I've got some tips that will make sure those clothes stay pristine for as long as possible.

  1. Don't let the uniform sit around for too long before washing it. If you're anything like us, then you know the temptation of leaving dirty clothes in the hamper until they reach Everest-sized proportions. But if you want your child's uniform to last, then you've got to wash it sooner rather than later. Trust us, the stench is not worth it.

  2. Turn everything inside out before washing. This is an important step that often gets overlooked. Turning clothes inside out helps to protect the colours and keep them from fading. Plus, it makes it look like you're doing more laundry than you actually are, which is always a win in our book.

  3. Use a gentle detergent. You might be tempted to use something strong and heavy-duty, but that can actually be bad for the fabric of the uniform. Instead, opt for a gentle detergent that won't damage the clothes.

  4. Avoid hot water. Unless your child has been rolling around in a pile of mud and dirt, there's really no need to use hot water. In fact, it can cause the colours to fade and the fabric to shrink. Stick to cold or warm water instead. It's fine to wash most things at 30degees. 

  5. Don't overdo it with the fabric softener. We know, we know – fabric softener smells amazing and makes everything feel like a fluffy cloud. But too much of it can actually make the clothes less absorbent, which is definitely not what you want in a school uniform. It's also really bad for the environment.

  6. Hang the uniform up to dry. Tumble dryers are great for getting clothes dry quickly, but they can be rough on fabrics. If you want your child's uniform to last, then hang it up to dry instead. Plus, it'll make your house look like a fancy boutique.

And there you have it – our top tips for making your child's school uniform last longer. If you're wondering about to wash your uniform, we've included the specific instructions on each product page on our site. Now go forth and conquer that laundry pile like the superhero parent that you are!

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