Kid Sweeping Floor | Home and Dry

Turn chores into fun – Get the kids cleaning this summer holiday!

We all know the struggle of getting the kids to do their chores around the home. However, at Home & Dry we believe that cleaning can be fun!

Here are our top tips for getting the kids to drop their mobile phones in exchange for a feather duster.

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An Eco Friendly Laundry


Being An Eco Friendly Laundry

Reducing our carbon footprint IS our business

As a laundry and cleaning service, we have to constantly come up with creative ways to reduce our carbon footprint and find serious Eco alternatives for the usual products and services widely used in the industry.

Wet Cleaning

Our first step to a greener way of doing business was in 2014, when we opened our laundry in Chichester. We decided to invest in a “Wet Cleaning” system- an Eco friendly alternative to a dry cleaning machine. The system is completely water based so avoids using strong chemicals traditionally used in dry cleaning such as percoethylene.

When refraining from using strong chemicals, it can be assumed that this compromises on the quality of the wash. With wet cleaning this is not true, and biodegradable detergents provide an excellent clean that is not harmful to the environment.

Chemicals and solvents commonly used in the dry cleaning process can be harmful to both the operator and the customer, so the Eco friendly wash process of wet cleaning ensures there is no air pollution or health risks.
The wet cleaning process uses 30% less water than a traditional wash cycle and can still provide fantastic results at as little as 20c (degrees). This means that the process can reduce energy consumption by 50%.

Plastic

Our next step to being more environmentally conscious, is to reduce our plastic usage. By the end of 2018, we will not be providing customers with plastic wrapping for their items. Instead, we will be offering a discount for customers who bring a reusable suit bag for their hanging items or for their ironing. Suit bags and laundry bags are available to buy in our reception area.

Cleaning Products

We are always looking for ways that we can be more Eco-conscious as a business and have partnered with “Fill”- a company that makes Eco-friendly cleaning products, here in the UK, with refillable glass or plastic bottles. This is a big step for our customers who can now purchase and refill their cleaning and laundry products at our Chichester premises on St James Works.

For more information on any of the above services, please give us a call on 01243 543877.

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Home decor magazine | Home & Dry

Top 5 Home Décor Blogs

Get your paint brushes at the ready, as at Home & Dry we love all things home décor. Minimal Glamour to Shabby Chic, we have you covered with our favourite décor blogs that will inspire you to get decorating.

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Julia Willkins | Home & Dry

Q&A with Julia Willkins – Owner, Manager and Laundry Guru

For this week’s blog, we thought it might be fun to get inside the head of our lovely boss and all round laundry Guru- Julia.

Hi Julia!

Hi! 

How long has Home and Dry been running?

I started Home and Dry in 2002- s0 we are now in our 16th year! It’s been a roller-coaster, but also incredibly rewarding. We’ve had the permanent laundry coming up for 4 years but I can still remember what it was like starting the laundry service from my garage!  Read more

Sewing Machine 2 | Home and Dry

Tailor Made Especially For You

One of the most popular requests we receive from customers is for “Invisible Mending.” The term “Invisible Mending” (which we can all assume means repairing a rip or a tear so well that you would never notice it had even been repaired) dates back more than 200 years and explains the highly skilled and time-consuming method of repairing damage to cloth by taking single threads from a hem, side seam or other concealed part of the clothes of the same type and re weaving them over the damaged area to make as near perfect repairs as is humanly possible. Read more

Lady Looking In Cupboard | Home and Dry

The food in your cupboard that may have hidden cleaning talents!

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At Home & Dry we want to make your life simpler and we all know that daily chores are not something we look forward to. So, we have put together some tips and cleaning hacks on how to get the most out of your everyday essentials. After reading an article, it has come to our attention that the foods in our cupboards can come in handy for cleaning too.

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Bespoke Holiday Lets Cleaning & Laundry Service

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Peak Holiday Season is just around the corner- and for those of you that rent out your homes during the busy months, it can be a daunting and challenging time.

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5 Useful Tips To Get That 5 Star Review on AirBnB

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A lot of local families and individuals move out of their homes for the weekend and rent to guests via Air BnB. This is a fantastic idea and easy revenue, as guests for the Goodwood events expect to pay a higher price over that period.

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5 reasons why you should wet clean not dry clean

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First of all, let’s set the scene and answer the question most people are thinking. What on earth is wet cleaning? Well, let us explain. Wet cleaning is a professional alternative to dry cleaning. The process is entirely solvent free and uses specialised equipment to clean garments that have previously been “Dry Clean Only.”

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