*  When washing your clothes, put about a metre of nylon netting in with the load. It will collect up any lint. White linen or cotton items will come up whiter if you put cream of tarter in to the water Boil three parts water to one part cream of tarter and add to the washing. It is worth the effort to button up all garments and turn inside out before laundering. This will help you lose fewer buttons and the items will fade less.

*  A good place to iron is in the bedroom, so you can hang up and put away your clothing straight away without having to trail them up from the laundry or kitchen.

*  While on ironing, when you wash your ironing board cover put it back on the board while it is still wet. It will dry out smoothly without any wrinkles.

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