Exciting news ...
Starting tomorrow Monday 25th February and running all week we have a competition with Radio Kerry to win a €300 voucher for either a Clothesline Canopy or Patio Canopy.
Tune in at 1.30pm everyday with Deirdre Walsh on her Talkabout show.
Winner picked on Friday. Best of Luck.
Understandably, everyone wonders about this. In wet and windy conditions you hang your clothes doubled over the line so that they are not hanging too low and allow a small space at the side and they will dry perfectly. Some more tips for best results.
There are 4 lines in each Clothesline Canopy. Hang small items like socks on the front or back line and longer items on the middle lines. In Ireland we tend to get a lot of showery weather and the problem for people is that their washing has dried only to get soaked in a shower! A Clothesline Canopy will ensure that your washing stays dry until you are ready to bring it in. No more running between showers or if you forget or run late, your washing will be dry and ready when it suits you.
Narrow Fitting Clothesline Canopy.
Can a Clothesline Canopy fit at the side of my house? This is a question we get asked often.
The Clothesline Canopy comes in three different lengths; 8 ft, 10 ft long and 12 ft long depending on your needs and space. It projects out 4 feet 2" from the wall. Each Canopy has 4 lines. The Canopies can be made to any length if these standard sizes don't suit. The width can also be adjusted like for example at the side alley of a house between your house and your neighbours.
These photos below show a Clothesline Canopy that has been cut back to suit a narrower space.
With the kids well back to school a month now and school uniforms making up a large % of back to school costs, we want to share some tried and tested tips on caring for school uniforms to make them last longer . We spoke to those in the know My Kids Time.
My top tip on caring for school uniforms would be to get the kids to change as soon as they come home. Apart from being more comfortable, it avoids the possibility of spills at dinner, rips and tears from play and keeps school uniforms fresher for longer.
If they have after-school activities or play dates, simply pack a change of clothes and teach them to fold their school uniform neatly in the bag!
As soon as my kids come home on a Friday afternoon everything goes in the wash and out on the clothes line. There is nothing worse than a plaintive cry on Sunday evening bemoaning that fact that their school uniform is not clean or they forgot to add their PE gear to the wash. It is now second nature for my girls to gather all school uniform items and add the to the wash basket on Fridays.
Being in the West of Ireland does mean that we are often blessed with rain! Preferring to dry all my clothes outdoors, I have found the clothesline canopy a real lifesaver. Not only does drying clothes naturally give them a lovely fresh aroma, clothes keep their shape and become less worn than using alternative drying methods.
Common Sense :
The following tips are really just common sense, but no harm reminding you of them.
- Check the care labels on all items before you wash them. Some items like jumpers will require a cooler wash than cotton shirts.
- Separate darks from whites, again this may seem obvious, and while it can be tempting to just throw everything in together, as the school year rolls on, you will notice the difference if you don’t separate.
- Use the correct detergent too. Some have bleach and are suitable for lighter colours, some have built in fabric conditioner and others are best used on darker garments.
- Wash anything with a school crest of embroidery inside out, this will help to keep them from catching or fraying.
- And finally, check care labels for ironing. Not everything will be suitable for ironing and strong heat could damage delicate fabrics.
It will extend the life of your school uniforms if you take care when washing them.
To read the full article click here.
Thanks to www.mykidstime.com.
We had a great day at the Kerry Expo in Killarney on Sunday. A huge crowd again this year to and a great showcase of companies in the Kerry area.
To celebrate the success we are continuing the sale all this week €30 off all flatpack Clothesline Canopies - 8ft, 10ft and 12ft.
Order online http://www.clotheslinecanopy.com/purchase or call Tadhg on 087 2601467
Offer ends Sunday May 20th