‘Laundry Care’ Archive
Wednesday, June 8th, 2011
Since nearly everyone hates ironing, it’s an accomplishment when a task so despised becomes acceptable. And while it may never rank as a universal favorite, clearly the designers of Brabantia ironing boards have devised products to finally keep ironing off the most dreaded list. How do Brabantia ironing boards make users forget that they are, after all, ironing?
While wrinkled clothing is distasteful, it’s not surprising that many shoppers avoid garment labels that even hint of an iron being needed. One must throw caution to the wind when investing in 100% cotton or linen items that will surely require “pressing” to make it through two wearings, let alone an actual washing and drying experience. However, such fabrics are breathable, comfortable and look great when crease-and-wrinkle-free, thus manufacturers cannot be blamed for being honest. Luckily, with a Brabantia ironing board, the dilemma is resolved, the board a secret weapon reducing fears that something can’t be worn more than once without requiring drudgery.
Brabantia ironing boards are designed to make the job easier. Built sturdily, with safety locks and non-slip legs, they erase thoughts of collapsing while in use or pinched fingers during set-up. Some offer a built-in iron rest, keeping the iron from making singe marks on the cover’s cute designer print.
Moreover, to eliminate further wrinkling of just-ironed clothes, some Brabantia ironing boards provide a smart alternative: a rack attachment, making it a snap to hang finished pieces while ironing. Besides preventing wrinkling, maybe Brabantia has decided that users will enjoy ironing too much to waste time taking pieces to the closet!
Brabantia ironing boards come in various prices, with sizes to accommodate different spaces. Not every laundry room is spacious, nor is that necessary with a Brabantia ironing board. It ensures ironing can happily progress just about anywhere. What’s more, even though all models can be closet-stored, it wouldn’t be unusual to see them left standing, covers changed to suit the season or the mood. That’s what happens when ironing becomes fun again!
Wednesday, June 1st, 2011
What’s easier and more fun than ironing? Almost anything, that’s what. But it has to be done. Nothing makes a better impression than a pressed blouse and nothing says “I just rolled out of bed” like a pair of trousers that look like they just rolled out of the drier. That’s why Brabantia has produced the most versatile and easy-to-use ironing boards around. Brabantia ironing boards are the perfect choice for people who take pride in the way they look and who want an ironing board that lets them smooth out the wrinkles as quickly and efficiently as possible.
To make ironing less of a chore, Brabantia ironing boards feature an array of options that will ease the drudgery of the never ending battle of the wrinkles. With choices that include a meal steam unit, a pull out iron rest and a linen rack for keeping just-ironed clothes wrinkle free, Brabantia ironing boards prove that all ironing boards are not created equal.
Designed to work well with steam irons – the most efficient way to erase wrinkles – Brabantia ironing boards feature steam control that minimizes unwanted condensation build-up. Sturdy enough to stand up to constant downward pressure Brabantia ironing boards come equipped with slip resistant handles and legs and safety locks that ensure they will stay open for business until the job is done. And, to relieve tired backs, Brabantia has a board that comes with a chair that can be adjusted to just the right height for sitting down on the job.
With models priced between $35 and $300, Brabantia ironing boards fit any budget and make looking good less of a chore.
Tuesday, May 17th, 2011
In such a cutting edge world, we somehow have yet to eliminate the need for ironing. Luckily, the ironing board has continued to develop, helping people everywhere keep their clothes wrinkle free. Brabantia ironing boards are top quality, progressing and developing with the newest technological conveniences. Ironing is usually considered a hassle, but with the right equipment of the right quality, this task traditionally considered a chore quickly becomes a simple yet essential convenience.
The Brabantia ironing boards company sells a wide variety of ironing boards. Some are made for people who iron clothes daily and other models are designed for people who only iron occasionally. Brabantia is on the cutting edge when it comes to ironing board technology, making high quality boards that stand the test of time and make ironing easy.
One of the benefits of Brabantia ironing boards is that every single model comes with safety locks. The legs and handles are made with non-slip material so that safety is assured. Brabantia boards are made sturdy and strong so that the ironing work surface remains stable during use. These boards won’t bend or bow under the weight of several items of clothing so ironing multiple items at once is simple.
On top of safety, Brabantia also takes convenience seriously. The Brabantia ironing boards that feature a spot for steam units also include steam controls so condensation doesn’t build up unnecessarily. For regular use, the steam unit spots also fit regular irons so the board doesn’t get burned while in use.
Wrinkle free clothing is a must in professional environments or for anytime looking sharp is required or desired. The option of simply buying clothes that don’t wrinkle quickly becomes impractical for anyone interested in appearing fashionable. Plus, even types of fabric that don’t generally wrinkle will still come out of a suitcase crumpled. Having a high quality Brabantia ironing board on hand is the perfect way to make sure clothes become wrinkle free before being worn out.
Friday, May 13th, 2011
Brabantia ironing board covers are an answer to a problem known to everyone who has ironed clothes: After much use, even the best-made of ironing boards will show some surface damage. When this happens, the iron will not slide across the surface as easily and smoothly as it should. In time the fabric gets frayed and starts to wear out.
This can be avoided with Brabantia ironing board covers. These disposable covers, held on by a pull string running around the edge, provide a uniformly smooth surface for ironing. As the cover ages and begins to lose its tautness, the pull string allows the user to tighten it and maximize its life. When it begins to fray, the cover can be thrown away and replaced.
Brabantia ironing board covers are attractive as well as practical, giving a cheerful, bright look to an otherwise dull job. Bringing a little color into the laundry room can certainly lift the mood of the place.
As with all their other products, Brabantia ironing board covers offer an assortment of options. There is a choice of materials ranging from 100 per cent cotton to cotton with a foam layer or even a heat-reflecting metalized layer. Each of these provides a slightly different ironing surface for maximum performance and user comfort.
To make sure each customer gets the cover to fit their ironing board, Brabantia ironing boards covers have color-coded labels. Of course, the package also specifies the dimensions of the board the cover will fit, so if the labels is not present for some reason, the customer can still be sure they’re getting the right one.
Brabantia ironing board covers are a great way to prevent wear and get the longest possible life from a board, and they can bring that splash of color to a space that certainly needs it. Of course, usefulness and great looks are only what one would expect from Brabantia, Europe’s leading innovator in housewares.
Tuesday, February 8th, 2011
In tough economic times, nearly everyone is looking for ways to tighten their budgets.
Whether you resort to clipping coupons, carpooling or performing household chores you once hired someone else to do, the recession has caused many to change the way they approach their necessary expenses.
While having clean, crisp and professional-looking shirts for work is often necessary in many professions, experts say laundering dress shirts at home is a good way to save money.
According to ABC News, the average cost of having a men's shirt laundered at a dry cleaner is $1.35. Women's shirts are even more expensive, costing about $4.50 per piece.
Following the care instructions on your garments and washing them at home will take a little extra effort, but can save you hundreds of dollars each year.
Avoid shrinkage by opting to air dry clothing using a Brabantia drying rack.
Pressing items using a Brabantia ironing board will also help ensure a professional look.
These items combine high-end style with top-end functionality. Their wide European design allows users to efficiently press items without having to constantly rotate them.
Brabantia also offers a full line of ironing board covers that can be tailored to your personal ironing preferences. For instance, Brabantia's heat-reflecting cover is made of metallized cotton for faster, better ironing, while its regular cotton ironing board covers are ideal for normal ironing and steaming.
Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011
With cold temperatures and snow leaving many parts of the country frigid this winter, many people are becoming experts in bundling up to keep warm.
Layering clothing is still considered the best way to take on freezing temperatures. Making sure your head, ears, neck and hands are covered while you're outdoors is also important.
But when was the last time you washed your winter gear? Experts from Real Simple magazine say items like gloves, hats and scarves need to be cleaned at least three to five times each season.
"Think about the facial oil, makeup, and perfume buildup, plus the germs you pick up with gloves," Corinne Phipps, the founder of Urban Darling, a San Francisco wardrobe-consulting firm, told the magazine.
While leather items, like gloves, should be dry-cleaned, most knit, cotton or fleece items can easily be washed at home.
The best bet is to read the care instructions for each item before laundering it. Many should be air-dried to help avoid shrinkage and other damage.
Using a Brabantia drying rack makes drying winter gear easy.
Brabantia's Wallfix Wall Mounted Rotary Drying Rack attaches to a wall and folds for compact storage. It is large enough to dry a full washing machine load of laundry and is constructed of corrosion-resistant materials.
Other indoor options for wintertime use include the Brabantia Bathroom Drying Rack, which is perfect for small to medium loads of laundry, and the Brabantia Door Drying Rack, which is ideal for small loads.
Wednesday, January 26th, 2011
You've probably heard that going food shopping when you're hungry will end up costing you more, as you may buy more items than you would under normal circumstances. But did you know that hitting the grocery store with list in hand will help you save money on food?
According to Real Simple magazine, individuals who use a list to help keep them organized and on-task for their weekly shopping trip save as much as 23 percent on their grocery bill.
Other ways to save include buying generic brands, avoiding pre-made or prepared items and shopping in bulk.
The magazine reports that shopping at warehouse clubs such as BJ's, Costco and Sam's Club can save shoppers between 20 and 50 percent, compared to a trip to their regular food stores.
While many people like buying large amounts of their favorite food items to have on hand, experts say it's important to store them properly to ensure they don't go bad before you get to enjoy them.
Buying bread in bulk is convenient for many families who go through it quickly by making a lot of toast, sandwiches and other convenient meals.
However, making sure it's stored properly so it doesn't become stale is important. A Brabantia bread box can store up to two loaves of bread, along with other fresh items.
These products are available in roll-top and flat-top models and they come in a variety of finishes to match any kitchen décor.
In addition, storing fresh baked items in a Brabantia bread box is a great way to avoid clutter in the kitchen!
Wednesday, January 26th, 2011
America may be getting a bit nostalgic. Specialty stores and big retailers alike are once again stocking old fashioned items geared at homemaking.
The New York Times recently reported on a Brooklyn, New York, store called the Brook Farm General Store, which specializes in items used to create an "ideally wholesome, happy home."
Among the offerings are vintage kitchen gadgets and other timeless cooking gear like cast-iron frying pans, wood cutting boards and porcelain measuring spoons.
Stores such as the featured shop are offering modern day "foodies," as well as those of us who might just like to remember a simpler time, useful items that may have been forgotten in today's technologically-advanced world.
Individuals who embrace these products may be interested in a modern version of an old fashioned kitchen staple – the bread box.
Brabantia offers a full line of functional and stylish bread boxes to match any kitchen décor.
Like the bread box that your mother or grandmother used to keep in her kitchen, Brabantia bread boxes help keep bread, pastries and other food items stored at room temperature in an air-tight container to keep items fresher for longer.
These products have a large capacity and a sleek design. They're also available in roll-top and flat-top models and in black, white or stainless steel finishes.
Monday, December 6th, 2010
Now that the holiday season is in full swing, many people are receiving invitations to attend holiday parties with friends, family members and co-workers.
For many, these invitations are often accompanied by a bit of stress over finding the perfect, appropriate clothing to wear to these events.
Wearing too much glitz and showing too much skin are definite fashion faux pas for most parties, according to About.com.
Another common fashion mistakes people make is being under or over-dressed for the occasion, the website reports.
Fashion experts recommend women have versatile black party dresses in their wardrobes, as a simple piece can be dressed up or down with accessories as needed.
Men should have a dark suit for events such as cocktail parties and semi-formal parties.
While it's important to find out what suggested attire will be before choosing your outfit, it's also important to ensure that clothing is clean and wrinkle-free.
Taking a few extra minutes to iron items can make a big difference in the way they look.
Brabantia ironing board covers are ideal for normal and steam ironing. They come in a variety of sizes, colors and patterns that will snugly fit the surface of the ironing board.
These board covers are available in either 100 percent durable cotton with foam backing or heat reflecting material, which is made of metallised cotton for faster ironing.