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Pulleymaid, the enviromentally freindly alternative to the tumble dryer!
Pulleymaid, the enviromentally freindly alternative to the tumble dryer!

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A Greener Spin On Washing (And Drying) Your Laundry!!  Love it or hate it, our laundry needs to be done on a weekly and sometimes daily basis. Whereas modern life has lead to the mechanisation of many household tasks, washing and drying our clothes has the biggest single impact on our household carbon footprint and our household budget to.
 
However there are a few simple steps that can help reduce this and we have listed our top ten below. If your not already doing some of them, give them ago and see what a difference a few changes can make.
 
 
1) Reduce your washing to a minimum by ‘airing and re-wearing’ your clothes, only commit truly dirty clothes to your laundry basket.
 
2) Set your washing machine to 30 degrees and use around 40% less energy, after all modern laundry detergents work just as well at lower temperatures.
 
3) Two half loads of laundry uses twice as much energy as one full load. Wait until your laundry basket is full before putting on the wash or use the half load setting on you washing machine if your laundry simply wont wait.
 
4) Look for greener, phosphate free washing detergents such as Ecover, Eco Leaf and Bio-D. Avoid bleaches, dryer sheets, and fabric softeners, which contain toxic chemicals.
 
5) Harness your washing machines spin cycle to ensure that as much moisture is removed from your clothes as possible so that they will dry more quickly on your drying rack or in the tumble dryer.
 
6) Avoid using your tumble dryer at all costs. Many items of laundry are not urgent. Split your laundry into urgent and non urgent items before deciding weather to tumble dry or air your clothes on a drying rack.
 
7) If you have a washer / dryer ensure that the dryer function is not set unnecessarily. Once your washing is done, remove non essential items before tumble drying the reminder of your clothes.
 
8) Turn your appliances off at the wall when not in use. Many electrical appliances including washing machines and tumble dryers use energy unnecessarily if left switched on.
 
9) Do your washing off peak. The electricity we use can not be stored and its our day time on peak demand which determines power station expansion. Doing your washing at less demanding times such as in the evening will help reduce our national peak capacity needs.
 
10) Keep your appliances up to date, this will save you money in the long run as older washing machines and tumble dryers will use more energy. All  Energy Saving Trust Recommended washing machines are A-rated for energy, spin and wash performance.

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After a long winter, spring is finally upon us and for many it’s a great opportunity to start drying the laundry outside. But with the great British summer being unpredictable at best you may not be flocking to your washing lines, pegs in hand, just yet.

What ever the weather this summer, our pulley operated indoor drying racks provide the perfect all year round solution for your laundry needs and make good use of the warm air trapped in the ceiling space to dry your washing in no time at all.

To find out more please visit www.pulleymaid.com
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Look out for our six lath laundry drying rack, featured in Septembers issue of Country Homes and Interiors.
 
“Order is essential when it comes to washing, with lots of linen baskets to hold laundry and ironing, and to separate your colours”
 
Sophie Conran,
Designer,
http://www.sophieconran.com/
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Did you know that washing clothes adds a surprising amount to your carbon footprint – but tumble drying them racks up even more emissions.
 
Writing for the Guardian's green living blog, Mike Berners-Lee discusses how tumble drying your clothes can almost treble your carbon footprint.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/green-living-blog/2010/nov/25/carbon-footprint-load-laundry
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Need extra drying space?? Our classic clothes airer is now available with six wooden laths, providing 50% more space to air your laundry.

http://www.pulleymaid.com/classic_clothes_airer.htm
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Our Deluxe Pulleymaid laundry drying rack in a traditional country kitchen setting in Dorset.

http://www.pulleymaid.com/deluxe_clothes_airer.htm
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