Well I’ve certainly noticed the change in temperature over the last couple of weeks. It is definitely Autumnal feeling, although we’ve managed to avoid putting the heating on yet. Trying to wait until November. I even treated myself to a new secondhand pair of winter boots from the charity shop. I’ve been trying to be more sustainable this year, but this is the first time I’ve purchased secondhand footwear.
Luckily we have plenty of wardrobe space, so all the cosy jumpers and leggings, etc are easily accessible. I remember as a child, my mum used to use a suitcase as storage for summer or winter kids wardrobe according to the season, checking what still fitted us when she unpacked it again. However I have rearranged our hall cupboard and put all the sandals, crocs, flip-flops and sunhats back upstairs in the wardrobes and brought down our winter coats, hats, scarves, gloves and boots.
But what’s with the idea behind the #ACEWinterRefresh Challenge? I was rather sceptical of the hashtag but signed up when Britmums challenged bloggers to take part, so I received two free boxes of ACE for Colours Powder. Apparently the brand-new ACE for Colours Powder reinvigorates clothes, using stain-removing powers and bringing coloured garments back to life. Plus, unlike other stain removers, it comes in a plastic-free fully recyclable carton. It was the latter point that sold it to me, as regular followers of my blog will know that I am trying to reduce plastic.
However I drew the line at testing it on my winter wardrobe, straight from the hangers. It is already clean, so that does not seem very environmentally friendly. Instead I waited until I’d actually worn some of my winter clothes.
There are various options on how to use all listed on the box, including pretreatment or soaking for stains. As this load of laundry was all standard, I just needed to add the detergent as usual, then add 2 tablespoons of the ACE For Colours powder to the main wash dispenser drawer. You would double the dosage for very dirty laundry like my boys’ school sports kits. But I’m not going to talk about that now, as I blogged about washing those last year here.
All looked clean and bright, hurrah. And of course now that it is getting colder, it is time to swap my cropped running leggings for full-length. So there will be plenty of mud splashes on those as well as on school sports kit. Definitely the best time of year to begin the #ACEWinterRefresh, but it will certainly be on-going all winter.
- ACE makes life easy with the never-ending school laundry pile by gently removing stains
- ACE keeps garments bright, robust and clean meaning clothes last for longer
- Keep those colours bright and fresh with ACE for Colours
- Ace for Colours Powder comes in a fully recyclable Tetra pak
- Use ACE in your daily wash to keep clothes looking fresher for longer
- Call to action: Pick up the ACE product range including ACE for Colours powder at your nearest Morrison’s store or buy online on Amazon.
I’d love to hear about your washing tips or nightmares.
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Disclosure. This post is an entry for the BritMums #ACEWinterRefresh Challenge, sponsored by ACE for Colours Powder. Get help for all kinds of stains with the ACE Stain Helper and pick up the range at your nearest Morrison’s store or buy online on Amazon.
This post mentions a product I received for free. All opinions are my own. This post is classed as an advert because of the requirement to include the #ACEWinterRefresh hashtag.
I haven’t tried ACE yet, but I keep hearing good things about it.
Yes it gave good results
Storage space makes all the difference. Great to hear how you got on – commenting for myself and on behalf of BritMums and thanking you for taking part
Yes I know I am lucky in the amount of wardrobe space we have here
I have not tried Ace cleaning products before. I like the idea of the packaging being plastic free as we are also trying to cut down on our use of plastic.
Yes every little helps
Thanks for the review of the product. I had no idea it existed but will keep an eye out for it as I wear my home clothes to the point of embarrassment (faded and holey) and hope that I don’t have to leave the house or answer the door!
This year was the first time I have bought second-hand footwear from a charity shop, too. I am delighted with my purchases and now is a good time to buy winter gear as charity shops have just put out their winter stock.
Yes my boots were a great bargain. Just needed a few stitches and a little glue