Want to prevent sewn-in belts, buckles & /or studs etc from damaging other clothes whilst in the washing machine / tumble dryer ?
Use our Net Washing Bags
Drying damp knitwear ?
Use our Bendy Hangers. The hangers can be shaped to insert into the neck of the garment & then be re-shaped to allow the sweater to dry without those unslightly "lumps" showing on the shoulders of the garment.
How do I hang my Trousers properly ?
Hang your Trousers by the Turn-Ups with our Trouser Clamp Hangers. There is a lot more fabric around the waist & therefore the weight pulls the material downwards & helps the creases to drop out.
You can also use our various Hangers with Clips to do the same job
Not enough height in your wardrobe to hang your Trousers full length ?
Use our Non-Slip Trouser Hangers & / or our Wooden Hangers with a Non-Slip grip Trouser bar
Need to make better use of your wardrobe space ?
We have various Space Saving Hangers to maximise your hanging space.
Jackets with wide shoulders ?
Use our Shaped Wooden Suit hanger or Combination Hanger - both with chunky shoulder design
Why do I need a Shower Wiper Blade ?
The shower can be an unhygienic area in the home. Use our deluxe Shower Wiper Blade to wipe away water immediately after using the shower will help to reduce the build - up of bacteria laden residue and also help stop those unattractive water marks from forming.
I've Found Moths In My Home - What Should I Do?
Identify the problem before you take action. Are they Clothes, Carpet or Food Moths?
Check our Real Time Moth Map (http://www.caraselledirect.com/moth_spread/). This Award Winning Interactive Map will help you determine which Moth Solutions are best for you depending on your location.
Have I Found Moths In My Kitchen?
Customers are often horrified that Moths can be found in the kitchen and when you realise what is happening as they work their way through your cereal boxes it's an unpleasant thought! The quicker you remove them the better!
If you find Moths in the Kitchen the Indian Meal Moth is probably to blame. Using Anti Food Moth Traps are a safe way to deal with them. These Moth Traps are efficient against Food, Flour and Indian Meal Moths. With no odour or insecticide there's complete peace of mind.
Make sure you seal packets of cereals, rice and bread etc. to help prevent them and remove crumbs and bits of food from the bottom of the cupboards and drawers.
How do I iron corduroy without crushing the pile of the fabric ?
Use our Caraselle Ironing Cloth
How do I iron cotton shirts & blouses to get a perfect finish ?
Putting on a beautifully ironed garment is a pleasure. Pressing the item should also be a pleasure & not a chore.
First rule of ironing is to let the iron & the ironing board do as much of the work as possible.
Heat & steam will do most of job for you.
Use a good size ironing board preferably with thick underlay. A quality steam iron with a good anti-calc function to prevent build up of scale in the iron. A water sprayer, also I would recommend having an ironing pad & ironing cloth to hand for use with delicate fabrics.
Every garment as it's own " lay " & getting the shirt onto the ironing board will ensure a perfect result every time.
Undo all the buttons on the garment & remove any collar stays. Ensure the iron is at the correct temperature - too hot & you could damage the item, too cool & you will make extra work for yourself !
There are no rules as to the sequence of ironing a shirt but my preference is to begin with the yoke followed by the sleeves & thenonto the main body of the garment leaving the collar to last as that is generally considered the most important part of the look of the shirt.
If possible remove the garment from the tumble dryer whilst it is still slightly damp. I always use a water sprayer with a fine spray onto all shirts before ironing.
I like to wear my shirts with razor sharp creases in the sleeves. This is very easy to ahieve if you first hold the sleeve at each end by the seam & lay the sleeve flat - smooth out any wrinkles. Begin with the back of the sleeve. Iron the cuffs on the inside & avoid any puckering. Iron into the sleeve from the cuff to remove any creases. Then turn the sleeve over to just lightly finish off the razor sharp crease.
Next I would press the main body of the shirt, usually on the inside first & not directly onto the buttons as this can make them brittle. Iron the facing on the inside of the buttonhole panel & then the rest of the front. Go around the buttons with the point of the iron. Press the back of the shirt working up to the main pleat but do not iron it flat.
Finally press the collar on the inside. Iron from the collar points to prevent any puckering.
Hang the garment on to a good quality hanger with the correct shape. We have a variety of such hangers [25, 121, 1115, 1227,1233, 1261, 1304 ].
Fasten the top two buttons & the bottom button to let the garment dry & hang properly. You may find vour Over Door Hanger
particularly useful when ironing. You may choose to use our Rose Linen Spray from the Heathcote & Ivory Collection when ironing to give your garments a wonderful aroma
Now admire your perfectly ironed garment !
How do I remove Wundaweb from a garment ?
Method 1: Pressing
You will need:
• A soft, clean cloth.
• A damp pressing cloth which should be thoroughly damp and re-wet for each pressing with a hot iron.
a) Cover the area of web to be removed with the soft, clean cloth.
b) Cover the cloth with a damp pressing cloth and press with a hot, dry iron until the soft cloth is very damp and hot.
c) When the soft cloth is considered to be really damp and hot, it should be lifted sharply from the fabric. This action will remove the unwanted web.
d) Repeat actions 1, 2 and 3 above until the web has been removed or softened to an acceptable level.
A clean portion of cloth should be used for each pressing and care should be taken not to contaminate the fabric from other areas of the cloth already used for removing the web.
Method 2: Isopropyl-Alcohol solution
We suggest you buy a few millilitres of Isopropyl-Alcohol, obtainable from chemists and make up a solution of this by adding 10% volume of water and gently warming the resultant mixture (9 parts Isopropyl-Alcohol to 1 part water).
The affected area should then be dabbed lightly with a soft cloth using a blotter behind to catch the surplus solution. Repeat this action until the residue is removed.
We recommend that you try this solution on a small piece of fabric before using overall.
How Do I Stop Moths Eating Clothes In My Wardrobe & Drawers?
Remove all garments from the wardrobe or drawers and thoroughly vacuum. Use the attachments available with your machine to get into all the corners & shelves, cracks & crevices etc. Vacuuming is essential to combat the moth. Moth larvae will thrive on human & pet hair, lint & other dead insects, but the vacuum cleaner is a very effective way of removing adult moths & also the larvae & eggs from fabrics & out of reach places. If possible take items outside and shake or brush. The Roller Clothes Brush is also great at removing larvae and eggs from fabrics.
Seal areas where moths may be hiding, such as cracks in flooring, shelves, skirting.
Protect your clothes with Moth Deterrents - if you have young children or pets choose an effective but natural Moth Deterrent for complete peace of mind, such as Cedar and Orphea. Acana Moth Killers are extremely effective Moth Deterrents - and an ideal for serious Moth infestations.
Don't replace any of your garments until you have effective Moth Deterrents in place! Once gone you want to stop them coming back by renewing your products when due - some even have a renew indicator to remind you. When you buy Moth Deterrents from Caraselle we also remind you when your Deterrents are due for renewal
Can I Do Anything About Carpet Moths?
Your carpets, curtains and furniture are some of the most expensive things you own. But most insurance companies don't protect you from the biggest threat to your home: moth infestation. If you find moths in your carpets, rugs, curtains or upholstery, the Carpet Moth is the problem and it's up to you to get rid of these destructive pests before they destroy your carpets, rugs, curtains and upholstery!
They too thrive in dark and undistrubed places such as the carpet or rug under your furniture! We suggest you thoroughly vacuum the carpet/rug. Remove any attachment from your cleaner to really get into the pile of the carpet.
Carpet Moths are also commonly found at the edges where the carpet meets the skirting board.
Now it's time for protection - once vacuumed spray with Acana Moth Killer Spray or Orphea Salvalana Spray on a regular basis, (test the spray first on a small section of the carpet).
The Orphea Salvalana Spray is practical & easy to use for long lasting protection of carpets, blankets, furs, overcoats, & all heavy & bulky garments. It also protects again Silverfish and is ideal for carpets, upholstery, curtains, blankets etc with it's non-staining natural formulation.
Acana Carpet and Fabric Moth Killer and Freshener Spray is extremely popular because it's a uniquely formulated anti-moth spray that offers complete home protection and is the only spray that doesn't just deter moths, it kills them. In just 15 minutes after application, Acana's potent solution will kill all adults, eggs and larvae hiding in your precious carpets, rugs or sofas. And while it's lethal for them, the spray is non-stain and safe for you, your children and your pets, making it ideal for complete home coverage.
How Should I Store My Clothes Help Prevent Moths?
Correct storage is essential in the fight against Moths because moths thrive in dark, undisturbed places.
Grown moths do no eat woollens, they just reproduce. So you rarely find damage in garments that are frequently used. However just as our grandparents used to do, it is a good idea to take the items you don't use much or to be stored outside and shake them, even beat them.
Moths seek food and urine stains, sweat or dead skin to feed on, so keeping clothes & woollens clean will offer some protection, but correctly storing out of season items creates a barrier against the moths. Storing clothes in garment covers and your sweaters in sweater bags will give an impenetrable layer to keep them at bay. Don't forget to store blankets and duvets in suitable storage bags too though!
Using cedar items and other Moth Deterrents in storage bags and boxes will provide an effective moth protection. Don't ignore moths, don't ignore the problem, instead accept that moths are here in greater numbers now & create problems for many of us throughout the year! But you can fight back!