How to look smartly and fresh when traveling

No matter for what purpose you are traveling, you usually want to look good and feel comfortable - even on the go. However – it is not easy thing. Especially after a 10 hour flight. But there are a few tricks that can help you to keep a fresh, rested appearance.

Published 11.2015

Laundering - then and now

The washing machine is a fairly new invention. However, people had to deal with cleaning clothes long before. Some methods of washing was really interesting. Some other are still in use.

Published 11.2015

Laundry or dry cleaning?

There are two general ways to “wash” your garments – more traditional laundering and newer dry cleaning. We all know how laundering looks like – you need to take warm water, some kind of soap and some place to put it together. Then one need to use any “power” to mix it up and remove the dirt by friction. A process known for thousands of years. But what is the process of dry cleaning?

Published 11.2015

Short business trip – prepare yourself!

Business is business and business trip is always business trip. No matter where are you traveling, there is no pure free time and leisure. You can visit something, you can bring home souvenirs and photos, but stick to one golden rule - you're still at ... work.

Published 11.2015

The early history of laudering and washing

Washing of clothes and bedding. Task almost as old as our human civilization. Today it is easy and effortlessly for even the most lazy housewifes - after all, you just load laundry into a special machine and press the START button. But how they dealt with before the invention of simple laundry washing machines, which is until... the nineteenth century?

Published 12.2015

How to launder cotton

Probably the large part of all your garments is made of cotton (or cotton mixed with artificial fabric like lycra). Cotton has many adwantages – it is warm, versatile and relatively cheap. The really good information is that it is also very easy to care for.

Published 12.2015

How to launder silk?

Unlike cotton or synthetic fabric silk is one of the most luxurious fabrics. It is also very difficult to wash safely. Theoretically, the best way to wash it is dry cleaning which is rather expensive! However there are also some methods to clean it at home, without having to take it to the dry cleaners.

Published 12.2015

How to wash wool

Wool is quite requiring fabric. It easily shrinks and changes its shape. There are to good ways to clean it – gentle hand laundry and dry cleaning.

Published 12.2015

How to launder synthetics?

There many different artificial fabric, including polyester, nylon, lycra or spandex. They are usually easy to wash, but you need to follow one basic rule - read the recommendations on the label of each item before doing anything.

Published 12.2015

Why sorting your laundry is so important?

Some people sort the stuff before laundering, some others never do it. Of course it's not obligatory. If you don't have much time, or if you in fact don't care about your items very much, or if all your garments are general the same, you can neglect it.

Published 12.2015

Ecology of modern laundering

Do you know how important is ecology? In fact, it is more and more crucial with every single year. This is particularly true for the water resources – for both potable and no-potable water. We should absolutely save it, because it is not really know if and when these resources will renew.

Published 12.2015

Why looking clean is crucial in business relations

A good relationship with your customers is a crucial part of growing a successful business. In this age of automation and remote communications caring for your business relation has never been more important. And this relation is basically (remote communications) based on your… look.

Published 12.2015

The history of laundry machines

The term “washing machine” (also: laundry machine or washer) refers to every mechanical or electrical mechanical machine used to wash laundry. Nowadays almost every used washer is an electric one, and the name is mostly applied to devices that use water as opposed to dry cleaners (which uses alternative cleaning solvents). How did it all begin?

Published 1.2016

How to wash baby clothes?

Baby clothing really requires frequent and very careful washing. On the one hand it's extremely easy to dirty – we can imagine that messy eating, mash for children and all this outdoor play cause stains. Sometimes very hard to remove. And on the other hand - the younger the child is, the more delicate skin.

Published 1.2016

What are the washing powder components?

We all use washing and cleaning detergents every day (or maybe, to be more strict, at least every week). But do we know what is their chemical composition and why these substances are so effective?

Published 1.2016

Why is the sky blue and clear?

In the first approximation the skies on planet Earth are blue and transparent. Why it is sparkly blue, just like our desired clean clothes? To explore this matter one has to understand how the electromagnetic radiation propagates through the atmosphere.

Published 1.2016

How does the microwave oven work?

The microwave oven is not only very popular. It has also important cultural significance, as it enables the fast and easy cooking for everyone. Microwave is a symbol of modern comfortable life. This type of oven in often found wherever there is no time to cook, and wherever people do not want a long debate over every lunch: in offices, factories, or the houses of working housewives. And – if you are a busy business tourist, it's probably one of your favorite devices.

Published 1.2016

Mistakes we often commit tending clothes

It is not so easy to take care of our clothing. All those who first bought expensive, designer clothes, and then complain that after a few washes are not suitable to wear learn about it very quickly. But sometimes people don't understand that their basic mistake is not following manufacturer's recommendations.

Published 1.2016

How to remove stains at home?

We all hate stains, isn't it? They can effectively spoil our festive dinner or disrupt our confidence during an important business meeting. But everybody stains their clothing from time to time. And It is especially true for child clothes.

Published 1.2016

Five ways to dry your laundry

How to dry your laundry? Maybe it is rather trivial thing, but somewhere and somehow we have to do it. Formerly laundry have been dried basically anywhere - on the ropes between the houses, or even on trees and bushes. Today it is very often problematic and very impolite to hang wet clothes just in front of the house - especially if you live in the city. For aesthetic reasons.

Published 1.2016

Modern dry cleaning

Dry cleaning is a process that wash clothes without water. It may sound implausible, but it is absolutely possible. The cleaning fluid that is used is a liquid, and all garments are immersed and cleaned in some kind of a liquid solvent -- the fact that there is no water is why the process is called "dry."

Published 1.2016

Public laundry culture in the US and beyond

A self-service laundry or coin laundry is a facility where clothes are washed and dried. They are mostly well known in the United Kingdom and United States. They are also quite popular in Canada, Australia and New Zealand and known as laundromats.

Published 1.2016

Fast laundry without problems – Q2 Lockers

Suppose you do not have time for doing your laundry. Yes, it's very easy to imagine. You may learn a lot. You may work too much. You can be looking for a new house of just moving to the new location. Or maybe you're the businessman on the go.

Published 1.2016

Moving to London - practical tips for the beginning

You are finally in London. You decided to change your life. It sounds so nice and promising. But where to start? Hoe to begin this new life? Moving to the big city is not so easy.

Published 1.2016

Business trip - get organized!

Preparing yourself for a business trip requires proper planning to ensure your trip is successful without unnecessary stress. Although business trips are not vacations at all, the organization process is very similar. Here are steps you can take to become organized and well-prepared – and successful.

Published 1.2016

Three ways of modern laundering

Do you hate doing laundry? Probably so. Hardly surprising. But do not worry, better think how you can facilitate yourself this home task.

Published 1.2016

How washing machine changed women lives?

Do you ever think about how the new technological development changed our lives? Surely in your kitchen and bathroom there's an array of gadgets that have helped transform the human life – especially the woman's lives.

Published 2.2016

The invention of of dry cleaning

Dry cleaning services use non-water solvents to remove soil and stains from clothes. This great invention dates back to the 1855. First reference for the use of an organic solvent (spirits of turpentine) to remove stains comes from 1981. The potential for using petroleum-based solvents such as gasoline and kerosene was recognized by French dye-works operator Jean Baptiste Jolly who was the first to develop early dry cleaning service in 1840s

Published 2.2016

Four important and helpful home services

Do you enjoy doing everything by yourself? Cooking and cleaning, washing and repairing? Even if you are a great cook and a real handyman, I assure you it will be not always enough time for all these activities. Sometimes it happens that others (professionals) can do something for us better. Much better.

Published 2.2016

What are the washing powder components?

Washing powder is a type of cleaning detergent usually used for both hand wash and laundry. To put it more scientifically it is a mixture of chemical compounds including alkylbenzenesulfonates, which are similar to soap but less affected by hard water.

Published 2.2016

how to preserve your ball dresses?

Do you keep your evening wear in some sophisticated way, or you just put it at the very bottom of your wardrobes to dig out until next year? Well, it’s up to you but I have small advice - if you want your formal dresses or suits to be still elegant and in good condition, you should rather preserve it carefully.

Published 2.2016

Why putting your dirty things to our lockers is safe?

For some reasons it is not always easy to get used to “clean” your stuff in the lockers. Some people claims their valuable garments can be stolen, some others has concerns about the cleanliness and hygiene of the washing process.

Published 2.2016

The brief history of iron

It is hard to say when people started trying to press cloths. Probably the first people who did it were Chinese. They used special pans filled with hot coals. This simple way oto get rid or wrinkles worked for thousand years or more. But in the meantime, North Europe residents were commonly using stones, glass or wood for smoothing their clothing.It is hard to say when people started trying to press cloths. Probably the first people who did it were Chinese. They used special pans filled with hot coals. This simple way oto get rid or wrinkles worked for thousand years or more. But in the meantime, North Europe residents were commonly using stones, glass or wood for smoothing their clothing.

Published 2.2016

Is dry claning more green than the home laundry?

Is dry cleaning really better than “normal” laundry done at home or even in the laundry room? Opinions are divided, but one thing is certain: there are different levels of dry cleaning safety and ecology.

Published 2.2016

Which of the commonly used fabrics and materials were originally designed for aviation and space industry?

Many inventions being in common use today would not exist without the application of technologies and materials developed specifically for aviation and space exploration. And many of these solutions have now quite terrestrial applications...

Published 2.2016

Clean and sterile clothes - what for?

From childhood we are repeated that it is necessary to take good care of the cleanliness, for example to wash our hands and frequently change the clothes. I'm not going to deny it. But why exactly we should wash our outfit? And how often?

Published 2.2016

Ecology of slow living

The concept of Slow Living style is built on the metaphor of “slow,” as used in the context of other visionary ideas like Slow Food. And the word “slow” is not only the simple opposite of “fast” (especially fast food, fast money, and fast living). Slow living means also (and principally ) means sustainable – in any possible sense.

Published 2.2016

What does the ecology have to do with you?

Traditionally, ecology stands for the study of relations between all the living organisms on Earth, including humans. Ecology also provides information about the benefits of our ecosystems and how we can use our planet resources in ways that help to leave the environment healthy for our descendents. But...

Published 2.2016

What to do with your old clothes?

There may be lots of reasons to get rid of our old (and not only old) clothes. Your tastes and style may change. Some garments don’t fit well anymore. Or you can stop wearing leather or synthetics for the ideological, professional or personal reasons. Or – let say it loud – it may be just plain worn out.

Published 2.2016

Cheap or better? The ecology of buying garments

Nowadays purchasing clothes is very easy. There are lots of shops, and the range of sizes, styles and fabrics is huge even in smaller towns. It is also quite simple to dress dress up from head to toe for relatively little money. But is this the right strategy?

Published 2.2016

Second hand clothing - pros and cons

Second hand shops are more and more popular especially in developing and poor countries. Some people are literally addicted to them while some others would not buy there anything under any circumstances.

Published 2.2016