Do you get Puppy Dog Pants Syndrome?
Puppy Dog Pants Syndrome is a little known, much suffered condition that could be affecting you right now. I\’m a sufferer. And if you\’ve ever lost a gorgeous vanilla coloured designer top to the pink movement when your wretched red sock crept its way into your washing machine load, or waved au revoir to your beautifully pleated pants by chucking them in the dryer, you\’re a sufferer too.
You see â€“ much like when you got a puppy as a kid â€“ when you covet a piece of clothing, you obsess over it, plan for it, beg for it, save for it and eventually buy it. You take it home and lovingly give it all your attention and caution, but as time passes, and as the object of your desire loses its initial novelty appeal you become less likely place a napkin on your lap (or wear a bib) to protect said clothing, (much like the dog walking and daily games of catch with Max the Labrador). As a result the quality of the clothes fades (along with Max\’s quality of life). Thus, Puppy Dog Pants Syndrome.
Electrolux and Alex Perry have responded by showering us with things we can do to alleviate the effects of this entirely fictional disorder. Thanks guys 🙂
1. Double team your stain removal
Lipstick and red wine have to be the two biggest killers of beautiful clothes, but the answers to stain removal lie in your kitchen cupboard, “Pre-treat lipstick stains with dishwashing liquid, then wash as recommended.” And the dreaded red wine stain can be treated with… wine? “Cover red wine stains with table salt to absorb the wine, pre-wash by hand with dishwashing liquid, then wash as recommended, preferably with a detergent containing bleach. Or try removing red wine stains with a small amount of white wine.”
2. Treat delicates… delicately
“Delicate fabrics benefit from less frequent cleaning,” but you probably want to get that party smell of your new dress before you wear it again, “A â€˜refresh\’ cycle, as featured on the Electrolux Iron Aid Dryer, is a great way to freshen up your dresses in between wears.”
3. Is pilling killing you?
Nothing kills a garment\’s appeal like pilling, but there is a nixing trick, “If possible don\’t dry synthetic fabrics with other fabrics, as they tend to attract lint, resulting in dreaded pilling.”
4. Under wear care
“Wash bags are inexpensive insurance, the little nylon net bag protects, underwire bras, lace panties and nylon pantyhose as they tumble in the washer â€“ don\’t forget to give the garmentsÂ room to move by keeping the wash bag half full.” Bras â€˜n\’ Things do excellent bra bags for bargain prices.
5. Fully Loaded
It can be tempting to cram as much as you can into the washing machine, but it\’s not doing your clothes any favours. “A washing machine like the Electrolux Time Manager with a weight sensor helps you put in the right amount of clothes. It\’s also a good idea to mix bigger and smaller garments for better circulation in the drum.”
And if you want to see how you can get Alex to do your laundry, watch the Electrolux commercial, it’s fun!
For lots more Alex Perry expert advice and fun ‘stuff’ visit thinkingofyou.com.au to find out how you can care for your investment pieces and avoid any devastating laundry disasters!
Do you have any killer stain busting techniques? Or any tips on how to prevent the onset of Puppy Dog Pants Syndrome and keep up your fashion maintenance routine?
AND DRUM ROLL PLEASE …
To celebrate I’m so excited to report as part of the Electrolux campaign, you can receive a free limited edition Alex Perry silk robe worth $300 when you purchase any Electrolux washing machine or dryer between 22 Oct â€“ 31 Dec.
And huge thanks to Electrolux we have ONE to giveaway!\’Â OMG, I’m so jealous, I want to keep it myself!
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“What your best fabric care or laundry advice is”
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