How to wash and disinfect your Halloween costumes
Prepare your Halloween costumes for the most terrifying night of the year! Ensure you wash and disinfect your costumes before using and once Halloween is over, before storing them.
You can use WYX Disinfectant Laundry Cleanser, together with your regular detergent, to ensure all your costumes are clean and disinfected, ready to wear! Here are some tips on how to wash and store them to ensure they stay in perfect condition until their next use.
Laundry machine wash:
Set a delicate programme on your machine with low temperatures (30º – 40º) and slow spin. This will ensure delicate fabrics are not damaged. Hang to dry. Do not use a dryer as this may damage or shrink your costume. Use Laundry Detergent and WYX Disinfectant Laundry Cleanser for brilliant, disinfected results and a lasting fragrance.
Fill a clean sink or bucket with cold water. Pretreat the item if necessary, then turn the item inside out. Pour Laundry Detergent and WYX Disinfectant Laundry Cleanser into the sink or bucket following the dosing instructions mentioned on the label and mix with water. Gently submerge the costume and agitate water with your hands. Soak the costume, rinse well with cold water to remove all the detergent.
If the label on your costume says “dry clean only” you will not want to hand wash or place it in the machine as it may shrink, fade or run. The best option is to look for your nearest Dry Cleaner and take it immediately after the festivity. Do not wait too long if the costume is too dirty as the fabric may absorb the stain.
Store Halloween costumes:
Always store your costumes in a sealed or garment bag inside the wardrobe. Try to avoid places where mould can appear and in direct sunlight. This will ensure your costumes are fresh and clean until the next Halloween party comes along!
🎃Happy Halloween! 🎃
- Published in Cleaning Tips, Disinfection, Family, Laundry Tips, Lifestyle
How often should you wash your bed linen and towels?
Bed sheets and towels can accumulate bacteria and dirt if they are not washed regularly. Setting a laundry routine for these types of fabrics is highly important if we want to maintain them free from undesirable bugs & germs that we can’t see.
What type of microorganisms can appear in bed sheets and towels?
- Cold & Flu virus
- Coronavirus/ COVID-19
- Cream remnants
- Make Up remnants
- Dead skin
- Secretions (sweat, saliva..)
To ensure you always have clean fresh sheets and towels, follow our tips regarding the frequency of each laundry wash depending on the type of item.
Generally, bed sheets should be washed at least once a week. If you have babies, kids or elder people who tend to have urinary leaks, we recommend washing your sheets more frequently and when it’s required. If you have ill people at home, suffering from a flu or a cold for example, or any family members suferring COVID-19, you should wash your sheets every two to three days to get rid of the germs, depending on the case.
During the summer season, we should also wash our sheets more often, roughly twice per week, as we tend to sweat more while sleeping.
Regarding pillow cases, ensure you always wash them together with the rest of your bed sheets, as they also accumulate bacteria and dirt while sleeping.
The use we give to the towel will determinate how often we should wash it:
- Bath & Shower towels: wash roughly once every three days. If the towel smells damp it’s laundry time. We recommend hanging the towel to dry correctly after every shower to let it dry properly. This will prevent the appearance of fungi and mal odour.
- Hand towels: wash every day or every two days, depending on how much time you spend at home and if you have guests coming over. This type of towel needs to be washed more frequently as we use it more often and it is more exposed to germs (after using the toilet, after brushing our teeth, when getting back home, etc.).
- Sports towels: wash after every use to avoid sweat odours being impregnated in the towel.
- Beach and Pool towels: wash after every use to avoid odours being impregnated in the towel. If we want to wash it every two to three uses, it is important to let it dry correctly before placing it inside the beach/ pool bag.
Use WYX Laundry Cleanser Disinfectant to wash your bed linen and towels. It kills Coronavirus, 99,9% of Bacteria & Fungi and Influenza A H1N1 Virus/ Cold & Flu viruses from your fabrics. Our laundry cleanser has been specially formulated to remove bad/ nasty odours from your fabrics.
- Published in Disinfection, Laundry Tips
How to clean cloth face masks and coverings | Coronavirus
The correct way to wash and disinfect your reusable fabric face masks to protect yourself, your family and other people.
Face masks have become the new safety accessory to wear during the crisis. In order to help slow the spread of COVID-19, the government and scientific community advices to wear a mask when going out of our homes. It is important to wear our masks when going to the grocery stores, pharmacies, shops, to work and any other places where social distancing cannot be maintained.
To ensure you and your family are staying safe, as an additional preventive action, always wash and disinfect reusable face masks regularly. Follow these steps when doing the laundry with fabric face masks:
- Place the fabric masks inside the drum, either with or without your regular laundry. Remember to remove filters.
- Add your regular laundry detergent.
- Add 100ml of WYX Laundry Cleanser Disinfectant in the softener dispenser tray and set the washing programme. You can wash your fabrics at low temperatures such as 20ºC or 30ºC, due to the disinfecting action of our laundry cleanser your fabrics will be Coronavirus-free when the cycle ends.
- Hang to dry. Make sure the mask is completely dry before storing or using.
- Dilute 20ml of WYX Laundry Cleanser Disinfectant in 4L of water. Do not pour the product directly on the fabric.
- Add fabric face masks and any other fabric you may need to hand-wash. Remember to remove filters from your masks.
- Leave for 15 minutes.
- Rinse fabrics with cold water, remove excess of water and hang fabrics to dry. Discard solution down the drain.
- Make sure the mask is completely dry before storing or using.
Besides Coronavirus, WYX Laundry Cleanser Disinfectant also kills 99,9% of Bacteria & Fungi and Influenza A H1N1 Virus/ Cold & Flu viruses. Formulated withouth bleach.
Remember always to remove masks correctly and wash your hands after handling or touching used masks.
- Published in Disinfection, Health, Laundry Tips
How to disinfect your fabrics/ laundry
During the Coronavirus crisis sanity authorities have recommended not only to disinfect our home but also our clothes. Once we get back home from the office, school, supermarket, the park or any other place, we need to remove our clothes and place them in the laundry basket.
Note that our clothes will not come out germ free from the washing machine if we do not use a special disinfectant or laundry sanitizer. Only using laundry detergent in our laundry will not remove bacteria, viruses and fungi, this is why we recommend adding Wyx Disinfectant Laundry Cleaser, together with our laundry detergent, for clean and disinfected laundry. It is great for disinfecting fabrics such as:
- Everyday laundry
- Bed linen
- Baby fabrics: clothes, linen, blankets, etc.
- Pet fabrics: blankets, clothes, fabric toys, etc.
Place your clothes inside the washing machine. Add 100 ml of Wyx Disinfectant Laundry Cleanser into your washer’s softener dispenser tray and select your usual wash cycle. Do not combine with fabric softener. Don’t forget to add your regular detergent before setting the programme, as this is not a laundry detergent and needs to be combined with one in order to both clean and disinfect fabrics.
You can also disinfect clothes by hand wash. Dilute 20 ml in 4 L of water, add your textiles and leave for 15 minutes. Rinse with plenty of water. Do not use this product directly on garments.
How to disinfect fabrics that cannot be placed in the washing machine? This question may have popped your mind several times during flu season or sanitary crisis. Try using Wyx Disinfectant Fabric Refresher on hard-to-wash textiles or those fabrics you want to wash less frequently. It will remove bad odours and provide lasting freshness while killing bacteria, fungi and Coronavirus. Here are some of the items you can disinfect with our Disinfectant Fabric Freshener:
- Sofas & Armchairs
- Fabric chairs
- Rugs and carpets
- Sofa covers
- Coats and jackets
- Shoes & sneakers
- Pet beds
- Sleeping bags
- Faux Fur
- Stuffed animals
Turn the nozzle and place ON in an upward position. Spray Wyx Disinfectant Fabric Refresher on fabrics until damp. Close bottle after use. The odour will be removed and the fabric disinfected once the fabric is dry. Wait till the fabric is completely dry before wearing. On delicate fabrics test first on hidden area. Do not use on leather, suede or silk.
Disinfectant your washing machine:
Ensure you use Wyx Disinfectant Laundry Cleanser to clean and disinfect your laundry machine. During cold & flu season and during the Coronavirus sanitary crisis, we recommend disinfecting your washing machine one or twice a month. Just pour 250 ml of product into the detergent dispenser tray with a 60 ° C wash cycle. Please ensure your washing machine is empty before setting the programme. Pour some liquid in a damp cloth to disinfect the washing machine drawer and the outside of your washing machine.
General disinfection laundry tips:
- Wash your towels once or twice per week. Always hang them to dry once you are done using them to prevent the appearance of fungi and bacteria.
- Disinfect your laundry basket after placing your clothes on the washing machine. If your basket is made from plastic or wood, use Wyx Multipurpose Disinfectant Cleaner. If you have a fabric laundry basket use Wyx Disinfectant Fabric Freshener. Always read the label and product information before use.
- Do not place wet, sweaty clothes on your laundry basket, as they can transfer germs to other fabrics. Place them separately until you wash them.
- As soon as your washing programme is finished hang your laundry to dry. Do not leave wet clothes and fabrics in the washing tumbler for hours as they can generate mal odour and germs.
- Fabrics should be completely dry before storing them. If they are still wet, leave them a little longer until you store them.
- With Wyx Disinfectant Laundry Cleanser there is no need of washing your clothes at high temperatures such as 60ºC. You can set your washing machine at 30ºC or 40ºC to save energy. This is better for your economy and for the planet!
- Published in Disinfection Guide, Laundry Tips